Published Article Reviews
What Happened to the Republicans? All Politics is Local. (12-1-12)
12/9/12 Linda Z.
“Where did GOP voters go?” by Jackie Cartier is the best commentary I have read so far regarding the results of the presidential election 2012. It was honest, clear, straightforward and best of all, non-blaming. Very refreshing, and words to consider for selecting the next GOP candidates for all positions.
12/8/12 Mike G.
Your article was great. Totally different perspective from what everyone else has been writing and talking about. It made me think in a different direction. Very interesting. I'm excited for your next one.
12/3/12 Tracy T.
That was a fantastic column in the Vail Daily on Saturday. Kudos to you.
11/15/12 Jachin P.
Interesting read, thanks!
Wealthiest & Best-Educated = Obama… Nice Try! (12-12-12)
12/12/12 Ellen B.
Your article in today's Vail Daily brings a fresh perspective to the Republican losses this election. Thanks for a well written and intelligent response to some of negative editorials in The Daily recently. Loved the Einstein quote.
Gun Control: Can you regulate crazy? (1-10-13)
1/10/13 Brad H.
I thought your article in the Vail Daily today on gun control, was just about the most intelligent, and well written article I've ever read on the subject! Thanks for writing it, and well done.
1/17/13 Mike L.
“Valley Voices by Jacqueline Carter was one of the best and most reasonable articles I have read on the subject of gun control.” I really liked your article in Valley Voices recently. It looks like you have a lot of common sense. I wish we had you for president.
1/10/13 Matthew S.
Thank you for taking the time to write your logical view on gun regulation today in the Vail Daily. I also appreciate your alternative solution of stiffer penalties on those who abuse the gun right instead of making more limitations on law abiding citizens.
1/10/12 Scott R.
I enjoyed and agreed with your article in the paper today regarding gun control. It’s a nice break from the usual Valley Voices!
1/11/13 Alan H.
Enjoyed and agree with the article you wrote, “Can you regulate crazy”.
Heart verses Head, and the Reality of Fiscal Policy (1-17-13)
1/17/10 Joe H.
Voicemail message: “Very good article, appreciate your insight”.
End of the World, Hardly! (3-7-13)
3/7/13 Donald R.
“I think it’s great. I also think you make a very interesting point that I had not thought about or heard, that is, no fingerprints on the cuts. That’s an excellent one. I am a fan.”
3/7/13 Shelly M.
Loved your article in the Vail Daily on Thursday March 7. Very well written.
New Pope matters to us all (3-13-13)
3/13/13 Tricia G.
I really enjoy reading your articles. Today’s article was exceptional.
3/14/13 Donna B.
Great article, thank you
3/14/13 Raquel O.
Love it! I thought I was the only person who read (Encyclical) "God is Love". Thank you for this very thoughtful piece.
3/14/13 Bill T.
You’re a very good writer Jackie! It would be nice if Pope Benedict would read it because of your sound understanding of his decision to resign.
Gay marriage is a thorny church-state issue (4-1-13)
3/26/13 Raquel O.
Yes... Yes... and, Yes!
3/27/13 James S.
I don't even have to be Republican to agree with this.
4/1/13 Pam K.
Your article was the singularly most clear, respectful, and balanced article I have read on this issue of gay marriage. Thank you!
Don't count GOP out (4-7-13)
Independence Institute: Rumors of GOP’s death exaggerated (4-12-13)
4/13/13 Scott W.
GREAT article… very SOLID... love the "filter of the reporter’s experience and beliefs, even when attempting to be neutral" and especially "that’s all well and good, but it is simply semantics unless it is accompanied by action." Nice work Jacqueline.
Is the all-American boy becoming an endangered species? “Let boys be boys” (4-25-13)
(This particular article generated a lot of emotional response, including phone calls, not listed)
3/25/13 Judd R.
I am the Lead Pastor of a Church. I wanted to thank you for what you wrote this morning. I appreciate your sensitivity to how boys and girls are different. At the end of the day, no matter what one believes religiously, we are male and we are female and there are differences. I truly appreciate your insight. Blessings.
3/25/13 John B,
Excellent commentary Jacqueline!! As a father of two boys, ages 8 and 12, and an older father at that (54)... I have seen a disturbing trend over the years, starting with men’s roles in general. Confusing for men and also boys... and not remotely realistic. Thank you for your insightful and well written commentary; let’s keep the dialogue open and moving on this subject!
