Connecticut, 7 pm, August 8, 2006 — When Ned Lamont initial sought to problem 3-term U. Sen.S. Joe Lieberman in the current Democratic primary, minimal one idea this politics neophyte acquired any chance.
Sitting down on my back again porch within Connecticut, it’s one hour prior to the polls close within this political duel between your good estabished, well-known brand (Lieberman) and the brand new, unknown brand (Lamont).
The unknown (Lamont) has succeeded to make his alternative right into a viable choice on the $4 million spending budget, in comparison to Lieberman’s $6 million. A lot of my customers would be pleased with that sort of gross income! Just working for office is normally a huge business.
Therefore, with an unbelievable voter turnout of simply over 40% (in August!! We’ll understand quickly enough.) both edges say it looks best for them.
Both have used TV and radio and direct calls. We also got an oversize postcard from Lieberman at home.
Lamont offers attracted interest in his Television commercials getting surrounded by mostly younger individuals who wish change. Lieberman will show even more mid-age followers and continues his well publicized trips to roadside diners to retain in touch.
It’s just like the 60’s again — an extremely unpopular battle and dissidents. Senate”,S. Do he believe, “I’m wealthy and I believe I’ll work for the U. But this time around, the dissident is normally by means of a telecom multi-millionaire in one of America’s richest cities –Greenwich, Connecticut — who arrived of politics nowhere to task a politics big guy.
This may be set alongside the feelings the hometown hardware store may have felt when House Depot or Walmart found town. A lot of money will come in and disrupts an extended romantic relationship.
It’s not about cash. Sure, Lamont gets the personal cash to obtain his message across.
But take a look at how he has portrayed his psychological anti-war message. One actually must respect his advertising campaign committee and advertisement company for keeping his message constant across all of the media he’s using.
Some questions to consider as your small business:
1. Can be your “top quality” brand obtaining stale together with your customers,
2. How will you inform them you remain as “refreshing” as you had been when they initial discovered you,
8:30 pm — The polls have already been closed to get a half hour now, with 2% reporting, Lamont is leading 60% to 40%.
Emotions, instead of competent past knowledge, took the lead.
Observe: Individuals are a fickle number. Focus on the feelings of yours!
11:15 pm — 96% from the vote is currently in. The Lamont (unfamiliar brand) continues to be forward 52% to 48%.
The pundits already are using a field day.
, 2006 Jon Sinish
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