Know the Facts Before You Lobby

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Do you know everything that you need to know about what you’re trying to have an impact on? Before you set out to have an impact on any particular issue it helps to have more than just a thumb-nail view of the facts in order to be able to make a case for what you […]

Lessons from the Obama Backlash


Now that Election Day is behind us (unless you live in Louisiana), a few lessons and observations from the Obama backlash… Obama Was the Issue At the risk of demonstrating a keen grasp of the obvious, Obama was THE issue in this campaign. Republican campaigns were like the gun store with the “Salesman of the […]

The Three Types of Media

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If you are involved in politics in any capacity – whether election campaigns, grassroots lobbying efforts, or just actively supporting the things that you believe in – you have a message to communicate. So how will you do it? There are three basic types of media for getting any political message out to the public: […]

How to Leverage Campaign Contributions

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If you have been involved in politics or helped with campaigns for any length of time, then you have learned how important money is to the political process. The old saying that “money is the mother’s milk of politics” is true, but there’s a deeper truth there than just the importance of money, but rather […]

The Thrill is Gone in the Cult of Obama

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Things aren’t fairing so well with the Cult of Obama lately. In fact, if there could be a theme song to Obama’s second term as President, it would have to be B.B. King’s “The thrill is gone”. All the polls are singing in harmony. According to the latest AP poll, Obama has reached his lowest […]