3/25/13 Christy P.
I just had to drop you an email about your article in the Vail Daily today titled "Why can't boys just be boys?" All I have to say is Amen Sister!!! I agree with everything. My boy has been "discriminated" against for being a real, normal boy since he was about a year old in this valley, starting in daycare. It's ridiculous. Just so you know, he is an awesome, super smart, super athletic, normal 8 year old raised with polite southern mannerisms and he is all boy! Thanks for the article, I loved it!
3/25/13 Sara C.
I just wanted to say thank you for the column you wrote for the paper today. I appreciate you taking a stand for our boys, which is not a popular opinion in our growing feminist society.
3/25/13 Tricia G.
Nice “boys” piece today! Thank you!!
3/25/13 Timm K.
I don't normally read the Valley Voices section of the Daily but this article caught my eye. Nice insight! And, as a father of a 10 year old boy, appreciated reading.
3/25/13 Michael C.
Great insights in your article………I couldn't agree more with your thoughts.
3/25/13 Robin M.
Thank you for your well written thought-provoking commentary. I have never responded to a newspaper columnist before. However, you have touched on a topic that has been on my mind for a long time now. I raised two daughters. You have addressed one of the reasons I was grateful to have girls. I am truly shocked that this issue has not been addressed by mothers of boys before now (at least not to my knowledge.) Our feminist P.C. thought police are out of control to the detriment of 50% of our children. Boys are constantly bombarded with messages that there is something inherently wrong with them. You can't watch a TV commercial without seeing any and all males cast as the inferior, incompetent, I-need-meds, character. Also, to expand on your topic, there are even greater labels and guilt trips pinned on boys if they happen to be born a white male. I am sorry for all of the Susan B. Anthony’s who were denied the vote by our ancestral men, but I wish society would quit taking it out on our babies, children, and men of today. Please submit this column to papers around the country. Maybe, parents of boys or anyone incensed by this injustice will speak out and start a movement to 'let boys be boys.'
3/25/13 Charmayne B.
What a great and “spot on” article you wrote. Unfortunately I feel our society emasculates our boys and young men. It’s sad. Balance, appreciation of both sexes and their strengths and weaknesses and respect and – like you said, “Let our boys have the freedom to be themselves…. ”. We raised a son (now 34) and he was one of the boys you described. It broke our hearts – the labeling, the intolerance, etc. It wasn’t easy for any of us. He became a US Marine –in a Special Forces division. Thank you for speaking out - you are a wise woman.
3/25/13 Jon W.
I just read your article; you read my mind. Why can’t boys be boys? What’s happening to them in this country, for how many years now, is just criminal.
4/26/13 Christa P.
I am now an "empty-nester" of four boys, (ages 32, 30, 27, 20). From elementary to college education, little league to college level sports, and all the other endless tasks and obsessions trying NOT, (in your words) to create "Stepford" children; I have no fallacy in my own little Kumbaya existence to respond back, short and sweet, and to the point, with two words: Well Done! Well Said! Right On! Very Nice! Bless You! Thank You! I can only hope and pray that yours words are heard... globally, of course! Thank you so much.
5/13/13 Steve B
I believe that a real 'war' exists against boys being boys. And, you are correct; they can't win, no matter how they behave.
11/04/14 Tracy LC.
Thank you, Jacqueline! Very interesting!
Religion and the Atheist (5/22/13)
5/20/13 Joseph G.
Benghazi, an American Tragedy (5/27/13)
5/27/13 Danette K.
Excellent synopsis, Jackie!
5/27/13 Dawne M.
Incompetence or evil? I think both. Certainly consumed with their own ego and power while thinking that they could get away with it. And an incompetent press who let it all go unreported, to help him get reelected. I liked your piece.
5/27/13 Sheldon R.
A tragedy indeed
5/28/13 Trish B.
Blood for votes. . . that says it all! Excellent, informative article. Am hopeful that a national syndication will publish this. We can no longer count on our government for protection. Tragic and shameful.
5/28/13 Ed D.
Thank you for daring to address this "Dereliction of Duty" by the present administration. Political motivation is not my agenda. The truth is. Please continue to ask questions, in honor of Memorial Day.
5/28/13 Butch M. (Sent to Vail Daily)
GREAT commentary today on Benghazi - this woman is an outstanding writer
5/29/13 Gary P.
