Running for Office

Dr. Louis Perron
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When one is running for office, the highs are very high, and the lows are very low. We should keep that in mind when we deal with candidates. Candidates always tell me that everybody tells them they will vote for them. I always respond to them with the simple one third rule which Dr. Ronald Faucheux taught me more than a decade ago at the Graduate School of Political Management: out of all the people who tell you that they will vote for you, one third might vote for you, one third doesn’t give a damn either way, and one third is lying to your face. As a politician friend of mine says: “In politics, the only one who cares about you is yourself”.