"Too often in the political world people delude themselves into thinking that how a person behaves in 'politics' is separate and distinct from how they behave in 'government.' A campaign that encourages staff to push ethical limits, treats people (especially subordinates and volunteers) poorly, and employs sleazy, creepy tactics teaches people that these are the traits and behaviors that are valued and earn rewards," writes Ron Nehring in this new article. "Yet, what happens when these same people are part of a winning campaign, and move into government positions? Are we to believe that those who have been trained in, and rewarded for, skirting the rules and will, when suddenly given the powers of the state, change?"
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