No Offense: How To Support Your Favorite 2020 Candidate Without Losing Friends

Posted on: 18 December 2019

If you are active in politics, you've probably experienced more than your share of heated political debates with friends and family members. As a new election season looms in the near future, you may wonder how you can best support your favorite candidate and not offend those you care about. Having a strategy in place is the key to being a great advocate for the politician you support in a non-offensive manner.

Take advantage of 2020 campaign novelty merchandise

From tee shirts to bumper stickers, there's no limit to the creative ways you can show your support for your favorite candidate. Stocking up on novelty merchandise means you can always keep your candidate in the spotlight by displaying decals on your vehicle or placing signs in your front yard. Having a supply of pens or stickers on hand to give to others is a great way to show your support and may open a door to starting a conversation with another prospective supporter.

Agree to disagree

It's easy to lose your cool when you're passionate about the causes your candidate supports and someone decides to bash your candidate. However, political arguments can get heated fast and they rarely resolve anything. Agree to disagree, before things get out of control, and you end up in a nasty exchange of words.

Don't attack a candidate's appearance

If someone attacks your candidate's looks or character, it can be tempting to find something insulting to say about the character of an opposing candidate. This does little to promote the policy facts that are at the core of why you support your candidate. Sticking to the policies and changes your candidate is campaigning on will go a lot further in letting people know why you support that person.

Keep it lighthearted and fun

Wear your tee shirts and badges proudly. Be ready to share the reasons you support your candidate in a positive way when asked. It's fun to joke or tease a friend who doesn't share your values but always keep it lighthearted and fun.

Taking an active role in supporting your favorite political candidate is a great way to encourage others to get out and vote when election day rolls around. Being respectful of other's opinions, and agreeing to disagree, allows you to focus on your candidate's strengths instead of getting side tracked by arguments. Your thoughtfulness will reflect well on the candidate you support and may even convince others to cast a vote in your favor. For more information, check out companies like Eristan LLC.