Roger L. Simon

The Americanization of Emilio

I was interested to read (via PJ) that (Joe) Trippi & Associates were involved with the (marginally) victorious Prodi campaign in Italy. In such a squeaker, it’s hard to determine the value of the Trippi Group, though in this case if they gained as few as 25,000 votes they were hugely instrumental. But what would interest me, though it is not available on the Trippi site, is what advice the American company gave to the Italian economist. The globalization of politicial campaigns is not new, but it has, to me, weird overtones. I’m not sure “managed” political campaigns are my favorite American export.