Will Bunnett

Politics • Branding • Psychology

December 3, 2013
by Will Bunnett
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Pulling the Scooby Doo Mask off Paul Ryan

Paul Ryan is the foremost expert among elected Republicans when it comes to whitewashing unpopular positions, so if he is now attempting to brand himself as a social justice fighter, could that mean an incipient trend for the Republican Party? … Continue reading

November 12, 2013
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The Conservative News Bubble Is Psychological

Charlie Cook rightly points out that the conservative news bubble isn’t just differences of opinion or predictions gone a little wrong: What we’ve seen are “astonishing miscalculations on hugely consequential matters.” For my part, I’ve already explained why I think … Continue reading

Sad Mitt Romney didn't want to write a concession speech.

October 9, 2013
by Will Bunnett
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The Conservative News Bubble Is the Most Destructive Force in the Country

Somewhere along the way, that right-wing echo chamber that used to just help conservatives swiftboat John Kerry and so forth stopped being a tool for cynical manipulation and actually took over the right-wing worldview, elites and all. It’s now caused … Continue reading

May 30, 2013
by Will Bunnett
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How Political Brands Are Made

Good branding requires discipline. Thus, brands tend to thrive on clear chains of authority and accountability. The Republican Party has an unhealthy brand. That’s been clear since well before the drubbing the party took in the 2012 presidential and senatorial … Continue reading