Perfect Politicians – Top Traits That Make a Good Government Leader

door-to-door campaignToday, elections for government positions seem to have been reduced into choosing who has the same advocacy as the voter. John Doe wants X, John Doe will vote for someone who advocates for X. However, things don’t usually turn out the way we’d wish, especially due to partisan politics in the capital, which often turns politician’s beliefs upside down. So, what does it take for an official to be considered “good”? [Read more…]

Why Politicians Don’t Have Mustaches, Beards & Facial Hair

facial hairOne of the first political candidates I ever volunteered for was a great guy who was running for county commissioner against an unpopular incumbent. Our candidate ran a great political campaign, raised lots of money and inspired plenty of grassroots support. On election day, though, he ended up losing by just 100 votes… out of nearly 100,000 votes cast. [Read more…]

Politicians Versus The Politics Industry

map ballot boxBy Larry M. Elkin –

Elected government officials, at one point or another, have to govern. It’s their job.

But the political industry, represented by groups all over the political spectrum, is just an industry. Its job is to motivate its fervent supporters (the notorious “base”) and attract contributions, and then to generate results – [Read more…]

Politicians Versus The Politics Industry

candidate 2Elected government officials, at one point or another, have to govern. It’s their job.

But the political industry, represented by groups all over the political spectrum, is just an industry. Its job is to motivate its fervent supporters (the notorious “base”) and attract contributions, and then to generate results – or at least claim to generate results – so it can attract further contributions. [Read more…]

Can a Politician Preserve His or Her Ideals Once Elected?

candidate 2Relative rankings of various professions based upon respect for the profession usually find politicians at or close to the bottom. Our conversations linger over frustration and disgust concerning our local, state and national political leaders. We often hear, “I voted for the lesser of two evils.” The media feed upon the misdeeds and missteps of our leaders. [Read more…]

Politicians Can Extend Voter Reach

political partiesWhether opening the news paper, turning on the radio or TV, it would be hard to miss the fact election time is here. Your campaign might not be for president, however your seat is just as important and in a tight race, every vote is the one that may push your campaign over the top for a win. With studies showing that 96% of text messages sent out by politicians are being read by potential voters and with response rates as high as 80-90%, the question becomes – Why isn’t my campaign using texting as a tool to reach its voters? Whether or not your campaign is – is your campaign maximizing its reach by taking advantage of the most current technologies? [Read more…]