According to the Global Strategy Group’s just released report, The Outsider Illusion: How Democrats Should Navigate an Angry Electorate, in this general election voters overwhelmingly want someone who has big plans for American (88%) over someone who has big dreams from America (12%). And hearing of a candidate’s government accomplishments appeals to voters far more than talk of gridlock and corruption.
To appeal to those angry, white men, HRC should talk about how she help create economic growth and opportunities for small business owners as Senator from New York.
Policy – Community Based Production
How should we think about manufacturing in an increasing global economy?
Americans make things. Americans sell things. Americans love to start their own businesses.
Focus on small towns/small factories/ make it easier for the little guy to start and run his/her own business
Detroit – “bespoke” manufacturing Shinola – bikes, watches, leather goods
Bristol, RI – Bristol Boat Company – building on legacy, building a thing of beauty
Sun Valley ID – Scott ski gear (?) Nope. Founded in Sun Valley in 1958, now headquartered in Switzerland 😦
capitalize on what is in place/access to capital to build and grow small, community based businesses