Presidential Public Relations Quotes

With the RNC under way, and the election only a few months away, some exciting quotes on public relations & politicians I gathered, together with commentary:

  • “Ninety eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hardworking, honest Americans. It’s the other lousy two percent that get all the: publicity. But then, we elected them.” Lily Tomlin
  • “All the president is, is a glorified public relations man who spends his time flattering, kissing, and kicking people to get them to do what they are supposed to do anyway.” Harry S Truman
    • No question that’s what we will see in the media over the next few months
  • “What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself.” Abraham Lincoln
    • Both campaigns are doing their best to shape their candidate as they see fit.: : Romney’s wife’s speech last night was intended to make him more “likeable” — key for him to win this race.
  • “Publicity is justly commended as a remedy for social and industrial diseases. Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light the most efficient policeman.”: Louis D. Brandeis
    • At least in an ideal world, whoever the light is shined most upon will be seen as the best man — and ultimately the next President of the: United States of America.
  • “I have come to the conclusion that the major part of the work of a President is to increase the gate receipts of expositions and fairs and bring tourists to town.”: William Howard Taft
    • While it’s more difficult today than when Taft ran his campaign, clearly this election also is all about the economy. Whoever Americans believe will best increase: America’s “gate receipts” is most likely to win this election.

Ronn Torossian: founded 5WPR, a Top 25 US: Public Relations Agency.

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