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Wednesday, August 1, 2007
posted by jason | 9:36 PM | permalink
Is growing...or maybe not.

n recent weeks, Rudy's camp has been sending out frequent releases touting their growing Iowa organization.

Or so it seemed.

Many of the endorsements have already been rolled out. I first noticed the trend in writing up their "Southeast Iowa Leadership Team" last week.

But the pattern became especially egregious today in a release titled "Giuliani Campaign Unveils Central Iowa Leadership."

“Rudy’s organization throughout the state continues to grow with experienced veterans of Iowa politics,” crowed Paul Pate, Rudy's Iowa chair, in the release.

And that's true.


Of the 19 names on the list of central Iowa backers, all but one had already been released back on June 11th when the campaign unveiled their statewide "Iowa Leadership Team." And Giuliani's camp didn't every try to mask their recycling. All the names announced in June have the same title in the release today -- regional chair, county chair or county co-chair. They're simply breaking down old endorsements into regional subsets.

Asked about the rehash, Giuliani spokeswoman Maria Comella demurred. "We’re going to take every opportunity to highlight the mayor’s increasing momentum in the state," she said. They include previous endorsers when rolling out new names in other states, too, she pointed out.

This is funny. I love the spokeswomen line "We’re going to take every opportunity to highlight the mayor’s increasing momentum in the state." Here is the problem, using the word "increasing" means it's currently growing. But using endorsements from the past means those are past increases. Maybe Team Giuliani is not too knowledgeable about the use of past and present tenses?

It's kind of like when people see me and they say I look skinnier. Only I haven't lost any weight. I think it's just because they remember me being fatter than I actually am. I think Team Giuliani is hoping they get that kind of "lucky" break.
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Perhaps the Giuliani folks just figured out what most of us already know.
The Press ain't too bright.
If Team Rudi releases something there is a very good chance the press will report it without bothering to check the facts.

By Anonymous GeorgiaMom, at August 1, 2007 at 11:41 PM  

polls have shown romney holding consistent sizeable leads in iowa and new hampshire.. yet all of the sudden 2 ARG polls show giuliani instantaneously leading by 1 point in both states. what kind of funny business is this?

and have you read the nyt's report on giuliani's very close long time friendship with the head of fox news?


By Anonymous Anonymous, at August 2, 2007 at 12:34 PM  

American Research Group is not a reliable polling company. They are polling a very high number of INDEPENDENTS with regards to the primaries.
No other polling company does that and for good reason -- the results are inaccurate.

By Anonymous GeorgiaMom, at August 2, 2007 at 2:38 PM  

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