Wednesday, October 11, 2006

political campaign idea 14b

I'm sure this is standard procedure, but one principle Mitt would do well to follow on his campaign is to be as positive as he can. As he travels to the states, it would be his job to emphasive most, the good that is going on it that particular city and state.

When someone is constantly positive like this, then they have more clout to ask for support or for some specific help. For example, after talking about how strong that state is in some area, Mitt could say something like, "After you get home from this speech I encourage you to go home and write a letter to _______ about _______ issue." Anytime someone puts in time or effort into something (by writing a letter, for example), it makes that topic more important, because they begin to "own it."

Finally, when a leader is frequently and sincerely positive, he/she can be more effective in offering constructive criticism. Was it President Kennedy who said "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country."? Because we as Americans have a strong tendency to compain about government and politics these days (often for good reason), I have the idea that Mitt Romney may need to emphasize Kennedy's theme early and often.


Blogger Nivek said...

Optimism is the only option!

10:32 AM, October 12, 2006  

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