HolyCoast: Obama's Campaign Themes Are From 1984 and 1988

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Obama's Campaign Themes Are From 1984 and 1988

And both of those were stellar years for Dem presidential candidates:
Yes We Can (recycle the same old liberal cliches) -- One of the great things about President Barack Obama is all the bold new ideas he doesn't have. TheDC's Alexis Levinson reports:

"Which presidential candidate said this in an ad: 'I refuse to make your family pay more so that millionaires can pay less?' Who promised to 'fight for seniors' against opponents who wanted to 'slash Medicare?' If you answered President Barack Obama, you're about 27 years too late. Those pronouncements came from an ad for Walter Mondale and Geraldine Ferraro, the Democratic pols who ran against Ronald Reagan in 1984. (Mondale's ticket lost to Reagan in a landslide, winning only one state.) This year Obama is pushing the same themes as Mondale, and other former Democratic presidential candidates."

Candidates like, um... Dukakis. Yeah, but when they said that stuff, they weren't Obama, were they? Just give him the ball.
Obama 2012 is not Obama 2008. The rainbows and unicorns are gone, instead of inspiring his speeches have become tiring, and the petulance and tone deafness have made him and his grumpy wife less than sympathetic characters. Nobody faints at his speeches anymore (except perhaps out of boredom), and few believe he can actually deliver on his promises. We know better now.

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