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Post Election Analysis

The Post Election Analysis is in:  Hillary Clinton is the President of California   Here’s a short and informative read – an excellent analysis but I doubt if it will be discussed in the media. Our fore-fathers were brilliant!!! We hear a cacophony of blaring and bleating from the media and the Hillary gaggle that she won the popular vote and therefore she should be president, 60,839,497 to 60,265,847 or 47.8% to 47,3% with the remaining 4.9% going to the other candidates. But here are the facts: Trump won the popular vote in 31 states to her 19 and DC.…

FAV U.S. Election Memes (of the last week)

As the dust settles from what was a wild U.S. election, here are FAV memes of the past 7 days (right click on image, copy and share!).                 Chris George, providing reliable PR & GR counsel and effective advocacy. Need a go-to writer and experienced communicator? 613-983-0801 @ CG&A COMMUNICATIONS.    

Quotes on the Art of Campaigning

Political campaigns are designedly made into emotional orgies which endeavor to distract attention from the real issues involved, and they actually paralyze what slight powers of celebration man can normally muster. – James Harvey Robinson A national political campaign is better than the best circus ever heard of, with a mass baptism and a couple of hangings thrown in. – H.L. Mencken There are many elements to a campaign. Leadership is number one. Everything else is number two. – Bertolt Brecht I do not believe that any political campaign justifies the declaration of a moratorium on ordinary common sense. –…

On the Art of Campaigns

Political campaigns are designedly made into emotional orgies which endeavor to distract attention from the real issues involved, and they actually paralyze what slight powers of celebration man can normally muster. – James Harvey Robinson A national political campaign is better than the best circus ever heard of, with a mass baptism and a couple of hangings thrown in. – H.L. Mencken There are many elements to a campaign. Leadership is number one. Everything else is number two. – Bertolt Brecht I do not believe that any political campaign justifies the declaration of a moratorium on ordinary common sense. –…

Our Election Newsletters

Last week the By George Journal delivered two special edition election newsletters. If you did not receive them, here are direct links to the publications: The Campaign Wrap The Day After The Night Before By way of a personal observation on the election results, By George Editor Chris George offers an introductory commentary in the post-election newsletter greeting. Last night was a dramatic election finale, the very stuff that Canadian history is made of: and so ends a Conservative era and so begins a new era of Liberalism. Canadians wanted change and voters delivered that change in striking fashion.     …

Campaign Success and the Internet

Here is Google’s Colin McKay (head of GR for Google Canada) take on the role of the Internet in election campaigns these days: “The Internet is outstripping what would traditionally be considered tactical media.” McKay’s observations come from Google research data that shows both the public’s interest in political websites and the shared social experience is having a significant impact on the way Parties campaign and how Canadians engage in campaigns. Here are the numbers: 87% of Canadian households have Internet access. Canadians spend 41.3 hours online per month. Canadians now watch 28.9 hours of Internet video each week, surpassing…

BGJ’s Election Musings Page Index

Throughout the election campaign, reaching back to January and through the marathon writ period, By George Journal compiled quotes about the federal election and the Canadian political scene. Month to month, we have kept a running list. Here are the direct links to our monthly compilations. January February March April May June July August September October You may be interested to see the dozen remarkable quotes selected in: 12 notable election quotes from August or the 12 notable quotes from September.  Also, you may wish to see the By George editor’s selection of the top quotes through the first half…

20 quotes on voting

“Every election is determined by the people who show up.” – Larry J. Sabato “We don’t vote for people because they are the exact embodiment of our values, but because they are likely to be the most responsive to them.” – Charles M. Blow “That we have the vote means nothing. That we use it in the right way means everything.” – Lou Henry Hoover “Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.” – John Quincy Adams “Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If…

3 simple truths for voting day

1. National polls do not reflect voting results. An election is not a horse race. Vote for the person, not with an eye to the latest polls but with a mind to the type of country you want to live in.   2. The nature of politics is dirty and it is a greasy pole that politicians climb. Good people get into politics and begin the climb. Know that under the grease they are still good people.   3. We live in a great country. It is great because we all care and take actions to make it so. Voting…

The 2015 Election Distinctions

With an eye to the campaign trail happenings through the last 11 weeks, By George presents these “2015 Election Distinctions”. The distinctions are awarded to our country’s parading candidates and their politics that have exposed all that is both good and bad about Canadians’ attitudes and beliefs. The Aesop Hare: Thomas Mulcair The Aesop Turtle: Justin Trudeau The Good: #s of Canucks who are engaged in political discussions The Bad: divisive politicking and the rudeness towards others’ opinions The Ugly: The lies & fabricated stories on the Syrian refugee crisis The Surprise: The attractiveness of Justin Trudeau’s naivety The Disappointment:…