Politics: It Ain't Personal, It's Just Business


One of the things that I learned from you a little bit, but also I had known coming into this because from my background is people know, there's a certain time you have to use an especially with politics and I think it would be a good idea for Republicans, Democrats, anybody in between in campaigns that in the especially in the last weeks of a campaign or even in the first weeks of a campaign to remember the adage of Clint Eastwood, it ain't. Personal, it's just business. And because the motion side, we're going to come back and talk about some other things. But let's get the last four or 5 days. Isn't it? Describe how tough it is in those last couple of weeks to keep the emotion out of decisions that you need to make in those last 14 to 21 days coming into an cycle. So the toughest thing in campaign does, you know, these campaigns are tough, they're grinding, as you know, as any candidate that's run for office knows. When you get down to crunch time and you get down to the 7 or 8 day period, which is what we're in right now, you're tired, you're stressed. There's not enough hours in the day to accomplish what all you want to accomplish. And so it's very tough to keep the emotions out. I mean, for anybody that's been in this business for any length of time, they'll tell you, it's one of the toughest things, one of the toughest time periods there is. Now it's also, it's also, you know, the time in the campaign where you can really see the light at the end of the tunnel. So you know, you know, you're going to find out on election day, how you did. I mean, running campaigns and elections, being candidates, being consultants, being on a campaign team is unique. It's not like you can watch film on Tuesday, figure out what you did wrong and go have another election, the following Tuesday. And then, you know, and have a 16 game season, right? I mean, you know, depending on how long the election is, I mean, you know, they can be a year and a half a year and 9 months long. You have one game day. And so everything that you have done up until that point, you know, is to make sure you maximize what you're doing on

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