Skip to comments.Obama 2012 diagnosis: Stage Two Death Rattle
Posted on 10/30/2012 6:02:18 AM PDT by Zakeet
As a veteran of numerous national, state and local campaigns, I can tell you that each race and each campaign has its own life cycle. The 2012 presidential contest is no exception. As polls tighten, and especially since Mitt Romneys decisive performance in the first debate, Team Obama and the president himself are showing signs of what I term a campaigns death rattle.
GOP contender Rick Santorum withdrew from this years Republican primary within three days of my declaration that his campaign was in the final stages of death rattle. The phenomenon has three distinct stages.
In Stage One Death Rattle, the candidate veers sharply off-message, seemingly desperate to change the subject.
Obamas Stage One came shortly after the first debate with Romney, with childish comments about Big Bird and other Muppets running for the border, gimmicky terms like Romnesia and other memes unbecoming his office. These sorts of antics rarely work.
In Stage Two Death Rattle, where I see the Obama campaign today, the campaign staff becomes increasingly frustrated, and the candidate finds it difficult not to lash out through actions or words. One symptom is public profanity.
In Stage Three Death Rattle, the candidates negativity toward his opponent permeates his speeches and completely overtakes his vision and messaging. His speeches grow shrill and his campaign staff and volunteers become demoralized.
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My campaign is in a death rattle
Shake, RATTLE & Let’s Roll!
I can’t wait for rigor mortis to set in.
I would think that when a candidate’s party and support mechanisms begin to conjure up excuses for a “possible” defeat, the rattle becomes a drum corps in a death march. (Or is that corpse?)
The “non-hurricane” may yet save Obama; many may not know that a hurrican must be above 75 m.p.h., not under.
It seems unlikely to me to have a positive effect. The storm will suppress Democrat base voters in Philadelphia, which are crucial to an Obama win in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania is a must win for the Democrats.
Hmmm ... interesting how Hurricane Sandy slammed right into the heart of East Coast liberalism.
Think God might be making a statement here?