@Larry_Beech "The politicians have failed; now it's up to the business community to stand up and be heard. I want the business community to step up." Pollster Frank Luntz "The Atlantic" (1/6/14)
@Larry_Beech 1) Luntz knew that he, a maker of political messages and attacks and advertisements, had helped create this negativity, and it haunted him. But it was Obama he principally blamed.
@Larry_Beech 2) People in his focus groups had absorbed President Obama's message of class divisions, haves and have-nots, of redistribution. It was a message Luntz believed to be profoundly wrong, but one so powerful he had no slogans, no arguments with which to beat it back.
@Larry_Beech 3) In reelecting Obama, the people had spoken. And the people, Luntz believed, were wrong. Having spent his career telling politicians what the people wanted to hear, Luntz now believed the people had been corrupted and were beyond saving.
@Larry_Beech 4) Obama had ruined the electorate, set them at each other's throats, and there was no way to turn back.
-- "The Agony of Frank Luntz: What does It mean when America's top political wordsmith loses faith in our ability to be persuaded?" Molly Ball "The Atlantic" 1/6/14
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