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September 2, 2012

The Burden of High Expectations – Obama

I seem to recall an ancient “Peanuts” cartoon in which Charlie Brown remarks that “there’s no greater burden than a great potential” (or words to that effect). This is nowhere more true than in politics. This heavy burden is weighing on President Barack Obama this convention week. Here’s some history: Richard Nixon was the great […]

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August 30, 2012

Republican Speeches: Paul Ryan

Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan took aim at Democratic President Barack Obama at the Republican convention in Tampa on Wednesday evening. Ryan also spent time heaping praise on his running mate, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. His speech before a national TV audience was largely to introduce himself to uncommitted voters, criticize Obama and praise […]

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August 30, 2012

Republican Speeches: Ann Romney

Ann Romney delivered the goods when she delivered a speech at the Republican convention in Tampa on Tuesday evening. To a lot of voters, Mitt Romney doesn’t come across as a “regular guy.” And a poll shows women support Romney well below the levels of men. So the purpose of Ann’s speech was to address […]

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June 22, 2012

Why we still issue news releases

A discussion group recently dealt with the issue of press (news for me) releases. The thread began with the question, “Why are we still writing press releases?” If you abandon a medium, you are guaranteed to cut off communication with those who don’t use that medium–it’s axiomatic. A mime at a dinner party will not […]

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