I didn't say what I just said

I usually have a Friday Funny for you at the end of the week, but this Friday is a bit different.  On Monday, I shared my review of the latest political ads.  I don't think President Obama's ads are working for him.  Reports indicate they aren't working for him. Here is why.  President Obama is his own worst enemy.  He's been caught on video saying dumb things. I guess you can get away with denying you said something that was caught on tape for a while, but as soon as the video goes viral, it's hard to maintain your innocence.  However, when you deny saying something that was caught on tape in a video where you actually show yourself saying it, that's a whole new kind of dumb. Here, in a pro Barack Obama YouTube channel video (paid for by Obama for America), he claims he never made the now famous statement, "If you build your business, you didn't do it, Someone else did that."  This ad claims Mitt Romney is a liar by accusing the President of saying this.  But watch the last few seconds of this video and you'll see President Obama actually say it. Sort of reminds me of Baghdad Bob, the Iraqi Information Minister during the Gulf War. As we were bombing after Desert Storm, he was denying we were even a threat,  "They are nowhere near the airport ..they are lost in the desert...they can not read a compass...they are retarded." There are really two issues here: 1. The beginning of this video says that President Obama didn't say, "If you build your business, you didn't do it, Someone else did that." However the end of the video shows him saying it. 2. The ad asserts that Romney agrees with Obama, but I don't think this is very persuasive.  Romney does say that you couldn't have a business without things like roads, but it appears that most Americans didn't understand him to mean that you didn't build your own business. After viewing this ad, I think most Americans come away with the idea that Mitt Romney is pro business and President Obama is not.  This ad is counter productive for Team Obama. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ If you liked this post, read…Seven Reasons Why YOU Should Sign Up for the Art of Eloquence Newsletter


  • Terra

    It was taken out of context, yes he said those words but what did he say before and after? Romney just keeps stepping all over himself. That’s all I’m saying. I’m for neither of them.

  • Dana Raquel Bryant

    Can I just say what a relief to find someone who actually knows what theyre talking about on the internet. You definitely know how to bring an issue to light and make it important. More people need to read this and understand this side of the story. I cant believe youre not more popular because you definitely have the gift.

  • Terra

    What Marlena said! While they’re at it, they could all try telling the truth.. Networks could try doing the same. Our elections are being bought this year and I really don’t think it matters whose ad says what.

  • Marlena

    What a dumb ad for both of them. Why can’t politicians just grow up?

  • Art of Eloquence

    I agree that they should be focusing more on the issues. Here’s what I will do vs here’s what my opponent will do. Here’s what that means vs here’s what that means for him. However, the polls and research shows that Romney’s ads are reaching the American people where as the President’s ads are not going over well. Also Romney is pulling ahead at this point among likely voters. It will be interesting to see.

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