Obama’s New Campaign Slogan
Today’s Dilemma: Our thoughts on President Obama’s new campaign slogan.
This new slogan is hot out o’ the oven, today, as part of a fresh 7-minute video chronicling the President’s accomplishments during his first term. It’s about time something has come out, and who knows if “forward” is going to stay, but it’s a hell of a lot better than what both Romney and Obama are currently using. So far, it’s been pretty much, “I”m better than him. Vote for me.” The 7-minute video lists all his legislative achievements (health care, I guess can be classified as that), the evil Republicans and shows off his terrorist-hunting track record. Nothing you wouldn’t expect.
Matt: Since I write up the majority of these dilemmas, many of the political ones tend to have a pretty bias slant toward the right. I’ve decided that is not overwhelmingly professional, so hopefully I did slightly better in the little intro, above? Maybe? Maybe not? Now that I’m safely and surely in my own section, however, I am free to say as I please. I hope Obama stays with this slogan. It’s almost as vague and ridiculous as “hope,” and it’s even got the nifty period/lighthouse thing going on. If Americans fall again for this sort of shit, then I’ve lost all hope. Maybe he means forward because that’s the only possible direction left to go after the past four years? Either way, Republicans are apparently already looking to commandeer the slogan, turning it into a “if Obama’s back again, here are ten things to look forward to….” Funny, eh?
Alex: I’ll be honest, when Matt told me he managed to write a balanced intro to a dilemma about Obama I was skeptical at best. But he did pretty well didn’t he? Nice work, Matt. It’s a pretty good slogan as far as I’m concerned. It kind of puts his opponents in a bind. After all, opposing the slogan is like opposing moving forward…and who doesn’t think we should be moving forward? Pretty clever, really. I’ll have to take a look at this 7 minute video to see how it fits in to the message as a whole…but kudos to whoever designed this one.