A sign o’ the times, perhaps?
Obama’s real launch video, released yesterday: Just 168,000.
YouTube’s metrics tend to lag a bit, but the numbers suggest that — energy-wise — we’re in 2010, not 2008.
Right Sphere’s Brandon Kiser asks:
Could the magic be gone?
I’d like to think so, but it’s a long time between now and November 2012 and – like I’ve said before – President Obama is going to pull out all the stops and slide to the center a la Bill Clinton as much as he possibly can in order to try and convince the American people that his hardcore leftist agenda of the past two years does not prove he’s a hardcore leftist ideologue.
The first official unofficial move of Obama ’12 - which was announced yesterday to much understandable fanfare – was to reverse course on the KSM civilian trial pledge, and that’s got the diehards on the left absolutely furious. Even pseudo-conservative and Obama groupie Andrew Sullivan isn’t happy. Of course, most of them are blaming the so-called GOP “politics of fear” atmosphere they claim surrounded the debate as to whether or not the confessed mastermind of the 9-11 attacks and his co-conspirators shoud be tried in NYC or anywhere here in the US – this in spite of the fact that prominent NY liberals opposed the idea of having the trial in NYC as well – so they’ll fall back in line soon enough …. just in time to be entranced by our celebrity President and his soaring, empty rhetoric while on campaign stop after campaign stop.
Old habits die hard.
Anyway, it’s somewhat amusing about the number of views for the respective vids mentioned above, but again, it’s still early. We shouldn’t take this initial lack of interest as a signal to relax. From now ’til election day we’ve got our work cut out for us in soundly refuting the false assertions that are sure to come from the spinmeisters in both the administration and the campaign (one in the same?), countering the bald-faced lies and “half-truths” that will be told about the GOP opposition, as well as the combatting the constant Democrat cheerleading by the MSM – which has already started.
As our gaffetastic VP would say: “Gird your loins.”