TAC4 Solutions is creating a new event in Louisville, TACKLE, with TAC4, to change the tone of political conversation and find effective solutions on tough issues.

REGISTER HERE for our first event July 24!

Visit our TACKLE Facebook page and our hosting sponsor, TAC4 Solutions.

2012 US Political Scene

  • Today’s debate is characterized by polarization among and within parties; disrespect, accusations, and rhetoric; claims of moral superiority; and sound bites that oversimplify and confuse the message
  • The negative tone results in a broken political system at all governmental levels; created a debt crisis; and disengaged and disillusioned voters

TACKLE, with TAC4 Background

  • TAC4 Solutions is a process redesign consulting firm specializing in cohesive team behavior in the business environment
  • At one of our seminars, we were challenged to apply our Nine Ground Rules for Cohesive Team Behavior™ to the political arena
  • We created TACKLE, with TAC4 and the corresponding Seven Ground Rules for Political Discourse™ to introduce a solutions mindset into the current events discussions
  • TACKLE, with TAC4: we tackle the issues, not each other


  • Provide a venue for rational and respectful political discourse
  • TACKLE panel discussions should resemble an exciting cohesive team of business leaders
  • Penetrate the average citizen with strong ideas instead of heated sound bites
  • Provide attendees and viewers actionable take home steps and ideas for continued intelligent discussion
  • Provide financial benefit to charities

Seven Ground Rules for Political Discourse™

  1. Show respect, assuming good motives
  2. Do not complain without offering solutions with realistic action steps
  3. Blame the process, not the person
  4. Clarify opinion from fact
  5. Seek the truth over political positioning
  6. Where there are moral philosophical differences, clarify without accusation and move on
  7. Hold yourself and others accountable to words and commitments with consequences

TACKLE Logistics

  • Selected panelists from opposite sides of an issue commit to delve into intense conversation, according to the Seven Ground Rules for Political Discourse™
  • Alan Claypool, president of TAC4 Solutions, moderates the discussion, challenging the panelists on sticking to the ground rules
  • Audience is charged admission plus voluntary donations; each panelist brings a charity to receive 100% of the funds if they “win” the debate
  • Visit the blog to receive information on how to register to attend the TACKLE events

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