Sep 19, 2012 No Comments ›› Pat Dollard
(TIMES 24/7) The Obama campaign has rolled out a new Twitter campaign: “For all”. In it, celebrities and Obama supporters have uploaded images of themselves with their hands over their hearts, pledging to support his re-election bid. The creation of the Twitter feed appears to be in response to a video of Mitt Romney discussing his chances of winning over 47 percent of the electorate, which pays no federal income tax.
In April, the Obama campaign rolled out the campaign slogan “Forward,” which was immediately ridiculed for its similarity to Communist China’s “Great Leap Forward.” Like the Obama team’s last attempt to motivate its liberal base, the new campaign is open to plenty of criticism from the right; it’s the kind of propaganda Chairman Mao might have adopted. Worse, it fits into the narrative of Obama supporters as individuals more inclined to pledge allegiance to a politician before their country.