The following is cynical, I admit. But it’s not unfair.
This past weekend I attended an impressive campaign school by Democracy for America, a band of “progressive” shock troops for the Democratic Party. I like these people and am even giving them money.
Among the DFA’s many pragmatic teachings is the 27-9-3: a message that is (ideally) no more than 27 words long, delivered in nine seconds, and makes no more than three points. The idea is to impose discipline on one’s political speech, respecting the limited attention that most people feel they can afford to give to politics.
We were encouraged to write a 27-9-3 for our state party. And here is where my troubles began. After some thought I wrote: Continue reading “Talking points for the Alabama Dems”