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Stories by Gerry Nicholls

Trump versus Biden will be negatively unique 

Opinion|By Gerry Nicholls
This particular American presidential race promises to be one of the nastiest and most vicious campaigns in living memory, as each team will do its best to demonize the other side.
Opinion|By Gerry Nicholls
If you listened to Erin O’Toole’s political opponents, you’d think he had committed something akin to high treason. 
Opinion|By Gerry Nicholls
Voters grow disillusioned with politicians who pledge to either move the clock forward or back. 
Opinion|By Gerry Nicholls
If you’re a politician, you don’t have to like the media, but you shouldn’t go out of your way to antagonize journalists, since that usually doesn’t end well. 
Opinion|By Gerry Nicholls
For many of those who believe in the supremacy of individual freedoms, the pandemic lockdown, with all its tight restrictions on movement and gatherings, is a dangerous overreaction.
Opinion|By Gerry Nicholls
If you thought populism was bad before the virus pandemic, you better hang onto your hat, because you haven’t seen anything yet.
Opinion|By Gerry Nicholls
We all know how the COVID-19 'lockdown' has decimated the entire world’s economy. But what’s less appreciated is how the pandemic will negatively impact on the bottom line for Canada’s federal political parties.
Opinion|By Gerry Nicholls
Too many people in this country, at best, are only paying half attention to current events and to political issues, which is why they can often be swayed by simplistic arguments.
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Opinion|By Gerry Nicholls
The problem with this ongoing train wreck for the Conservatives is it undermines their chief political comparative advantage, i.e., the belief that they’re more competent managers than the Liberals.
Opinion|By Gerry Nicholls
How the ongoing battle against COVID-19 will impact on Canadian politics.
Opinion|By Gerry Nicholls
I’m viewing this crisis much differently than I’ve viewed others in the past, when I could be analytical, detached, and dispassionate when judging politicians on the skill with which they communicated. Now I'm worried.
Opinion|By Gerry Nicholls
So if you’re working for a politician who is gauging public opinion, tell him or her to stick to scientific polling research. In short, leave the self-selecting surveys to radio talk show hosts.
Opinion|By Sharleen Gale
Our members want better engagement and collaboration with industry, and industry wants better engagement with us.
Opinion|By Gerry Nicholls
Yet it won’t be easy for Justin Trudeau to turn this dismal public attitude around, even if Scott Gilmore’s rosy assessment about the state of Canada is totally accurate and realistic.
Opinion|By Gerry Nicholls
Any political strategist who wants to craft persuasive message should realize that Homo politicus doesn’t really exist. It’s emotional appeals which persuade; aim for their hearts, not for their minds.
Opinion|By Gerry Nicholls
Every leadership campaign needs a sense of vitality, a sense of excitement, a sense of destiny; anything that mobilizes followers, wins over converts, turns doubters into donors, undecideds into boosters, and skeptics.
Opinion|By Gerry Nicholls
The job of a political strategist is not just to manage a campaign; it’s also to manage the candidate.
Opinion|By Gerry Nicholls
The Conservatives might be in 'identity crisis' therapy right now, but the NDP and Liberals might soon join them on that couch.
Opinion|By Gerry Nicholls
Simply put, to succeed in politics you have to have a thick skin.
Opinion|By Gerry Nicholls
What’s driving this 'Harpermania' are two opposing emotional sentiments: nostalgia and anti-nostalgia.
Opinion|By Gerry Nicholls
Why when you put up a political billboard, the real target isn’t people driving by in their cars; it’s reporters with cameras.
Opinion|By Gerry Nicholls
It’s this ever-changing nature of our psychological landscape which poses a real challenge to the Conservative Party as it prepares to choose its next leader.
Opinion|By Gerry Nicholls
Here’s 'My Predictions For Next Year' column, since I’m sure 2020 will be jam-packed with a ton of unexpected twists and turns that not even the Amazing Kreskin could foresee.
Opinion|By Gerry Nicholls
Canada’s main federal parties are going to find fundraising to be an extremely difficult challenge next year.
Opinion|By Gerry Nicholls
Despite all the negative stories, Andrew Scheer has it within his power to look less like a lame duck and more like a soaring eagle.
Opinion|By Gerry Nicholls
It might be just a regional and third place party, but in a minority Parliament it has a chance to play a key and unpredictable role in the ongoing drama of Canadian politics. Basically the Bloc is a wild card.
Opinion|By Gerry Nicholls
Conservatives are playing in a rough neighbourhood and they must be assertive, they must play offence, they must know how to sell their message.
Opinion|By Gerry Nicholls
The NDP ended up finishing in fourth place behind the Bloc Québécois. And in an odd sort of ironic way, the low expectations for Jagmeet Singh actually might have saved his job as NDP leader.
Opinion|By Gerry Nicholls
Whoever leads the Conservative Party needs to display a little bit of swagger and a whole lot of toughness.
Opinion|By Gerry Nicholls
Divisive rhetoric that inevitably occurs during hard-fought election campaigns, might sting us, but they won’t destroy us.
Opinion|By Gerry Nicholls
Anyway, what’s happened in this election should be a cautionary tale for anyone thinking about making a career in politics. Mistakes you make now in 2019 could hurt you in 2030.
Opinion|By Gerry Nicholls
The campaign will ultimately come down to which is more formidable, Conservative cash or Justin Trudeau’s cachet.

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