Here’s Democratic strategist Bob Shrum’s read on the dramatic McCain announcement:
“Just like with Sarah Palin, they are trying to find another game-changer.”
Shrum said he suspected that McCain’s move reflected debate preparations that “didn’t go so well” or a strategy to “try and crater the debates altogether – not just his, but Palin’s Read More
Bob Shrum, a Democratic strategist and frequent guest on Meet the Press, said he thinks that Tim Russert was "the greatest political interviewer of our time and maybe all time."
"He held people to account. Politicians love to change their views depending on circumstances — they are only human — and there was Tim with Read More
For the love of God, please stop enabling them.
“Only 39 days until the Iowa caucuses,” Tim Russert gravely intoned over the dramatic John Williams “Meet the Press” score. “The Democratic race: too close to call. The Republican race: too close to call. Which issues, policies, strategies will resonate?”
If Mr. Russert really wanted a Read More
For the record, it isn’t until the fourth page of the introduction to his new memoir, No Excuses, that Robert Shrum begins making excuses.
On the subject of the “Shrum Curse”—a reference to his zero-for-eight record in White House contests—the now-retired consultant pleads that the first seven strikes against him don’t really count.
He was, Read More
Bob Shrum, for one, thinks that Hillary Clinton’s campaign made a potentially damaging tactical error by going after Barack Obama yesterday.
“I understand the Clinton mantra is ‘attack,’ but attack attack attack doesn’t always work, as the people in the charge of the Light Brigade found out,” said Shrum in a phone interview from Los Read More
I caught up with Bob Shrum after that panel appearance at NYU the other night and asked him about the possibility of a successful presidential bid by Mayor Bloomberg in 2008.
Here’s what he said:
“No chance. No. He can’t win the presidency as an independent.”
You can hear more from Shrum on Read More
Do the Republicans really want to run against Hillary Clinton in 2008?
Bob Shrum thinks not. Here’s what he told an audience of NYU graduate school students at a panel discussion last night:
“By the way, the Republican Party will do everything they can, if they want to run against her like they say they Read More
I report that Bob Shrum is writing a memoir.
Jason Horowitz takes a look at whether Mike is building on Rudy’s welfare policy moves — or rolling them back. (City Limits also broke a bit of news in this area this week in a piece on toughening state rules.)
Matt Schuerman writes Read More
Last night, Politicker editor Marcus Baram sent over this preview of today’s Observer, which includes the names Rove, Shrum, Clinton, and Summers:
Here’s the lineup:
- Matt Scheurman examines the fight over the West Side Yards in light of Monday’s deadline for competing bids from the Jets, Cablevision and TransGas. “It’s a dog Read More
Two veteran Democratic political consultants who tried and failed to unseat President Bush are getting out of the business of making Presidential candidates.
Joe Trippi and Bob Shrum told The Observer last week that they are quitting Presidential politics. More than a year ago, Mr. Trippi harnessed the power of the Internet for former Vermont Read More