Thursday, April 05, 2012
There has been a current of disenchantment with the President because his administration hasn't lived up to his campaign promise of "hope and change." This is just the latest article expressing dismay. From a PR perspective, disappointment was to be expected. There was no way that anyone could get into office and make sweeping changes without support from both houses of Congress. Obama never had it, but his campaign speech was uplifting. He was seen as the coming of another great communicator like Ronald Reagan. Even that hope has died, especially with gaffes like this one. It is rare that any President can live up to campaign speeches. Reality chews expectations, and implementation proves difficult, if not impossible. And yet, would anyone vote for a candidate who talked honestly?