The battle over ObamaCare will reignite soon, and the next front will be the war for public opinion. The American public remains deeply skeptical of the new law. Many Americans say they will not sign up for insurance in the new “exchanges” scheduled to open October 1, 2013. As a result, the Obama administration is preparing a high-profile public relations blitz to again sell the law to the public.
Here are 4 talking points ObamaCare advocates will attempt to promote — and 4 questions Americans should ask in response…
Now that I’ve done three call-in shows on BlogTalkRadio, I’ve been reflecting on the differences between working in video versus audio. As a result, I’m wondering whether I should switch my Sunday Webcast to a purely audio stream — perhaps to BlogTalkRadio or perhaps to some other service.
I’m not sure that the video on my Sunday Webcast adds much value, and I do pay for the use of that. Also, I’ve found that I can speak extemporaneously better if I only have to focus on what I’m saying rather than what I’m doing. That’s been a bit of a surprise to me.
However, I wonder if I’m under-valuing the video for my audience. Also, I’m concerned about the quality of the audio stream offered by BlogTalkRadio. (I record the posted podcasts locally, so you can only judge if you’ve listened to the live show.) I might be able to offer a better live audio stream — perhaps while still using the BlogTalkRadio platform. I might offer that better audio stream only to “premium” subscribers, meaning people who contribute, say, $10 or more each month. Everyone else would have to endure BlogTalkTadio.
However, before I make a decision, I’d like to hear from you. So here’s a quick poll.
Please feel free to post any further thoughts in the comments. I’d like to hear from you!
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In clinical medicine, too often patients will succumb to otherwise-survivable diseases because they lack sufficient will or desire to live.
The same is true of civilizations. If a civilization lacks the equivalent of a healthy “self-esteem” and instead internalizes the cultural equivalent of “self-contempt”, then it may not really think it deserves to survive when challenged. Whether 21st-century America falls in that category remains to be seen…