In her opening statement, Hillary Clinton shows the influence of her chief strategist, Mark Penn. She says something about child health, something about veterans’ care, and my guess is throughout the debate she will attempt to make other targeted points to different Texas audiences. Penn is the author of a book called Microtrends, in which he claims that the secret to success is to find small markets, target them, and try to corner them one by one. So if you hear her talking about oil lease insurance for suffering Bay City wildcatters, you’ll know why.
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