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    Re: Did Good Design Help Obama's Elections?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I agree.
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    Re: Did Good Design Help Obama's Elections?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    The only thing that got him elected in 2008 was the fact that he was black. Graphic design had nothing whatsoever to do with it.
    It took 10 posts people. We can all go home now. Thread's done.
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    Re: Did Good Design Help Obama's Elections?

    No, both McCain and Romney did not come across with a clear message that appealed the their base. Had the Repubs turned out in the same numbers as 2008, Romney would have won...
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    Re: Did Good Design Help Obama's Elections?

    Quote Originally Posted by aberrant85 View Post
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    Based solely on good graphic design, I think Obama was able to market himself better than his competitors in 2008 and 2012, and may have helped his elections. Graphic designers understand that good design can go a long way.

    Do you think design was relevant in electing Barack Obama twice?
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    Re: Did Good Design Help Obama's Elections?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    It took 10 posts people. We can all go home now. Thread's done.
    It's the reality of the situation, Obama's administration ran on a very racist platform, trying to get out the black and minority vote so they could say they voted for the first black President. That very fact caused a lot of other problems in the same election, such as Prop 8's passage in California. Obama's strategy was directly responsible.
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    Re: Did Good Design Help Obama's Elections?

    Quote Originally Posted by aberrant85 View Post

    Based solely on good graphic design, I think Obama was able to market himself better than his competitors in 2008 and 2012, and may have helped his elections. Graphic designers understand that good design can go a long way.

    Do you think design was relevant in electing Barack Obama twice?
    Actually, I think Romney's design was quite good. Did having good design "help?" Sure, if only because bad design would have hurt.


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    Re: Did Good Design Help Obama's Elections?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Romney learned a painful lesson in why you cannot let the other guy define you before you define yourself.
    that and along with Romney thought he would win just because he wasn't Obama. He really IMO didn't give anyone a valid reason to vote for him outside he wasn't Obama.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Did Good Design Help Obama's Elections?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    It's the reality of the situation, Obama's administration ran on a very racist platform, trying to get out the black and minority vote so they could say they voted for the first black President.
    Show us proof. Some campaign facts, data or even pamphlets would be great.

    That very fact caused a lot of other problems in the same election, such as Prop 8's passage in California. Obama's strategy was directly responsible.
    Only Prop 8 was passed due to a mobilization of a Mormon and Protestant groups who can hardly be called Obama voters.
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    Re: Did Good Design Help Obama's Elections?

    Quote Originally Posted by aberrant85 View Post
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    Based solely on good graphic design, I think Obama was able to market himself better than his competitors in 2008 and 2012, and may have helped his elections. Graphic designers understand that good design can go a long way.

    Do you think design was relevant in electing Barack Obama twice?
    maybe, but probably not. in '08, Obama was the more exciting candidate and was a good public speaker. that was enough for most people. in 2012, the republicans ran an elitist plutocrat who displayed contempt for half of the country. on top of that, he tried to sell more trickle down nonsense, and he pretended that he didn't support the very same health care delivery model that he championed and signed in his own state. people may be politically misinformed, but they can always tell when a candidate is grasping at straws or covering something up.

    there's also the Weekly Reader poll factor : Weekly Reader - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    this poll has picked 13 out of the last 14 winners. the kids pick the nicer, more appealing candidate independent of politics. i don't doubt that many adults do exactly the same.

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    Re: Did Good Design Help Obama's Elections?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    that and along with Romney thought he would win just because he wasn't Obama. He really IMO didn't give anyone a valid reason to vote for him outside he wasn't Obama.
    That certainly played into it. However, the number one part of any campaign is explaining why you are "one of us" and the other guy is "not one of us". So much of political rhetoric is about doing that. Look for example at two classic republican talking points, the "liberal elite" and democrats as "takers''. That is nothing more than trying to set up democrats as not one of us. Democrats counter with republicans as the party of rich white men.

    What Obama did was define Romney as this rich guy who did not understand or care about about problems facing regular folks. Romney never recovered from that.
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