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The Battle of the Buzzwords, 2012

Ed271 Wrote: Apr 21, 2012 11:48 AM
Every man woman and child owes about $17,000 to pay for the Obama Presidency so far, and you want four more years?

Presidential campaigns often reduce themselves to words or phrases, slogans or gaffes.

These fragments actually represent much more than the specific words employed, but very often condense enormous themes, important differences or character issues into a compact but complete message package. Five examples of years defined by a few words:

1976: Poland is free. (President Gerald Ford actually said in his famous debate gaffe "There is no Soviet dominance of Eastern Europe.")

1980: "Are you better off today..." Misery Index and "There you go again."

1992: "It's the economy stupid."

2000: Compassionate conservatism

2008: Hope...