Sunday, May 20, 2012

Obama’s Campaign Speech Strategy and Why it’s Failing Among Women

There was something familiar about all of Obama’s campaign speeches for years, but I couldn’t really put my finger on it.  Something was tying all these speeches together.  There was a recurring theme.  But I couldn’t put it into words.

I finally figured it out.

EVERY SINGLE campaign speech that Obama has given tells his audience that they are victims of some nefarious force out there and that only He and Democrat-led government programs can protect them and rescue them from such an overwhelming threat.

I’m not kidding.  There are no exceptions.  Every! Single! Speech!

Obama’s support among women lately has been declining, and Romney’s has been rising.  I guess—maybe—modern women are tired of being treated like pathetic weaklings that need some big strong man or big strong politician or big strong government program to save them.

Women’s empowerment over the past 60 years has been all about how women no longer need someone to give them everything they need.  All they want is to be treated as equals, treated with respect, treated like they are necessary and important to society.  But Obama comes along and tells them they will never be equals, so they must rely on him (a “big strong man”) to save them.

I guess even for The Anointed One, eventually you have to stop being condescending to everybody around you.  Eventually.