Liberty Chick commentary on the 4/7/2009 Politico article.
You know, I’m in Marketing and not too much really surprises me these days. Mind-control marketing tactics have been around since the early 1900’s, and they’ll always be in prime use for as long as people continue to behave like sheep (and we always will). I’ve known many people in the marketing strategy circles, and some have even caught my interest personally in as much as I’d observe them as a “case study” of sorts. To see how some of history’s best marketers got their masses to drool and to believe, and to tell the next one to believe. But the truth is, you think that in our country the guerilla tactics of campaign strategy end for the most part when the presidential campaign ends. You don’t really think that the same level of intensity and trickery carries over into the actual White House. One would like to think that the office of the President of the US is too ethical to allow, let alone endorse and DEPEND UPON such tactics. Well, send me back into the flock of sheep I guess, because I thought that ethics would win. Apparently I was wrong.
You won’t believe some of this when you read this article from Politico; very eye-opening. Then again, it would certainly explain why our President seems so out of touch with the reality of most real, average Americans. These articles mention Axelrod’s close involvement in some of the nation’s most important meetings, including those on National Security issues…in some instances, in the President’s place. (Hmmmm….Maybe Axelrod okayed the hit on the Somalian pirates. Oooh, and maybe he is also the one really managing GM?) OK, a little sarcasm…but really it does bother me that we seem to be addressing everything these days in the White House like it’s solely a marketing campaign, and not from the perspective of what’s really best for Americans and for what our Constitution had intended. Sure, marketing and PR always plays some role in policy, but it should never dominate it. That’s not being fair to all Americans.
Read the story – it will only take a moment and you’ll be concerned:
“The many roles of David Axelrod”, http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0409/20949.html
An additional article from BusinessWeek provides additional insight:
“The Secret Side of David Axelrod”
Given the antics of this week’s horribly botched series of announcements from the White House, Alex Conant insightfully asks “Are wheels coming off Obama message machine?”? Read his post here.