Key Strategic Mistakes: the Presidential Race Thus Far

This would be a good time to look at the presidential race thus far in terms of strategy. The race could be a landslide either way in November but remains close because both candidates keep making simple strategic errors. The top three strategic flaw for each candidate are: Obama: 1) Slow to recognized and correct judgment errors, i.e. Rev. Wright and Iraq surge, 2) Failure to see climate differences between big cities and most of America, 3) Seems more interested in winning praise than winning the election. McCain: 1) Slow to take advantage of openings created by Obama, 2) Failure to clarify how he will make better decisions than Bush, 3) Unable to clarify his message and use symbols to communicate it.