Scott Walker Negative Public Relations
It's Bad publicity for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker .
The Republican presidential started to develop negative public relations after several leading media outlets misquoted him and wrote that he told reporters that forcing women to undergo an invasive transvaginal ultrasound was “a cool thing.” The Walker's remarks went viral in both the mainstream media and his online reputation has been damaged .
Salon, Mother Jones, The Week, and Blue Nation Review among other outlets reported that Walker had said forcing women to have a transvaginal ultrasound was “cool.” “I said ultrasounds are pretty cool,” Scott Walker clarified, praising “the wonders of that technology.”
Too little , too late ... your negative publicity went viral . Cannot be stopped now .
The constant repetition of a media distortion, is one of the best methods used in political negative campaigning .
Despite efforts to set the record straight, prestige media outlets continued to write headlines misconstruing his remarks, with new stories appearing in New York Magazine and the New York Daily News .
He his doing bad publicity to himself ... his political rivals are happy that he his doing the job for them .
On Saturday, Dan Balz and Robert Costa of the Washington Post asked Walker if President Obama was a Christian. Now, I have no idea why this question was relevant, but that’s not the point. Good candidates know how to effectively answer or parry stupid or irrelevant inquiries.
But Walker made this a story with this answer: “I don’t know,” he told the Post. “I’ve actually never talked about it or I haven’t read about that ... I’ve never asked him that. You’ve asked me to make statements about people that I haven’t had a conversation with about that. How [could] I say if I know either of you are a Christian?”
This was a trick question , the target of this question is to hope for a stupid answer from Walker and then transform it into a negative public relation item . They succeded !
Conservatives should be worried that Walker hasn’t proven capable of navigating these land mines. Negative PR experts will prepare for him dozens of land mines , because they understood that he cannot see them .
Walker has had his fair share of controversy, specifically with the state’s educational institutions. For the fiscal 2016 budget, Walker proposed slashing billions of dollars from the University of Wisconsin’s budget, which has drawn criticism from both Republicans and Democrats.
What emerged from this controversy ? Again , excellent content for negative campaigning against Walker .
Walker’s own educational background has been brought up, too. Despite attending Marquette University for three years, Walker dropped out with just 34 credits left to graduate. After leaving Marquette, he began working for the American Red Cross.
Despite negative publicity, Walker remains one of the favorites for the Republican presidential nomination. In a new poll of likely voters in Iowa, Walker ranked first, with 18 percent support. His closest challengers, Ben Carson and businessman Donald Trump, were tied with 10 percent each.