June 23, 2008

THE SEAL SLEEPS WITH THE FISHES:

A No "Seal" Zone, Starting..... (Marc Ambinder, 23 Jun 2008, Atlantic Blog)

I've had my fun with the Obama campaign's seal, and now that fun ends. I'm told that Obama recognizes that it was a silly mistake, that the universal reaction at Wacker and Michigan was, "Boy, was that dumb," and that they don't think the seal staging will matter to actual voters.

Does the press think Obama is arrogant? Yes. Does the seal represent arrogance? Only tangentially, actually. The worry for Obama's image managers is that it gives the press a pretext to call Obama arrogant, an example for them to add to a list of arrogant moments, and a way to distract them from what Obama is saying.


Believing your own hype is never a good idea.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 23, 2008 8:21 PM

More likely: it's a way for Obama to distract voters from sensing what he is NOT saying. After all there are only so much fluffs to cover up all those drivels. Eventually, even the MSM feel embarrassed for swooning over nothing.

Posted by: ic at June 23, 2008 10:44 PM

Not so. They're still swooning over Kennedy.

Posted by: erp at June 24, 2008 8:01 AM
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