WBEZ | celebritization http://www.wbez.org/tags/celebritization Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en What politicians do to improve their Q-score http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-02-16/what-politicians-do-improve-their-q-score-82419 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//Madame Tussads&#039; celebration of Obama Getty Walker.JPG" alt="" /><p><p>Cleveland may be best known as the former home to basketball star LeBron James. When he took his talents to South Beach, he faced a lot of heat and a decline in popularity. In celebrity-speak, it&rsquo;s known as a Q-score, and his dropped.<br /><br />So as politicians become a little more like celebrities &ndash; someone like former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, for example &ndash; do they feel like they have to mind their Q-scores? To find out, <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> spoke to Democratic public affairs strategist and president of Aileron Communications <a href="http://www.aileroninc.com/lundy.html" target="_blank">Dave Lundy</a>.</p></p> Wed, 16 Feb 2011 15:15:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-02-16/what-politicians-do-improve-their-q-score-82419