Originally Posted by bwiese
Most of you folks are forgetting the issue.
Wayne's not there to impress Joe Blow. Other outreach stuff is for that.
Wayne is there to exert pressure and not necessarily by his public words.
It doesn't matter what he says if House (and even perhaps Seneate) won't fold on gun votes.
It's always important to remember which game is playing.
The real message is "I showed up and didn't delegate this to usual lobbying channels. We're serious, mofos. Remember '94."
Actually no, we're not...
I am sure that WLP is an excellent lobbiest and a fairly good strategist. That in no way guarantees he'll be a good front man or CEO.
That's like making the best engineer or accountant the department manager. It might work but more often than not it does not work. The skills they have as great engineers and accountants do not necessarily translate into great leadership and managerial skills.