• Slideshow Image 1
  • Slideshow Image 2
  • Slideshow Image 3
  • Slideshow Image 4
  • Slideshow Image 5
  • Slideshow Image 6

Democrat Messaging Problem

When no one's listening? #impact #madewithOver #textography @madewithOver

This presidential campaign season has been witness to a remarkable erosion of the once formidable message discipline within the Democrat Party. Since the DNC convention where the most talked about event was when the DNC delegates booed God to Obama’s inability to articulate his American vision during the first presidential debate and now the latest fumble centering around a Democrat State Representative in Pennsylvania who completely rejects the premise of our Pledge of Allegiance.

Democrat state Representative Babette Josephs (D-Philadelphia) who is resigning after 28 years refused to state the pledge of allegiance due to her objection to the inclusion of ‘under God’ in the Pledge.  It is understood that she can omit the phrase she finds offensive when asked to lead the pledge. From a pure marketing perspective reading stories like this is like scraping metal on a chalkboard. Ouch!

The take home message of her statement reads more like this: As a Democrat, Do not trust me to look after your well being. I pledge loyalty to nothing outside my own personal whims. It is a matter of trust.  Looking at this from two real world angles; what if  a human resource associate is interviewing Babette Josephs for a staff position where she finds certain aspects of the company’s mission statement to be offensive and refuses to abide by them?  What level of confidence would the HR associate have in entrusting the future prosperity of the company in Babette’s hands?  Parents considering hiring Babette to care for their child where d she finds parts of their expectations to be offensive and refuses to abide by them. How comfortable would the parents be in entrusting their child with her?  Again, it is a matter of trust.

Along with trust,  words ALWAYS matter. Democrats seem to be off kilter with their messaging strategy this election cycle. Pennsylvania is a purple state and at this point I believe the  state could go to either party in November. It surprises me to see these stories leaking out so close to a very critical election. I was expecting the well oiled messaging machine of 2008 to be right back in place for the 2012 election cycle since the same people, more or less, are running this machine.

What are your thoughts on Democrat messaging versus Republican messaging during this campaign?

 

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Tania

3 responses to “Democrat Messaging Problem

  1. Trevor Hilton
    says:

    I’ll just let God speak for Himself;

    Matthew 10:32-33
    32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.
    33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.

  2. Kevin
    says:

    That DNC vote was a particularly corrupt and inept public unraveling, but removing God and opposing Israel has been espoused by a growing contingent for a long while.

    Likewise Obama’s net vision has always been incoherent. He emboldened every group individually with what they wanted to hear in 2008 and this dissonance is the harvest he sowed.

    MSNBC lacks perspective on what a good argument is due to their ideological inbreeding. Romney doesn’t have to debate Obama’s words, he can debate Obama’s actions, which is why I think Romney will win handily.

    The Republicans, too, have some dissonance, but in their case it is the Tea Party libertarians who are rising to either destroy or subsume.

    We live in exciting times! :)

Have Your Say

Trackbacks