To be re-elected again and over! By researching the characteristics of individuals who ran for and were re-elected to various political posts, Schlesinger created a typology of politicians based on their political ambition. He found that those who gained office were more likely than those who lost election to hold on to their position through a second term. These men were called "survivors." Those who failed to win a second term were said to have "surrendered their positions." They included all but one of the men who had held President Truman's old post of Secretary of State when he left to serve in the Senate.
The exception was Charles Wilson (D-Penn.) who lost election to Richard Nixon but was then appointed Secretary of Defense under President Ford. When Congress refused to confirm him, he resigned from the Cabinet to run again for his former seat but was defeated by a large margin. He remained on the ballot as a "write-in" candidate but received only 1 percent of the vote.
So, Wilson is the only survivor of the five members of the Cabinet who had been elected to Congress or the Senate before they assumed their offices.
Another characteristic shared by survivors is that they all had strong political networks before becoming ministers of state.
As in, persuade, acquire support It will be difficult to persuade him of our point of view. A. To succeed in winning someone's favor or support; to prevail on someone: The politician spent a long period attempting to sway indecisive voters. B. To cause to agree with one; convince: She tried but failed to win him over.
Now, these two words have some similar definitions but there is a significant difference between them. Winning over means convincing or inducing someone to feel or act in a particular way. While persuading involves showing or indicating that you are right and should be heeded.
Persuasion can be either direct or indirect. Direct persuasion takes place when the listener is given information about the issue at hand. This can be done through speech, writing, or visual media such as charts and graphs. Indirect persuasion uses evidence from other sources to show how the first party's views are consistent with reality or social norms. For example, if someone is asked to choose between listening to music or reading a book, they might be persuaded by evidence such as millions of people who have chosen to listen to nothing but music for their entire lives.
In conclusion, winning over and persuasion are two different things. You can be persuasive without winning over everyone, and vice versa.
Gain. Straightforwardly; immediately; via the quickest route or means. Appropriately, conveniently, dexterously, and reasonably (dialectal) acceptable; fairly (dialectal) satisfactory.
The adverb of gain expresses a successful outcome to an action, whether that action is positive or negative: "gainfully," "gainsayingly." The word can also mean "without loss" or "with profit": "gainful" and "gaining" respectively.
Thus, the adverb of gain describes an action that results in a gain for one thing or more than one thing. It can be used to show that which results in advantage, benefit, profit, or good coming from something done or said. Also, it can be used to show that which does not result in loss or damage.
For example, if you gain weight then you have gained some amount of weight. This weight increase is a disadvantage for you because you are now heavier than you wanted to be. However, if you lose weight then you have gained some amount of weight. This weight loss is advantageous because you are now lighter than you wanted to be. Whether your action is positive or negative depends on how you feel about the result.
To begin engaging in, belonging to, or supporting a group, activity, or field that one has previously abandoned. After a nearly ten-year absence from politics, the former governor is returning to the fray with a presidential run. He says he's doing so to help his country.
Returning to the fold refers to someone or something regaining your support after you have withdrawn it. Political commentators have said that Senator Bernie Sanders is trying to bring voters back into the fold by drawing large crowds at his rallies. Voters seem open to having a third candidate enter the race and take votes away from Trump and Clinton.
Back into the fold also means getting people or animals who are feeling alone or lost to show them love and care. Animals can be returned to their owners, friends, or shelters. People usually return to their stable family unit or place of employment.
As far as I know, this phrase has not been used in political contexts before. But given how often politicians claim they want to "bring our country together" or "make America great again," it's not surprising that someone has borrowed this phrase to explain their own actions.
Triumphant. Please forward this list to others. When you win, you've accomplished something. A winning squad is victorious. A triumphant team or individual has gained victory, won the game, and beat the other team. People can achieve victory through winning elections, contests, games, and almost anything else that is competitive.
When someone wins, they gain success. If you want your team to be successful, let them know that you are proud of them even if they lose. Show them support and give them encouragement so that they can grow as players and individuals.
Failure is when you drop the ball, lose, or come last. Failure can make us feel bad about ourselves or allow us to learn from our mistakes. It can also help us move on to try again with better strategies or techniques.
People can fail successfully if they know what they are doing and have the support of their team. For example, if a player makes a mistake while playing basketball, it may be because he is tired or not focused enough. He could also be getting open shots that he isn't taking because he thinks they are too hard to shoot. Even though he fails, he hasn't failed completely - he has only succeeded in showing how much more work he needs to do before being able to play at a high level.
Successful people don't think about failure, they focus on success.