Franklin D. Roosevelt's "Four Freedoms" speech. Franklin Roosevelt was elected president for an unprecedented third term in 1940 because at the time the world faced unprecedented danger, instability, and uncertainty. Much of Europe had fallen to the … [Read more...] about Franklin Roosevelt and the Four Freedoms Speech
10 Ways to Lose Your Campaign
Some consultants will try and tell you they have a sure-fire way to win a campaign. There are no sure things in politics, but here are 10 things that will almost guarantee a loss on Election Day. Be warned: you still might win if your opposition is … [Read more...] about 10 Ways to Lose Your Campaign
So long for now, and good luck Twitterverse!
Twitter was my first social media passion. I never got into MySpace, and I have always found Facebook annoying. When I heard Guy Kawasaki compare Twitter to a cocktail party where you can move from group to group, discussing and sharing what you … [Read more...] about So long for now, and good luck Twitterverse!
The Death of Political Parties (2016 Revisited)
Authors note: Following the 2016 election I wrote the following piece for 'The Kentucky Gazette' I am currently working on a follow-up piece. Political parties are gasping their last breaths. Not just in Kentucky but across the country, and … [Read more...] about The Death of Political Parties (2016 Revisited)
Freedom is a Little Safer, but Public Health Isn’t
I wrote this op-ed in 2015 following Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) saying that he didn't believe Starbuck's employees should be required to wash their hands after using the bathroom. Given what is going on in 2020 is seemed appropriate to revisit … [Read more...] about Freedom is a Little Safer, but Public Health Isn’t
Come on people, how hard is it to put “paid for by …” on something???
A lawyer friend who does a lot of campaign-related work emailed me this week with a list of her concerns about some candidates not understanding campaign laws/regulations. For experienced campaign workers, it was nothing complex or arcane, just … [Read more...] about Come on people, how hard is it to put “paid for by …” on something???
Letter Visibility for High Impact Signage
Yet here’s a sign... Out, damned signs! Out, I say!" Anyone who has worked on campaigns for any period has a love-hate relationship with signs. I won’t get into the pros and cons of sign today, but if your campaign is going to invest heavily in … [Read more...] about Letter Visibility for High Impact Signage