Politics: Marketing and Spin–and it’s Just Getting Started

By September 8, 2011The basics, Uncategorized

We have well over a year to go and it’s already getting nasty. Sister Sarah is going to keep us guessing. Michele Bachmann is gaining in popularity, though why you would want to vote for someone who got her law degree from Oral Roberts University and who attributes hurricanes to God’s will is beyond me. Her position on homosexuality and gay marriage is to pray away the gay. Her husband runs a homosexuality exorcism business.

I always thought we should be looking for the best and the brightest to govern our country, but for many of these people, that doesn’t seem to be a priority. What is it about the Tea Party types that they hold education and experience in such low regard?

All that being said, it’s election season, and it’s going to be a long slog. I’m a politics junkie, and part of the reason I love this is that it’s all about marketing. I’m going to be focusing on some of the candidates and their very own brands of spin, and taking a look at what’s working and what’s not. Social media is going to be an important communication tool in this election, and it will be interesting to see how it evolves.

I hope that there are enough sane, rational people out there who will see beyond twitter town hall meetings to look at the issues and make informed decisions about who should lead this country. We learned a bitter lesson in the last election–we did not take the Tea Party seriously. Big, big mistake.

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