All day yesterday, I was bombarded with the message that the economic meltdown is favorable to Obama in that it confirms essentially everything he's ever said about regulation while simultaneously making McCain scramble to explain his belief in
"HOWEVER," say the pundits, "Obama needs a catchy slogan like Bill Clinton's 'It's The Economy, Stupid.'" After all, it is not possible to win a campaign if you assume your audience can read.
Myself, I think it would be possible to get by without catchy slogans if it didn't require Meredith Vieira's hard hitting journalistic instincts to ask John McCain about Carly Fiorina's severence package. I've been screaming at my television about Fiorina's $40 million 'fuck you' to HP shareholders every time McCain mentions CEO greed and golden parachutes, and it's Meredith Vieira that manages to actually ask him about it? Well, props to her, and a big middle finger to the 60 Minutes crew for their Sunday "fair and balanced" piece on McCain and Obama.
But screw it. You get the journalistic establishment you're dealt, so catchy slogans it is.
New Obama economic message: All Looters Will Be Fired On Sight.
Think about it. You know I'm right.