Power to the Classroom?

27 09 2009

So, President Obama thinks kids need even MORE time in the classroom? Typical.

I think we’re all missing the point. Kids need more time with parents who are willing to teach their kids. If Obama wants to fix America’s problems, he’ll write legislation that requires parents to show their kids an iota of attention, and build a society centered on the family.

A wise man once said: No success outside the home can compensate for failure inside the home.


Branding the Presidency

9 01 2009

A book I’d like to see Obama write in 10 years: “My Trip to the White House, Or, How I Used Time-tested Branding Strategies to Win the Presidency”

–Obama, if you’re reading, I get royalties for the name, or I at least get a dedication in the acknowledgements section…just a thanks BG?–Then again, maybe I’ll write the book..

From his original logo in which the O doubles for a sunrise (or is it a sunset?) to just about everything else in his campaign, Obama branded himself into popularity. I don’t think we’ve had a president with such pop-celebrity in at least a generation. And yet, he came out of virtually nowhere to take the entire media world by storm.  And…it’s all thanks to branding. Either that or his charismatic personality and emotional leader persona…

Now, as even after he’s won, he’s still going.  Only this time, he’s going Comic-Con…

Obama Spider-ManYep, Obama’s now infiltrated the Geek demographic.    Not to mention, he gets a glowing recommendation from Marvel Editor-in-Chief: “It was really, really cool to see that we had a geek in the White House. We’re all thrilled with that.”

It doesn’t matter which way you lean on the President-elect, you’ve got to recognize his unique branding approach to winning…

Note to McCain: It might have been a closer race if you would have done more for you logo than slap your name on a blue background and underline it.  That, and maybe if you had chosen a different running mate.