Questions for Four Years On

Reagan’s winning question “Are you better off than you were four years ago?” has been the holy grail of candidates ever since, and its reuse has never worked, so its not enough to plan to use it again.

Rather we need to be thinking now about the equivalent that goes to the deeper motivations of the key changed voters:

Is the system any less rigged than it was four years ago?

Are those who the system was rigged for any worse off than they were four years ago?

Is your voice being heard more than it was four years ago?

Did the job you were promised come back?

Are we being kept out of wars like you were promised?



If We Knew What People Meant by “Rigged,” Perhaps We Could Then Show Who Was Doing the “Rigging”

When I blogged about the need to do focus groups to understand what people really meant when they said the system was “rigged,” and what were the examples that proved to them that this was so, I fogot to make the most important point.

If we know what they mean, then we can show that maybe they are misled as to who is doing the rigging, or at least taking advantage of it.

An example from the Washington Post raising the very real possibility that Trump son-law Kushner got into Harvard because shortly before admission his dad gave a $2.5 million donation.  Not the only example, I would venture to guess.