Jesse Benton, I want to shake your hand, brotherSubmitted by i_am_free on Mon, 05/14/2012 - 21:03
After many months of being the "fall guy" for every perceived problem with the campaign, I must say: well played, sir.
As the campaign's grand design begins to materialize, Jesse's "transgressions" are disappearing in a puff of smoke. It is now apparent that this has been a balancing act from the very beginning. He had to downplay our true strengths to the MSM just enough to stay under the radar while simultaneously staying afloat in the eyes of the grassroots, even if it meant damaging his personal image. A lot of people got pissed off in the process, myself included, but in hindsight he and his personality were perfect for the job.
That's not to say there haven't been some real missteps, every campaign has some, but these guys clearly had a long-term strategy and kept it under wraps quite well. This thing is NOT over and thanks to some brilliant minds, we still have a REAL chance to take our country back this summer/fall.
So for all of us now seeing this campaign in a new light, I say "Hey Jesse, we owe you a Coke." :)