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Interesting article from U.S. News here discussing when Michael Whouley convinced John Kerry to tour Iowa in a helicopter (the “Kerry-copter”) and saved his flagging campaign. Now Whouley is working for Hillary, and she’s going to campaign in a helicopter. Is that all it takes? It’s nothing new. LBJ used a helicopter, dubbed the “Johnson City Windmill” to spur his come from behind Senate win in 1948. He was copying New Jersey Republican Senator H. Alexander Smith who had used a campaign helicopter successfully in 1946. In the case of the “Hillacopter” I hear they are going to come in low into each town with loudspeakers blaring the Ride of the Valkyries…

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