VP Candidate Mike Pence Endorses Paul Ryan

ALT="Donald Trump dot news"Mike Pence is Donald Trump’s pick to be vice president. Seems his job is more ‘the clarifier,’ according to the Indianapolis Star.

Oh, the Trump camp is infuriating the GOP, and it stems from Donald Trumps lack of endorsement for Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, the most powerful Republican in office right now. Reince Priebus, Republican Committee chair, is really mad about the whole thing. Is that how you spell that?

Trump stated in a Washington Post interview, “I’m just not there yet, I’m just not there yet.” (In regards to an endorsement of Paul Ryan.)

In addition, he did not endorse John McCain, one of the other more powerful Republicans in government today.

So, little Mike Pence, trying to keep the peace and balance in the Trump campaign, decided to endorse Paul Ryan himself. Will his smooth-over, kinda like Trump’s comb over, work?

Some are calling it leverage. Who’s more powerful than the other? It’s one upmanship, and who’s running for POTUS?

Only time will tell, as the Millennials continue to berate Hillary Clinton and also Trump for all of his antics. Looks like with all this infighting in the parties, the third parties may earn a significant part of the vote.

Paul Manafort, Trump’s campaign manager, called CNN today and told Dana Bash that the Trump camp is upset with the media and not their own candidate. Hmm. Interesting!

Do you think Trump will endorse Paul Ryan? Betcha little Mikey Pence is behind the scenes encouraging nice play in the sandbox, eh? Mike Pence. We haven’t even gotten started.

Happy Birthday President Obama!

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Happy Birthday, President Obama!

Here are some of the Happy Birthday stories for the President of the United States (POTUS), who, incidentally, declared Donald Trump “unfit to serve” as POTUS.

MSNBC has a really nice story today.

Hillary Clinton sent an email with an invitation to ‘sign the card.’

Michelle Obama wishes her husband a happy birthday (last year), but look at that dress and those arms!

And, yesterday, happy birthday President Obama (those are key words, you know) declared Donald Trump unfit. The story is in The Skimm this morning, love that pub, with a link to the New York Times, probably the best paper around for liberal political slant.

And, then Donald Trump decided to love the baby and the baby crying, and then the baby kept crying and then he said, well, “I was only kidding, that baby should leave.” LOL, people are certain he was kidding, but who knows with Donald Trump?

And, then he inhales with his teeth clenched as if he was taking a snort; typical habit of his speech pattern; have you seen it?

A mom with a veteran in the military approached Mike Pence to ask, “how do you look Trump in the eye when he chastises the Khan family, a Gold Star family?”

Mike Pence declared honor to all of our military families.

Happy Birthday President Obama!

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Donald Trump Small Hands Marco Rubio Battle

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Remember in the early days of this election cycle when Marco Rubio said Donald Trump had small hands?

Remember what Donald Trump blasted back for all the world to hear? Something to the effect of, “I can assure you, I don’t have a problem in that area; everything works more than perfectly fine, I can assure you.”

And, the world did a collective gasp that a man running for president was referencing his the size of his penis. Perhaps after that presentation, Marco Rubio became, “Little Marco,” with that typical Trump inflection and finger waving.

Not long after, Marco Rubio exited from the primary race which left three candidates for the Republican nomination — Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich.

Donald Trump Small Hands V. Mitch McConnell Small Hands

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United States senator Mitch McConnell prepares to speak at the Republican Convention in Cleveland, U.S., July 19, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

So this picture caught the eye. Mitch McConnell. The blustery Republican senator who is NOT squarely in the Donald Trump small hands camp. Well, you be the judge. It does look like Mitch McConnell’s index finger is taller than Donald Trump’s index finger, right?

Or, perhaps it’s the camera angle or perhaps it’s how many folded fingers are in the way of the height of the Donald Trump index finger?

No One Cares About Donald Trump Small Hands

For eons, men have been likening the size of their hands to the size of their penises. Women have never associated the size of their hands with the size of their breasts, but that does not deter a man who believes his shoe size and his glove size are in direct proportion to the male appendage that so many men prefer to think with.

In this case, no one cares about Donald Trump small  hands, unless his name is Donald Trump. Enough said. (Ahem, wait a minute, those fingers do look a tad short, don’t they?)donald trump small hands

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Putin Trump Alliance Could Be Real

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A Putin Trump alliance was never a true reality until recently when Donald Trump decided to exclaim about his appreciation for Putin as ‘doing a good job.’ In a second breath he also lauded the talents of the North Korea dictator and also the very dead Saddam Hussein.

Oy.

As if this campaign couldn’t get any worse. And. Then. It.  Did.

The Democratic National Committee was hacked, by some say, Russia.  It was warned to institute better security, but, alas, that fell on deaf ears. So, the emails of the DNC were hacked to the delight of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, who successfully ousted Debbie Wasserman Schultz (a predicted loss in Florida coming soon to a poll near you).

It was suggested that Russia was behind the hacking, and Donald Trump, in his inimitable way, suggested something to the tune of … Russia, if you’re listening, perhaps you want to search for Hillary Clinton’s missing emails.

Agog!

