Axelrod's Creations. His words for Obama, Patrick and Edwards
by LindaSFNM, Thu Feb 21, 2008 at 09:20:55 AM EST
This is just getting hysterical now. Totally manufactured candidates. Prescripted speeches and themes that David Axelrod keeps reusing for candidates that fit his formula.
"He's the one who wrote those ads, framed that shot and came up with the "Yes We Can" tag line. "I don't bring these messages to candidates," Axelrod says when I point out the similarities. "I look for candidates who exemplify and reflect those messages."
David Axelrod went from John Edwards 2004 Presidential Campaign to Deval Patrick's Governor Election of Massachussetts in 2006, and then on to Barack Obama's Presidential run.
Just Words, just not Obama's, Part Three
David Axelrod of AKP Message & Media in Chicago, former political reporter for Chicago's Sun Tribune.
"Even though he lives 1,000 miles from the notoriously clubby world of political consulting, Axelrod has become one of its most successful and respected practitioners. Mark McKinnon, who produced George W. Bush's ads in the last cycle and now works for John McCain, calls Axelrod "the best media guy out there who doesn't have a ring." With his quick wit and knack for soundbites ("The Icon gets hoisted," Axelrod said of the media's treatment of star candidates, "and then it becomes a piñata"), the onetime Chicago Tribune political writer is a favorite of reporters seeking quotes. Charming as he can be with journalists, those who have worked with him say, he can be "aggressive" and "extremely difficult" in the trenches of a campaign."
Indeed, he isn't kidding. Marketing and selling of his words. Did he copyright them? How embarrassing. Even more reason why you better look at the person's record and experience, because the words used really mean nothing to the ones saying them, except of course as their means to win their prize. Only, this isn't a game, it's for the Presidency of the United States.
Just Words, just not Obama's, Part Two
Just Words, just not Obama's
It's time for solutions, not sound bites.