Thursday, May 3, 2012

Forward....or something

The 2012 Barak Obama campaign recently unveiled it's new slogan. It is one simple word. FORWARD. Unfortunately that word comes with a lot of historical baggage.

"The slogan "Forward!" reflected the conviction of European Marxists and radicals that their movements reflected the march of history, which would move forward past capitalism and into socialism and communism." (more)

Strange choice for someone running for the leader of the free world. Even if you pretend really REALLY hard that our president is not a radical socialist, FORWARD is still a bad choice for a campaign slogan. The first thing I thought when I heard this apparently popped in to the head of Obama's republican opponent Mitt Romney at the same time...

"Mitt Romney...poked fun at President Obama's newly unveiled campaign slogan, "Forward," remarking, "Forward, what, over the cliff?"" (more)

Based on reactions from friends and family, more than a few people thought the very same thing. Since they are going to go forward with the FORWARD theme regardless of it's comedic assistance to the republican party, I thought I would be helpful and make the Obama campaign a graphic to go with their new slogan...