What happened to Team Obama?
How did they go from masterminds of two
fraudulent hoaxes successful presidential campaigns to two of the most ridiculed ad campaigns, ever?
As you probably recall, the geniuses over at Organizing for America (the rebranded successor to Obama for America, the campaign organization for Obama in ’08) rolled out “The Life of Julia” before the 2012 election. In a set of slides documenting the fictitious life of a hypothetical woman, Julia, from age 3 to age 67, it depicted how Obama’s policies “help” her throughout her life, as opposed to Mitt Romney, whose policies would “hurt” her.
But it was immediately mocked.
Then, two weeks ago, OFA came out with an even more absurd idea.
Called “Pajama Boy,” it featured a young man in pajamas (A onesie! For grown men! Who knew?) sipping cocoa.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) December 17, 2013
The goal was to get people talking about Obamacare.
And it did.
Although not in the way that OFA intended:
And, here’s one from TAM Rickh:
Pajama Boy even got photoshopped into history:
So, here’s my question:
When OFA came up with this lame idea, what were they thinking?
But I think I know the answer:
Hey, Shifra, may I add a couple that caught my eye? —Maynard
…and who could resist?…