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The Seinfeld Campaign

Why is the Obama campaign like the Seinfeld show? Because it’s about NOTHING!
Don’t tell me we can’t do something. Yes, we can! . . . yada yada yada . . . Let's be the generation that ends poverty in America . . . yada yada yada . . . We know what to do with health care . . . yada yada yada . . . We’ve got to get beyond small politics . . .yada yada yada. . .We can do better than that. . . yada yada yada. . . We need to come together. . . yada yada yada . . . We’ve got to return to the spirt that built America . . . yada yada yada . . . It's time for us to step up and meet these challenges . . . yada yada yada . . . This is not a campaign about me, it’s about you . . .yada yada yada. . .
Obama seems like a nice enough fellow, just like Jerry. And the Seinfeld show did run for more than two terms, so maybe a campaign about nothing isn’t such a bad idea. Hmm, how about George Costanza for VP? Or Elaine? Or Kramer? Uh, scratch Kramer. Anyway, here’s the latest episode. Jerry, er, Barack, speaks to a crowd in Oakland, California. He says NOTHING.

21 Responses to “The Seinfeld Campaign”


  1. 1 Noah Fields Apr 3rd, 2007 at 9:03 am

    Just as a precursor, my opinions about Obama are not in any way formed. I disagree, however, with the statement that he says NOTHING. Here’s a list of the issues and opinions I was able to gather from just the above video:
    1. Health Care needs to be preventative.
    2. The war in Iraq should not go on.
    3. Veterans should be the recipients of more government resources upon retirement.

    No?

  2. 2 Josh Apr 3rd, 2007 at 11:21 am

    I couldn’t agree with you more. And the same can largely be said about Clinton as well.

    Full disclosure: I’m an Edwards backer. But the reason I am is because of this very issue: Obama’s “Seinfeld”-ian positions on major issues.

    I want to like Obama - he has an amazing story and obviously he’s the smartest guy in most rooms that he’s in. But he hasn’t given me anything to hold onto, anything that I can point to and say that this is how he’ll fix the problems created by the Bush administration.

    Saying that we should get out of Iraq is not a plan, it’s a statement with no substance to back it.

    Saying that we need to fix health care is, again, not a plan, but an unsubstantiated statement.

    The reason I like Edwards is because he has fully developed plans for the major issues. You may like them, you may not, but at least he has them.

    The fear that I have if Obama becomes the Democratic nominee is that he will be just a charismatic version of John Kerry. Kerry’s downfall, imho, isn’t that he spoke and deliberated like those large, looming trees in LOTR (the Ents), but rather that at the end of the day, his message was “I’m not Bush so vote for me”. He didn’t give people a reason to believe in him.

    Right now, Obama is the embodiment of the “I’m not Bush” sentiment. If he doesn’t add any substance to that, then he might not be able to do any better than Kerry.

    In the end, it’s the number of electoral votes that matters. Obama is loved in all the same blue states that went for Kerry, but if he can’t win Florida or Ohio, then we’ll find ourselves in the same, god-awful place we do now: Bush country (but it will be called Romney country instead).

  3. 3 Grayson Apr 3rd, 2007 at 11:25 am

    Hmmmm…
    “Even thought we know what to do, it’s going to be difficult to do it…” “We can do better than that. That’s not who America is.” And something yadayadayada-ish about asthma…

    With blank statements like those, you’ve got yourself a good point here, Mr. Hauck.

  4. 4 Tansley Apr 3rd, 2007 at 1:25 pm

    And this merely serves to underscore the evolution of campaign politics in America over the past century. We have gone from debate over issues to a media-circus/beauty contest fostered by the contributions of special interests. This accounts for the current scarcity of Statesmanship in Congress - and the prevalence of pretty faces with a lack of information on what is really going on in the world. Case in point: our current administration - poster child for cluelessness on international diplomacy and psychology, science, fiscal responsibility and a host of other topics more important than what color TIE to wear.

    The downside of YouTube campaigns will be a continuance of the ‘beauty contest’ dynamic. Fortunately, this is majorly offset by the HUGE plus created by the opportunity for voters to interact with the candidates, and how the candidates will handle those interactions.

    Mr. Obama looks good. Woohoo. Now, let’s hear him actually put some PLANS out there, and make sure he tackles anybody trying to rip them OFF…

  5. 5 AntiObamaVideo Apr 3rd, 2007 at 7:24 pm

    Tansley: the solution to what you describe is actually quite easy. We need to go to campaign appearances and ask policy questions about specific statements or actions and force the candidates to justify their positions instead of just being able to repeat the same speech. Then, publicize their answers.

    The media can also be shamed into doing their job instead of just acting as transcriptionists.

    Also, refuse to get involved in sideshows designed to avoid discussing real issues (the BigSister ad, Hillary singing, etc. etc.)

  6. 6 doug Apr 4th, 2007 at 11:33 am

    “The reason I like Edwards is because he has fully developed plans for the major issues. You may like them, you may not, but at least he has them.”

    I’m a Republican. While I strongly lean towards Romney I am interested in seeing what concrete proposals come from all candidates (especially those running for the GOP nomination).

    And I completely agree with what Josh said. I do disagree with a lot of Edwards’ proposals…but he has them! Which is so refreshing when you consider the no-substance Obama-mania and the boring “conversation” that Hillary is having with the cue-card intern behind the camera.

    But, in all fairness, it is really early in the cycle. I’m sure we’ll know more once fall rolls around.

  7. 7 Eugene Robertson Jun 14th, 2007 at 5:27 am

    This one makes sence “One’s first step in wisdom is to kuesstion everything - and one’s last is to come to terms with everything.”

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