Friday, September 05, 2008

David Axelrod or Karl Rove for President?

they have experience in running a campaign, yes?

I keep hearing that Obama has executive experience qualifying him to run for the presidency in that he has run a campaign for the presidency. Does that mean Axelrod -- and Rove -- could run for President? I mean, isn't Axelrod really the brain behind it all?


manuelbuencamino said...

did obama hire axelrod or is it the other way around?

Point is knowing whom to hire to get things done is another indication of mangement and leadership skills.

Of course, hiring rove and the man behind the kerry swiftboaters is also a good indicator of the kind of presidency one can expect of mc cain should he win.

john marzan said...

so the credit or running the entire obama campaign day-to-day operations belong to axelrod, not obama.

so for obama to use this to claim "executive experience" is silly, and even sillier to suggest that this is the experience and qualification he is running on for the presidency.

manuelbuencamino said...

no john, you miss my point.

Campaigns are an audition. In a campaign, voters will see the candidate's skills at management, consensus building, dealing with unexpected crisis and all that.

A campaign would show whether a candidate knows how to get done what he wants done. Does he know to hire the right people? Can he communicate his vision to them? Can he manage his people, keep them working efficiently and as a team?

We are looking for leadership and managerial qualities and running a campaign is a pretty good showcase for those skills.