Strategy and Scandal II: A Republican Mistake

In the first part of this discussion, we examined the stragic errors that are made when you are involved in a scandal. Strategy also offers rules for when your opponents are caught in scandals. The first rule is to stay away until your opponent creates an opening for you. In the last post, we described these scandals as a media feeding frenzy, as the shark in the press are driven frantic by the smell of blood. Getting involved without an opening is like jumping into the blood filled water: you make yourself a target. This is especially true for Republicans who are the mainstream media's preferred target. This is why this ad by this Republican ad is a very bad idea.