Talk:Political consulting

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actually, this article could do with more eyes and ears - it's... um... a bit thin on the sources front, and tends towards assertion more than explanation. I'm a random passer-through, but have watchlisted it now, so will pop up if anyone posts, and would like some help! cheers, Privatemusings (talk) 04:43, 21 May 2008 (UTC)

I arrived here via the redirect from Political advisor which disturbs me somewhat, because (personal axe-grinding follows) my father served as POLAD (POLitcal ADvisor), a position held by a professional diplomat to advise the general commanding CENTCOM (presumably, he had counterparts in other US Military Commands). My point is, not all political advisors are partisan vote-chasers, and I think POLAD should be disambiguated—Hywel Dda (talk) 16:35, 21 February 2014 (UTC)

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Lastly, there is growing professional -as the American writer Marc A. Thiessen- talking about what is called a cookie cutter campaign[1] (campaigns "engineered by political consultants who run virtually identical campaigns in different jurisdictions".)[2]

Need to try to figure out what was intended here. This verbiage makes very little sense. Famspear (talk) 21:06, 17 July 2016 (UTC)

One possible interpretation of what the editor meant to say:

Lastly, there is growing talk about what is called a cookie cutter campaign. Professional American writer Marc A. Thiessen has written about what he calls campaigns "engineered by political consultants who run virtually identical campaigns in different jurisdictions"....

Not sure, though. Famspear (talk) 21:11, 17 July 2016 (UTC)

OK, back in February of 2013, the text read something like this:

Lastly, there is growing professional opposition to what is called a "cookie cutter campaign", where the themes and strategies of one campaign are transferred to another campaign, despite what may be major differences in political context.....

At that time, there was no reference to "Marc A. Thiessen." It appears that this garbled mess has been in the article for several years. Famspear (talk) 21:16, 17 July 2016 (UTC)

  1. ^ Thiessen, Marc A. (2015-09-14). "Jeb Bush's cookie-cutter campaign". The Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2015-12-18. 
  2. ^ "Cookie-cutter campaign".