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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-07-12 08:37 AM
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Obama 2012: He's for everybody!
A comment made by a Cleveland nursing assistant and quoted in USA Today.

I think it makes a much, much better campaign slogan than "Forward," which is stupid. (What's our alternative? A time machine DeLorean?)

"No president can get everything done in four years," says LaTonya McCants, 44, a nursing assistant from Cleveland and an enthusiastic Obama backer. "He did make some good changes, and I feel he should get another four years" to finish the job.

Times may be tough, but she believes Obama is on her side. "He's for everybody," McCants says. Who does Romney care about? "Probably the business people," she says.

Maybe Axelrod needs to listen to ordinary people more?

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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-07-12 01:54 PM
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1. Agree... "He's for Everyone!" That rings bells...the other sounds like the MSNBC Branding...
Edited on Mon May-07-12 01:55 PM by KoKo
with their: "Lean Forward" At least "Lean" has some action...but "Forward?" Reminds me of the Blue Circle "D" that replaced the Fighting Donkey...

Oh hardly matters considering the image of who he's running against and the clown car that surrounds Mittster.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-08-12 06:02 AM
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2. I don't like the donkey. I wish Andrew Jackson had thought for a minute.
Edited on Tue May-08-12 06:13 AM by No Elephants
Republicans are "right." As in correct.

Democrats are "left." Left, as in bye, bye? Left back? Left behind?

Republicans are red. (Blood? Of patriots?)

Democrats are blue. (This is a mixed bag. On the one hand, blue means sad, depressed. On the bright side, we have "true blue," which I don't think Democrats capitalize on nearly enough.)

The symbol of the right is the elephants, a massive animal that can trample almost anything in its path and one supposedly never forgets.

The symbol of the left is a jackass, known for being a jackhole and for unreasoned stubbornness.

These are the modernized versions of each:

(Even I can draw that.)


One looks sleek and modern, the other not especially modern and somewhat tentative and awkward.

Many, many companies make adorable generic elephant stuff, for babies, as knick knacks, for adults, aided by some fictional elephant characters, like Dumbo, and the (conveniently) pink elepant.

Despite Eeyore, I haven't seen many adorable jackass onesies or knick knacks that are not associated specifically with the Party.

I think we get the short end of almost every subliminal/marketing stick. I wish the Party would consider re-branding.
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