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I’m excited to be back with y’all for a couple of new episodes! This has been a crazy busy year around here and it has left far too little time for podcasting. Work has been crazy busy, my son Stoney is a wild man and our second child is due in October so it’s been an eventful few months since I last posted episodes.
This week and next I’ll be posting episodes and then we’ll have another break. Please send in recommendations for folks you’d like to hear from and I’ll be recording more interviews this summer.
The guest this week isn’t a candidate, consultant or campaign staffer. I forgot to ask him but I’d bet he has never knocked a door for a candidate and probably hasn’t volunteered. So, what does he have to offer campaigns?
John Ruhlin is a master of giving. He’s literally made giving things away his profession. I read his book, Giftology, as part of a mastermind group I’m part of and was blown away by the potential. The idea of “Radical Giving” that he champions really caught me and I’ve become a huge fan.
Our guest this week is a political communications rockstar from Michigan. I’ve gotten to know Amy Hawkins over the last couple of years and have been continually impressed by her work ethic, attention to detail and the clarity she brings to communication.
Residing in Michigan, she currently serves as Manager for her business Generation Strategies, LLC a communication and marketing group.
Her recent work is encyclopedic and we’ll get into some of the specifics during the interview.
Amy’s background includes over a decade in statewide politics in program development and management, developing multi-faceted strategic plans, event coordination and networking state and national leaders.
She especially enjoys advocating for Responsible Christian Citizenship, the protection, and preservation of America, the importance of the Generations, Biblical Worldview and more effective involvement in the political arena.
Her passions include America, politics, finding ways to support the military and police, educating and equipping Christians to engage in culture, writing, travelling, and drinking good coffee
With that, let’s get to the interview!
Today we’ve got a unique conversation to share. Once again I’ll be talking to an expert in politics and campaigns but the focus of our conversation is going to be different than most. In nearly every other episode, we talk about strategic or tactical campaign issues. And while we do discuss those in this interview, our focus, more broadly is Statesmanship.
Dr. David Bobb was a professor of mine at Hillsdale College and a couple months ago we caught up at a political conference. The event was a good one but midway through the weekend, I grew frustrated with some of the more esoteric panels and asked him to come out and talk for a while. We ended up spending quite a bit of time together, talking about our nation’s current state and what it is going to take in order to positively influence her future.