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  •  Pathetic (2+ / 0-)
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    frenchconnection, nobody at all

    I really, really hope they don't promote this ad - it is so far beneath the President.  His advisors are doing a terrible job by allowing this nonsense.  

    If you want to put it out as a talking point - fine - but this ad is not good.

    The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government. - Thomas Jefferson

    by ctexrep on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 06:35:10 AM PDT

    •  I agree with this (1+ / 0-)
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      ctexrep

      The rapidly developing meme is that the Obama campaign is amateurish and is coming off the rails. This would reenforce that notion.  He has the bully pulpit as a sitting President. He needs to use that to remind us that he is serious and is already doing the job of running the country. Making attacks based on cartoon characters makes him and the entire campaign look childish.

      This is the first Presidential election that is fully in the social media/reality TV era. I think that what we knew about how elections work may be out of date. Could a debate loss on style be more damning that it has ever been? People are used to voting and choosing winners based on style for American Idol and the like. And now memes take hold because of constant repetition on Twitter and Facebook. Romney got burned with 47% because of this, and now #obamacampaigninthreewords trended for an entire day yesterday and believe me it was not pretty. And this content was not professionally produced. It was created by people who will likely vote.

      •  childish? (4+ / 0-)
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        josephcwhite, OLinda, Amber6541, JayRaye

        i think Romney is childish to propose fixing the deficit and the economy by cutting funding to public broadcasting.

        And I think the idea of Obama going after Wall Street versus Romney going after Sesame Street is potentially a strong one.

        •  The problem is (0+ / 0-)

          Obama never went after Wall Street - then again, Romney will probably never cut PBS funding.

          THe President should be highlighting his strengths - not opening his flank to his vulnerabilities.

          The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government. - Thomas Jefferson

          by ctexrep on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 08:08:00 AM PDT

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