It is a pleasure to have a fresh new conservative viewpoint. It is abundantly clear to me that we are a nation that is sadly divided, and filled with far too many people who are clueless as to what is going on. I hope your continued posts will wake up some who reside here. Please keep up the thought provoking editorials and maybe, just maybe, we can start reclaiming our once great country.
5/28/13 David G.
Just read your article, thank you and God bless you for that. Those two SEALs were there by chance and fought to the death. I appreciate what you did; bless your heart.
Intent matters in this case: The Zimmerman-Martin case (7-10-13)
7/10/13 Teri F.
Thank you for writing the article. We forget that there are two sides to every story and this was a tragedy on all ends. No one knows exactly what happened but your article gives us a very real possibility. It is so well written, keep up the good work!
Syria: Why Do We Care? (9-7-13)
The Hill: http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/foreign-policy/320727-syria-why-do-we-care
The Vail Daily: http://www.vaildaily.com/opinion/8077164-113/syria-weapons-credibility-attack
9/7/13 Shawn M.
Thoughtful, insightful stuff, Ms. Cartier.
9/7/13 William T.
Excellent analysis of the current situation in Syria. There are far more questions than answers. Frankly, after the Administration's handling of the Libya and Egypt situations, most Americans no longer trust the information flow from the White House!
9/7/13 John W.
You raise some very interesting points, thanks. How powerful it would be, if President Obama would admit his weakness and call on Congress to help him see what to do.
9/7/13 Raquel O.
9/7/13 Barb S.
I like your style and look forward to sharing the information. You have a new fan!
9/7/13 David V.
Thank you for that article Jacqueline! You spoke on every single point I had been discussing. We should not make haste and ill-advised decisions in a matter that will bring international implications either way.
9/8/13 E. E.
Did I just read an uplifting article full of non-applicable platitudes written by a motivational speaker?
(I had to share this funny comment of the article, even though critical)
9/12/13 Steve B.
9/12/13 Butch M.
Once again your words are most thought provoking, and as always, insightful with a unique perspective - keep writing and I'll keep reading.
Chess not Checkers with Obamacare (9-16-13)
9/22/13 Robert V.
Nice work again
9/21/13 Don R.
9/21/13 William T.
Politics is the art of the possible. However, if you haven't played the game - you don't appreciate that simple truth!
9/25/13 Cindy L.
To see such a damaging entitlement program come with such brute force is unpalatable.
The Death of Party Politics (Part I: 12-02-13)
11/19/13 Bud O.
The article was outstanding and I sure wish I was running with you as my top advisor we would be unbeatable. Keep up the great work!
12/04/13 Butch M.
Thoroughly enjoyed your last commentary... it was thoughtful and factual.
Does it take a war to earn a Nobel Peace Prize? (9-30-14)
The Hill: http://TheHill.com/blogs/Congress-blog/foreign-policy/219226-does-it-take-a-war-to-earn-a-nobel-peace-prize
The Vail Daily: http://www.VailDaily.com/opinion/editorials/13276717-113/peace-cartier-president-war
10/02/14 Don R.
Nice, Jackie, very good points; and ouch, apt headline, too!
09/30/14 Gregory H.
This is excellent.
10/01/14 James SR.
Great piece Jacqueline!
10/10/14 Mary CWS.
Nailed it. Well done. Thanks for writing.
10/12/14 Fred B.
Ms. Cartier, a very good commentary. You observe, you invoke history, you write to educate others, and this is admirable. Keep writing, and I will keep reading!
Nukes are so 80s (11-1-14)
The Hill: http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/defense/222478-nukes-are-so-80s
11/01/14 Göran B.
Very good article!
11/01/14 Patt P.
Delighted to see you are writing for The Hill... they are fortunate to have you. This is a GREAT read!
11/03/14 Trish B.
I loved this column! You hit the nail on the head with your insightful description of terrorism; "the real purpose of terrorism is not necessarily in the act, but in its anticipation". I will continue to follow your well-written, thoroughly researched contributions!
11/06/14 Steven S.
Really interesting and well written!
1/8/15 Dave C.
Thank you for, by far, the most engaging body copy I've received...
The 10 Easiest Ways to Get Legislation Passed (1-15-15)
The Hill: http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/uncategorized/229541-10-ways-to-get-legislation-passed
1/15/15 Andrew H.
