Magazine Article - The Democratic Strategist
Give "Competence" Another Try: This Time it Might Work
"In the 1988 presidential election, Michael Dukakis was pilloried — rightly — for running a soulless campaign whose message consisted of the phrase, “It’s not about ideology, it’s about competence.” But times change. That was before the Federal Government’s response to Hurricane Katrina so overwhelmed us with its incompetence that America was humiliated before the world. The response to Katrina, however, was only the most dramatic in a long series of government failures, from the planning of the war in Iraq, to the failure of the occupation, to the design of the Medicare prescription drug policy...."
News - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center Newsletter-