The Response to “On the Obama Response Team”
A little more back-and-forth on this because it’s important. Turner did some further critiquing of Obama’s response team, and got it almost entirely right (even if Armando is cited). Five follow-up points for the Obama team:
1) Stop being so deferential to McCain
You don’t have to keep pretending like he’s a great guy with a bad campaign, or that he was once a good guy who’s lost his way, as David Axelrod did today:“It makes you wonder whose behind all this because this isnt the John McCain we expected.” Or with the campaign’s use of sentences like: “John McCain is an honorable man running a dishonorable campaign.” He’s calling your candidate a traitor to this country, why are you being so nice? You don’t have to worry about reminding people about his service, McCain does that by himself plenty. Hit him and hit him hard.
2) McCain = Bush 3rd Term.
If Obama isn’t saying that in every speech (the way he used to – and it was working!), he’s not doing his job. It hurts me to admit that Armando was right about something, but he’s right about this.
3) McCain is totally out to snacks on the economy.
Seriously guys, his chief economic adviser said it’s all in our heads, and McCain himself hasn’t got a clue. In an interview he was asked what the first thing he’d do to solve the economy is and his response was “Cut spending.” REALLY?! C’mon now.
Repeat the following:
“John McCain has no idea what he’s talking about when it comes to the economy, and he himself admitted it.”
4) Surrogates with tough talking points…get some.
It’s not that hard, get everyone on the same page smacking down McCain.
5) Repetition, learn to love it.
Just saying something once or twice isn’t enough, it has to be repeated over and over again until it’s branded into our minds. McCain knows nothing about the economy. McCain = Bush’s 3rd term. Over and over. You and your surrogates.
Winning this election isn’t hard, it comes down to the following:
“McCain = Bush’s 3rd Term.” and “McCain Knows Nothing About the Economy.”