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« on: November 03, 2010, 01:07:53 pm »
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We have a Republican campaign consultant here in South Carolina, Robert Cahaly, who has gotten in trouble with the law for making some robocall push polls in some races for the State House of Representatives.  The warrants that SLED has issued for his arrest were not because they were robocalls, nor because they were push polls.  No, because he failed to indicate in the calls who had paid for the calls.  Considering how easy it is to come up with some meaningless name for a front group, such as South Carolina Institute for Electoral Inquiry™, failing to do that smacks of laziness, incompetence, or both.  Even if he doesn't get convicted (and thereby loses his voting rights), I can't imagine many wanting to hire him next cycle given his demonstrated lack of ability.
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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2011, 09:45:44 am »
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Considering how easy it is to come up with some meaningless name for a front group, such as South Carolina Institute for Electoral Inquiry™, failing to do that smacks of laziness, incompetence, or both.

Or a just plain honest mistake. One of the campaigns I worked on back in 2004 put out a mailer without realizing the paid for information was in the bleed -- we didn't know it was missing until we got our copy in the office PO Box. We freaked out for a while because we thought our opponent would use it against us. Then we looked at his mailers, and discovered that he had  made the same mistake.

**** happens.
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« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2011, 06:59:24 pm »
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No possible way this was honest. I simply cannot see someone being both that incompetent and that politically connected.
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« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2011, 05:09:26 am »
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No possible way this was honest. I simply cannot see someone being both that incompetent and that politically connected.

You'd be amazed at the incompetence that prevails is many campaigns!
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« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2011, 12:11:50 am »
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People like david duke got elected.  That is incompetence on the part of the opposition.
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