It's now conventional wisdom that if Republicans are going to compete in future presidential elections, they must carve out pockets of Barack Obama's coalition — and particularly young voters. That has proved difficult with issues like gay marriage, marijuana legalization, and immigration reform, where the GOP's views differ from those of many young Americans.
But what if they can could stick to their core values and still make inroads with the younger generation? What if, as part of a six-figure cable ad buy, they could get a mustachioed twentysomething or thirtysomething in a leather jacket and tortoise-shell glasses to proclaim he's for an "all of the above" energy strategy and therefore a Republican?
Enter Scott Greenberg, who, employing the patented Michele Bachmann strategy of never looking directly at the camera, proclaims he's all for using "solar, wind, shale, gas, oil "¦ whatever!"
Scott seems like a very nice guy. He lives in the D.C. area and does PR for the Washington Ballet, or so we've gleaned from the Internet. He's also a recent homeowner (congrats man!) and tweets things about St. Vincent and We Were Pirates and stuff!
The bit about him saying he's a Republican because he believes in an "all of the above" energy strategy, however, is just strange. That's Obama's line! Or at least he's repeatedly called for an "all of the above" strategy, even after green groups demanded he ditch the rhetoric, as National Journal's Ben Geman reported.