I haven’t decided who to support for President yet, because I am not convinced that everyone who will be in the race, is in the race just yet. But I have seen a couple of ads that have been circulating on the internet for Herman Cain. And….I must say that the two I have seen have been well done.
You can always count on marketing people having good ad people as part of political campaign organization. Sadly, this is one the major components of the campaign that vaulted the President into his current role. He used it to get elected and he has used that same campaign machine throughout the duration of his presidency.
We know that the campaign sold a bill of goods to the American people in 2008, we know that he was not the man he claimed to be. He used the skills of a public relations machine to create this false image of a man that, at times during the 2008 race, showed the weakness and a moral lack of courage that we see now as he governs.
He spoke fluently when there was a teleprompter telling him what to say. The people who cut and spliced the interviews crafted an image that is not accurate of who he really was….and still is.
We who did not support him knew of his ties to Left Wing radicals in his past. We saw him for what he was.
So as we begin to see the ads ratchet up, we must be cognizant of who we are watching. Once again, we must use our critical thinking skills to sort through the marketing created emotions. We know that sound bites and commercials are not a true test of the skill that will be needed to govern such an important nation that leads on a world stage. So, watch this first one and know that it contains musch of what we already know, about why we must not let Obama win a second term:
So, the problems we see are not hidden. We know what they are, we know who is ignoring them. We understand that Obama is a union hours president. He hits the Oval Office from 9-5, takes off the rest of the day, and hits the links and the vacation circuit the rest of the time. That’s the European and the union model of what time on the job entails.
On the other hand, a successful CEO spends a lot of time on the job. He works tirelessly to tie up loose ends at the office and prepares for his next day, when the rest of the satff has gone home. He stews, he frets, he works out kinks that are making things difficult in the daily operations. He problem solves, while the rest of the staff are home with their families or exercising their social lives in between shifts.
This ad made me wonder if Cain would truly bring the same tireless work ethic to the Oval Office, as he did when he served in the boardrooms of Pillsbury and Godfathers Pizza:
Good ads, for sure.
But my next question is, what are the solutions to the problems we all know and see before us?