A former actor Ronald Reagan knew the power of performance art and made it a key strategic tool. That included surrounding himself with talented speechwriters like Peggy Noonan. As we know from POLITICO, Mitt Romney's speechwriting initiative is in disarray, including those in the loop blabbing to the media.
Since Reagan's time the Democrats have been learning how to put on a riveting show. As gifted as Reagan are those surrounding Barack Obama. He managed to divert attention from the RNC by doing Reddit while it was going on. Guess what story the media gave priority to.
Now, Obama handlers are gaining control of the focus on the coming Wednesday night debate. POLITICO has already covered that the Obama campaign has organized 3200 parties for watching that first debate. In my email yesterday I received an invitation, directed at me Jane, to one of those parties being hosted here in New Haven, Connecticut. Anyone who wants the opportunity to deepen the relationship with politicos would jump at the chance to be there.
Expectations are no high that the Obama team will come up with more show-stoppers.