We cannot control what changes in the environment, but we do control where (ground) and how (methods) we choose to battle. Those decisions are the key our success or failure. During the election race, I will offer analysis on the choice made in this regard by the presidential candidates. For example, in this article
, Dick Morris, one of the two political strategists (the other is Rove) that seems to have a natural grasp of the range of issues involved in good strategy, claims that Obama wants to focus on his character rather than his mission and goals. This makes sense, especially since Obama is behind in the character aspect of the race.