Plays for the Presidency™

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Influence Strategy: The Plays That Delivered The Donald

November 9, 2016

With gratitude to the terrific team at SiriusXM POTUS, our coverage of the plays for the 2016 presidency began 26 months ago, Aug. 27, 2014 with Joe Biden drafting his boss, Jeb Bush running coy deflects, Chris Christie finessing the Bridgegate label, Hillary Clinton booking prime-time […]

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Plays and Politics: Explaining Hillary’s Defeat

November 2, 2016

Theories abound on the fate of flight MH370. The Malaysian jumbo jet, which disappeared 30 months ago, has so far eluded the sagest of investigators and the smartest of technologies. It was out of control when it vanished, they are now saying. As […]

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Final Debate: How Hillary Beat The Donald, and The Donald Beat Himself

October 29, 2016

We might have thought that the big news of the third and final presidential debate was Hillary Clinton’s continuing mastery of the bait play and her ability to taunt a very teasable Donald Trump. Either that, or Trump’s improving performance in the […]

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Hillary’s High-Friction Plays Are Prologue for High-Fit Marketers

October 13, 2016

Regardless of the results of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, marketers, communicators, social media mavens, sales people and others of the influence industries can draw moral and object lessons from the phenomenon of Donald Trump and the counter-intuitive plays Hillary Clinton […]

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Why the Kaine Loss? He Borrowed From Trump, Not His Boss

October 5, 2016

So much for a Clinton-Kaine runaway. That’s what Republicans are saying and Democrats are thinking about last night’s one-and-only VP debate. It was Virginia Senator Tim Kaine’s to lose…and he did. Saddled as he was by Donald Trump’s litany of gaffes, […]