Romney Was Overshadowed by Clint Eastwood

By: Wednesday September 5, 2012 12:09 pm

A political convention to nominate candidate for the highest office in the land should be all about the candidate. He should be the focus of attention. He should be what everyone is talking about afterwards. No one, except perhaps his spouse or running mate should overshadow him, especially not an old man arguing with an [...]

No Convention Bounce for Romney

By: Tuesday September 4, 2012 10:47 am

Early indications are that the Republican National Convention was mostly a dud and did almost nothing to change the state of the Presidential Race. Mitt Romney’s acceptance speech draw a much smaller audience than in the past. According to Nielson rating about 33 million people watched the speech on TV, a 17 percent drop from [...]

How Not to Run a Convention

By: Friday August 31, 2012 12:44 pm

There should be one simple rule for how to make a nomination convention a success: don’t let anything distract from the candidate and the message. I assumed this piece of common sense should be self-evident to even a low level campaign worker, but after watching the bizarre spectacle which was the Republican National Convention last [...]

Why You Pick a VP Early

By: Monday August 13, 2012 12:46 pm

While I may question the political wisdom of Mitt Romney choosing Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate, making the selection public relatively early is a smart move. One of the most valuable assets any political campaign has is the candidate’s time, which is inherently limited. Picking a running mate early is as close a [...]

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