The age of the anti-Cassandra
Allies Ask Obama to Make ‘Hope’ More Specific
“I particularly hope [haw] he strengthens his economic message — even Senator Obama can speak more clearly and specifically about the kitchen-table, bread-and-butter issues like high energy costs,” said Gov. Ted Strickland of Ohio. “It’s fine to tell people about hope and change, but you have to have plenty of concrete, pragmatic ideas that bring hope and change to life.”
Or, in the blunter words of Gov. Phil Bredesen, Democrat of Tennessee: “Instead of giving big speeches at big stadiums, he needs to give straight-up 10-word answers to people at Wal-Mart about how he would improve their lives.”
Hey, I've got an idea!
Why not have the presumptive nominee do a series of town halls, where any voter can ask whatever they want, and he gives detailed answers on policy based on his experience and knowledge? The press would be bored out of their minds, of course, and trash the whole thing, but I'm betting the voters would love it!
Oh, wait ....
Anyhow, na ga happen. Like so much else this primary season, if it were going to happen, it would already have happened.
NOTE Cue the chanting that Strickland and Bredesen are racists.
UPDATE Meanwhile, over at Cheetopia they're full of sage advice:
Team Obama needs to simplify its message down to images and slogans that can reach the low information swing voters.
Apparently "hope" and "change" aren't simple enough?