Originally Posted by Kaylore
lol Obama a competent leader.
I ask again, Dems. Do you honestly believe "clean energy and teachers" is the answer to the number 1 issue with everyone, the economy?
Talk about domestic issues not resonating, even my X-Box poll shows Romney leading and they are more trusting of Romney over Obama on the economy. When those few undecideds go the polls, you think they want four more years of smaller classes and solar panels? Do you honestly believe they are going to see THEMSELVES getting a job with smaller classes?
I partially agree with you, although I think this is an oversimplification of the issue and honestly, exemplifies a failure for Dems to frame an issue and communicate how clean energy can have a drastic positive effect on the economy. Dems always get backed into the "The Prius and Solar Panels" talking points. . . the Frank Luntz "let's frame green energy as a no good hippie pipe dream" narrative is something the Dems should have pushed back on and they haven't effectively done that.
When I think Green energy, I think a huge part of case that should be presented is a massive power grid update initiative. The energy efficiency and cost savings would be tremendous. The jobs that would be created both in the private and public sectors would be immense. A terrorist attack on our antiquated grid could be catastrophic.
As far as the education goes, I think the initiative should focus on retooling America's workforce to meet the demands of the 21st Century. The days of graduating from high school with a "C" average, walking down to the local Ford plant and getting a decent assembly line job are gone and they aren't coming back. The present day system of education has become so narrowly focused on reading/writing grill and kill initiatives in response to state mandated testing, that we no longer teach things within context.