The sign went up early, within the first couple of days, as soon as somebody could go to the store and get the dry erase board to write it on.
I wanted to say something concise that people would remember. I wrote:
Change vs. more of the sameThe economy, stupidDon't forget healthcare
I hung it on a post near my desk. It was not any big deal, just a reminder of what we were about. It had two essential elements: It was simple and it was self-effacing. I was trying to say: "Let's don't be too clever here, don't come down here thinking we're too smart. Let's just remember the basics."
[James Carville in All's Fair: Love, War, and Running for President]
Wednesday, November 3, 2010