Thursday, August 25, 2011

The President's Bus Tour

Politico has an article about an analysis of the President's bus tour into the midwest.   The vast majority of tweets analyzed by Crimson Hexagon were negative.   The people seem to have seen through the President's attempt to "govern" by rhetoric.

The tweeters were grumpy that he used tax dollars to campaign; that this kind of showboating does nothing to help the country; indeed only 6% of the people were positive on the tour.

One potential positive result might be to influence how individuals campaign for office.  At one point the focus of campaigning was to present one's ideas rather than to expose oneself in carefully managed cocoons - might not be a bad idea for 2012 to go "retro."   The handlers and spinmeisters might not like it but the voters would.

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