Mr. President, show us what you’re trying to tell us. Give us something new – technologically speaking – when you speak to us. Bullet it, graph it, chart it, throw some illustrations in there – whatever it takes to get your point across. It’s 2011 and we are at new heights in technology. How is it that the Presidential Addresses to the nation are still presented in exactly the same fashion as they’ve always been: the president behind a podium, reading a speech off a teleprompter filled with vague political rhetoric and no real meat? Not to get too “Inconvenient Truth”-esque here, but instead of standing behind a podium when you address the country to explain your Jobs Creation bill, for example, why not try a graphic presentation? Or on any of your points, for that matter! Show a map of the U.S. and the years under Republican presidencies, for example, and SHOW how historically red states make less yearly income under Republican administrations. Surely your crew in the White House can put on a spectacular presentation for any talking point, but I think even a plain old Powerpoint presentation that my 11-year old daugher can create would be better than the same old same old. Do you truly believe in your Jobs Plan? Show us! Make it understandable to the American public in the way anyone in corporate America would…use the tools of technology to bring a fresh mode of communication to the public. How do you think sales plans are pitched in the corporate world? Standing at a podium and reading a speech? Not in this day and age. If anyone can “change” up the way government communicates with us, it should be you – the president who ran an unparalleled grassroots campaign in large part via the internet. Not only will it help EVERYONE better understand your reasoning, help people put facts and figures into historical context and understanding, but you’ll also be tapping into a goldmine of a voter base: the young voter.
Location: Hartford, CT