The best, horrid, metaphor for how to speak well. Like my aunt ‘Peg’ used to say, “You ain’t done done THAT have you?”

Yes, he did. He went there.

And I will point out the most glaring example of HORRID in this story.

All the smart, elite, hollywood wannabes forget one simple thing.

Bush was an Ivy League Elite.

I am NOT certain this author forgot that. He doesn’t say one way or the other.


And Bush put on one of the best acts of misunderstatability of the last thousand years.

When America was HIT and everyone was screaming “Why is he still talking to those kids,” Bush was putting together a simple and powerful speech for the masses.

It is not about politics stupid, it is about the PEOPLE.

But, ALWAYS remember, you can never get the elite to do anything they did not think of …. that is why THEY liked Gore and hated Bush.

Gore used their talking points. Bush came up with new talking points which resonated with simpler people.

There are MORE of us than there are Ivy Elitists.

What do you think?



Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Mark Suster (@msuster), a 2x entrepreneur, now VC at GRP Partners. He publishes more frequently over on his blog BothSidesoftheTable

It is election season. So it’s tempting to think this is going to be a partisan post – it is not.


I use George Bush vs. Al Gore as allegory and I’ve been using it with entrepreneurs for years to sink in a simple point about how to communicate with the market. I use it because I believe in the power of visual and memorable stories to sink into the consciousness. I talked at this point at length in a previous post on “The Importance of the Narrative.”

So why re-hash Bush v. Gore?

I think most people remember the era in which Al Gore was running for president. Partisan rancor aside, we had just come…

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