Friday, July 25, 2008
The Man, The Myth, The Slogan
Last Sunday I was watching TV and flipping through the channels and I came upon some talking heads on CNN having a discussion about the presidential election.
They were bemoaning the fact that John McCain would not be a good president because he does not have a slogan. Whereas Barak Obama has many slogans. Therefore this makes him the obvious choice for our country's next commander in chief.
Let us count Obama's slogans:
Obama in '08
Hope, Can You See The Answer?
Obama - Peace in 2009
Obama 08 - A Ray of Hope
Got Hope? - Obama 08
Obama - Believe It, Show It
Reclaiming The American Dream
And of course...Barak Obama - Change We Can Believe In
The main campaign slogan out of all of the above is Change We Can Believe In. I think even the most stalwart Democrat would agree.
This has me concerned about John McCain, the poor sloganless Senator from Arizona. The Huffington Post recently accused Senator McCain of ripping off Obama's campaign slogan with the slogan, "A Leader You Can Believe In".
I certainly would not want Senator McCain to face this sort of accusatory remarks from such a fine publication and catbox liner.
So I have come up with the following campaign slogan for Senator McCain who is at present sans slogan.
"Talk is Cheap - Actions Speak Louder Than Words"
I hope John McCain will consider using this and perhaps it will give him more credence with CNN and the Huh-Huffington Post.