Sunday, October 22, 2006

Opinion: What should the motto of this election be? Choose one or create your own:

"Cut and Run"

"Stay the Course"

"This is a 'mood' election like 1994, and voters are in a bad mood"

"A Speaker Pelosi will try to impeach the president and hand out subpoenas daily."

"Do nothing Congress"

"Our nation will be weaker, and the enemies of our nation will be stronger"

"Scandal, scandal, scandal"

"Iraq, Iraq, Iraq"

"It's the economy, stupid"

14 comments:

BrandonK said...

In my opinion, the obvious motto for this election would be two separate slogans depending if you are a Democrat or a Republican. If you are a Democrat, wanting to get into office, your motto would have to be "Iraq, Iraq, Iraq." Public opinion is a very strong thing to have, and right now a majority of people in the United States are against the war. This could be a definite strike against the Republicans who think that progress is being made in Iraq, and we should keep our troops there. If you are a Republican, your motto would have to be something similar to "we will protect you better." The Republicans have been very successful at keeping the population in fear. It has worked for the past two elections, and they have no reason to believe that it wouldn't work again.

Dain said...

"Iraq, Iraq, Iraq" is a rather unpredictable strategy. It opens you up to the retaliatory question "Would you have voted for or against the invasion", a question in which both answers alientate prospective supporters.

I'd have to say that the motto for this election should fall along the lines of "Incompetence" for the Dems. The GOP's strongest arguemtn seems to be "Stay the Course

brandong said...

I think that the motto for this electoral race should be, "What the @#!$s wrong with the ecomomy?!?!?" It could work for either side in this race just for the simple fact that we all know something's not right with it. Like with gas prices, they go up and then they go down, and the they go up up up, then down. I can't take it, just stay in one resonable price range. As I said, both Democrats or Republicans could use this as a motto (well maybe not exactly this, but you know what I mean) because it would appeal to many Americans.

BrandonSh said...

Iraq, Iraq, Iraq! Both parties can use it. I think it goes hand in hand with both "Stay the course" and the Democrats wanting to set up a timeline. (I'm not saying "Cut and run" because that makes Liberals look bad) Anyway, the elections are obviously heavily reliant on homeland security, and what's going on in the Middle East. And I think most people are expecting that to be the focus. So, "Iraq, Iraq, Iraq!"

tonileep said...

I think that the motto for this election would be "Iraq, Iraq, Iraq" since so many campaigns focus on this issue and it is a major issue in our country. And for some voters it would be the issue of either voting Democrat or Republican. Many voters do not agree with the war and feel we should send our troops home and this is bad for the Republicans because they feel that we have made significant progress. Also, i think both parties could also use the motto "Stay on Course", it is very appropriate.

mrs. h said...

For the Republicans: Secure our Borders - Keep American Safe
For the Democrats: The Statue of Liberty saying, "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free."

For the Republicans: Stay the Course - see Mel Gibson in "The Patriot"
For the Democrats: Vote for Democracy - Vote Democrat

trevorhguy said...

I think that there has been quite a bit of unrest about the “stay the course” motto in the GOP. Probably because “the course” has left almost 3,000 dead and tens of thousands wounded and or maimed. This is probably the reason that Bush has flip flopped on the issue and is now saying that America needs to pick a new course and stick to that. Not the most thought out plan if you ask me but hey, crazier things have worked. Many of the members of the GOP share my skepticism and are trying to break away from Bush and highlight different issues such as the economy, which has been slowly improving over the past few years. This is why I feel that the most effective motto would be “it’s the economy stupid,” because the economy is important to everyone and it shows the GOP in a positive light so I think that they will try to exploit it.

Megan B said...

In my opinion the motto for the next election should be a general one that can apply to Democrats and Republicans on a broad variety of issues. All of the major issues in this election can be summed up in one word: “Safety.” Safety in the protection of our country and its citizens from terrorist, safety for our men and women in uniform over seas, safety in the economy, safety in the protection of the interests of the voters, safety in our current world status, safety in protecting our way of life, safety in the freedoms we enjoy, safety in everything for all Americans. The motto for this election should be: “Safety is everything.”

BrandonK said...

I would also agree with Dain, that the Democrats could use many variations on the incompetence of the Republicans such as the Iraq War, Katrina and border safety. I still think the Iraq War is on the minds of most Americans and will weigh heavily on the coming elections. The Republicans are trying to steer the elections toward the concept that the economy is doing well, and trying to avoid many of the problem issues.

Jahir D said...

"Iraq, Iraq, Iraq!" should be the motto of this election. Current war's have always been at the forefront of politics, and this is no exception. Every candidate in the midterm elections have very strong opinions about Iraq, and many of them are making it their main issue. With so much focus being put into Iraq, is there really any other acceptable motto?

trevorhguy said...

Although I am not quite sure about what the best theme for this election should be, I am 99% sure that it should not be, “The men and women dieing over seas right now are stupid.” I had thought that this went without saying but apparently I was wrong, because it seems that John Kerry has less sense than a kiwi when he says that stupid people will end up fighting in Iraq. It’s not exactly the smartest thing he could have said right now with midterms a mere 6 days away. It is also doesn’t help much when he refuses to apologize after this tremendous bungling. If he keeps up with this stubborn stupidity he may end up in Iraq.

BrandonSh said...

I am absolutely certain of the newest slogan that I have come up with. "You don't have to know anything about me, but my opponent is a terrible choice because of ___, ___, and ___. Don't vote for him!"

As you can see I'm getting pretty tired of nothing but negative ad campaigns.

Olyvia Moczynski said...

In my opinion the motto for the election should be, "It's ok to be great" or "It's the economy, stupid." "It's ok to be great" would be good because we are striving to make our country the best it can be; in other words, we want our country to be great. It would be a clever catch phrase for people to say to promote the country. It is something to say to put a smile on the face of the country and make us want to be great. "It's the economy, stupid" would be a good motto because everything relates back to the economy. We want to create an economy that is the most sound and full of profit, so if we just say "It's the economy, stupid" it's like saying "well duh, isn't it obvious?" because it should be. If the candidate acts like thats how it's supposed to be it would sound confident and people would probably like that.

Kyle Johnson-Evers said...

The motto for this election should be "it's the economy stupid" because everything relates to the economy. Even involvement in Iraq relates back to the economy.