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After six years of trying for the job, Mitt Romney accepted the Republican presidential nomination Thursday night in Tampa. The biggest evening of the Republican convention began when Clint Eastwood tried his hand at standup comedy, with a mock interview with an empty chair – President Obama. While the jokes brought lots of laughter from […]Continue reading
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 […]Continue reading
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 […]Continue reading
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 […]Continue reading
There are only about a dozen countries in the world with a history and tradition of changing governments peacefully. We’re lucky to be in one. One of the joys of democracy is the ability to say what you want (within reason) on the street without fear. PR can play a role in leveling the playing […]Continue reading
Politics is like opening up a store. What’s going to be on the shelves? The Liberal Party of Canada has historically gone for “the great leader” from outside the party. They have dipped into the law, bureaucracy, diplomatic corps, academic life and business to find the person to lead them out of the wilderness or […]Continue reading