Can Both Left and Right Win?

April 25, 2011
Finally someone is thinking outside the box to bridge the gap between left and right.

For several days I had ignored the emails. They came from Rick Raddatz and had subject lines like: LIVE Q&A About Win/Win Revolution. I ignored them because I was sure they were just more of the sales pitches for marketing with the latest “secret” techniques.

Then an email came with the subject line of: An end to “LEFT” vs “RIGHT.” As I prepared to toss it into the delete folder, for some reason I decided to read it. This is what it said:

Hi Rick Raddatz here.

On Friday at 9pm local time we launched http://WinWinRevolution.org

The response has been overwhelming!

As proof, check out the quantity and quality of testimonials below. [In the email]

And please notice how the testimonials come from ALL POINTS in the political spectrum.  That means this is REAL. [These were truly impressive; from Republicans, Democrats, Independents, Progressives, and Libertarians.]

The Win+Win Revolution will CHANGE EVERYTHING.

It’s just a matter of time.

So please visit http://WinWinRevolution.orgright now, watch the video, and then forward this email to everyone you know.

When I clicked on the link, I saw that the video was 23 minutes long — much too long just to see what it might mean. But for some reason I started watching and became intrigued.

Rick Raddatz’s idea about politics was definitely thinking out of the box. I was so impressed that I’ve decided to tell you about it. And rather than try to explain it to you, I suggest you go there and watch at least five minutes of it.

If you have despaired of ever getting our country (or friends and others who can’t seem to see things the way we do) to agree on how to to limit the scope of government, reduce the deficit, and yet care for the truly needy, I believe this may just be a way to do it.

I would like to know what you think, but mostly I would like you to know about this new perspective on our politics. It will take awhile to put into action, but I believe it has potential.

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3 thoughts on “Can Both Left and Right Win?

  1. The idea/video is interesting. I’d like to hear more. My concern is how do you ensure that the prioritization is actually happening as intended. Who decides what is high priority and what isn’t? It seems kind of simplistic. What if politicians decide that subsidies to corporate farms, Wallstreet and Pharmaceutical companies are high priority and Medicare and Social Security are not? I just do not think any change can happen until we have campaign finance reform and get the money out of politics. Would love to see a plate for intelligent debate about this and what it would look like in practice.

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  2. Alcrisp,

    Thanks for your comment.

    The interesting thing about this project is that it is only getting started and will evolve over time. What caught my attention was the way in which many different kinds of people are willing to create the movement.

    I think that evaluating priorities will work if the structure is there for it. And that needs to be built as the people working on it keep thinking outside the box.

    One of the most interesting things was his bell curve with it’s analysis of different views. I could see that both positions have more positive and less positive potential for aiding the country.

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