Friday, June 20, 2008

Known Unknowns


"There are known knowns. There are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns. That is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns, The ones we don't know we don't know."

---Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, in a Feb. 12, 2002 Pentagon briefing

1. The impact of the "negative/comparative/attack" ads being launched by the Steelman campaign on Kenny Hulshof's favorable ratings.

2. How much the Republican primary has benefited Jay Nixon over the last four months.

3. Two sources -- both Republican -- one locally, one not -- say they know F.B.I. agents were inside the state Capitol this week. When the F.B.I. launches an investigation, it's common practice that they interview the target of that investigation last. It's also protocol that they don't issue a charge 90 or 100 days before an election.

4. If/when the Hulshof campaign will launch a "negative/comparative/attack" ad in response to Steelman.

5. When Jay Nixon will air his first biographical ad.

6. Who funded the pro-Hulshof 527-ad being run by Americans for a Better America, Inc.

7. If Chris Koster will be able to hold onto a press contract through July 15th.

8. Who Democrats like more -- Jeff Harris or Margaret Donnelly.

9. Why Mike Gibbons didn't draw a primary opponent.

10. What we'll all be talking about Monday.


Tony said...

Democrats will choose Jeff Harris over Donnelly. Both great candidates but Jeff Harris is a better candidate outstate in the tradition of Mel Carnahan, Roger Wilson, Bob Holden, Joe Maxwell, Jay Nixon and Becky Cook. Donnelly is good but it is hard for someone from St. Louis to win.

Eric said...

What's a press contract?

David Catanese said...

Eric --- Basically a press secretary or spokesperson for a candidate. Koster has gone through several during the span of his campaign.

Eric said...

That's what I thought - although I've never heard it put that way.