What Nearly Dying Taught Me About Politics & Family – Erick Erickson
Erick’s ICU doctor thought the chart he was looking at was for a corpse. Erick should have been dead. He’s been working in politics for more than a decade, but that experience taught him more about making an impact than any campaign study.
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One of my favorite things about being involved in politics is the incredible relationships you get to build. I’ve known this week’s guest for nearly 8 years now and he’s been an incredible supporter of the work we’re doing at My Campaign Coach.
Erick Erickson is a recovering lawyer and former editor of Redstate. He currently runs TheResurgent.com, is host of the Erick Erickson Show on the nation’s most listened to news/talk station, WSB Atlanta and a contributor at Fox News. Additionally, he’s one of the chosen few who get to fill in for Rush Limbaugh behind his golden microphone.
The Atlantic magazine named Erick the most powerful conservative in America and the Hollywood Reporter called him the most influential conservative blogger on the internet.
He’s also an author and we’ll spend some time talking about his latest book, ”Before You Wake: Life Lessons from a Father to His Children“.
Erick has been observing, supporting, advising and commenting on political campaigns for most of his adult life. It’s an arena within which he’s built an incredible reputation. But he was also a candidate himself and won a seat on the Macon, GA City Council. Georgia’s 4th largest city.
Erick is a good man, a great friend and somebody I’m always happy to hop in a political fox-hole with.
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What You’ll Learn from Erick Erickson In This Episode:
[01:52] Erick Erickson’s background and political beginnings
[08:57] Talking about Erick’s new book, “Before I Wake”
[14:53] What is The Resurgent and Why did you start it?
[20:00] Campaign advice, Trump’s Impact and More
[47:05] How do you prepare for being attacked as a candidate?
[53:10] Should I air my skeletons in my own time or wait for opponents to bring them up?
[56:40] How should candidates exhibit their faith on the campaign trail?
[1:00:50] Where can people find you online?