Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Less of this, please. 

I don't care that Obama raised money from Hollywood and I can't believe anyone in the McCain / GOP side really expects anything to come from calling attention to it. The event netted him $9 million in a single night, which might be the real reason why the Republicans are so mad about it.

OK, but I really don't like this line from Obama:

''The reason I'm calm ... is I've got confidence in the American people,'' he said. ''I really think they want to see us do better.'' Standing in the courtyard of the palatial estate, he said his campaign was dedicated to people who need jobs and health care and worry about their pensions and sending children to college.

''It's about those who will never see the inside of a building like this,'' Obama said.
Can everyone on the left please agree to never, ever frame the issue in this way ever again?

Instead, when standing in the courtyard of the palatial estate, please say that your cause is about giving more people the chance not only to see the inside of a building like this, but to live in and own buildings like this.

I mean, have you heard? People want to get rich.

Remember how everyone agreed that George Bush, Jr. was a spoiled and ignorant little prick who got filthy rich for nothing, didn't deserve any of the luxuries he enjoyed, and basically behaved like a poor white trash lottery winner-type asshole -- and yet, remember how it turned out that, like, zillions of Americans desperately wanted to BE that asshole?

You've got to pivot from showing people you understand their struggles to showing them that you also understand and (importantly) validate their most cherished ambition: to be the exact same person they always were, except filthy rich. Not just to pay for Mary's college tuition or whatever but to be rich.


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