Category: Commentary by Mellman Group

Class Dismissed

May 29, 2008 MARK MELLMAN, THE NEW YORK TIMES DOES Barack Obama have a problem with the white working class? Despite the ubiquity of the term during this presidential campaign, it’s hard to say what, exactly, “working class” means. If you define class by education, which is polled more consistently than occupation or income, Mr.

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Loose Lips Win Elections

January 6, 2008 MARK MELLMAN and MICHAEL BLOOMFIELD, THE NEW YORK TIMES HOW can we begin to understand why Mitt Romney outspent Mike Huckabee on television in Iowa by 6 to 1, yet lost, after watching his rival jump into the lead even before spending a single dollar on ads? How can we explain John

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