Tag: political persuasion

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What Went Wrong for the Democrats? No narrative. No unity. No perceived change.

Whether you’re voting Red, or Blue, or tea party white, your vote is important, it’s your voice in the ‘we the people’ chorus, and it will do more to tell these characters in our nation’s capitol that we are paying attention and we care than all the whining, groaning and fearful gnashing of teeth


November 1, 2010 2

Us and Them Is Us On A Bell Curve

When things change for the better, it’s always about ‘enough’ of us, not all of us. Which is why building connections, networks, and alliances of resources and help is how we increase the speed of change.


March 29, 2010 3

Republican Run From Record Is Non Persuasive

In an ad titled “They Broke It And Won’t Fix It,” the Dems seek to remind Americans that the damage to our economy and reputation was done before they came to power, and that the people responsible for the damage are now doing all they can to block change and perpetuate the damage. Persuasive? I think they got this ad exactly right.


April 3, 2009 0

WCLO Stan Milam Show, Wisconsin, Interviews Dr. K

I did a wide ranging interview on politics this morning with Stan Milam, on 1230 am WCLO Radio out of Wisconsin, talking about negative ads in this political cycle and the impact they had on voters.   Stan raised the question of polls and the role they played in this election.  He asked if they…
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November 7, 2008 3

And the winner is…The High Road!

For anyone who doubted the influence the art of persuasion could play in the Presidential contest, the answer is now in. Barack Obama was the better communicator. He dealt with double standards and mixed messages, smear attacks on his reputation and hyperbolic labeling, and did so with aplomb. He stayed on message. He kept the message short and sweet. He spoke to people’s motivations, needs, interests and values.


November 4, 2008 6

Dr. K Doubles Down With A 2nd Post, Covering 3rd Debate!

I’ve said from the beginning that John McCain’s greatest strengths in this campaign were his heroic service to the country, his experience, his association with reform, and his likability. He could have fashioned all of this into one helluva campaign.


October 16, 2008 4