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Campaign Strategy

Donald Trump's Four Steps to Success Could Be His Undoing

Michael J. Parker | Posted 08.05.2016 | Politics
Michael J. Parker

Whatever you think of the current election, the Trump strategy is worth taking a look at, because it has been both Trump's key to success but also the source of his currently declining poll numbers. Trump has rewritten the rules, but also authored the guidebook on how to potentially defeat him.

11 Things Hillary Clinton Must Do To Beat Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Howard Fineman | Posted 07.30.2016 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA ― As a sales device, the Democratic National Convention here was as flawlessly staged as any in recent history. Minutely choreographed,...

GOP Strategist On Trump: 'Not Even The Best Digital Strategy Can Help Him'

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.24.2016 | Politics

So, that happened. In February 2013, The New York Times Magazine published a 2012 election postmortem titled, "Can The Republicans Be Saved F...

The Lesson Rubio (Almost) Learned From the GOP Debate

Janet Harris | Posted 02.29.2016 | Politics
Janet Harris

If establishment Republicans want to stop Trump, they can't treat him like an ordinary candidate. They can't defeat him with personal attacks. They can't defeat him on ideology by saying he's not a true conservative.

Can Britain's Conservative Landslide Cross the Pond?

Julianne Shinto | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics
Julianne Shinto

The victory hangovers have yet to wear off for my colleagues in the U.K. But my U.S. counterparts are already asking, "How can we replicate the sweeping conservative victory here, in the States?" I have the answer and I haven't been quiet about it in the least.

Campaign Shifts to Immigration

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

My guess is that by the time everyone votes in November, the Republican anti-Obamacare strategy is hardly going to cause a ripple, while the debate over immigration reform is going to be the main event.

Jason Linkins

Democratic Senators Need A Better 2014 Plan Than Just 'Stay Away Obama' | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics

Probably one of the easiest stories you can write in an election year is the one where you find some vulnerable members of Congress running for reelec...

How We Win

Craig Fleishman | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics
Craig Fleishman

Republicans ought to understand that while this election was a repudiation of their candidate, it is also a strong validation of some of the techniques and practices they profess to revere.

Obama Victory Exposes Flaws in Romney Strategy

David Paine | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
David Paine

President Obama won a second term because Mitt Romney and his aides never grasped the most important consideration when it comes to running for president: "It's about the candidate, stupid."

Digital Strategists Look Back On Months Of Targeting Young Voters

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Photo Credit: Remy Schwartz By: Remy Schwartz The 2012 presidential race has been a leading news item for more than 22 months, and I’m ready for ...

Michael Dukakis on Campaign Jujitsu, Improving Obama's Communications Strategy, and Where Occupy Should Go Next

Matt Bieber | Posted 02.25.2012 | Politics
Matt Bieber

Do you think the kind of guy that Dukakis was as a politician, unabashedly liberal, blue collar, rode the subway to work -- has that model been eclipsed? Could Dukakis have been successful in today's environment?

Obama Needs More Involuntary Head-Nods

Eliot Daley | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics
Eliot Daley

Maybe, just maybe, President Obama is finally shaking off his subdued demeanor and will resume the kind of soul-stirring leadership stance that carried him into office.

Jon Ward

Rick Perry's Texas Media Strategy Falls Flat On National Stage | Jon Ward | Posted 12.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry and his top aides entered the Republican presidential primary with a set of beliefs about how changes in the elect...

GOP Campaign Sites Copy Obama

Saskia Miller | Posted 08.23.2011 | Politics
Saskia Miller

Websites and digital tools aside though: the 2012 presidential campaign will come down to which candidates do the best job communicating with and engaging voters from every possible angle.

How Fried Chicken Lures Voters To The Polls

The Atlantic | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics

Damon M. Cann of Utah State University detailed how he knocked on doors in River Heights, Utah, and to one group made a distinctly rhetorical plea to ...

"It's About Alaska": A Story of Earthquakes, Norwegians and Neckties

Mark Putnam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Putnam

A grumpy Norwegian fishing boat captain, a Hulk necktie and nonstop rain in an Alaskan village with not a road leading out of town... if you had told me all of this was in my future, I would have wondered what odd dream you had woken up from.

By Wealthy Men, For Wealthy Men: Texas Governor Rick Perry's Testosterone-Fueled Prize Package

Rachel Farris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rachel Farris

Governor Perry is giving his best campaigners a chance to win exclusive prizes -- because nothing says "grassroots" like Forbes Wealthiest Americans giving away free shooting lessons at a gun range.

Rep. Sue Myrick (R-NC): Playing the Xenophobia Card in an Election Year -- a Case Study

William E. Jackson Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William E. Jackson Jr.

Playing the xenophobic card has become part of Myrick's standard repertoire in sounding the alarm over the threat of terrorism. What is her purpose, other than to spread fear and suspicion for political gain?

For Democrats, Politics Is Local Again

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Democratic-run Congress passed a health-care overhaul and is close to securing new rules for Wall Street. But in his re-election campaign back in ...

Winning Online: 10 Tips for 2010 Campaigns (Part II)

Matt Dunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Matt Dunn

The reality is that Election Day 2010 is one year away. It's time for campaigns to start gearing up, and interactive needs to play a bigger role than it did in 2008 or 2009.

Election 2008 Haiku

Gary Cohan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Cohan

The battleground states are morphing red, purple, blue.

What You Can Do (To Help Obama Win)

Jack Helmuth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jack Helmuth

Well, it depends on who you are. Here are some ideas for all sorts of people, of which you must certainly be one.

Laff Riot

Daniel Menaker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Menaker

As the campaigns have grown more vicious, many have become more anxious about the possibility of real violence or at least a complete breakdown in civility. That's why we're so relieved by the candidates' humor.

Winning the Next Presidential Debate

Glenn Hurowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Glenn Hurowitz

Most people think they're in a way higher income bracket than they are.

Has Sarah Palin Really Shaken Up the Race?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Palin's presence has moved the numbers, but not all that much, and perhaps not for all that long. The kinds of questions we need to ask now are: what states does Palin put into play?