18 August 2008

A Preview of Future Campaign Slogans . . .

I guess it's never too early to plan ahead. And I need my "Change You Can Believe In" type slogan, but I don't believe in change for the sake of change, I don't really believe that the federal government should do much of anything other than protect our borders, secure our trade agreements, get out of the way of the people so that they may prosper, and maintain a military sufficient to defend our homeland, protect our interests in narrowly defined ways, and scare the bejesus out of any country that might get any ideas about being more than just a neighborhood bully.

That narrows my choices of potential slogans, a bit (the whole belief in limited government thing constrains me). Reagan found a good work around with both his campaigns. When confronting the damage loosed by Carter, he posed a simple question in '80, "Are You Better Off Now Than You Were Four Years Ago?", and after leading us away from that disaster, he simply stated in '84, "It's Morning in America, Again".

Well, I think nowadays the press would have a field day with the 'better off' slogan, so that's out. The 'morning' slogan only works for a run at a 2nd term. All's not lost though, I think I've come up with something that could work as an expression of my policy goals that would fit neatly on a bumpersticker. Here it goes . . .

I'll Do My Best to Do Nothing,
And Sometimes Even Less Than That!

(is the exclamation point too much? I kind of like it, but I'm not wedded to it, and I'm counting on people having pretty long bumpers, obviously)

(and if any president, me or anybody else, in the future could somehow manage to do less than nothing, that'd be really something, wouldn't it?)


Outis said...

Drop the exclamation point. Also, get Stephen Wright to do the voice-overs on your commercials. That will really bring home the theme of lethargy.

Jason (the commenter) said...

With a slogan like that you're sure to get every union vote.