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The Battle of the Buzzwords, 2012

Jerry6614 Wrote: Apr 20, 2012 6:09 PM
Good job Hugh. This is what Mitt needs to do in the election cycle. Daily. Obama is characterized by these and other one sentence descriptions of his utter failures. Add to the list windmills , algae, tax the wealthy, spread the wealth, Google and Facebook exist due to government, go back to the pre-1967 borders, Bush's fault, and a few other flights of fantasy by Obama and the country might get the picture. The key is to give Mitt the spine to actually call him out on these multitudinous failures.

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...