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Franken Camp Planned Ahead For Recount

Compare this to the general consensus that the Coleman camp didn't handle themselves well here -- though granted, this is something of a tautology considering that Coleman lost the recount. But here's what conservative blogger (and Minnesotan) Scott Johnson from Powerline writes, in a new article in National Review:

From the outset of the post-election process, the Coleman campaign was remarkably passive in its approach to the recount. The Coleman team appeared to improvise strategy from day to day and spent time spinning the Franken campaign's activities. They did not appear to have a handle on what was happening or on what was likely to happen. I found getting information from the Coleman team like pulling teeth. For a while I thought they were withholding information for some reason. By the end of the recount, I concluded that they simply didn't know what was happening.