If you still believe in all that vague “hope and change” which was sold to you in 2008, or if you still believe there is actually some sort of “change we can believe in” yet to be revealed to the electorate if Obama is re-elected, you would have to wonder why Mr. Magical Mysticism, our so-called political savior, could only muster a really lousy existential one word campaign slogan for 2012: “Forward.”
Such a defeatist and resigned one word re-election slogan is the biggest “tell” in this campaign about what’s going on inside Obama’s psyche.
A man who genuinely wants to win re-election does not come out with a one word slogan that’s no different than what the Eskimos say to their dogs to put the sled in gear: “Mush.” “Go.” Giddy-up.” “Forward.” Really?? What an insult to the American people.
Few other writers have commented much on Obama’s tiresome one word campaign slogan. Or if they have I’ve not seen those articles. There are dozens and dozens of things that have bothered me about Barack Obama since the first time I ever saw him on TV, and the dreadful creepy feeling I got watching that footage back in late 2007. But the one word slogan is a dead giveaway about how little the man cares about what happens to this country. The sense of listless resignation about America’s future that “Forward” denotes should bother everyone, Democrat, Republican and Independent alike. We all deserve better than a president so disinterested in it all that he can’t be bothered to even invent a meaningful campaign slogan.
Obama may as well have just come out and said “OK… I lied. I’m not good at this job – and I got nothing here, no fresh new ideas, no platform for a recovery, no ingenious new approach. You got me – I fess up… there is no hope and change. I made it all up because I dreamed I wanted to be the President. But I woke up in the White House and found out I don’t really like the job after all. I’d love to retire to Hawaii and pretend all this never happened. What was I thinking?? But Michelle will divorce me if I don’t at least put on a show of running for re-election, so all I got is: ‘Forward.’“
I’m old enough to have observed a few presidential campaigns in my lifetime. A one word re-election campaign slogan has never occurred before. It’s a slap to the electoral process, and dismally discouraging to those die-hard Obama Democrats who still want to believe in him [ I am not one of them]. It really drives the point home that Mr. Obama’s gas tank as president is just empty. He’s got nothing in reserve and he really is running on fumes. Mitt Romney is right.
I was not surprised by anything I saw or heard in last night’s second presidential debate. The atmosphere was brittle and decidedly tense. Both men strode toward the audience in anticipation of hearing questions posed by members as if to make sure everyone viewing really got the message about how much they really cared. Romney once again refused to allow Obama to graffiti his personality and platform with misrepresentations and boogeymen. Everything Obama said about Romney in both debates thus far, may as well have been a restatement of the tired old theme “Be afraid, be very afraid of a future under Mitt Romney.”
I’m much more afraid of another four years under Obama than a fresh start with Romney. I found Mitt Romney’s overall presence and his demeanor more genuine than Obama’s. Obama’s replies were well rehearsed and academic. He said the same things we have heard him say over and over again. He tried to rekindle his old fire, but rhetoric and beautiful speeches cannot wash away his record during four years in office that has changed little for millions of jobless and homeless Americans. A fiery “can do” speech at this point would almost insult the integrity of the voter.
Been there, done that, already heard it all. Four years is a really long time to blame Congress and the Republicans for everything that has NOT taken place which could pull the American economy away from the abyss it now faces.
Both men held their own ground intellectually and continued to vehemently disagree about the path forward and how they would address the nation’s problems. No surprise there. But the difference is in all of our own memory banks.
Take a moment to recall what it was like four years ago: Barack Obama ran on a platform so lofty, so overtly mystical, so absolutely messianic in 2008 that it’s hard to believe it has come to this in our country. When you look around you at the shuttered empty houses, the homeless wandering the edges of the roads, the ragged dying cities everywhere – it is almost impossible to believe the utter bill of goods that has been sold to this country under Obama’s presidency, based on his “messianic” campaign promises.
Millions of people were led to believe that the man held some sort of almost magical spiritual ability to transform the fortunes of the nation and restore economic viability and sound fiscal policy. Women sobbed and crumpled over in the audience when he spoke. It was sickening and spooky then, and it is infuriating now.
We have been HAD by this guy. People need to admit this. Why would anyone in their right mind vote for him twice?
All Obama has presented in his re-election campaign thus far, with three weeks left to go, is a nonstop series of frontal attacks on Mitt Romney’s wealth [which he earned the hard way] his background, and his character.While Barack Obama was hanging out with terrorist Bill Ayers, Mitt Romney was a pastor ministering to those in need in his community. Hello?? The contrast could not be any more stark.
Once you get past that newest set of distracting smoke and mirrors in the Obama campaign, there is nothing, not one thing being presented to the American people by Barack Obama that would inspire his voters from 2008 or undecided voters today that he has any plans, or answers or leadership skills to drive the country in the right direction in the future. The fate of the nation hangs in the balance and we have elected an outright charlatan to the office of the Presidency. Surely the country is not foolish enough to do this twice? Tell me this won’t happen. Please.
Mitt Romney is not a perfect man and he is not a perfect Candidate. But his track record in the past as businessman and bipartisan Governor of Massachusetts tells me he has a hell of alot more experience under his belt to take on the job of the Presidency than Barack Obama ever did. Obama was absolutely right in 2004 when he told a reporter he lacked the experience to run for president. The entire nation has paid a miserable price for this man’s narcissistic hubris, and we still have time to turn away from the cliff and get someone else in the White House. It’s not too late to change and re-direct the future and fortunes of America. I’m voting for Mitt Romney. For me it’s a no brainer.
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