"The House that Rahm Built"
Anyone who has been involved in the running of an election campaign will find some of the stories told in this article all too familiar.
Two things from the article worth highlighting are;
- The deliberate organised recruiting of tough, credible, and non-traditional candidates to fight key swing seats, such as the Iraq war veterans, often pushing out more traditional and long-standing candidates.
- The conflict between the ruthless targetting strategy employed by Emanuel and the activist-based party development "50 State" strategy of Howard Dean. (See also)