Edited by Janeane Davis to add: No matter what type of business you own or work for, politics matters. The people we elect to govern our nation determine what laws we must follow, the standards our products and services must meet, how we interact with our employees and the amount of taxes we will be required to pay. You must pay attention to politics and political candidates as part of running your business in a strategic manner. This article highlights the slogans of current candidates. Check them out and see which ones if any are in your best interests, both personally and as a business owner or employee. Posted by Palmer Gibbs Ask any media manager or branding expert, and they will likely all agree — coming up with a good slogan is crucial to any campaign. It holds true in the high-wire world of political campaigning, where a … Continue reading →
Posted by Palmer Gibbs When billionaire businessman Donald Trump announced his campaign in June, he told the crowd he would self-fund his presidential bid, explaining, “I’m using my own money. I’m not using the lobbyists. I’m not using donors. I don’t care. I’m really rich…” The Donald’s campaign to be the Republican nominee for the White House is unique for many reasons, but one of the main things that sets him apart may well be his enormous personal wealth. With a net worth that reaches far into the billions, his “I’m really rich” self-assessment feels like a bit of an understatement. While Trump’s wealth is an outlier, even in the moneyed business of political campaigns, many other politicians sport hefty bank accounts of their own. Using a variety of data sources and research, InsideGov took a look at the richest active politicians, ranking the top 24 officials and candidates. … Continue reading →
The contenders for the Democratic party’s nomination for President of the United States in the 2016 election had their first debate last night. This graphic shows their standings in the polls prior to last night’s debate according to data curated by insidegov.com . One of the main topics in the debate was gun control. Here is a graphic giving some information on the candidates views on “absolute gun ownership.” Continued on page 2. Click 2 below to continue.
Vice President Joe Biden has not announced that he will be seeking the office of President of the United States in the 2016 election. That has not stopped the superPAC organization known as “Draft Joe” from launching television ads aimed at getting Biden to run. It reminds me of the old quote attributed to William Tecumseh Sherman, “If nominated I will not run and if elected, I will not serve.” Just in case Vice President Biden decides to throw his hat into the ring, check out this graphic detailing his opinions on some important issues. Data curated by insidegov.com and sourced from OnTheIssues, and Google.
It is still quite early in the 2016 race for the White House. The chart below shows the current standing among the current Republican candidates. While I am as Liberal and Democratic as they come, I recognize it is important to pay attention to all candidates who are vying for the highest office in the land. Politics has an impact on all areas of life. The kind of air you breathe, the condition of the water you drink and even the items that are available for you to purchase are all touched by politics. You owe it to yourself to pay attention to what is going on in the political arenas from the smallest local race through the 2016 Presidential race and beyond.
Terrific Tuesday – it is terrific to know how to use the talents of others. Each Terrific Tuesday throughout the month of November has been dedicated to discussions of elections past and present. Our first Terrific Tuesday of November urged everyone, no matter who their candidate of choice, to vote. Then we looked at discussing election results respectfully. Last week we looked at the Bush/Gore race of 2000. Today, the final Terrific Tuesday of November is about one of John Kerry’s political rallies in Philadelphia with President Bill Clinton in attendance. When the teenie bopper was eight years old and my son, the golden one, was just over eighteen months old, John Kerry was running for president against the incumbant, George W. Bush. At one point in the election cycle John Kerry came to Philadelphia and had a rally on the Parkway near the famous Philadelphia Museum of Art. My husband … Continue reading →
It is terrific raise politically aware children. This article is part of a series of articles dedicated to discussions of elections past and present. Our first aeticle urged everyone, no matter who their candidate of choice, to go vote, last week was about discussing election results respectfully. Next week, the last article in the series will be about John Kerry’s presidential campaign. This article is about the Bush/Gore race of 2000 and my Teenie Bopper when she was a Baby Bopper. In November of 2000, my teenie bopper was a precocious 4 year old who was seeing talk about the Bush/Gore race all over the news as a result of her father’s political addiction. She decided Al Gore should win because he cared more about keeping water clean than did George Bush. It was cute to see her walking the streets of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania with her Gore-Leiberman campaign button and the … Continue reading →
Terrific Tuesday – it is terrific to be able to discuss the election results sensibly. Each Terrific Tuesday throughout the month of November will be dedicated to discussions of elections past and present. Last week was the first Terrific Tuesday of November and I urged everyone, no matter who their candidate of choice, to go vote. Future Terrific Tuesdays will deal with a review the Al Gore/George Bush election and loot back at John Kerry’s political rally in Philadelphia when he was running for election. Last Tuesday was election day and Barack Obama was re-elected President of the United States of America. I am one of those crazy ultra left wing liberals people are warned about. Needless to say, I was pleased with the results of the election. What I have been less than please with is the levels of rudeness, discourtesy and disrespect I have seen from public … Continue reading →