Dang! You ought to expand this to a book. This is really, really, good!
1/15/15 Steven L.
1/15/15 Christopher H.
Excellent analysis and advice.
1/15/15 Raquel O.
I agree with you Jacqueline Cartier! Good advice.
1/15/15 Don R.
Well said, Jackie!
1/15/15 Jonathan L.
Great piece!!! My favorite part was the cookies by the podium. I agree too with the fact communications is a science.
1/15/15 Curtis W.
Jackie, thanks! Good advice in there that pertains to much more than breaking through congressional gridlock.
1/20/15 William T.
1/20/15 Thomas Z.
Jacqueline Cartier, excellent!
1/22/15 Robert U.
Excellent piece, Jacqueline. I agree that we do not put enough thought into the recipient's interpretation of our messages.
1/23/15 Dara H.
Thanks for your article. You provide an excellent guide on how to present a winning argument.
The Journey from Health Insurance to Health Care (7-14-17)
Vail Daily: http://www.vaildaily.com/opinion/vail-daily-column-the-journey-from-health-insurance-to-health-care
My thoughts exactly; especially the use of preventive medicine such as homeopathy.
Hey Jacqueline, thanks for posting your insightful piece. I particularly like the paragraph, "We have come to understand health insurance and health care as one in the same; they are not. Health care relates to the quality and availability of medical treatment. Insurance is a method of payment."
Thank you -- this is the most rational essay on healthcare and insurance I've seen. I think something that a free market would also include (at some point) would be discounts for the equivalent of safe drivers.
How Do You Say, Goodbye to Someone Who Sacrificed So Much? (10/23/17)
Vail Daily: http://www.vaildaily.com/opinion/cartier-how-do-you-say-goodbye-to-someone-who-sacrificed-so-much-column
10/28/17 Kenneth M.
I read your very well-done article in the Vail Daily. As an Army Veteran who served in Korea during the Viet Nam Era, I thought you did an excellent job in answering/writing of the true facts that probably 90%+ of Americans do not understand or care to. Thank you for your article… again, well done.
Republican Security Council
October 22, 2011
Regarding 2012 Elections
Former UN Ambassador John Bolton did not run for President, but if he had, one of his first calls would have been to Jacqueline Cartier.
If you are a candidate or actively involved in a campaign, we want to highly recommend Jacqueline Cartier and her Winning Images firm.
For the past 25 years she has assisted numerous GOP Senators and Congressmen, but most of her clients are candidates for state and local office.
Cartier is brilliant and for the past hour we have been reading her GOP Presidential Debate Analysis. We cannot share it because it was prepared for her clients, but we really hope she will help prepare the 2012 Republican nominee for the debate with Obama. Jacqueline knows how to demolish liberals and to appeal to independents who decide elections.
She never seeks attention for herself, but is responsible for many of the winning phrases and ideas which have won debates and campaigns. We have no idea if she has a presidential choice, but we can definitely think of candidates that really need her assistance.
Her specialties are message development, communications strategy, rapid response, speech writing, and peak-performance coaching.
Is this type of work necessary? Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (one of the many she has assisted) pointed to the 1980 campaign. Ronald Reagan did not do well in the practice debates, and his top aides were reluctant to criticize the boss. Reagan did listen to the consultants and kept practicing. The media predicted the debates would be a huge setback for Reagan, but he easily bested both John Anderson and Jimmy Carter. The result was a landslide.
She has also been associated with former Vice President Dan Quayle since his days in the US Senate. While President George H.W. Bush did not do well in his 1992 debates with Bill Clinton, the reviewers said Quayle won his debate with Al Gore.
Jacqueline Cartier is not one of the most well-known GOP consultants, but we believe she is among the best. She has our strong endorsement and recommendation.
Bridges High School (Academic Client)
Lyn Bair, Ed.D
22 October 2015
Please accept the following as a recommendation for Jacqueline Cartier, a colleague I have known for two decades. I first met Jacqueline in Aspen, CO working with gifted and talented elementary school students. I recognized immediately that she had a wealth of knowledge and experience regarding education and a passion for working with young people.
Several years later, as I began my career as a school administrator, I reached out to Jacqueline, counting on that experience, and was not let down. Ms. Cartier has played an important part of changing the face of Bridges High School. She assisted me, as the principal, in applying for, receiving, and publicizing a Fulbright award. This award has helped our school begin sharing best practices with Argentine schools. During the administrative exchange with the Argentine principals, I relied on Jacqueline’s bilingual abilities to help be a guide and confidant for the principals.
