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Obama Appoints Sid Vicious Campaign Manager

President Obama today appointed former punk rocker Sid Vicious to be his campaign manager, ousting for chief Jim Messina as Obama’s fundraising numbers lag and Mitt Romney begins to beat him in head-to-head matchups.

Obama admitted the move was partially symbolic, since Vicious has been dead for 33 years.

Both Vicious and Rotten are expected to play a role in the Obama campaign.

“Even though Mr. Vicious is no longer with us, I have come to believe that he can do a better job promoting and advancing my candidacy than the team we currently have in place,” Obama said during a brief phone interview with White House Dossier. “Plus, Sid Vicious truly embodies the spirit of this campaign. I can think of no one I would like more to have spearheading my reelection effort as we work to destroy whichever of the Neanderthals – I’m sorry, Republicans – opposes us.”

Messina dismissed the move and said Obama was still hungover from the State Dinner. “The president will soon realize the limitations of having a dead guy run his campaign,” Messina said. “I mean, what, are they going to replace the 7 am strategy call with a séance? I’ll be back soon enough.”

Vicious was the bassist for 70s-era punk band, the Sex Pistols, which also included singer Johnny Rotten. Rotten, who is still alive, is also expected to have a leading part in the Obama campaign.

The news comes as the Washington Post noticed today that Obama is already campaigning, and that all those trips to Ohio, Florida and other key swing states were not merely about policy.

The Post reports:

The Obama White House moved fully into reelection mode this week, leaving aside any pretense of being above the fray and beginning an unabashed political effort to lay the groundwork for what polls suggest could be eight difficult months of campaigning ahead.

Thursday seemed to mark a significant shift in approach and intensity, with overtly political speeches by President Obama and Vice President Biden and the release of a 17-minute documentary-style testimonial celebrating what the administration considers its most significant achievements.

But sources within the campaign acknowledged that the speeches were nothing new, but that they did bear some of the handiwork of Vicious, who appears to have moved swiftly to take the reins of the campaign.

Obama, during a speech at Prince George’s Community College in Maryland, called Republicans “cynics and naysayers” who would have been “founding members of the Flat Earth Society” for not buying into wind and solar energy.

Wrote the Post:

Although it was billed as an official White House event, Obama’s appearance took on the feeling of a campaign rally. Hundreds of enthusiastic students filled the college’s gymnasium and chanted “Four more years!”

Here’s a look:

Biden, speaking in Toledo, Ohio, said Republicans are “about no rules, no risks and no accountability” and “If you give any one of these guys the keys to the White House, they will bankrupt the middle class again.”

The Post wrote that Biden’s nastiness “was another clear indicator that Democrats intend to fiercely contest Ohio.” The article left out that the first “clear indicator” was that Obama has visited the state 436 times since becoming President.

Sid Vicious could not be reached for comment.

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Thanks to cartoonist Rich Terrell and Editor Lucy Gill at AfterMath for use of the cartoon.

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47 Responses to Obama Appoints Sid Vicious Campaign Manager

  1. I like it, good move by the Obama campaign gurus. If the candidate can lower the oceans, he can surely raise the dead once again. After all, look how many deceased Dems rose up to vote for MrO in 2008.
    Top that one, Repubs! /s/

    • I’m pretty sure my dad quit voting when I called the phone number on the last mail-in ballot my mom received to the cemetery where he is buried. At least she hasn’t received another mail-in ballot and I asked the people at the cemetery if they had received any mail for him. Their first reaction was a look of horror, but when I explained a little more fully the got a pretty good laugh out of it. Anyway, I know how he would have voted and I didn’t think his vote was going where it should have been, not to mention it should be illegal if it isn’t.

  2. OMG!!! I just heard on the radio that ‘o’ is coming to OK – a very small town. Sid didn’t go over that well here when he was alive and ‘o’ didn’t win even one county in 2008. Why in the world would this fool think it will be different now. He is totally dillusional.

        • Don’t be too sure–he swanned around Chandler AZ for an hour and they talked about it for a week. Now–mind you–that wasn’t Giffords level–but it did seem long.

          • Well, here’s the thing about this visit (pardon my southern jargon). There is a large tank farm (oil and/or gas storage – it depends on who it belongs to now) in the town where he is going. He plans on talking about the energy crisis. This is NOT a good place to be talking about something like that. He is coming to a major energy-based state to talk about an energy crisis – a VERY red state at that.

            I’m not saying he doesn’t have a few supporters, because he does. We all get a good laugh at that, but it still won’t help him – not that much anyway.

          • I’m an Okie – live right in the middle of the state. I didn’t expect a visit from the President. Not a single blue county in 08, and he had challengers on the Super Tuesday ballot – didn’t even get all the delegates. Drilling is what we do for fun here. Oil and gas are the lifeblood of this state.The Keystone pipeline would go through Cushing (where he’ll visit) and take the oil on down to TX. It’s a little town that was top priority for security after 9/11 because it’s a hub for pipelines crossing the nation. I can’t imagine what he has to say to the people here.

          • True, I can’t even begin to wonder why in the world he would go to Cushing to preach about his crappy energy ideas. I think I was right the first time, William, he is dillusional. OK and TX are the oil/gas capital of the country, or at least have always been so far. I don’t think he is smart enough to grasp this, but, oh well, ‘bless his heart’.

  3. Makes perfect sense to us–if they find a way to get dead people to vote, why not get a dead person to run the campaign!

    Thanks for a good start to the weekend :)

    P.S. As Ohioans, we are sick and tired of all their visits here–can we please get the Governor to close the borders/airports/highways/train stations, etc., so that they can never ever get back in!!!

    • Good luck with that one, we can’t even get the borders in Texas closed. No, wait, I forgot, Big Sis Napolitano told Perry that was a civil border – not a national border. You might be ok there since you have a state border, maybe that’s different.

  4. “The Obama White House moved fully into reelection mode this week, leaving aside any pretense of being above the fray and beginning an unabashed political effort to lay the groundwork for what polls suggest could be eight difficult months of campaigning ahead.”

    I hope he drops from exhaustion!

    • Never was into punk rock myself, but admire him for standing up for Israel while his fellow punkers are engaging in a musical boycott of the country.

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