How to Run for President Without Rallies or Campaign Stops

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 presidential campaign continues. So how does a candidate run for office without knocking on doors or staging rallies? And is it even ethical for them to do so? 

Dave Karpf is an expert in online political organizing. He’s written two books on the subject and has been an organizer himself. He can talk about how candidates and movements can adapt online and the options candidates have right now.  

Peter Loge is an expert in political ethics. He was a political operative for decades, working both on Capitol Hill and as a presidential appointee, including for the FDA and the “Cancer Moonshot.” He directs the Project on Ethics in Political Communication at GW. He can discuss President Trump’s response to the COVID-19 crisis as well as former Vice President Biden’s communications strategy as he gets closer to securing the Democratic nomination. Loge wrote today about “The ethics of running for office in a pandemic.”

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