Lessons from the Obama Backlash

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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 […]

The Truth about American Political Participation

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So often many Americans tend to chalk up “the way things are” to someone pulling the strings behind the scenes. Of course we are usually naturally suspicious of power and probably watch too many movies with conspiracy theories for our own good. But the truth is that no single person or even a few individuals […]