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obama memo final - To: Senator Barack Obama CC: Josh...

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To: Senator Barack Obama CC: Josh DeBottis From: 1732 Re: Risk of alienating Senator Clinton makes aggressive campaign disadvantageous Date: 11/20/07 Word Count: 699 Given assumptions about the probabilities of events occurring during the presidential campaign, Senator Obama should avoid being aggressive against Senator Clinton because her high propensity to retaliate might mar general impressions of Senator Obama and damage his candidacy. Utilizing an aggressive strategy against Senator Clinton would improve Senator Obama’s chances of capturing victories in early primaries. However, antagonizing Senator Clinton with an aggressive assault would hurt Senator Obama’s chances of being asked to be Senator Clinton’s running mate were she to win the nomination. Senator Obama must also consider other factors before he makes a decision, including how Former Senator Edwards’ already aggressive campaign shapes the landscape. Aggressiveness Improves Chances in Iowa Based on recent Iowa polls, Senators Obama and Clinton are basically even. If no other candidates are considered, Senator Obama has a 48 percent chance of capturing this primary without employing any new strategy. Given supporters’ concerns that Senator
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PPS 55 taught by Professor Kelley during the Fall '07 term at Duke.

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