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Persuasion 2018 – Part Three

In today’s installment of my series on persuasion I want to concentrate on one target demographic: young people. You will find a lot of similar strategies for activating young voters and women. News flash to the old, white men of the GOP: women are people. Let’s explore. Continue reading Persuasion 2018 – Part Three

A Retirement Plea

My coaching experience often influences my strategic political thinking. Going into what promises to be a close game there is a premium on not making mistakes and in the process beating yourself. As things currently stand going into the 2018 Senatorial elections the Democrats need a net pickup of two seats to take back the chamber. Unlike many other Democrats I’m skeptical. That being said I have not given up and see the need to “play a near perfect game”. It is with that thought in mind that I make today’s plea. Continue reading A Retirement Plea

Persuasion 2018 – Part Two

This is the second article in a series about how to use persuasion during the 2018 campaign. Today I want to concentrate on the role women will play both as activists and voters in 2018. Let’s explore.

Let’s get one key thing straight right from the get-go; generally speaking American women do not have a positive feeling about Party labels. If you are speaking to a Democratic Women’s organization that is the exception; otherwise talk about causes. Women (and they are not the only group of Americans to which this applies) passionately care about causes. Remember persuasion is all about motivating someone to vote, donate, or volunteer. If you want to motivate them you have you have to start by getting them to listen.     Continue reading Persuasion 2018 – Part Two

The Enshrinement Of Abigail Adams

I expect 2018 to be an unusual year and I can think of few ways better to start than by enshrining what many may initially think is an unusual choice for the Progressive Hall of Fame. Abigail Adams is mainly known for being the wife of our second President, John Adams, and the mother of our sixth President, John Quincy Adams. While that alone is notable, it doesn’t even figure into her induction. After reading the next few paragraphs I think you will agree with her worthiness for induction. Continue reading The Enshrinement Of Abigail Adams

The Bankruptcy Of America’s Word

We are nearing the one year mark of Donald Trump’s presidency. Many things concern me, but perhaps none more so than the bankruptcy of America’s word. Simply put, why would any nation or entity trust us? Let’s explore. Continue reading The Bankruptcy Of America’s Word