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    Did Good Design Help Obama's Elections?

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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?

    No, I think Obama is a master of bull**** and clever as a cat when it comes to being elected. Plus, I think McCain and Romney were poor, not competitive choices. I happen to hold McCain in high regard, Romney, not so much.

    The trouble is that politics and ability and truths are unrelated. Look at the Carter election if you doubt me. He was a goof but he ran (or someone did) a brilliant campaign against a weaker competitor.

    I'm an advocate of Meritocracy which is almost diametrically opposite of Democracy.

    But graphics? Ummmm. Not really.

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    Re: Did Good Design Help Obama's Elections?

    Quote Originally Posted by aberrant85 View Post
    Did Good Design Help Obama's Elections?-2008-07-09-mccainlogo-jpg

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    Did Good Design Help Obama's Elections?-barack-obama-logo-jpg

    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?
    I think in 2008 the American people were just tired of Republican Rule and first expressed it in 2006 when they voted the Democrats back in control of congress. I feel 2008 was one of those years no matter who the GOP ran, it would be in defeat. In 2012, Romney was just the wrong candidate to unseat a very vulnerable sitting present. Romney couldn't overcome the trust factor. Signs and graphics had nothing to do with it.
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    Re: Did Good Design Help Obama's Elections?

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    No, I think Obama is a master of bull**** and clever as a cat when it comes to being elected. Plus, I think McCain and Romney were poor, not competitive choices. I happen to hold McCain in high regard, Romney, not so much.

    The trouble is that politics and ability and truths are unrelated. Look at the Carter election if you doubt me. He was a goof but he ran (or someone did) a brilliant campaign against a weaker competitor.

    I'm an advocate of Meritocracy which is almost diametrically opposite of Democracy.

    But graphics? Ummmm. Not really.
    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.

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    Re: Did Good Design Help Obama's Elections?

    I don't even notice the graphics. They all kinda look the same to me.

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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.
    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.

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    Re: Did Good Design Help Obama's Elections?

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Indeed, most who vote for Obama fell for numerous lies.
    So did most who voted for McCain and/or Romney.

    The fact that they lost doesn't change the fact that they're blatant liars.

    And to stay on topic ETA:

    And yes, I do suspect that some voters cast their vote on the basis of something as stupid as logo design.
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    Re: Did Good Design Help Obama's Elections?

    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.
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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.
    I agree.
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    Re: Did Good Design Help Obama's Elections?

    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.
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