Thursday, August 04, 2005
Quote of Note: John St. Julien
"Our strategy at the largest level was to keep the focus on two things: one, the nature of the incumbents' campaign, and two, the positive vision of what building our own network could do for Lafayette . . . [Cox Cable and Bell South's] campaign was all about inducing fear, uncertainty and doubt. They didn't have to put forward anything positive and didn't try. The incumbent coalition could just gin up all sorts of new things to worry about from wireless, to hurricanes, to Hawaii, to 'in lieu of taxes,' to bond language ... the number was potentially endless. And since the point was not to substantiate each charge -- they couldn't and didn't try -- but to make the voter a little afraid and confused, all they had to do was continue to come up with new things to distort."
John St. Julien, of Lafayette Coming Together" on Lafayette's recent muni fiber victory. Quoted in this quite detailed article. Thanks to Baller Herbst for the link.
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