Month: October 2012

Striking Gold

      “There is potential greatness in this room,” said political consultant Michael Goldman to a classroom full of diverse Emerson students on the evening of October 1st.  Goldman, president of Goldman Associates, has been advising both political and…

On Bulls**t

  One of my favorite books to read during election season—or any other time—is a little book by Professor Emeritus of Moral Philosophy at Princeton, Harry Frankfurt. On Bullshit is a little book, about 4 inches square and 80 pages.…

The Social Media Election: hope or hype?

  When President Barack Obama raised roughly half of his nearly $780 million in campaign funds over the internet 4 years ago, the 2008 election was dubbed by some as the “Social Media Election” [1].  However, political consultants, media gurus,…