The Fallen: Lessons of Bachmann #4

Today. Our continuing series on the Fallen, those who have dropped out of the Presidential race, the things they did well and what we learned from the mistakes they made. One more that comes courtesy of Michelle Bachmann, Rick Perry and several others.

While working for a Presidential candidate a few years ago, we stopped at an airport deli for a quick lunch. The press was around and a few of them wanted to photograph the candidate.

“Don’t invite the cameras while I’m eating,” he said. “Those pictures seldom turn out well.”

It is still sage advice, as the pictures demonstrate. To be sure, there are occasions on the trail when a candidate running for public office must sample the local food, or down the sausage at the state fair, or demonstrate their connection to a particular group by trying the ethnic fare. When compelled, best to pose for the cameras with food or fork in hand, but not in mouth, let the reporters get their shots, then announce the op is over. Fail to follow this simple rule and…well, there is a good chance the picture will not turn out well.

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