Political Campaign Strategies 33

Political Campaign Strategies 33



What's your take on political campaign strategies?
Only in​ America! for​ better or​ worse, American political campaigns for​ President start ramping up two years before the​ election takes place .​
Now you'd think that if​ one year were spent seeking the​ most qualified candidates to​ be found in​ the​ entire country, another year would be more than sufficient for​ the​ candidates to​ sort out and​ implement their political campaign strategies.
However, that's not how it​ works .​
Beginning two years prior to​ the​ actual voting date, well-heeled people already prominent in​ political circles begin by announcing their candidacy .​
Following the​ announcement, rounds of​ fund-raising parties are held to​ build up the​ coffers of​ the​ candidates, who essentially nominated themselves .​
Independents and​ unknown people, while potentially superbly qualified, don't stand a​ chance .​
Why? No one will give them money .​
Who's he?
Political campaign strategies seem to​ first rely on name and​ face recognition .​
This seems to​ fly in​ the​ face of​ our basic American values .​
When we apply for​ a​ job, the​ employer generally doesn't know or​ recognize us .​
The employer is​ looking for​ the​ best qualified person for​ the​ position, not a​ household name .​
So why doesn't this fairness and​ diligence extend to​ the​ highest office in​ America?
So, on to​ step two .​
When the​ candidates have gathered sufficient funds to​ launch their campaigns, they seem to​ put a​ metaphorical wet finger up to​ the​ breeze to​ gauge the​ American sentiment .​
What are the​ big issues? What does the​ public really get riled up about? Last year, Iraq was large in​ the​ mind of​ the​ public, as​ was senior medical care .​
The Katrina disaster, so representative of​ the​ crumbling infrastructure, was already fading as​ a​ kitchen table topic .​
So the​ candidates went with what resonated with the​ public and​ formulated their initial political campaign strategies.
In the​ previous Presidential election, negative political campaign strategies became a​ big no-no with the​ public .​
So this season's political campaign strategies avoid such shenanigans like the​ plague .​
Discontented voters won't vote for​ the​ person with negativity.
However unfortunate, it​ does seem that political campaign strategies are formulated to​ please the​ greatest number of​ voters .​
Truth and​ conviction often take a​ back seat to​ expediency.
To be fair, some candidates do stand on truth and​ their solid convictions, much to​ their detriment .​
Political campaign strategies live and​ die on the​ turn of​ a​ phrase or​ the​ number of​ television ads placed .​
Somehow, this doesn't seem to​ be the​ best approach to​ elect a​ President worth his or​ her salt.
This year, Iraq has begu​n to​ fade from the​ public's mind for​ lack of​ television exposure .​
Now, we hear a​ more generalized call for​ change, which forms a​ loosely defined catch-all box for​ the​ current political campaign strategies .​
What's an​ ordinary voter to​ think?




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