For your enjoyment, here is an inspiring video from a guy clearly angling to be a 2016 presidential candidate:
I like the American flag flapping patriotically in the breeze at the beginning of the ad–nice touch–but if Ted really wants to run for national office, he needs to stop stealing slogans from other campaigns. The “Yes We Can” thing has been done before. And in the rest of his CPAC speech, Ted also mentions “Hope and Change” as his motto, and finishes his performance with “morning in America”. I get that borrowing the Obama stuff is meant to be sarcastic, but I can tell you from personal experience that sarcasm will only get you so far. This man needs his own slogans. And they shouldn’t be Dr. Seuss quotes, either.
Unfortunately, I’m not very helpful in this regard. I’m terrible at trying to come up with ideas for Ted. He certainly has policy positions he can write slogans about, but they don’t sound very catchy. There’s Obamacare–“It’s Finally Working! Let’s Repeal It!” There’s his call to abolish the IRS–you could go with “Sick And Tired Of Roads!” or “Food Stamps Are For Losers”. I’m pretty sure Ted is in favor of privatizing Medicare and Social Security, so perhaps an empowering chant of “Old People Can Make It!” might be nice, or even an #oldpeoplestrong, a la Boston Strong. And since the GOP is trying to repackage old moral values and sell them to the millennials, maybe a suggestive ad with two beautiful people and the tagline “Conservatives–Making Sex Feel Dirty Again” would do the trick.
Finally, a slogan to help Ted market himself to his fellow Latinos–“Build The Wall And Kick Them Out!”
So you can see the problem. I really do suck at this. Luckily for Ted, he will have professionals doing this kind of work for him. Let’s hope they come up with something that has at least a bit of an original ring to it.