It’s Wednesday November 7th, 2012, the day after the presidential 2012 voting day. How can I not talk about something to do with this extremely close election? Out now you can pretty much read an article having to do with every possible angle of this election. The amount of opinions floating around on the web about this election is almost too much to bear. Here I was trying to look for some article for inspiration for this week’s blog in the media section of the Huffington Post and all of them were about the election, instead of the media outlets themselves.
One article that caught my eye about this election was the topic of the PR used throughout the 2012 campaign, specifically on the republican’s use of PR. This article seems to think that Mitt Romney led a back PR campaign which could have ultimately caused him to lose this extremely close election. The quotes that Romney was famous for saying did not make him seem like a smart and sophisticated future leader of our country for sure. Some of his infamous quotes being: “”I love this state. The trees are the right height” and “I’m not familiar precisely with what I said, but I’ll stand by what I said, whatever it was.”
Ironically, the way his PR made him out to look to be was a lot like our former president George W. Bush. I think we can all agree that we all viewed Bush as being known to say stupid and laughable statements. So here we have two Republican candidates with the same parallel of saying unflattering statements to the media. Does this mean that the Republican Party’s PR is to blame for these men looking so similarly ridiculous in the public eye? It may be time for the Republican party to hire a new team for their PR department.