Tuesday, September 08, 2015
In The Internet Age You Have To Watch Your Fringe Candidates
Nothing wrong with this piece. Candidate fuck-ups are stories finished in a day. But of course, as Tim Powers notes, you lose that day's news-cycle. There's a way to think of it in economic terms; the money you spent that day to get your message out has gone up the flue. So when someone like Jago greases a Tory, you can measure what it cost the campaign in cold hard cash. "Winning the debate" is nice. Making them bleed money is better.