As part of a new prong in President Obama's effort to drive a wedge between Mitt Romney and the American people, his campaign this week released a video in which Mitt Romney and Bain Capital are likened to a mythical undead beast who stalks the night in search of precious lifeforce…
"It was like a vampire. They came in and sucked the life out of us." – Jack Cobb, Steelworker for GST Steel, Kansas City, MO
Okay, I understand why the Obama campaign thinks that's a good quote to use, but I don't think it's a good quote to use. Partially because we already watched Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry try, and fail with, this strategy. But also because vampires kick ass.
I mean, sure, they used to be scary monsters and all. But that was back with Bela Lugosi and Christopher Lee and Count Chocula. People nowadays don't even think about that. When they hear the word vampire, they think of Erik Northman naked having sex with that little girl from The Piano in the snow on a bed in the middle of the forest for some reason. Either that or some kind of a sexy latex ninja who kills werewolves and has zero body fat. Either one is not a good association to draw in voters' minds.
If they have to tie Romney to something, why not the Mummy or the Creature from the Black Lagoon or John McCain?
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