The reshuffled campaign team is aiming to hone Mr. Bush’s abilities as a candidate while sharpening its tactics against Republican opponents. Mr. Bush’s new campaign manager, Danny Diaz, is widely known in Republican circles as a hard-edge operative who is driven by trying to dominate daily news coverage with his candidate’s message or his rivals’ weaknesses. . . . By hiring Mr. Diaz, Mr. Bush wanted to send a clear signal that “the culture of the Bush operation will now be a Pickett’s Charge engagement campaign with his main opponents,” according to one Bush ally.Pickett's Charge?
Why, I ask you, would anybody want to model his campaign that doomed endeavor? On that fateful day Lee sent 12,000 of his men to attack an well-prepared enemy who was waiting for exactly the maneuver Lee was attempting; in fact when they saw the Confederates coming some Union defenders cheered. The attackers suffered 50% casualties, and the whole battle was such a disaster that the Confederates never regained any strategic initiative.
I could perhaps see an angry insurgent with no real chance of winning embracing this rhetoric -- Pat Buchanan, say, or Rick Santorum. But even Ted Cruz rates his own chances as higher than Pickett's. And why would a self-proclaimed front-runner do it?
Maybe Hillary should respond with a March to the Sea campaign, or an Operation Overlord. . . .