And I’m using the word “doom” as in Mr. Santayana’s particularly prescient proposition that those who fail to pay attention will soon start feeling like they’re Bill Murray’s character in ‘Groundhog Day.’ And the whole “doomed to repeat it” dynamic is certainly a recurring ‘So You Want to Win a Local Election’ book theme. The…Details
The only thing that could possibly prepare you for a political campaign is youth sports!
My favorite campaign commandment in the soon-to-be-released ‘So You Want to Win a Local Election?’ is …drumroll please… pick a race you can win! I may love idealists and their boundless energy, but we campaign managers have another name for those overly optimistic folks – “losers!” And I mean that in the electoral sense only.…Details
You have to play the campaign game not to lose – a difficult concept for Americans to grasp.
Campaigning is an interminable audition in which the voters are looking for the slightest reason to shout “next!”
We cover a number of basic campaign commandments in ‘So You Want to Win a Local Election?’ not the least of which are: 1. Don’t let your opponent define you, and 2. Don’t give voters a reason to dismiss you outright The best example of our first postulate is the 20170 Illinois gubernatorial race featuring…Details
If you can’t keep your ego in check, the chances of winning a local election decrease dramatically.