Pic from Wonkette shows Palin "buck" the system by saying more ridiculous stuff.
Democrats who so often coasted to victory often little more than “hope” and gas fumes for the last four years are feeling the full weight of a pendulum swinging back despite all they have accomplished. Some Republicans will win this year on “hate” and gas fumes. But the best incumbents, candidates, and campaigns recognized this reality long ago, subsequently doing their planning and plan implementation to win this year. In our communications planning Democrats too often treat voters as if they only want to hear about abstract policy. On the other hand Republicans often treat voters as if they won’t see the wool being pulled over their eyes.
It’s crucial for Democrats to “show” and not just “tell” voters why they should vote for the party in charge when most voters don’t have a job, worry about losing their job, or know someone who doesn’t have a job because this is so obviously what people care about and there’s no article out there that says a full economic recovery is happening any time before the election.
“Showing” voters why they should vote for the party in charge hasn’t ever been this difficult for most of the politicians and their campaigns. One way to “show” and not tell voters why they should pick Democrats is by making the rationale to do so relatable by taking something that’s a feel-good story ready-made for Oprah or the Today Show and using it as a metaphor.
Below are 10 pre-election metaphors that use the latest global feel-good story for speeches, press releases, op-eds, and soundbites to “show” voters why they ought to pull the lever, check the box or touch the screen for Democrats up and down the ticket on November 2:
1. The Tea Party has no plans to help our economy recover, no plans to fix our health care system, and no plans to stop greedy Wall Streeters from instigating the next economic collapse. Voting for Republicans and Tea Party candidates is like voting against trying to rescue the heroic Chilean miners. They will walk away from fixing our nation’s problems, but we can prevent that.