Should PR pros share their political views on Facebook?

Several pros weigh in, each with a different opinion.

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I posted a simple status update on my Facebook profile this week:

The response was quite surprising. Sixty-seven people commented.

Remember, this is my personal page. I’m not a celebrity or political figure, just a guy with some friends on Facebook. And many of those 67 people left long, well-reasoned comments.

Clearly the post struck a chord with people. And obviously, it was timely.

As I suspected, people had all sorts of views. Here’s a smattering of some of the more interesting comments:

The “if someone chose not to work with me because of my political views, then I wouldn’t want to work with them” view was fairly common in the thread. But it’s a viewpoint that’s convenient, in some cases. What if you’re desperate for work? Are you going to stick with those guns? How far does that mentality go?

Note Jason Keath’s comment and Shelly Kramer’s response. This was another common theme. Many people say they simply don’t care; that politics trumps business success.

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