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Friday, September 12, 2008

Perception Is More Than Half The Campaign Battle

Remember how George H. W. Bush came across as out of touch during the 1992 election? Remember Al Gore's sighing and eye rolling during the first debate of the 2000 election? In a campaign the way you are perceived by the public - even in the littlest ways - is more than half the battle. Both Bush 41 and Gore lost the perception battle. I predict Obama's visit to the World Trade Center site for the 9/11 service could be his big misstep of the 2008 campaign- and the cameras were rolling to catch it:

Obama seems like a fish out of water at this event. He's obviously uncomfortable, distracted, and ready to leave. He tosses the rose and ignores voters. He did everything but check his watch. I'm not accusing him of deliberate disrespect, but that's certainly how it comes across. One gaffe like this can sit in a voter's mind for a long time - as long as 52 days...

via Michelle Malkin, with thanks to GayPatriotWest for alerting me to the story.


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