Obama's Re-Seduction Tour Begins
1 year ago
Obama sounds like he's ready to fight for your honor again
A personal anecdote puts President Obama’s speech last night into proper context. A couple of weeks ago I was at a Mexican restaurant with some friends and Obama came up. A little inebriated and a little frustrated, one of my friends a 30-year-old black woman executive at a Fortune 500 company complained, “I’m so disappointed with Obama I don’t know what I’m going to do next year. I don’t even know if I’m going to vote."
After listening for a few moments I pointed out that Obama isn’t worried about young black college-educated professionals. They’ll all get in lock-step and vote for him again next year if for no other reason than watching Perry or Romney for nine months will scare people into the voting booth. Obama’s main concern is the 43-year-old single mother of two who took her kids to the voting booth in 2008 excitedly and now she’s just not feeling the love like she used to. His speech tonight to Congress to introduce his jobs bill was for that woman, and maybe just maybe she’ll give him the time of day again.
Obama’s whole campaign for 2012 is the “Re-Seduction Tour” where he’s got to get everyone to love him again. He’s been the wayward boyfriend who swept you off your feet in 2008. Then he got busy, and the phone calls stopped coming, then you noticed he’d been getting a little too flirty with those Republicans.
See that alone wouldn’t make you fall out of love but nobody likes to see their man get punked, and the GOP has been Ashton Kutcher to Obama’s Justin Timberlake ever since re-taking the House in 2010. So the President has to win back hearts and minds.
He started that tonight with his big jobs speech, hitting that perfect pitch of don’t make me come off this podium with that smooth talking y’all know you wanna do this pitch that makes Independent voters weak in the knees and has all but the most stalwart Republicans twitching in their seats.