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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. 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 Redress View Post
    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.
    yes, that is true. Romney had many chances to what I call introduce himself to the American voters. But I don't think he ever did. He instead concentrated on the negative attack ads when a few positive here I am, meet my family, my dog, my cat kind of thing. No, Hi I am Mitt Romney and here is where I want to lead America over the next 4 years.
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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.
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    Re: Did Good Design Help Obama's Elections?

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    Yes, politics has become a lie-filled, negative procedure. It only takes one lie to make a "liar" and both parties have told outrageous lies so trying to pick the "least liar" is very difficult.
    I can't argue that point. However, "You can keep your plan and your doctor" probably got Obama reelected.

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    Re: Did Good Design Help Obama's Elections?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Not in any significant way I don't think. Demographics and a good campaign by Obama vs a poor one by Romney where the ones that really mattered.
    Not sure I agree Romney's campaign was poor, but his reputation as a conservative was in question by many. Also a very contentious primary race with debates, had a negative impact. Democrats had no alternative to choice from so it was difficult for the poor policy performance of Obama to have much of an effect. I think many on the right stayed home.
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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 WCH View Post
    If anyone votes for any candidate based on their graphics...they're stupid as a stick.

    Indeed, most who vote for Obama fell for numerous lies.
    Believers usually do.

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    Re: Did Good Design Help Obama's Elections?

    No, Obama truly had a lot of people won over in 2008 thinking about "change", etc. People, even a lot of Conservatives, were excited to see him in office. In 2012 GOP incompetence helped him win again. Neither had to do with campaign artwork, but if that's what conservatives need to tell themselves it will be better next election cycle, by all means keep telling yourself that.
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    Re: Did Good Design Help Obama's Elections?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Not sure I agree Romney's campaign was poor, but his reputation as a conservative was in question by many. Also a very contentious primary race with debates, had a negative impact. Democrats had no alternative to choice from so it was difficult for the poor policy performance of Obama to have much of an effect. I think many on the right stayed home.
    it is discussed some in here, but Romney allowed Obama to define who he was, and never managed to over come that. That is, Obama managed to portray Romney as an out of touch rich guy who had no idea the issues facing normal people. Romney never countered that, and it was a big deal. 2012 Fox News Exit Poll | Politics | Fox News About 1 in 5 people picked "cares about people like me" as the top quality for president(note the highest and category got was 29 %), and of those 81 % voted for Obama, 18 % for Romney.
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    Re: Did Good Design Help Obama's Elections?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Get put to vote campaigns are racist now? That is ****ing hilarious.
    If they're done based on the race of the candidate, of course they are.
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