Today we saw the latest example of Obama’s newest campaign strategy – surround yourself with ecstatic young things who don’t have to pay any bills, making everyone think your campaign is filled with rapturous true believers who have lost control of their emotions.
Obama today went to promote his American Jobs Act to the student population of Abraham Lincoln High School in Denver, where the president was guaranteed a particularly friend reception since the school’s website features his campaign slogan, proclaiming Si Se Puede/Yes We Can!
But that was only the latest stop on Obama’s teenybopper tour. The president this month has already promoted the AJA at short, pep rally-style events at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, Fort Hayes High School in Columbus, Ohio, and at Virgnia’s University of Richmond.
And the inevitable rock star treatment is exactly what he got. Transcripts of the events show that Obama could pretty much recite a phone number and receive wild applause. Brilliant job, Plouffe!
And Wednesday? More time with Barack’s BFF’s. Obama delivers his third annual back-to-school speech at Benjamin Banneker Academic High School in Washington.
And they’ll be rapturous with excitement.
Because the kids are alright! They haven’t lost their jobs. BECAUSE THEY DON’T HAVE JOBS. And if they’re like me when I was in school, they don’t read a lot of newspapers either.
THEY DON’T KNOW WHAT’S GOING ON!
And they love the president.