Friday, September 12, 2008

Earth to Senator Obama

Leave the Governor alone.

She's a "Sirene" thrown into the campaign to draw you away from your message. And it's working. Also . . .
  1. You raise Governor Palin to your level when you attack her.
  2. The media is attacking or doing its best to find something to bury her. Let them. Afterwards, if they are successful, you can take the high road and say "I'm sorry, she was a brave opponent. I wish her well as she returns to Alaska . . ."
  3. She is a mother of 5 children, one of whom has Down's Syndrome. Everyone knows that. You can't attack that, unless, you think you can attack motherhood and win. Good luck.
  4. You are not a good attacker. You are too cerebral. You look like the smart kid in school who wants to cuss but can't.
Remember: the medium is the message.*

Case in point:

Unless you are predisposed to dislike her, or Republicans in general, I don't care what you say, that face sells soap. If you add to that picture the astute and articulate person that she is, you have an impressive television message. You of all people should know this.

So, do you really think you can attack her and win? You're crazy.

Another thing: the strategy of letting Hillary attack her. It seems you think Hillary wants you to win? Hillary's words may be attacking Governor Palin but the emotion meter shows something different. She is reading from a script. Hillary is actually praying that Palin wins, so that she, Hillary, gets another chance in 2012. And it shows. And she will be loaded for bear then. Not now.

Senator Obama, get back to your message, ignore the Governor or encourage her. Attack McCain and attack the McCain/Palin ticket relentlessly with this magic mantra: Bush/McCain, Bush/McCain, Bush/ McCain. This election is being handed to you. The economy is in a dumpster, we have a unpopular Republican war, homes are being foreclosed on, and gasoline is at an all time high. Stop trying to complicate it.

This is hard ball man, you better suit up.


(this post was written before yesterday's big lipstick smear, which is just plain stupid. But again, it is another message diverting tactic that Obama's people are not dealing with properly.

* thanks again to Marshall McCluhan.

1 comment:

Francis Shivone said...

My son finally fessed up to being one of the commentators trying to get my goat (which is easy to do) by taking grammar jobs at me. I didn't know it was him, so I decided to make signing in a requirement, i.e., no anonymous comments. Because of that and the fact that he doesn't have a Google ID he sent me the following email. The response is mine.

From: Stephen Shivone
Subject: palin
Date: Saturday, September 13, 2008, 10:36 AM

I don't see what the big deal about Palin is. How does raising kids qualify you to be vice-president? I think you all (Andy, you) are just bewitched by her looks--talk about a bad reason to vote for someone--looks. And what about that obnoxious Minnesota accent? Since I can't post on your blog anymore because I don't have a blogger / google account, I guess I'll have to start owning up to my opinions.


My Response:
It's easy and free to get an account.

Nevertheless, in response,

1. She is the Governor of Alaska, an executive position.
2. She is very good looking
3. She is pro-life
4. She is very good looking
5 What kind of experiences in life make one best suited to be President of the United States. A life of civil service in the Senate? Maybe a community organizer?
6. And Obama has the kind of experience we want?

Seriously, I think you give this woman a couple years as VP and by the time she gets to be President she will already have had the bunch of them in Washington whipped into shape.
As they say in Philadelphia, "she ain't messin"

She has a nice figure, too.

Your loving father.