Does anyone else find it interesting how completely, yet subtly, Sen. Obama has shifted the campaign language and how little anyone is talking about it. Does anyone argue that the dominant meme has been “change”? Can anyone argue that anyone has promoted that idea more than Sen. Obama? I mean, stody, old, 20 plus year Senator McCain even has a commercial that says something “We need change, John McCain knows it”.
Seriously? I don’t really recall the Republican primary being about change. It was more about who could be more hawkish than President Bush, who could cut more taxes than President Bush, and so on. Change wasn’t part of the conversation. And now, the Republican nominee is trying to run a campaign on “change”:
SEN. MCCAIN: [Sen. Lieberman ] said, “John, I want you to do what’s best for this country. And I’ll be at your side.” […] And so, it had everything to do with my judgment about what we can do to change things in Washington.
And then there’s the narrow definition of “need”.
In speaking to some delegations, Sen. Mcain said:
[We’ll] put on our American hats and we say “America, we’re with you. America, we’re going to care for these people in their time of need”
What about the need 47 million people have for health care? What about the need of the unemployed to have jobs? What of the need of the middle class to see their incomes grow?
Obviously, these needs don’t get any play on national media, or headlines in the newspaper, so Sen. McCain doesn’t need to talk about them.