Skip to comments.Team Obama: Focus groups told us they wanted a speech that was flat, repetitive, and disappointing..
Posted on 09/07/2012 2:39:14 PM PDT by middlegeorgian
Such is the genius of The One that even his biggest failures are actually huge successes that most people simply havent appreciated yet.
Someday, well all see ObamaCare for the masterpiece that it is.
While the pundits are generally calling the presidents Thursday night address mediocre, Obama and his advisers had taken great pains to avoid soaring rhetoric that might have been derided as empty.
Indeed, they extensively tested the presidents speech in dial groups, a type of focus group where voters twist dials to register approval or disapproval of specific passages, and say it tested off the charts. The reaction, they say, was more positive than to Obamas 2008 acceptance speech in Denver.
In short, the president deliberately dialed it down, stopping well short of the altitudes he is capable of reaching. Perhaps that will prove to be a mistake, but the decision to go with a less rousing approach was carefully considered.
The campaigns primary goal at the Democratic convention was to provide a concrete sense of what Obama would do in a second term. That was what independent voters wanted, according to the research, and that was the focus in Charlotte.
Yeah, the problem with this embarrassingly feeble bit of spin is that, per Charles Cooke, O really only has one speech left in his repertoire anymore. Whether the focus group loved it or not, thats what America was going to get last night. He cant do sweeping vistas and uplift anymore because literally no one outside the hardest-core Obama-bots takes it seriously. The delusion of Hopenchange is now a punchline; if you doubt me, have a look at the Daily Show/Larry David collaboration below. So hes forced to run through his things could have been worse shtick, replete with the same old policy wish list thats starting to bore even Andrea Mitchell. Just the thought of them holding actual focus groups on last nights gutterball is funny. First question: Did you enjoy this speech more now or the first thousand times you heard it?
The only people who liked what he said last night are, I suspect, partisans strident enough to work for MSNBC whose top priority at the moment is moving the goalposts. See, e.g., Krystal Ball, who thought it was just fine and a useful reminder that we should stop expecting O to be Superman even though he was sold to us four years ago as Superman. Thats his winning message this time around, apparently.
Oh, I don't know. Just today I heard him tell us that millions of jobs would be created by following his plans. Millions.
My dial was off, and I missed it. I find it very hard to focus on Obama.
With small crowds, too!
“Obama and his advisers had taken great pains to avoid soaring rhetoric that might have been derided as empty. “
Just like they took pains to make sure they had smaller rallies?
altitudes he is capable of reaching.. like blame Bush.
Blame, blame, blame! Anybody but me! What a POS!
No doubt the same focus groups have told Hussein to lose the election, and he will comply.
This may be the most serious case of narcissism in the history of the world. So serious it even seems to be transmitted to all surrounding sycophants.
I’ve been hearing this for months. Focus groups are turned off by Obama’s soaring rhetoric.
The problem though, isn’t that they are turned off by soaring rhetoric, it’s that they are turned off by Obama using soaring rhetoric.
The first time you talk to a braggart, you come away impressed (”Wow, this guy really has it together!”). But, once you catch on that he’s full of it, you have the opposite reaction (”Wow, what a loser; all he does is talk BS!”).
Are those the ones where we all work like prison laborers for the state, breaking up rocks all day for the good of "Our Dear Leader"....Sarcasm
” The only speech I want to hear from Obama is a concession speech. “
Looking for the link to The Onion...
Gave the speech with half his brain tied behind his back. Where have I heard that?
“The first time you talk to a braggart, you come away impressed (Wow, this guy really has it together!). But, once you catch on that hes full of it, you have the opposite reaction (Wow, what a loser; all he does is talk BS!).”
I think you nailed it...
I don;t even want that speech I want a good bye and he can pisss off but we all know Dem Presidents don;t disappear, Carter, Clinton and this bozo will all be around putting down the next republican President.
The media will interview this bozo every time a reublican President does anything as if his views are all what matters
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