I was trying to have a relaxing time watching the Olympics with my family when an Obama ad appeared on TV. In it, the President expressed the desire to “grow the middle.” At this point, I saw how this message could go completely awry. (Parody? Who, me?) Now I don’t want to appear disrespectful to anyone who is overweight (hey, I could stand to lose a few pounds myself), but the concept of “grow the middle” sounds like Obama wants us to get lazy with big bellies and rear ends. I mean, what does Michelle “fight obesity” Obama think of that? Even worse, the whole thing starts to remind me of other Democrats like Al Gore or Barney Frank or Ben Tribbett or people like them. Ewwwww!
This presents a great opportunity for the Romney campaign. While Obama may want to grow the middle (and the bureaucracy), America grows when the government is lean and fit.
(Thanks to Riley for the artistic contribution.)