A friend and I were having one of our frequent politically-based philosophical discussions when he asked, “How would a first-time candidate – or even one who’s lost a campaign or two – know how to hire the kind of campaign manager that would likely lead to a win.” That was such a great question, it…Details
When we last left off, we were lamenting the fact that, though juries do their damndest to communicate with any attorney willing to “listen,” most refuse to pay any attention to them whatsoever. And we were using a Kane County, Illinois, murder trial to illustrate that very point. So let’s continue! Shortly after the decedent’s…Details
Perhaps it’s simply a function of the average law school education, but considering the number of trials I’ve covered as a journalist, I’m consistently amazed by the average attorney’s capacity to completely ignore the jury. It’s beyond baffling! Considering your client’s financial or criminal fate rests squarely in their hands, doesn’t the jury deserve more…Details
So, you’re running for local office and your opponent, or one of his surrogates, just launched the kind of scurrilous personal political attack that makes your family’s toenails curl. What do you do? Counterattack? Unless you’re a communications/public relations expert – and most candidates don’t come close – counterattacking is a really bad idea. Responding…Details
Of course, that’s a play on Cubs Manager Joe Maddon’s 2016 “Try not to suck” motto, but it’s amazing how well it applies to local political candidates, too! Though it’s utterly unnecessary, it always amazes me how many of them go out of their way to suck!
So what’s the antidote to this far too common phenomenon? I’m glad you asked! Here are the ten best ways a local candidate can refrain from sucking:Details