There is an increasing disconnect between the electorate and the political/policy discussion. The conclusion: The present discourse is frustrating the country. Americans want to change the conversation.
The discourse from both political parties and the news media is seen as contributing to the current breakdown of the political process. With 90% of the one billion advertising dollars spent on negative political ads in the last election to news media being viewed as entertainment, the public does not see how problems are going to be solved, at a moment when they are seen as greater than we have seen in our lifetime.
So what does it mean when the state of political and policy discourse in a democracy is in such disarray? Where do we go from here?
David Winston has been an advisor to Republican House and Senate leadership for the last 10 years, and in the last month presented at their retreats. He was the keynote speaker at the 2012 G8 Presiding Officer summit, and advises center-right parties throughout Europe. He has done extensive research for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on topics including education, global health, and foreign aid. He appears frequently on MSNBC and is an election analyst for CBS. Finally, he has been credited for originating the concept of “security mom.”Join Report
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