Emerging meme: Obama as Truman

I’m watching MSNBC. Jonathan Alter suggesting that Obama will be running a 1948 “Give ’em hell, Harry” anti-Congress campaign for reelection.

Whether the meme sticks depends on whether Obama actually sets that up these few weeks (he’s on a bus tour in the mid-west testing out his stump) by bitching out Congress. He is starting, based on the speech I just saw. Probably needs to make a defining sound-bite for the notion to stick.

Obama as Truman is a hell of a better meme/CW than Obama as Carter, for Obama at least. If I was on Obama’s communication team, I would use the comparison in every single off the record conversation with reporters for the next three weeks.



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