Tales from the War Rooms of Politics

Tales from the War Rooms of Politics

Posted on September 13 by John Laschinger
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My decision to write a book about my 50 political campaigns was influenced by a couple things. First. a desire to share a number of the lessons that I have learned along the way with future candidates and campaign managers and second, to provide entertaining reading for the many political junkies who enjoy hearing about what really happened behind the scenes in many important election or leadership campaigns.

I started writing Campaign Confessions: Tales from the War Rooms of Politics in early 2015 and now, some eighteen months later, the process of concept design, writing, editing, proofing and printing has come to an end.

This week I took delivery of the first copies of the finished product and books are now being delivered to bookstores across Canada.

What did I feel holding the book in my hands? The answer: a mixture of pride and curiosity. I was proud of having written another book, something that very few individuals get to do but at the same time curious about what the reaction and response to the book would be.

While it is important to me that the book achieves what I set out to do — namely teach and entertain — I am also anxious that it reflects well upon the political process and especially on the candidates who place their names on ballots.

The political process has been under attack for many years to the point where politicians are continually ranked at the bottom of any list of professions in terms of respect and favourability. Only telemarketers and used car salespersons are ranked lower. I hope that all those who read this book will come away with an improved perception of both politicians and the political process.

John Laschinger

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John Laschinger

John Laschinger is a professional campaign manager who goes wherever there are elections or leadership contests. He has been involved with fifty leadership and general election campaigns across Canada and internationally.