Arianna Huffington is now advising Obama to run his campaign more like fictional characters. She writes:
“The last seven-plus years demand more than a detached analysis -- and certainly more than a beaming smile.
They demand indignation. Outrage. Fury.”
Yea, that’s a winning strategy. Americans just love voting for someone angry and indignant. Characters like that may make for good heroes on the silver screen, and I hate to remind Arianna of this, but we don’t live in a movie. I know that the Huffington Post has a lot of Hollywood staffers, and it can be confusing to see that John Cusack fellow and not immediately assume you’re in one of those crappy romantic comedies he has made.
Arianna thinks Obama should adopt a “Gregory Peck-does-Atticus Finch” persona to win this campaign. I on the other hand, agree with Dave over at Contentions, who writes:
“I think Obama should be like Optimus Prime. Everybody loves trucks that become robots that fight other robots.”Now that would be change you can believe in. Get it? Cause he can change into a truck! Furthermore, Optimus Prime has fought in an intergalactic war for decades; If that isn’t foreign policy experience, I don’t know what is.