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June 14, 2012

Is Winning the Media Day Still Necessary? Is It Even Possible?

Kaus wonders.

According to the Rushfield Theory of Buzzdeath–that in the New Media environment, generating “buzz” typically produces a counter-reaction that leaves you worse off than before–this is a mistake for Obama. … Actually, rushing out a “major” speech on the economy is a mistake even under the older theory that a President can seem desperate and overxposed. … Why does Obama have to win the week, or the month? It’s June! Obama doesn’t have to win June. …

As I noted, Jonathan Alter panned the speech; so did another liberal from Daily Beast. That left MSNBC's hosts to spin furiously that the speech was amazing.

Apparently hectored by Obama partisans, Jonathan Alter indicated that he was aware of the Full Metal Cocoon the left had built around itself.

Just cheerleading BO doesn’t help him. He needs a sharper, more cogent message with some memorable lines. I ain’t walking my criticism back

— Jonathan Alter (@jonathanalter) June 14, 2012

Well, what he actually needs are better facts, but as those are unlikely to be forthcoming, sure, he needs "memorable lines." For all the good that will do.


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