Last night and this morning I was hanging out with Joe Trippi, among other luminaries (we were presenting at a PR/marketing event at KOMO-TV/Radio this morning). I don’t usually talk about politics here, but Joe gave his insights and thought I’d share them.
In the 2008 election he expects that Hillary Clinton will be a lockin for the Democrats. He doesn’t see anyone who can challenge her from the Democratic side. On the right side he’s expecting a far more conservative than even George Bush is. Why? His reasoning is that the powerbase that put George Bush in power is mad that they haven’t gotten things done, for instance, repealing of abortion and other conservative issues. He doesn’t think that a moderate Republican has any chance in getting nominated at all. If that weren’t bad enough, he theorized that a Democrat would split ranks and run as an independent. He isn’t sure how this would play out, but it probably wouldn’t be good for Hillary, who’ll have a tough time getting elected anyway.
Anyway, that’s the doom and gloom from my conversations with Joe. Admittedly he has his own biases. He says there’s no way that he can see working in American Presidential politics again.
Oh, and he says that Republicans are far more blog savvy than the Democrats are and are spending more resources on the Internet. His blog is at JoeTrippi.com, but he apologizes that he hasn’t been able to blog much lately. He’s been consulting with politicians outside the US and businesses like IBM, so he’s been away from the computer too much.
2008 sure will be interesting to watch to see if his predictions come true.