Michelle Obama’s brilliant speech, how politics really work
Wow, it was surely inspiring. I was struck on how well this woman can speak in public, she even sounds better than her own husband who happens to be the president of the United States of America. I’ll get this out of the way first, I don’t root against or for Obama, I’m a foreigner that happens to be looking when these things happen. During Michelle’s speech, we could see the impact of her words by way of social networks and the interaction people were having. Up to 25,000 tweets per minute, more than doubling the 14,000 by Mitt Romney. This puts everything in perspective doesn’t it? She is the wife of the candidate, not the candidate himself. I was very impressed with how she handled the spotlight, talking about how she fell in love with Barack, their post college days as a young couple, their struggles, and she even gave us a sneak peak at what they talk about before they go to bed now that he’s president. It was all carefully crafted. Now, lets be real people, even if we were all inspired by her words, weren’t most of Americans 4 years ago with Obama’s campaign? Most political campaigns in the world rely on this kind of words in order to make people forget of reality and concentrate on emotions. Come election time, things that happened in the 4 years that just passed by won’t matter as much as what these contenders have to say about each other and about emotional situations. This is how politics work. Its all about the keynotes.
In Mexico, a new president has been elected. There have been numerous situations that have happened after the actual election took place, and it certainly looks as though it hasn’t ended. Much like 6 years ago when Felipe Calderon was elected, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is not happy with the result (he lost) and is not recognizing defeat putting leftist groups in disdain. Much to the surprise of world economists and political experts, the PRI with Enrique Pena Nieto, who ruled Mexico in a sort of dictatorship for 72 years has come back. People actually voted for the guys they kicked out for putting the country in the situation it has been. It was all because of a brilliant marketing campaign where Mexican juggernaut Televisa put one of its major actress stars as the political leader’s couple and used TV tactics to put this man in everybody’s head. Yes, he is good looking, has a gorgeous wife and look like the second coming of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie (well, not that much, but you get the point), but that doesn’t mean he can rule a country. The obvious observation goes to Obama and his lovely wife Michelle. They’ve been coming around with inspirational speeches, a brilliant political campaign and ads that make you want to put them on an art exhibition; but does this mean they’ve been able to rule the most powerful country in the world? I wouldn’t say so. I don’t think people are happy with the results, still, yesterday after Michelle told us about her grandparents and how lovely Barack is before he goes to bed, we are all in love with them once again.
Welcome to the 2000, where social media and marketing are more telling than actual results. In the United States, unlike Mexico, you get the option to reelect your president. You have the opportunity for him to reveal his actual work ethic and results with four years of work. If you like what you see you can ignore his words and continue with his plan, or if you think he’s doing a lousy job you can just let him go for someone else. In Mexico, people have to stick to the guy that the TV companies have put in their face, and there’s nothing you can do about it, and if you are lucky you may elect another party next time around, hoping that the ruling party doesn’t go crazy and start another 72 year dictatorship. America has the opportunity to ignore inspirational speeches and base their decision on results. Take a closer look at what has happened in the last 16 years and decide if what you have is what you want to continue. Don’t base it on these worthless make you cry speeches made by the president’s wife for god’s sake!
Posted on September 5, 2012, in News, US and tagged 2012 President Election, American Politics, barack obama, Democratic Convention, democrats, Michelle Obama's DNC Speech, Michelle Obama's Speech, Mitt Romney, republicans. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a Comment.