Under the theme of “A Brighter Future”, Republicans are preparing to participate in a national celebration of their conservative principles that will culminate in the nomination of Mitt Romney for President but as Democrats prepare to respond with their convention the following week, an effective reelection theme seems to elude them. Afterall, what appropriate themes could there possibly be for an effort to reelect a President whose Administration has cast a shroud of doubt and despair over the nation that is second only to the days of malaise brought upon us by Jimmy Carter in the late 70’s?
While Republicans prepare to dedicate an entire night of their convention to contradict the President’s “You didn’t build that…. Government built that” ideology, Democrats are left with having to come up with a competing theme that tries to reconcile President Obama’s past record of failures with a pitch for a better future that is based on forging ahead with the same failed policies that got to where we are today.
Currently the Obama campaign has adopted the slogan “Forward.” as their tagline. The unoriginal and intentionally ambiguous tag line is a very uninspiring rehash of the theme Democrats tried to adopt in 2010, right before they suffered landside defeats at the ballot box. Below is an ad in which Democrats briefly used the “moving forward” theme in August of that historic election cycle.
It didn’t work.
Following that ad American’s rejected Democrats in historic numbers and gave control of the House of Representatives to Republicans by wide a margin. In 2010 Americans did not want to move “forward” with Barack Obama’s policies and they made that quite clear. So why Democrats believe that two years later, Americans would want to move “forward” with Barack Obama is a little hard to understand it makes it quite clear that with their convention fast approaching, Democrats need some help.
So we at White House 2012 would like to give them some help by having you offer your own suggestions regarding the theme that Democrats should adopt for their convention. Just pass along your suggested theme in the comments sections of this post or post it on Twitter @ #DEMTHEME .
We will put the 5 best proposed Democrat convention themes will be put up for a vote in a public poll here on White House on Thursday, August 30th, once the Republican National Convention has concluded. And the creator of the winning theme will receive a free gift from the White House 2012 Campaign Store.
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