- Have no plan, other than to get into office.
- Contradict yourself often.
- Blame the other parties for all the problems in the country.
- Treat your party like it's your farm.
- Treat members of your party like they are your farm workers.
- Repeatedly ask members of your party to use violent tactics to get you into office.
- Get the biggest bullies in the playground to take you under their wing.
- Ask other countries to impose sanctions on your country.
- Ask other countries to invade your country.
- If it looks like you are going to win an election, pull out. Refuse to participate in the elections.
- Say you are not going to negotiate, then negotiate.
- Say you are not going to take part in a 'government of national unity', then make efforts to be included in such a government.