An Open Letter to the Obama “Rally People”
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
The Clinton campaign has been making the argument that Senator Obama is all talk and no substance, that the hysteria of his rallies is impressive, but irrelevant to the job for which he is running. The clear implication is that it’s only a matter of time before voters come to their senses, put aside their initial infatuation with the man, and focus on what should be the meat of the election, experience and program design. Needless to say, Senator Clinton is doing her best to slap Senator Obama’s supporters back to reality. What else can she do? She’s running against a phenomenon.
Unfortunately, Senator Obama’s counterpunch proved her point. Using a textbook, but still effective tactic, he denounced her argument by telling his audience that Senator Clinton was talking down to them, telling them that they were shallow, mindless lemmings for supporting his candidacy. And the crowd went nuts with approval.
Give me a break. “Rally People,” as I like to call you – It was either that or “Obidiots” or “Obincompoops.” – listen up. If you don’t recognize a manipulative pitch when you see one, you deserve the criticism your candidate claims his opponent has leveled at you.
Rally People, you get what you pay for. The problem is, you’re electing the President of my country, too.