Thursday, August 16, 2012

"Forward - To the 20th Century" - Joe Biden's New Campaign Slogan

“Forward” is the Obama Theme for 2012, just as “Hope and Change” was in 2008. We know how that worked out. Just move forward.

They did not run forward past Alfred, Lord Tennyson and the Charge of the Light Brigrade: "Forward, the light brigade."We know how that ended.

Forward is a wonderful theme, undoubtedly tested by many focus groups, obviously looking to the future. Tomorrow is another day, another election. The Obama campaign cannot campaign on its past accomplishments, the Stimulus, ObamaCare, etc., all of which are wildly unsuccessful or unpopular.

Remember, “We can do it?” They didn’t. Hence, forward to the future.

Vice President Biden did not get the message yesterday in Blacksburg, Virginia.

He was singing the praises of the GM bailout, and then asked rhetorically “Where is it written that we cannot lead the world in the 20th Century in making automobiles?”

GM and Detroit led the world in the 20th century. GM was the world’s largest corporation for about 5 decades. It’s decline began in the 1970’s with an inability to adjust to building quality small cars profitably. Toyota gained a foothold with the small Corona, and the rest is history.

Every recession, every UAW contract, every increase in the price of gas, every missed opportunity, GM declined until it collapsed.

Today, the 21st Century, the New Millennium, Toyota is the world’s largest automobile manufacturer, China is GM’s largest market, and Ford earns more than GM.

Joe was going Back to the Future, wistfully thinking of the Good Old Days, but the future is here and now.

Forward to the 20th Century, or Back to the Future, is Biden’s motto. It destroys Obama’s.

President George H. W. Bush’s Vice President, Dan Quayle, was roundly panned by the left as a national disgrace as Vice President. The media had a field day with his misstatements; unlike Vice President Biden, the media did not give him a pass. One of the most famous incidents was a debate with a 12 year old girl over the proper spelling of potato, which he spelt as potatoe. Both are technically correct.

Joe Biden’s gaffes make Dan Quayle look like a genius.

The problem 20 years ago was not Dan Quayle. It was the President. Joe Biden may give rise to consternation today, but he is not the problem for America. It is President Obama.

Forward into the 20th Century.

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