Campaign Chiefs Come Clean!
There is a great article in the Post today discussing a speech made by the McCain and Obama campaign managers. Schmidt (McCain) does as far as to say that when Lehman Brothers collapsed that he knew the campaign was over. He also states that the Couric interview of Palin was one of the two worst campaign moments - ever - along with when Ted Kennedy was unable to give Roger Mudd a reason why he was running for president. It may not help your students, but it is an interesting read and it certainly emphasizes what political scientists have long said that economy has a huge impact on campaigns.