early and awkward

Ten Rejected Obama Campaign Slogans

Better than “He’s g-r-r-r-e-a-t!”?

It wasn’t long after the Obama campaign revealed “Forward” as its new reelection slogan this morning that it was accused of stealing from, or perhaps synergizing with, liberal cable-news network MSNBC, whose motto has been “Lean Forward” since October 2010. However, top sources within the Obama campaign* tell Daily Intel that before settling on “Forward,” they debated borrowing even more directly from other famous slogans. Among the early options the campaign considered: 

  • You’re in good hands with Obama
  • Like a good neighbor, Obama is there
  • Got health insurance? 
  • He’s g-r-r-r-e-a-t!
  • It’s not TV, it’s BHO
  • You’ve come a long way, America
  • O-B-A-M-A spells relief. 
  • Just do it
  • Between love and madness lies … Obama
  • Only Obama can prevent forest fires
  • Mama mia, thatsa spicy Obama!

Admittedly, some of them didn’t make a lot of sense. 

*These sources were likely peyote-induced hallucinations. 

Forward, and 10 Rejected Obama Campaign Slogans