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The Battle of the Buzzwords, 2012

Texas Bonnie Belle Wrote: Apr 21, 2012 4:18 PM
100% accurate, IIudwig. Obama wants to be "President for life" and will stop at nothing to get re-elected. The more I listen to Romney and the more research I do on him the more I like him and think he will do a GREAT job as President but it's going to be a bloody battle to get him there.

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...