Thursday, 21 January 2010

Can't Get The Message Across

I confess that I only rarely take an interest in American politics, though I did follow the Obama election. I've never been a particular fan of him; more overblown rhetoric than substance.

'Change we can believe in?' Yawn! We've heard it all before and no doubt we'll hear it all again this year by the Tories.

His first year has been underwhelming to say the least, brilliantly encapsulated by the Democrats losing Ted Kennedy's old Senate seat.

On a rescue mission of his Presidency Obama has given an interview and admitted voter neglect (my emphasis):

“If there’s one thing I regret, it’s that we were so busy just getting stuff done …that I think we lost some of that sense of speaking directly to the American people about what their core values are.”
Hmm so they've voted against you because you failed to get your message across? Now that sounds familiar:

"To achieve that we need a leader who can articulate that vision and let our country and the party move on."
Labour ministers have a collective responsibility for the government's lamentable failure to get our message across.
The Conservative party's rout in the local elections was because the party failed to communicate with the electorate, Prime Minister John Major said.
The people of Massachusetts have voted for Scott Brown not because Obama's lost that sense of communication about core values, but precisely because they know what his message is and they don't like it.

Failure to get the message across is the language of a doomed government.

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