A Putin Trump connection in the making, right?

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Is Donald Trump A Moslem Hater?

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – JULY 28: Khizr Khan, father of deceased U.S. Army Capt. Humayun S. M. Khan, delivers remarks as he is joined by his wife Ghazala Khan on the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 28, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton received the number of votes needed to secure the party’s nomination. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Philadelphia, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Democratic National Convention kicked off July 25. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Donald Trump provides amazing fodder. You’re living under a rock if you’re not following the very public display of hatred in a presidential candidate against a Gold Star Family of the U.S.A.  Turns out this family has sacrificed the life of their son who was killed in Iraqi Freedom. Turns out this family is from Pakistan. Turns out this family immigrated to America and became citizens. Also turns out that Mr. Khan carries around a copy of the U.S. Constitution in the inner pocket of his suit coat.

At the Democratic National Convention, Mr. Khan and his wife were center stage to denounce the alleged Moslem hater Trump may be considered to be, and Mr. Khan, an articulate lawyer, challenged Trump and asked, “Have you read the Constitution? What sacrifice have you made?”

And, off we went to the races. The back and forth has been going on for five days straight and is still raging. Sadly, Trump can’t help himself; he gets aggravated when someone criticizes him and challenges his person.

Is Trump a Moslem Hater?

There are too many stories flying around the Internet about this debacle self-made by Trump himself. He could have handled this situation in a variety of empathetic ways, but nope; he had to go on the attack. He even attacked Mrs. Khan for standing silently next to her husband on stage.

What would you do as a mother who lost her son? When you walk onto an international stage and see a 100 ft. image of your deceased son? She was holding on by a thread, and this guy, Donald Trump, called her out, challenged their culture suggesting she wasn’t allowed to speak (that’s an agog), and basically had no warmth or empathy in the least.

Stories Journalists Write Against Donald Trump Remarks

A Moslem journalist writes a poignant story about this situation and the Trump camp had a few supporters among Moslems trying to defend his remarks. ~Huffington Post

Trump turned to Republicans in  Congress for support because he’s being labeled as a Moslem hater. Here’s a story.

Here’s a CNN video about the entire mess, self-imposed by Donald Trump.

At the end of the day, everyone makes their own decisions. No one said Donald Trump is a Moslem hater, but It bears asking, “Is this presidential?”

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What Donald Trump Persona Are You?

Donald Trump has a persona. An opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal said so, so it must be true.

What is a persona? It’s the character of the person you’re selling to; the consumers’ traits you need to understand so you can sell better; the typography of personality that marketers attempt to understand so that behavior is targeted and more marketing messages reach the right audience.

Get it?

Donald Trump Persona

Maybe it needs to be put this way — Donald Trump has a persona; it’s something akin to bluster, like Hillary Clinton says, and something he says he won’t change.

Think about it. Back in the day when he was rabbling against a gazillion other Republicans who wanted to run for president, they couldn’t get a word in edge-wise. Trump outshouted every one of them with soundbites.

Now, about five months pre election, Trump is still rabbling, but he’s doing it a the media, telling them they ought to be ashamed. He’s finger pointing at a sitting judge on his Trump University fraud case saying he’s a ‘Mexican’ when he was in fact, born in Indiana.

And, he calls Hillary crooked and Ted Cruz lyin’ Ted. His campaign guy called Bernie Sanders and old socialist curmudgeon and said they have nothing to do with him.

And, that’s just for starters. What kind of persona is that? A mean, nasty one that calls names at people who antagonize and create disharmony in that presidential wannabe camp.

It’s working. It’s working for all the Trump-ites who L.O.V.E. Trump and will never vote for anyone else. It’s working for the very same folks who have gotten stirred up to follow and lick up his every word.

Why?

Because it’s anti-establishment. This political cycle is crazy crazy; no one wants the establishment to win; thus, anyone anti-establishment is a winner. But, can it last that long? Will the Trump persona win over the next five months, especially as that type of vindictive negativity against humanity cannot be sustained. But, he has said, “I won’t change.”

Others say, “Let Trump be Trump.”

The PGA is moving its golf tourney from the Trump course in Florida off to Mexico. Trump said they need kidnapping insurance. Oooh.

So, what kind of persona are you? Like Donald Trump or better?

Is Donald Trump A Clever Marketer?

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So many agonizing things this week in the Donald Trump School of Hard Marketing.

Methinks he’s a clever marketer, do you?

USA Today tells the story about the most litigious would-be president on Earth or in the ground on Earth. Donald Trump LOVES the law and apparently claims he never likes to settle in fear others will come forth to ask for cash, too.

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The Heart of Marketing Podcast Guest Guidelines

ALT="Heart of Marketing podcast, Go for Heart"The Heart of Marketing podcast is looking for a few good guests. Perhaps Donald Trump would want to be on the show to talk about marketing in disrupted politics, or, perhaps we can have a joint program with Hillary Clinton?

You may send your program idea to us when you visit http://getheartmarketing.com. Lead time may be four weeks, so please keep the timing in mind. You’ll need a good mic (we prefer something other than ear buds that have built-in mic) and Skype.

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