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Entries by Drew Westen from 09/2008

What Obama Needs to Do in the Final Sixty Days: Avoiding President Palin

| Posted 09.09.2008 | Politics

Just hours after the Democratic Convention, the Obama campaign had forgotten everything it should have learned from its success of Denver -- and had returned to the same failed strategies that gave us Presidents Dukakis, Gore, and Kerry.

The Day the Momentum Changed: And What Obama Needs to Do in the Debates to Keep It

| Posted 09.22.2008 | Politics

Obama needs to do precisely what he has not done thus far in debates -- connect with voters in a way that makes them feel like they know and share his values, and confident that he will keep them and their families safe.