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Cruz Forces A Rare Concession From Trump

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 By Jerry Weissman   January 17, 2016

This blog was originally published on Forbes as Cruz Forces A Rare Concession From Trump on Saturday, January 16, 2016.

Two days after their heated exchange during last week’s Republican presidential debate, the sparks are still flying between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. (more…)

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Obama Evokes Socrates In His SOTU

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 By Jerry Weissman   January 14, 2016

This blog was originally published on Forbes as Obama Evokes Socrates In His SOTU on Wednesday, January 13, 2016.

For his seventh and final State of the Union Address last night, President Obama broke the tradition of his predecessors—and even his own (more…)

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Obama Breaks His Own Mold With His Speech On Gun Reform

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 By Jerry Weissman   January 7, 2016

This blog was originally published on Forbes as Obama Breaks His Own Mold With His Speech On Gun Reform on Wednesday, January 6, 2016.

After having ridden to his first term in office on the engine of his fiery rhetoric, President Barack Obama proceeded to spend the next seven years being criticized—by supporters as well as opponents (more…)

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GOP Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas

The amazing fountains at night at the Bellagio Hotel & Casino. Located in Las Vegas, Nevada.
 By Jerry Weissman   December 17, 2015

This blog was originally published on Forbes as GOP Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas on Wednesday, December 16, 2015.

Fifteen minutes before the leading candidates for the Republican presidential nomination took the stage of the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas last night, comedian Andy Borowitz sent out one of his satirical online blogs, this one titled, “Chilling Video Terrifies Nation.” (more…)

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The Single Most Important Factor For Persuasion

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 By Jerry Weissman   December 9, 2015

This blog was originally published on Forbes as The Single Most Important Factor For Persuasion on Tuesday, December 8, 2015.

An indisputable fact of life in every company, every industry, every vertical, every geography, is that sales people sell features when they should be selling benefits instead. (more…)

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Ben Carson’s 3 Non-Answers Cost Him 8 Points

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 By Jerry Weissman   November 24, 2015

This blog was originally published on Forbes as Ben Carson’s 3 Non-Answers Cost Him 8 Points on Monday, November 23, 2015.

In the primary campaign for the 2012 presidential election, Rick Perry’s infamous “Ooops!” in response to a question caused a drop in his public opinion poll numbers and ultimately led to his withdrawal from the race. (more…)

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The Republican Definition Of Debate

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 By Jerry Weissman   November 12, 2015

This blog was originally published on Forbes as The Republican Definition Of Debate on Wednesday, November 11, 2015.

In the aftermath of the third Republican presidential debate two weeks ago, the candidates and the Republican National Committee screamed bloody murder about the CNBC moderators, accusing them of asking “gotcha” questions—particularly the first question asked of Donald Trump: “Is this a comic-book version of a presidential campaign?” (more…)

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Battle In Boulder: The Third Republican Debate

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 By Jerry Weissman   October 30, 2015

This blog was originally published on Forbes as Battle In Boulder: The Third Republican Debate on Thursday, October 29, 2015.

Last night, as I watched the Republican debate from the University of Colorado at Boulder, I followed the Twitter feed crawling across the bottom of the CNBC screen. (more…)

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5 Lessons In How To Pitch From Bill Clinton

The President, First Lady, and Chelsea on parade down Pennsylvannia Avenue on Inauguration day.
 By Jerry Weissman   October 28, 2015

This blog was originally published on Forbes as 5 Lessons In How To Pitch From Bill Clinton on Tuesday, October 27, 2015.

Last weekend, for the first time in this now already overheated presidential campaign—and six months after his wife announced her candidacy—Bill Clinton went on the stump for her at a rally in Iowa. (more…)

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Joe Biden Sings His Farewell Aria

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 By Jerry Weissman   October 23, 2015

This blog was originally published on Forbes as Joe Biden Sings His Farewell Aria on Thursday, October 22, 2015.

The first commandment in sports is “there is no ‘I’ in ‘team.’” For Vice President Joe Biden, there is no “team” in his “I.” (more…)

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