Its become increasingly apparent that the Obama campaign is desperate. Obama's own words in 2008 provide the best resource for understanding how this could be true. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucuxZi-3x00?rel=0]
"If you don't have any fresh ideas, then you use stale tactics to scare voters.
If you don't have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as someone people should run from.
You make a big election about small things."
- Barack Obama
I can honestly say that I completely and whole-heartily agree with the President on this. When you take a look at how he has run this campaign, its clear that he doesn't have fresh ideas, or a record to run on so it should not surprise anyone that he has made this campaign about very small things.
The Obama campaign has made many mistakes. Set aside from the ideological mistake that is the foundation for liberalism, Obama's biggest mistake in this campaign was rooted in his arrogance. Up until the first Presidential Debate, their plan was clear: keep the American people distracted. With the help of the media, all they had to do was keep the American people fixated on a charachter-version of Romney by calling attention to all of his supposed flaws, gaffes, and 'extreme' positions. All the while keeping people from looking at Obama's record or details on his plans for the future.
If not for the solid first debate performance on the part of Romney, the Obama campaign would probably still be perpetuating their original tactic. Fortunately the American people got to see Mitt Romney for who is and not who Obama made him out to be. This has created a shift in the Obama campaign's strategy which has now reduced itself to
They've altered their narrative to reflect smaller and smaller issues in an effort to further divide and polarize us while simultaneously doing everything they can distract voters from Obama's record and the central issues of this election.
As is to be expected, the media has also done its part to spin and twist as much as they can in Obama's favor. Even in the smallest of ways, they never fail to stay in line and goose step to Obama's narrative.
Obama and his media were dangerously confident that the election was in the bag but that changed after the first Presidential Debate. and that all they had to do was been laying the foundation for
We can now add one more item on their list of tactics to distract the American people. They've now gone so far as to label white people who do not support Obama as 'racist' in a new poll done by the Associated Press.
According to the Huffington Post,
"Racial attitudes have not improved in the four years since the United States elected its first black president, an Associated Press poll finds, as a slight majority of Americans now express prejudice toward blacks whether they recognize those feelings or not.
Those views could cost President Barack Obama votes as he tries for re-election, the survey found, though the effects are mitigated by some people's more favorable views of blacks."
The article goes on to try and convince the reader that racial prejudice has increased since 2008. The AP was able to determine this by asking respondents about racist attitudes or "through an experimental test that measured implicit views toward race without asking questions about that topic directly."
This annoys me on a deeper level than the normal campaign spin tactics. I've gotten used to the Obama media insulting my intelligence and frankly taking advantage of those who lack in that department. But what the creators of this poll are trying to claim here is grossly misguided in its basic theory on Obama's support, or lack there of and I find it offensive. That's a subject for a different rant.
Anyway, the method used with this 'poll' was not meant to provide a solid conclusion. Hence the word "experimental.' However, the fact that this was an experimental poll using non-typical means of obtaining information will most likely not be a focus because that would destroy the credibility that is required to achieve the objective here.
"Always vote for principle,
though you may vote alone,
and you may cherish the sweetest reflection
that your vote is never lost."
- John Quincy Adams
For the record, I have never voted based on race. I have never voted based on gender. I have never voted based on age, hair color, physical attractiveness, personal wealth, personality or anything else of a superficial nature.
The candidate who I vote for will receive my vote based on principles that defy stereotypes. The people who keep promoting this concept of superficial voting should be ashamed of themselves. And the Obama campaign and it's media should get a clue. You're ideas dont work. Your ideology is a falacy and the American people can see right through your deception.
I can't wait for November 6th. On that note, goodnight!