Posts Tagged ‘ schmidt ’

Truthiness Stages a Comeback

Sep 21st, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Opinion

The main thrust of the McCain campaign has been to cover up his history of economic malpractice. Senator McCain has largely pulled it off so far, under the guidance of Steve Schmidt, a Karl Rove protégé. A Rovian political strategy by definition means all slime, all the time. But the more crucial Rove game plan is to envelop the entire presidential race in a thick fog of truthiness.

An Adviser Molds a Tighter, More Aggressive McCain Campaign

Sep 7th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Election 2008

In last the three months, Senator McCain’s campaign has been a transformed into an elbows-out, risk-taking, disciplined machine. The catalyst for the change is Steve Schmidt, a veteran of the winning 2002 Congressional and 2004 presidential campaigns, where he worked closely with Karl Rove, President Bush’s senior strategist.

Inside Chrome: The Secret Project to Crush IE and Remake the Web

Sep 5th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Products

When Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and the codebase at the heart of Firefox were originally conceived, browsing was less complex. Now, however, functions that previously could be performed only on the desktop — email, spreadsheets, database management — are increasingly handled online.

For a Week, McCain Has the Trail to Himself

Aug 11th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Election 2008

Senator John McCain’s life on the road has changed markedly in recent weeks as Steve Schmidt, a Karl Rove protégé from the Bush White House, has moved into a central role at the campaign headquarters and tried to impose some focus on the presumptive Republican nominee.

McCain Tries to Define Obama as Out of Touch

Jul 31st, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Election 2008

Although Mr. Obama has been under an intense public spotlight for the last year, he is still relatively new on the national scene, and polls indicate that for all the enthusiasm he has generated among his supporters, many voters still have questions about him.