Obama struggling with re-election campaign message?
Debate over president's theme for 2012
- Duration 6:20
- Date May 29, 2012
Debate over president's theme for 2012
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It's Tuesday morning as you get up and running after Memorial Day weekend.
President Obama reportedly struggling to find an effective re election campaign slogan according to some reports this morning.
In 2008 his campaign of hope and change really dominated the political playing field it galvanized voters for him across the country.
I don't believe -- happens from the top down it happens from the bottom up a big happens because the American people are determined to bring about change.
And if you are ready for change.
We can go ahead and tell those special interest that -- today the setting the agenda in Washington are over because they have not funded my campaign they will not run my White House and they want -- drown out the boys of the American people.
Remember at the inauguration he -- changes come.
And that change begins now.
With the beginning of his presidency joined now by Alan -- a host of the -- -- radio show.
And Tucker Carlson and Daly Colin box and interior look and -- -- morning to you have a Tuesday afternoon while they need to.
Insisted this is the top down and and that senator pieces this morning.
And you look at some of the ideas that they've come up with for word as used to be one of the prevailing messages of the Obama campaign.
You know how you think they're doing with this messaging stuff this time around.
So much for the liberal media look at to reelect Barack Obama -- -- all the media gone on about how he needs a campaign thinks I don't think money many people right now are paying much attention.
Other you know people who watch Fox News and people who are truly involved in the process but many voters are not yet.
Focused on the election campaign so he doesn't have the right catch phrase on Memorial Day -- -- that is any real effect.
I would say the change continues that's what he should say look what we've done.
Ron and his accomplishments as Tom Friedman suggested and the change continues I think it's very simple load that to be the message.
Yeah -- there's a phrase that I had heard over the weekend and he said dad.
Tucker is a day you know I believe and you and I hope that you still believe in me you know and that was one of the messages that he was trying to -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- is not really -- and -- doesn't really -- if you've got a great bumper -- I love Allen's idea and I hope they'll pick up on it right away yet have you liked the change we've seen the last four years we've got -- Korea but -- definitely very -- -- -- -- -- and I I hope they -- -- that out.
No they out of your mind that I anyway Alan I thought that it.
-- -- campaign think they just can't say it explicitly but it's very simple yet -- kind of mediocre but they're scary.
Right that is basically their -- not it's not about them it's not about what Obama's done the last four years it's not about hope for change or any promise of the future it's about.
The Romney people being bigots and that is exactly what this one women nonsense is about this is what the lawsuit over the -- on immigration laws about.
It's convincing specific blocks of voters that the Romney people don't like them.
And you have to vote for Obama by default that's the whole campaign and rightly rated about that -- -- first of all we haven't seen the whole campaign with its many.
We haven't seen the whole campaign you know wasn't it.
Andy card the bush put in the bush you -- you -- rule out.
Anything until after Labor Day I mean this about the whole campaign there isn't -- Yeah are they start -- putting up Christmas decorations and at a colleagues have anywhere where a little early again I don't think the American public really focused on it and he should run in his accomplishment look what he's done reform Wall Street.
They save the auto industry.
I'm going to have a list of things.
To give help -- -- well.
Allegedly punishment for preexisting division I mean that he's done a number I think we should be very proud of and the American people will decide properly -- I'm invents.
It should be hoping to its board Jane I -- -- -- I wondered -- some of that -- corrupted by you know -- -- -- -- bumper -- -- you -- out -- -- -- -- that change -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Sarah Palin saying something like you know how that hope be changing thing working out she was saying that -- may make those sort of want it black levels of -- -- attacker.
That but that there is a real sweetness in -- -- -- -- -- to Alan's point you know run on what you've -- I mean that.
Is by the way the legitimate way to run a presidential campaign if you're the incumbent on your accomplishments.
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You have an idea what I ask you talk about that the suggestion that I mean at last -- about attacker -- in the beginning which was that.
The Obama campaign -- to be suggesting that you know the -- folks are.
You know that there's something scary.
About that prospect there's a lot of talk about him being sort of a -- back that is old fashion that he's you know sort of stuck in the mud.
That kind of stuff -- to be and that you know President Obama is is cool and forward looking -- that works and you buy that that that that's you know makes people shy away from that Ronnie.
Now I think it's part of this -- cycle running on the fact that Romney is tying himself to birth their trump.
This is a few days story well they have an event today.
And then this cycle will move on all the other and other themes it's not one theme in May that carry through until after Labor Day doesn't work like.
Don't know what's causing it about I think whenever you're running for reelection Tucker.
People rarely remember you know sort of what your slogan was I think your slogan is what -- what you've done.
Over the past you have here's -- I don't remember you know Bill Clinton's reelection.
Slogan I don't remember George Bush's reelection slogan I think it just becomes sort of a -- -- doesn't it.
What you remember the story that those slogans -- he remembered the narrative that unfolds over the course of the campaign.
You know the core message -- the campaign is selling you either by -- you don't.
And I and I think at this stage it's not too early for the Obama people to run on the only thing they have again.
You're not gonna succeed painting Mitt Romney is a right wing extremists because of all the things you could say about and that's just demonstrably untrue no one's the -- -- -- that -- The only thing you can say is.
The guy is out of touch he doesn't like you he's a big and this bigotry theme is going to be mark my words at the core of you filing of a pregnant they don't like if you.
But that is the what was this all our women they and I have out of touch with the right so what we -- -- so I don't think that's the point they're making.
Thank you around thank you hacker posse guys like that and -- him up.