On Tuesday night, the Democratic National Convention prompted Jon Stewart to focus his attention on the President Barack Obama‘s reelection effort. Taking note of Republicans’ “Are You Better Off” slogan, Stewart and company helpfully supplied the Obama campaign with a revised slogan for the 2012 cycle.
Republicans have been repeatedly asking voters, “Are you better off now than you were four years ago?” While the Obama campaign says we are, inarguably so, Stewart reflected on when Obama used the same line when he was running for election in 2008.
Ah yes, 2008, the land of hope and change and “Yes, We Can.” And thus Stewart’s team of correspondents set out to find some man-on-the-street-sourced slogans the president can use this time around. Among suggestions: “Nobody’s Perfect” and “Trying The Best He Can.” And also, “It’s Difficult To Be President.”
None quite worked, until one last suggestion that nailed it: “Yes, We Can, But…”
If that doesn’t ramp up voter enthusiasm…
Have a look, via Comedy Central:
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