In The Abstract

By Margaret Mulvihill In The Abstract As politics permeate every strand and fiber of our society, so too does public relations permeate politics. As every action we take is in some way […]

So – You Want To Be President!

Over the coming months, candidates will begin to ‘declare’. Some have already signaled their intent to do so, by setting up PACs (political action campaigns) and by forming ‘exploratory’ committees. Heady times are ahead for the PR shops, with an elegant abundance of clients to go around. A great deal of air-time and print inches will go towards debating which candidates will make the short list. By the time the shortlist has pulled itself together, we will have all possible information on every potential candidate. The good, and the bad, and the ugly.

Presidential Candidate James H. “Jim” Webb

More telling is the hiring of a communications director, Craig Crawford, and Kristian Todd (wife of Meet-The-Press-Chuck). The Webb camp, relatively quiet since November, recently issued a statement that the former Senator has had knee replacement surgery, due to a Vietnam-era combat injury. Why did Webb suddenly require surgery for a decades-old injury?