Progressive PR pro has advice for Keyser

(Coulda, shoulda, woulda – Promoted by Colorado Pols)

Jon Keyser.

Jon Keyser.

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jon Keyser has gotten a ton of advice on social media about how he should have reacted when it became obvious that signatures on his ballot-access petitions were actually factually forged.

You recall, when asked to comment on the forgeries, Keyser first said nothing, then exploded, and eventrually threw others under the bus.

The best package of how-to-be-a-better-interviewee advice for Keyser came from my friend Jenny Davies, who runs a progressive communications firm. Davies wrote in her newsletter:

We spend a lot of time coaching clients on the “do’s” of handling media interviews to convey our best messages in a trusted way. So we thought we’d use Keyser’s media meltdown as an excellent opportunity to go over some “don’t” pro tips in interviewing under pressure:

DON’T be defensive and combative
DON’T call a reporter the wrong name – repeatedly
DON’T completely ignore the question
DON’T repeat the same thing like a robot, especially if it doesn’t make sense
DON’T threaten a reporter with your big, scary dog
DON’T accuse the reporter of working with others against you

Just keep calm and call Progressive Promotions (or review our materials) the next time you need to handle the media.

A progressive outfit like this might be perfect for Keyser, who appears to think progressives have more power than they actually do–since he’s been blaming, among others, ProgressNow and George Soros for his own troubles.

8 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Conserv. Head Banger says:

    I doubt George Soros gets far enough into the weeds to be concerned about a far-down-ballot politician like Keyser. 

    • BlueCat says:

      Are you kidding? It's all part of Elders Of Zion world domination. The tentacles are everywhere. It's macro. it's micro. And I'm sure the only reason I'm not collecting my check is because I married out of my Jewish surname into a white bread moniker. They can't find me. When they do… look out. Nothing will be more dangerous than BlueCat drunk with power over all you silly gentiles. Except my personal family and friend gentiles. Those are the “good ones”. Insert evil laugh. Picture me with Mr. Burns steepled fingers.

  2. Diogenesdemar says:

    In all fairness, “a nice young kid” with not a lot of experience, like Keyser, probably has to be graded on the curve . . .

    I thought the big, scary dog threat was probably the closest thing yet to a high point in Keyser's handling of this matter; everything else has been pretty much a disaster . . .

  3. DavidThi808 says:

    How on earth did the Republican establishment ever think this guy was ready for prime time? He's got the looks and you can wind him up and get the standard statements. But he's clearly incapable of anything more and nowadays you do need to be able to think… and react… and respond… in at least a marginally competent manner.

  4. JohnInDenver says:

    Or, given the repetition, Mr. Keyser may have been given some other advice, but just didn't have the panache to carry it off.

    From CHICAGO …

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