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Brief and unoriginal comments on the good, bad, and mediocre of political communication. Meet or contact me at flavors.me/EmileScheffel
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Mitt Romney Is Terrible For Traffic

Mitt Romney Is Terrible For Traffic | Message, Image + Politics | Scoop.it
We admit it, and so do other bloggers and editors: Nobody seems to want to read stories about Mitt Romney. For the candidate, a blessing or a curse?
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On That Whole Message Thing

On That Whole Message Thing | Message, Image + Politics | Scoop.it

"Campaigns matter, which means that messaging matters. We’re just poorly equipped to evaluate how good or effective the messaging is or isn’t while it’s happening."

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ShaleTalk: Dig Deeper

ShaleTalk: Dig Deeper | Message, Image + Politics | Scoop.it

Along the same lines as Enbridge (see yesterday's post), CAPP has done nice work in defence of hydraulic fracturing.

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Presidential Campaign Posters: 200 Years of Election Art

Presidential Campaign Posters: 200 Years of Election Art | Message, Image + Politics | Scoop.it
A brief visual history of political propaganda design.
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Harper’s success in next election hinges a great deal on tone

Harper’s success in next election hinges a great deal on tone | Message, Image + Politics | Scoop.it

Been saying this for a while.

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Redford knocked for missing Mulcair visit

Redford knocked for missing Mulcair visit | Message, Image + Politics | Scoop.it

"I think most people who have a sophisticated approach to world affairs understand that there's lots of meetings that happen all over the world," Redford said.

 

I cringe.

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Boris Johnson of London vs. Toronto’s Rob Ford

Boris Johnson of London vs. Toronto’s Rob Ford | Message, Image + Politics | Scoop.it

Flashback to an excellent Maclean's piece on what Rob Ford could learn from his not-dissimilar London counterpart.

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Marion Hammer, the NRA's Most Powerful Weapon

Marion Hammer, the NRA's Most Powerful Weapon | Message, Image + Politics | Scoop.it

Some of the most effective lobbyists don't look like lobbyists.

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Americans Don't Know Anything About Romney's Religion — Yet

Americans Don't Know Anything About Romney's Religion — Yet | Message, Image + Politics | Scoop.it

Romney's campaign may have to brand Mormonism as it works to brand Romney.

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Rejected Designs for the Great Seal of the United States

Rejected Designs for the Great Seal of the United States | Message, Image + Politics | Scoop.it

Ben Franklin, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson all designed versions of the Great Seal in 1776. Here are their designs, plus others that didn't make the cut.

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New York Candidate Advertises Against Soda Ban

New York Candidate Advertises Against Soda Ban | Message, Image + Politics | Scoop.it

Republican Rep. Bob Turner, running for Senate in New York, turns up if you search for "soda ban" or "mayor bloomberg." "Downsize the U.S. Budget Deficity, Not Soda Cups."

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Video: Driving the Day: Romney's VP timing

POLITICO's Mike Allen explains the options Mitt Romney is exploring about when he should announce his VP pick.
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Time for Israel to broaden the conversation

How good brand strategy moves the conversation past conflict and drives record investment and tourism.

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Tim Montgomerie: The most powerful man in politics

Tim Montgomerie: The most powerful man in politics | Message, Image + Politics | Scoop.it

The UK conservative movement is lucky to have this guy and his Conservative Home website. 

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In a Largely Negative Race, Brown Now Goes Positive

In a Largely Negative Race, Brown Now Goes Positive | Message, Image + Politics | Scoop.it

I approve this new Scott Brown ad, and not just because I'm a coffee drinker.

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