Ted Cruz still doesn't know what hit him. Neither do most of the Republican party establishment, and large segments of the non-Republican electorate. But Carolyn Goodman has a pretty good idea: "Trump really understands the why behind the buy."
Most years, Iowa’s top exports are corn, tractors and pork. But on Feb. 1, 2016, the Hawkeye State’s chief export was drama. The two weeks preceding an election are crucial for so-called “get out the vote” efforts. So, with email as our guide, let’s see what can be learned by those who fared well at the 2016 Iowa caucus.
It happens every election cycle. A candidate running for political office sends out a direct mail effort that gets attention, but for the wrong reason. A single miscue can result in a lost opportunity to garner support, as well as provide ammunition for the opposition.
A lot has changed since 2012 (let alone 2008), and those running for president have many options for reaching various constituencies. One thing that hasn't changed is the importance of email, which remains the primary means of communication for those seeking the White House.
Even before the last minute Senate-negotiated deal to open the government and raise the debt ceiling, there were signs that Washington was re-opening its doors. Within minutes of President Obama signing the deal that reopens the government through Jan. 15 and raises the debt ceiling to Feb. 7, the Federal Communications Commission's website came back on line. The Senate, even as it was voting on the deal, tried to speed the confirmation of FCC nominees Tom Wheeler (D) for chairman and Mike O'Rielly (R), and FTC nominee Terrell McSweeny