Every candidate campaigns differently in a general election than they do in a primary. It’s common knowledge, but candidates rarely admit it, much less telegraph their plans. Well, chalk another first up for Donald Trump, because his campaign just announced his intentions to “pivot” to a more “presidential” candidate…and they are celebrating the change.
Alabama Governor Robert Bentley has a problem. He wants to advance his political agenda, but all anyone seems to want to talk about is his alleged “relationship” with a former aide. Continue reading Alabama Governor Tries to Dodge Aide Scandal
The former Mayor of New York Mike Bloomberg is considering a bid for the 2016 Presidential Race. This isn’t surprising, The Republican politician flirted with a third party presidential bid during the 2008 and 2012 election cycles. Each time Bloomberg publically announced his consideration for a campaign before backing off.
Even when politics is your job, expressing an opinion about those politics may not be in your best interest. In today’s age of instant vilification on social media expressing an opinion that may be even tangentially connected in any way with your employer can land you in hot water … even if, strictly speaking, expressing an opinion is your job.
The next debate scheduled for November 10th comes in two airings – the first at 7 p.m. eastern and the second at 9 p.m. eastern. In case you’re wondering, the most desired slot is the 9 p.m. prime-time one.
There have now been (at least) four presidential primary debates. Three for the GOP and one for the DEMs. Fox hosted one of these debates, and CNN took two of the others. The fourth went to CNBC, an established network with an opportunity to shine. Unfortunately for both the network and its viewers, they are largely considered to have wasted the opportunity. Continue reading CNBC Gets Ratings, but Whiffs Debate Management