Readers of this blog know that I was not impressed with the (dis)organization at the Republican National Convention three months ago. It didn’t impress me as, well, organized to win.
Now comes this, McCain Campaign Sells Info-Loaded Blackberry to FOX 5 Reporter for $20; one of the people the reporter called shares my jaundiced view,
“Given the way the campaign was run, this is not a surprise.”
Total abject incompetence:
When we charged them up in the newsroom, we found one of the $20 Blackberry phones contained more than 50 phone numbers for people connected with the McCain-Palin campaign, as well as hundreds of emails from early September until a few days after election night.
We traced the Blackberry back to a staffer who worked for “Citizens for McCain,” a group of democrats who threw their support behind the Republican nominee. The emails contain an insider’s look at how grassroots operations work, full of scheduling questions and rallying cries for support.
But most of the numbers were private cell phones for campaign leaders, politicians, lobbyists and journalists.
Where to start?
Should we rant about the incompetence? Or about the idiocy? Or about the general cluelessness?
I leave that to you. It’s Friday evening, and I’d rather think about tonight’s podcast instead.
For now, suffice to say that until the Republicans get their act together, they’re playing a losers’ game.