Obama Moves "Forward" on Campaign Slogan
1 year ago
The slogan doesn't seem forward at all but the video is another story.
First there was “Hope” and “Change We Can Believe In," that served the citizens of America well. Then we had (a more unofficial slogan created by supporters) “Yes We Can." And just last year, the Obama Campaign tried out “We Can’t Wait." which was like “Fetch” — it never caught on.
Now, looking to gear up for the upcoming presidential election, the Obama reelection campaign has added a new slogan to its bill: “Forward." Compared to the previous slogans, it doesn’t seem “forward” at all. On the contrary, its rather subtle and lacking in the energy-stirring area (which Obama usually does well in).
With more and more young people growing less engaged with the presidential campaign and Obama’s specific reelection campaign, it’s important for him not to lose steam. Along with the new slogan, a new campaign video was also released this morning. The 7-minute video touts what the Obama campaign identifies as key successes. The opening of the video is dark and pessimistic, replaying news commentators describing the 2008 recession as “the worst financial crisis since the great depression.” There was plenty of boasting spread throughout the rest of the video, touting a seemingly burgeoning economy as Obama’s highest achievement and throwing Republicans under the bus — casting him as the new kid on the block being bullied but overcoming the GOP wrath.
In response to the video posting, GOPers went to twitter with the hashtag #Forward but insulting the campaign. The Republican National Committee wrote a tweet (which became a top tweet) saying, “Under Obama's budget, Americans can look #FORWARD to a projected debt of $25.9 trillion by 2022.” There were so many points listed in the video (some multiple times, for emphasis for sure). They were displayed almost like a movie’s screen credits with shadowed pictures in the background. Many of the claims were factual and true, while others were summarized just a bit too much — not conveying the effects of what Obama’s enacted bills actually mean.
Here a list of the reported successes of the Obama presidency so far:
Health care reform, middle class taxes at historic lows, student loan reform, the Fair Pay Act For Women, Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Repeal, Osama bin Laden Killed, the end of the war in Iraq, cut taxes for 160 million Americans, $1 trillion in spending cuts, Libya liberated, auto industry saved.
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