Not surprisingly, “Change” won’t be President Obama’s official campaign slogan in 2012.
Instead, the president’s reelection team has debuted its new motto: “Forward.”
The slogan appeared in a seven-minute campaign video released on Monday, the Associated Press reported. The video is intended for political rallies. Included in it are highlights of the president’s accomplishments and a review of the economy when he took office in January 2009.
Predictably, the video contains jabs at congressional Republicans who attempted to block the president’s legislative agenda.
In keeping with the new slogan, the video assures Democrats and Obama supporters that, despite his achievements, the president has much more to do going “forward.”
Conservatives were quick to pounce. A columnist at the Washington Times said that the “Forward” motto came with “a long and rich association with European Marxism.”
The new slogan debuts as Republicans and Democrats bicker over another campaign video, released by the Obama campaign last week, suggesting that presumptive GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney would not have authorized the Seal Team assault that killed Osama bin Laden last year.
Remember, the election is still six months away.
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