We editorial writers like to think we have clout. Strange how everyone seems to do just the opposite of what we advise. Reminds me of this great anecdote from today’s WPost profile of McCain’s “silver bullet” adviser, Steve Schmidt:
“… he and his colleagues have developed what they jokingly call the “Dave Gergen theory of the campaign”–a metaphor for all talking heads.
Gergen, a veteran of four presidential administrations, is a frequent pundit on cable news. If senior members of the campaign disagree on a strategic move, they watch what Gergen has to say. They then do the opposite.”
–Guest blogger Richard Whitmire