This picture was taken at Ohio State University on the eve of the midterm elections. But you’d never know who they are stumping for by the photo, unless you guess right and they are stumping for themselves. The 2008 “Change We Can Believe In” signs have been replaced with the new slogan “Moving America Forward,” as opposed to “Put the car in ‘D’ for drive [forward] ; not ‘R’ for reverse.” Note the Obama brand in the “Vote 2010” posters. Nowhere do you see the new and dynamically challenged democrat logo:
If you were in that OSU arena, you’d have no idea that Ted Strickland was running for governor on the Democrat ticket. In fact, you’d have no idea (if you were from Mars) that this was even a Democrat rally. Everywhere Obama went during these midterms, the rooms were full of team Obama, brand Obama, party Obama signs. And I mean everywhere. This crowd phenom struck me early on, during the seemingly endless clips of TheOne stumping between Ohio and other vulnerable states. The entire rooms were full of Obama signs.
“The groups Obama is targeting mirror those that helped him win the White House: young people, African-Americans and women. A crucial element of the president’s strategy in the two weeks before the Nov. 2 election is finding a way to get first-time voters from 2008 to head back to the polls even though Obama’s name isn’t on the ballot.”
His name may not be on any ballot but he’s not about to let anyone forget that it’s all about HIM, all the time. He’s doing what he does best: campaign. He never really stopped after the ’08 election and he’s going to be kicking it up into high gear after the holidays. You will see so nothing but those “Moving America Forward” and “Vote – Obama logo – 2012” signs for the next 2 years.
2010 was just his warm-up act.