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You know, I got up yesterday morning all excited that finally, I would be able to watch American news live. I checked all the blogs that were supposedly live-blogging the event, and no updates all morning (all night). Then I went to CSPan and let it run while I did other stuff. Pretty boring.

But John Kerry droning on in the background while I wrote a post yesterday may have been responsible for its strange tone. Either that or the novel I've been reading, set in 1660 England. Yeah. One of those.

I think that the Dems really don't get the importance of PR and media blitzing. I left this comment over at Avedon's:

They are capable of stalling the funding but they are not capable of withstanding the media storm they will face when they do. They would need to throw comity out the window, put together a real unified front and hit every media outlet - including blogs and local papers/radio/whatever in every state - with the same message over and over again: the GOP chooses party over country every time and this war is no exception. They would have to devote all of August to delivering this message at home. They would have to name names on television. They'd have to think of clever new ways to get the message out. They'd have to NOT BACK DOWN when everyone appeared to turn against them and the going got tough.

Do you think they have that in them?

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