he Thompson camp has a curious tactic. Press reports circulate for months that Jeri is a lawyer. The campaign says nothing. Then they come back after this fact has been bantered about for months and say
” not true.” This sounds strikingly similar to their claim (which gained no traction) that “we never said the June fundraising goal was 5 million.” Put aside for a moment any Jeri issues or their failure to control expectations on fundraising, and let’s look at the press operation. No other campaign I am aware of operates this way. What is the purpose of allowing facts which they contend are wrong to go unaddressed for long periods of time? Maybe this is a function of past staff changes but in the future their communications team will only injure themselves if they fail to make sure the press and public get their side of things — including basic facts –right. If the press coverage is “erroneous”
with regard to many facts, according to Fred, his communications team should do what other campaigns do -bat down misinformation, put their story out and use their very impressive website to inform voters.