10 Things Patti Stanger Might Advise The Candidates About Last Night's Republican Debate

Patti is the host of The Millionaire Matchmaker on Bravo. I love her show.

Here's what she might be saying this morning:

1. "Macho? In a political debate? Really?"

2. "Keep your hands to yourself." (Wait, that's my kindergarten teacher.)

3. "TMI. Keep it short and sweet."

4. "You've got to let the other person talk."

5. "Be open to other people. Got to tear down that wall."

6. "Religion can be a dealbreaker. You've got to be ready to handle that question."

7. "Remember Staci, the wacky actress/coach/model/divorcee who kept resisting my bad advice? Wacky is bad."

8. "Likable beats smart every time."

9. "Just because someone knows how to make a million dollars, doesn't mean they know how to treat another person. That's how I stay in business."

10. "I have a 99% success rate, so take my advice."


Dr. Dannielle Blumenthal is an author, independent brand researcher, and adjunct marketing professor with 20 years of varied experience. An avid researcher and prolific, creative writer, Dr. Blumenthal's interests span communication, marketing, qualitative media content analysis, political rhetoric, propaganda, leadership, management, organizational development, and more. An engaged citizen, she has for several years worked to raise awareness around child sex trafficking and the dangers of corruption at @drdannielle on Twitter. You can find her articles at Medium, www.AllThingsBrand.com and www.DannielleBlumenthal.com, and she frequently answers questions on Quora. All opinions are Dr. Blumenthal's own.