Now, I really hate to give this Weenie, but I feel out of all the
nominations this week, this one really deserves it. I've been holding out on this one for a while for my own personal bias, but I can't any longer. The Weenie of the Week is the Jim Webb Campaign for continuously poor fundraising (Allen has him beat at 16-1 odds, and no candidate, no matter how good, can win like that) and very odd press releases. Especially these damn press releases. Read this one:
Now, I understand the point the Webb Campaign is trying to make. I think
it's a good point. But I can barely read the damn thing. I found it
annoying, and only read through the entire thing because if I was going to
give the Webb Campaign this award, I wanted to see what so many people were complaining about. I actually agree, they're right to complain about this one. It's a Press Release, and it's primary focus is to provide information. It can't do that if reading it is practically painful.
Webb appears to be the type of candidate that can bring George Allen down. But can the campaign equal the candidate? Well, Webb's got at least a month until people really start to pay attention to this campaign. Let's see if the campaign can turn it around: raise some cash, start campaigning like they can win this race, and learn just exactly what Craney Island is. Don't get me wrong, I respect it when somebody admits that they don't know an answer. But that's one that should be known if you're a serious candidate.
All of these can't possibly be helping those Mason-Dixon findings.
To quote NJH:
"Seriously, if you run for political office in Virginia you should know where or what Craney Island is. In addition, you should know when a cartoon isn't funny and when a Star Wars reference will flop. These guys are not learning from their mistakes."
They still have time to learn. Let's not get ahead of ourselves: the campaign may have been going on for months in the blogosphere. but to many outside of it, it hasn't even started yet. The Webb Campaign has plenty of time to turn this around. The question is...will they?