Why is Bell off the air?

I can't figure out why Chris Bell is off the air. Did they really spend every last penny they had on TV without any more coming in? Is it some elaborate fakeout ploy that even has the TV stations fooled? (Heh.) Does he think he's supposed to get another million from sugar daddy trial lawyer John O'Quinn?

Or maybe they just decided to roll the dice and spend all their money. Perhaps, they were thinking, if we spend all our money, then our poll numbers will go up. If that happens, we'll be able to raise more money.

Well, their poll numbers might've blipped up. Or they might not have. But apparently there isn't lots more money coming in...or at least it hasn't come in yet. Bell's camp reports another $300k will come in from John O'Quinn, but that's really only 2 days worth of TV money in this state.

Smart campaigns always have a closing strategy...and then usually a contingency closing strategy just in case something happens. It appears that Bell's campaign just didn't have one...or if they did, they spent the money already.

Posted by Evan @ 11/01/06 12:02 AM

 
 

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>>Or maybe they just decided to roll the dice and spend all their money. Perhaps, they were thinking, if we spend all our money, then our poll numbers will go up. If that happens, we'll be able to raise more money.<<

I think they rolled the dice, and that's pretty much what they decided. I'm sure it was partly influenced by good ol' TexRoots optimism -- now that we finally have our message out, the masses will come to us (just like all the TexRoots bloggers rallied after the debate!) and we'll raise money.

As you said, smart campaigns have a closing strategy. I think this was the strategy of a desperate campaign hoping to break out. And who knows, I might have gambled the same way had I been in their shoes.

Posted by kevin @ 11/01/06 08:14 AM


Perry- 99% chance of winning

"Texas Mericle"- .9% chance for Kinky

Bell and Strayhorn split that last .1%

What do you think of the early voting numbers? Do they even matter to you?

Posted by bobby @ 11/02/06 06:20 PM


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