In addition to her work with administration, Ms. Cartier has been instrumental in bringing the National Honor Society to our high school. She has inspired many of our juniors and seniors in believing that a college education is within their reach. In that regard she has counseled, mentored, and guided several to improve testing scores, apply to colleges and universities, and receiving the funds necessary for them to achieve their dreams. Not only has Jacqueline helped students, her excellent communication skills have allowed her to help parents understand the importance of post-secondary opportunities and why education will help their family.
Ms. Cartier has also assisted in the rebranding of Bridges High School. She put us on the radar with the Gates Foundation as well as the QuestBridge scholarship programs and has inspired our students to become involved with the Aspen Institute and other selective academic programs, creating a new idea of what is possible for our students. Jacqueline also facilitated a committee of stakeholders including community members, parents, staff, and students in a vision and mission design. With that in place she then led groups to design logos, write ad campaigns, prepare informational flyers, and produce student and parent testimonial videos. Jacqueline also coached our staff prior to our joint presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Colorado Association of School Executives as we presented, “The Alternative High School Learning Community,” which was well received.
Ms. Cartier has the ability to create a collaborative atmosphere where everyone’s contribution is valued, ideas flow, and solutions are generated. Her extensive political experience is evident in her diplomatic approach to sensitive issues and her ability to negotiate even the most challenging situations and personalities with the utmost discretion.
If you are looking for a professional who will devote endless hours towards placing you on the cutting edge of creativity and innovation, who will inspire ingenuity at all levels of your organization, and who will deliver results well beyond expectations, then I highly recommend Jacqueline Cartier.
Corporate Law Firm Client
Attorney, Los Angeles CA
October 8, 2015
I have known Jacqueline Cartier for over 30-years, both professionally and as a friend. It may be helpful to have a brief understanding of my own professional experience, which enables me to give you some perspective of Jacqueline’s ability and talent. I began practicing law in 1955. My practice is primarily corporate, specializing in real estate and finance, with a fair amount of litigation. As part of my practice, I am frequently involved in commercial property management, probate law, as well as corporate reorganization. I have been an Executive Vice President of a financial institution listed on the New York Stock Exchange. I am still in full-time practice.
I am well aware of Jacqueline Cartier’s diverse talent and unyielding character, particularly in relation to clients of mine. Her work ethic is exceptional and her ability to focus on the subtle intricacies of an issue enables her to devise creative solutions to complex problems.
Jacqueline’s wisdom, intelligence, and communication skills are immediately evident from her writing and personal interactions. She is definitely a people person, resourceful, compassionate, analytical, versatile, energetic, positive, and persistent. Tough when she needs to be yet, done with the utmost discretion and sensitivity. She continually thinks outside the box and finds solutions where none appears to exist. She is an excellent negotiator. I have worked with her in numerous areas including crisis management and mediation, where her skills in leadership development help to guide the participants towards mutually beneficial solutions. She has also helped to re-brand some of my client’s commercial ventures.
On a political level, Jacqueline has been influential in creating and establishing relationships between business leaders and members of Congress and even brought the Vice President out to an event in Newport Beach, and created a very informative roundtable discussion on economic and foreign policy issues. Her range of clientele is extensive and impressive.
On a personal level, she exhibits tremendous caring and concern for others. There are several young people she has helped with college admissions and funding, many of them representing their family’s first generation to attend higher education. She frequently works with those whose resources are below the poverty line; and has developed a special interest and ability to connect with young people diagnosed with Autism. These are personal passions, which give insight to the type of person that one would want to have as part of their team.
Jacqueline’s professional skills and deep knowledge of how people process and retain information makes her ideally suited for any area, where analysis and communication are essential. She appears equally comfortable discussing world events with political leaders, as she is in meeting with corporate executives, and in inspiring those less fortunate to pursue their dreams. She is able to connect with people of all ages and has an ability to make everyone feel comfortable and valued. This connection creates a level of respect, understanding, and trust, particularly appreciated in confidential discussions and promotes openness to solutions not previously considered, resulting in a successful outcome.
I highly support and recommend Jacqueline Cartier because she will be a remarkable asset to any public or private entity seeking to expand their influence and generate new possibilities.