Thoughts on Obama's use of Slogans

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    I've made a new blog entry that I though I should share with you guys. It's called "Hope and Change - Slogans of our time".

    Here's an excerpt:

    State of Affairs
     
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    He should steal McCain's "MAC IS BACK" like McCain tried to steal his message of change.
     
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    You dont get to deside what it means to someone else.
     
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    Of course I don't get to decide what it means for anyone else, but do messages like that actually convey anything? Do they mean anything?
     
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    It is/was brilliant strategy

    The inexperienced Obama uses the slogans and keeps things vague so that the liberal sheeple and the ones that cannot grasp the big picture, can paint whatever their ideas of 'hope' and 'change' are to them, onto his campaign... in this way he gets the uber-liberal lefties that gravitate towards his extreme leftism, and he gets the generally ignorant masses that don't do their homework, and it all makes sense to all of them
     
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    Yes we can and change we can believe in are empty platitudes that give sheepish voters something to focus on. rather than on the candidate himself, the focus is on the "message"

    if you want to know what a yes we can candidate does just look at deval patrick from ma. Or as my frinds in MA call him, Obama lite.

    DP ran on "together we can" but never elaborated on togetrher we can "what".

    So folks in MA together with DP got 30,000 dollar curtains in the governors office, a 70000 per year assistant for his wife, a new cadillac because a crown vic wasn't good enough. Instead of fighting for a casino bill, DP was in NYC signing a million plus dollar book deal and MA has seen an exodus of businesses and people like never before.

    So it seems like together we can meant together people from MA can get screwed.

    So don't forget"Yes we can" bend over for a royal screwing just like the good folks from MA
     
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    While the words, "Hope and Change" have meaning to the listener, I would never begin to assume what it would hold for someone else. However, for me the terms as they apply to Barack Obama especially "Change" is a change from the core principles for self reliance, personal responsibility and obligation to one's self and one's family. No longer are these principles applied when it comes to healthcare, jobs, taxes, or building wealth. "Change" means to look to a central government for all your needs in life and to lower your personal ambitions and standards to fit a set of norms to fit among a level playing field. "Change" means to leave your obligations to yourself and others to a central government and leave the choices that one makes in life to learn lifes lesson to those that make them for you. It means to scorn success and celebrate mediocrity , in short things will change that is a given, but as for me to abandon the core principles and foundations that this country was built upon is to change forever the very meaning of the words " In this country if you work hard and do the right thing you can go anywhere".

    As I mentioned above, the words hold different meaning to different people and I can only speak for myself and not others. While I respect the opinions of all those that support both John McCain and Barack Obama in the end, it is my "HOPE" that whomever prevails that they at least satisfy the "Hopes and Changes" desired by those that support them.
     
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    Awesome entry. You're totally right about how his marketing to the people has been so effective.

    McCain really hasn't kept up with him in that respect!

    youtube.com/watch?v=CFGirK5kPF0
     
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    What do Democrats think about Barack Obama's use of Slogans? In my opinion, this is probably the most slogan-centric campaign I've ever seen for President. What do you make of it?
     
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