Thursday, February 20, 2020

Bloomberg's Debate Fail


Mike Bloomberg replied, “not liked a joke I made,” was a complete missed opportunity to appeal to women. If I was advising him, here’s what I would have recommended his reply be something along the lines of:

“2020 is not 2010 or 1990. I would like to thank the courageous women of the #MeToo movement for calling out completely unacceptable behavior and comments. Times are changing for the better. I deeply regret a joke I may have made, and I’m sure I’m not the only one on this stage who feels this same regret for things said in years past. I am very mindful that my words are respectful of everyone. To the courageous women who’ve shared their stories, and to those who haven’t, thank you. I hear you.”

And to his comment of “I worked really hard”:

“Our country gave me the opportunity to live the American dream. Right now, the majority of Americans are fighting to get through the day and struggling to barely make ends meet. This is wrong, we need to get our country on the right track so everyone has the opportunity to create their own version of the American dream.”

Just some food for thought.