Campaign Gaffes

Vincent Viewpoints Header-vincent-kenI’ve seen, as you probably have, some real campaign blunders over the years. Some goofs, some off color comments, some bad judgement calls, and a lot of inaccurate and even false statements by candidates for office. But a recent comment by one of the current presidential candidates really takes the cake for stupid.

A candidate can safely attack the opponents platform and proposed projects. They can even attack the other candidate with impunity. Spouses are also fair game, but attacks on young children are very border line and can have some serious feed back, though it is usually short term.

open-mouth-insert-footBut attacking the opponents cadre of supporters is a campaign no-no. You don’t win by attacking voters even though they may be currently supporting the opposition.

Clinton recently set a new record of stupidity by calling 1/2 of Trump’s supporters a bunch of bad names and even going so far as to say they were irredeemable. I’m not sure just what that means. Has she doomed them to be forever Republicans, sexual deviates, idiots, or is she sending their souls to Hell?

What I am sure of is that move has to be the dumbest move of many dumb moves that candidates for office have ever made.

Trump has been accused of being a loose cannon and therefore a potential risk as a president. However, Clinton’s comment was either a very poorly thought out tactic or a classic case of a loose cannon.

What could possibly have motivated her to make such a series of comments?

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Ken Vincent
Ken Vincenthttp://sbpra.com/KennethVincent/
KEN is a 46 year veteran hotelier and entrepreneur. Formerly owned two hotels, an advertising agency, a wholesale tour company, a POS company, a leasing company, and a hotel management company. The hotels included chain owned, franchises, and independents. They ranged in type from small luxury inns, to limited service properties, to large convention hotels and resorts. After retiring he authored a book, “So Many Hotels, So Little Time” in which he relates what life is like behind the scenes for a hotel manager. Ken operated more that 100 hotels and resorts in the US and Caribbean and formed eight companies. He is a firm believer that senior management should share their knowledge and experience with the next generation of management.