Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Is Declan Ganley another Max Bialystock?
Is Ganley another Max Bialystock?
Remember The Producers? Max Bialystock awashed up Broadway producer
is aided by a mousey accountant in a clever scam to reveal old ladies
of their savings.
The two hatched the ultimate scam: Raise more money than you need for
a SURE Flop Broadway Show. Max Biyalistok romanced rich old ladies to
finance his efforts
No one will expect anything back and you can pocket the difference.
Max, sorry Declan, has hired Joe Trippi a US campaign consultant to
help hoover up cash.
Trippi is a genius when it comes to fundraising but less successful at
backing winners - the pesky voters wont toe the line.
Trippi has worked on the presidential campaigns of Edward Kennedy,
Walter Mondale, Gary Hart, Dick Gephardt, and most recently John
Edwards. All of whom lost their elections.
He served as campaign manager for presidential candidate Howard Dean.
The Dean campaign, and Trippi specifically, became widely acclaimed
for the innovative use of the Internet for fundraising.
Dean dumped Trippi as campaign manager in January 282004 after bombing
in the Iowa caucus and the New Hampshire primary.
So Trippi is good at raising funds but less successful at winning elections.
If Libertas is really just a fund raising wheeze as many are begining
to suspect does this mean Declan is another Max Bialystock?
Be interesting to know is Trippi is being paid a retainer or a
percentage of the take.