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Losing the "Cool" Factor

JayneCobb Wrote: Aug 20, 2012 10:26 AM
"That's because his 2008 success was more of a cultural phenomenon than a political one" Were people voting for Obama or against Bush? Are people voting for Romney or against Obama? If the Democrats really wanted to scare independents and liberals they would run ads asking, "do you really want Republicans controlling it all?" We have moved into an ERA where people mostly vote against a candidate, the lesser of two evils. The Democrats were ushered back into power in 2006 and 2008 as a rejection of Republicans. Now they are rejecting Democrats in 2010 and 2012. Once Republicans regain control the cycle will repeat.
S211 Wrote: Aug 20, 2012 3:09 PM
Perhaps. But if the Repubs get this economy going again the Dems are going to be sitting down for quite while.
Keith180 Wrote: Aug 20, 2012 12:40 PM
Umm dude, we've been there for a very long time.
Below, Kate references the new Newsweek cover, heralding a story critical of President Obama.  More than for most Presidents, the very existence of this cover highlights an ominous trend for Obama.

That's because his 2008 success was more of a cultural phenomenon than a political one (although he and other lefties mistakenly thought it was a political endorsement, a misunderstanding that has caused many of their electoral problems).  It was simply "cool" and "in" to be an Obama supporter.  Almost every element of the political and popular press hailed Obama to the skies-- NOT to support