Welcome back, Saturday Campaign D-I-Y’ers! For those who tune in, welcome to the Nuts & Bolts of a Democratic campaign. Each week, we discuss issues that help drive successful campaigns. If you’ve missed prior diaries, please visit our group or follow Nuts & Bolts Guide.
If you follow campaigns at all, you know that discussing a “fight” is a big part of campaign rhetoric. “… Fight for you …” is an easy drop in to almost any speech on any issue for a political candidate. Fighting for the voters on issues that matter to them is a statement of where your campaign stands.
Waging real fights—especially fights with other Democratic members, campaigns, parties, organizations, outside groups—well, that is also a Democratic tradition. Is it really effective, though?
This week, we’re going to talk about the use of internal fights for external gains, and whether or not the strategy works out for anyone involved.
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