Are your Political Opponents People or Caricatures?

Are your Political Opponents People or Caricatures

Your view of political opponents can empower or destroy your campaign. Democrats learned this lesson the hard way last year. Learn from their mistake!

I just got done reading an Esquire article about the Presidential election last year (how has it been a year already?!). It’s a compilation of interviews from both Republicans and Democrats, campaign staff, commentators and journalists. Check it out if you haven’t read it!

One of the things that came through so clear and tragic to me was the despair they felt after her loss. I’m not talking about, “We lost an important election that I was sure we’d win,” kinda sad. So many felt a visceral fear for their children, country and even lives.

6 Wins, 3 Terms, and He’s Just Getting Started! – Rep. Jonathan Stickland

Podcast Interview with Jonathan Stickland

Through 6 years, 6 elections and 3 legislative sessions, Jonathan Stickland has learned a lot and earned his status as one of Texas’ most conservative legislators. Today he’s here to share that knowledge with us!

By any measure, our guest this week is one of the most conservative members of the Texas State House of Representatives. Jonathan Stickland is also a good friend and client of mine.

Jonathan has been a conservative rockstar in the Texas State House, playing a central role in most of the major political battles that have played out during his three terms in office. As a result of his convictions and the political threat he’s posed to his opponents, every one of his elections have been stiffly contested.

Campaign Guide to Cybersecurity – Morgan Wright

Morgan Wright Cybersecurity Podcast Interview

Cybersecurity has been regularly in the news over the past year but few campaigns are aware of how vulnerable they are to hacking or what to do to avoid it. Morgan Wright is here to fix that!

I’m really excited about this week’s episode, not just because we have a phenomenal guest to talk about the timely topic of cybersecurity and your campaign. It’s ALSO because this week marks the end of our first full year publishing this podcast!

How to Know When You’re in the Minority

A little over a week ago, I got to interview Erick Erickson on the How to Run for Office Podcast and two pieces of advice he shared really stood out to me.

  1. Do what’s right, not what’s liked.
  2. Know when you’re in the minority, even when you think you’re right.

Today I want to flesh those ideas out a bit. If you want to hear our conversation, check out the podcast episode at the 20 minute mark.

Do What’s Right.

Dick Morris told Bill Clinton that polls don’t tell you WHAT to do. They tell you HOW to do it. Now, I don’t particularly care for Mr. Morris but he nailed that piece of advice and it supports our thesis here. Even when the right thing IS the popular thing, that’s not why we should do it.

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