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Nineteen eighty-four was not like 2014. When Steve Jobs launched the Macintosh, he had to generate excitement about a product — a computer — that was unfamiliar to most people, if not downright scary. His creation would eventually entice them into changing their minds, but first, they had to be intrigued enough to learn about it.
The Macintosh was new, but the media would have to be old. There were no tech blogs, no Facebook, no Twitter, and certainly no Mac rumor websites. There were no websites at all. So Jobs had to generate his own campaign to tell the world about the computer that he would announce on January 24, 1984, 30 years ago today.
A closer look at the Northeast, where Obama & Romney campaigns are battling it out for supremacy in the ground game. That smattering of blue and red dots towards the center of the map illustrates the campaign offices in Ohio. To the right, there’s Pennsylvania. South of that, North Carolina. But you already know that.
If this election is all about the economy, then why is Mitt Romney running ads trying to win over values voters?
Howard Kurtz tracks the “fascinating philosophical development” in the Republican race for the nomination that could haunt Mitt Romney well after he leaves New Hampshire.