What we can expect from Democratic Presidential Candidates during the 2016 Campaign
New York City, August 10, 2015 (Newswire.com) - The first ever Presidential campaign-slogan was created and used by William Henry Harrison running against John Tyler way back then. Tip a canoe and Tyler, too. Ever since then Presidential candidates have been using campaign slogans, as well as campaign Promises. Here are some of the most popular campaign slogans used since the beginning of the 20th Century, we'll be hearing once again during the 2016 campaign from Democratic candidates, because these slogans are believed to be timeless.
Social Security. Democrats will once again mention Social Security because these two words, elegant and simple, will always produce a positive response from the crowd. Social Security promises have been made since the 1930's, but this time around Democrats will use the same old slogan without promising to fix it because the left can not afford to fix it. What could Democrats promise to get elected if all was grand and might dandy ?
Jobs is the second best word to use in a slogan and voters are loving it whenever they hear a candidate mention the word jobs. Though a President has absolutely no power in regard to creating jobs, since the United States, according to the Constitution, is a Republic with a capitalist structure, not a communist country with a Government responsible for creating jobs, still, promising jobs is a must when running for Office.
I'm no Pacifist - I fight for Peace
And third, mentioning to bring down the Debt. To bring down the debt is not a great promise nor a powerful slogan. In insider circles it’s called the yawn because it doesn’t evoke cheers from the crowd. What gets people excited are numbers. To quote numbers makes a candidate sound smart, knowledgeable and well informed. Just because he mentions some numbers people believe he knows what he is talking about.These numbers don’t have to make any sense. Important is to mention terrifically sounding numbers and plenty of them. A very appealing number is 88 trillion. It sounds fantastic. It sounds so good, in fact, that countries with no debt at all wish they had a debt of 88 trillion just so they could mention that number. Test it yourself and say 88 trillion out loud. Sounds almost sexy, doesn’t it ?
Important is to mention that the 88 trillion is just the Government debt. Of course it’s not the correct number, but that number received the best response from test audiences. Test audiences were asked if they would prefer 5 thousand, 9 million or 88 trillion Dollar in debt. The test audience voted 98 percent for the amount of 88 trillion. Note that the numbers do not have to make sense, they just need to have a jovial ring to them.
The next best sounding number, having received the second best positive results from test audiences was 7 thousand and may be used to mention the amount of the Public debt. Of course it’s not the correct number, either. It should speak for itself that it is a fictional amount created to draw in crowds. Seven thousand may be a small number, but if this number was used in front of a big number like a trillion, thus 7 thousand trillion, it would bring the house down. -Leagan E. Kasper