Mississippi PEP

BY: B. Keith Plunkett @Keithplunkett

Noun–A series of military operations intended to achieve a particular objective, confined to a particular area, or involving a specified type.

Verb–Work in an organized and active way toward a particular goal, typically a political or social one.

Synonym–Drive, Crusade.

There is a reason we refer to politics as “campaigns”. The military term is one that brings to mind that of soldiers, supply chains and bases of operation. There is a reason why that type of campaign ceased to be as important for a few decades, but it can no longer be ignored as a template.

The same is true today of any political movement that was true of political movements before the age of mass media. The challenge we find today in Mississippi comes from the fact that much of the institutional knowledge of such campaigns in past years is gone and our…

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