The Next 'Together American Do Better' Or Whatever
by Matt Stoller, Mon Jul 31, 2006 at 04:42:31 AM EDT
I wish Democratic Congressional leadership would stop the horrible messaging already. First it was 'Together America can do better'. Then it was culture of corruption. Then it was REAL Security or something like that. Now it's '06 in 06', which sounds like a stupid car commercial from the 1950s. Do you also get six dollars off your next purchase?
The Busby poll is getting closer to release, and there's lots of interesting data there. Some of it suggests that these kinds of policy-heavy messages just don't work because people don't believe that Democratic candidates can do what they say they will do. Just look at DSCC poster-boy Harold Ford Jr, who's running a perfect campaign according to Chuck Schumer. He's discussing the port deal, gas prices, and his opponents are in a brutal primary. And Ford is absolutely stuck at 41 in the polls.
Here's a new, simple idea for a slogan. It's not perfect. It's not even very good. But it's simple, and powerful.
Republicans support George Bush. Losers.
Update: I like this one, from the comments: "If you put us Dems in control of Congress, we'll do everything in our power to keep Bush from messing up the country any more than he already has."
It's not a bumper sticker. But you get the idea.