Now on to Super Tuesday, with Ohio as the crown jewel. Now that Romney has been declared to victor in Arizona and Michigan, the campaigns are focusing on Ohio. I know this for a fact. For those of you who dont know, I live in the Cincinnati media market, and over the past hour, I’ve seen no less than ten different commercials for 3 different candidate, minus Ron Paul. Gosh its gonna be a long couple weeks for those of us trying to watch TV in peace.
While I am fully confident that the President will win reelection in 7 short months, I will concede that I am still waiting for him to find his “voice,” and his central message for the campaign. I know what the components will be - the economy recovering, the auto industry and manufacturing in general recovering, the killing of Bin Laden, the end of one war and a focus on the other, the repeal of dadt, the health care law, financial reform to protect us from wall street; the list goes on. What I am waiting for is how it all will fit and flow into one timely speech with peaks and valleys, caution and optimism, and flashes of hope while not ignoring the somber reminders of reality.
I just finished watching the speech to the auto workers this afternoon, which was good, but its not there yet. He (and more importantly, his team) have not yet found that voice that he is going to need; the chants, the killer applause lines, etc. Go back and listen to his ‘04 DNC convention speech - its spot on from start to finish. The ‘08 speeches that progressed from Iowa to the Convention - spot on. We are still waiting for him to find that spark, and I have no doubt that he will, because he still has the delivery, the passion and the charisma to make it happen… I guess he’s just a little busier this time around.
We all agree to re-elect Barack Obama this year, then next presidential election cycle (when the country is in much better shape) we run an open-seat campaing with Cris Christie and Martin O’Malley going head-to-head. I’d be cool with that.
And I would give up everything
And if you were to come up clean
And see you shine so bright in a world of woe
And they may pay us off in fame
But that is not why we came
And if it compromises truth then we will go
omg are you by any chance talking about the Kettering show? did it sell out? please god no.
IM SO EXCITED!! <3333
had to bring my laptop to class, but it was worth it. tickets sold out in less than an hour