Nor was Broadwell without a larger plan. After running with Lance Armstrong in July, she volunteered her secret purpose to at least six new acquaintances at the Aspen conference. That evening, over drinks, she told a small group that she had been arguing with her mentor about the direction of her career. Republican moneymen, she said, had approached her about a Senate run in North Carolina. She was tempted. Petraeus, she said in an irritated tone, rejected the idea out of hand. What was her position, he asked, on abortion? Climate change? Gun control? Gay marriage? Tax cuts? Social Security vouchers? Her answers, he told her, would not fit either party, and she should not sell herself out.Note: My unique e-book on Obama-Romney race has just been published. "Tricks, Lies, and Videotape" covers the contest and aftermath right up to mid-November, and includes over 500 clickable links to the most important articles and videos. Just $2.99 for Kindle, iPad, phones, PCs.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Broadwell for Congress
Fascinating sectiion in new Time cover story by Bart Gellman that was new, to me, re: Paula Broadwell asked to run for Congress in North Carolina.