Oct 16, 2023
A strong campaign message can be the linchpin that differentiates success from failure. However, a common source of confusion in campaigns is the conflation of a campaign message with a central issue. The reason behind this confusion is the passion that fuels issue politics—which often drives candidates and advocacy groups to perceive their chosen issue as their core message. This is a mistake. A campaign message is not merely a reflection of an issue or set of issues; rather, it seeks to establish a more profound connection between the candidate or campaign and the voters they are reaching out to.