Ever since I can remember I have wanted to be involved in politics. I was always fascinated in the debates, the interviews, and the actual campaign. I never wanted to pursue a job in politics until late 2015 when it hit me that Hillary or Donald could very well be our next commander in chief.
I do not want to be a politician; I would like to be involved in politics. So I have set my goal at becoming a campaign manager. Everything I enjoy doing falls under the campaign manager position and I honestly cannot see another area that fits me better. The current campaigns are both incredibly sloppy and I would like to do something to fix at least one of those campaigns in the future.
My research on the campaign manager position has shown me some pretty interesting facts. In the current presidential election, it seems to be more common to blame the managers of the campaign then it does to blame anyone else. Hillary Clinton’s manager is catching a lot of heat for not coming to the news faster and disclosing her medical issues, this doesn’t necessarily seem like his problem, but then he turned it on her staff and blamed them for not disclosing in time.
Clinton isn’t the only one to have a campaign manager in the ring with the media. Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s new campaign manager, has been catching a lot of backlash after a few failed fundraising attempts. Although, Kellyanne did not come up with the ideas, she is faced with the fault if they fail.
There is a lot of negativity surrounding my desired field, but that’s not what I am going to make it about for me. I would like to use it as a stepping stone, a way to get my name out, and a way to get into the political world. I read an article on the position as a whole and it was in general pretty negative, that’s not what I want to be about as a campaign manager.