Jerome Armstrong


On the way out of Hillary's speech I talked to Jerome Armstrong (co-author, with Markos Moulitsas, of the book I reviewed here). He worked for Mark Warner's pre-campaign and has been a free agent since that expired, but he's critiquied Obama's campaign on MyDD.

How did Hillary do? "It was impressive, but I'm one of those people who thinks Hillary is inevitable."

Why so tough on Obama? "It's nothing personal against Obama, he's just not running a winning campaign. Edwards is running a great campaign but there're problems in the environment around him."

Could Obama win if he and Edwards traded campaigns? "I think so… if he'd gotten the netroots behind him in January, February, he'd be storming Hillary right now. But Hillary's campaign actually has a better understanding of the blogs, better outreach than he does."