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Albertoo

(2,016 posts)
Wed Jul 27, 2016, 07:23 PM Jul 2016

Does Hillary's platform need to be clarified/sharpened?

Maybe I've not been attentive enough, but I feel there's a problem of electoral platform clarity. People remember simple things, is the Democratic platform simple enough?

Take Trump and his scare tactics. He's making the (overly) simple offer to protect people against a big, bad world (immigrants, violence, Islamic terrorism, China taking jobs)
This is decomposed into actions (a yyuuuge wall, border controls and tariffs,..)

Do you share my feeling that what's missing is a counter vision expressed in simple terms
(like the New Deal, the Fair Deal, whatever) with one or two key star measures?

Maintaining the status quo (like the ACA) isn't a dynamic enough selling proposition IMHO.
And just running negatively against an erratic Trump is giving him more limelight.
What is/should be the unique selling proposition of the Democratic platform? The focus?


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Does Hillary's platform need to be clarified/sharpened? (Original Post) Albertoo Jul 2016 OP
Yeah...I know of someone who might give her some pointers in that department Armstead Jul 2016 #1
Bill had it: "it's the economy, stupid" Albertoo Jul 2016 #3
That platform isn't Hillary's, it is of the DNC. tonyt53 Jul 2016 #2
I'm not talking about the laundry list that political platforms are Albertoo Jul 2016 #4
 

tonyt53

(5,737 posts)
2. That platform isn't Hillary's, it is of the DNC.
Wed Jul 27, 2016, 07:36 PM
Jul 2016

A political platform is like a company mission statement - it looks like one thing on paper, but another when put into action.

 

Albertoo

(2,016 posts)
4. I'm not talking about the laundry list that political platforms are
Wed Jul 27, 2016, 07:59 PM
Jul 2016

I'm talking about the "Unique Selling Proposition"

In short, Trump says "I'll protect you", what should be Hillary's tag line?

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