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some quick pro tips

This President's Day it's hard not to look longingly towards 2020.

We've dealt with a wide range of unprecedented (and frankly, un-presidential) behavior for the last two years. From hateful fear-mongering, to whatever "covfefe" was, to a government shutdown and policies that took a direct toll on the American people.

In the next few months, challengers will emerge. I think the American people have a few tips for presidential hopefuls:

  1. Have someone proofread your tweets. Consider avoiding caps lock.
  2. Watch an episode of "Schoolhouse Rock," ideally the one where the bill becomes a law.
  3. If you've shut down the government, make reservations ahead of having dinner guests. Cold "hamberders" are not a hit.
  4. Swatch-test your spray tan before full-body application.
  5. Something, something, avoid Putin.
  6. Air Force One (1997) was not a documentary.
  7. The unique thing about laws is that they aren't optional. Follow them accordingly.
  8. Don't lie. It's noticeable and frankly embarrassing to watch.
  9. Even if "you're fired" is part of your #brand, try to keep your staff around long enough to accomplish something the American people want.
  10. Remember the basics: names of high-level officials like Supreme Court Justices, attend security briefings, and the words to the national anthem.

Team McGovern

Posted on February 18, 2019.

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Jim McGovern represents the 2nd District of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He has earned a national reputation as a tireless advocate for his district and as a champion for food security, human rights, campaign finance reform, social justice and peace.

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