Kodak Moments

The well known saying “a picture is worth a thousand words” certainly applies here. The photo above (Drudge Report) shows candidate Obama in Pittsburg in October 2008 and the lower photo shows candidate Obama in Pittsburg in October 2011. Many voters have learned that the motto their candidate used in 2008 was really in reverse–it should have read “Change and Hope”.


  1. I’m so glad you put that up! I saw it come through on Twitter, but didn’t get to it.

    Telling. Reminds me of this.

  2. Anonymous Politico says:

    Kodak moments are stubborn things.

  3. “Enthusiasm Gap?”

    So reads the caption at Drudge Report.

    The top photo was taken 8 days before the 2008 election. The bottom photo was taken 392 days before the 2012 election. Yes, there’s an enthusiasm gap, as there well should be considering the election is more than a year away.

  4. Randy in Richmond says:

    I would suggest the difference is having no to little management record in 2008 and almost 3 years of one after another of failed and/or unwanted policies by 2011.

    The photos are a significant metaphor of where this country is at the present time.

  5. “Enthusiasm Gap?”

    ” President Obama‚Äôs campaign raised more than $42 million in the third quarter of the year, once again outpacing his Republican rivals …”


  6. Outpacing any one Republican rival, but, if you put all the crowd together plus the RNC numbers, is it more than the Dem totals?

  7. Randy in Richmond says:

    In the same NYT Blog article:

    Perry, Romney, and Paul raised $40 million. The other candidates raised a smaller amount, not given, but I suspect it would make the totals close to even. And the $42 million by Obama in the third quarter is down from his second quarter of $86 million. Sure, less is traditionally given in the summer quarter but down $44 million is quite a drop.

    Boy, does the bias of the NYT come out in this Blog article. After writing the above something just didn’t smell right to me.. Why did the NYT not include the lower tier of Republican contributions in the article ? The title of the article is ” Obama Raises more than $42 million for Campaign”. This allows them to highlight their guy. That’s akin to a MJS headline this past Monday reading that the “Falcons Scored 14 Points Against the Packers” on Sunday (Final: Packers 25 Falcons 14). But this bias happens every day. Glad you asked the question, Cindy.

  8. Ooh. Good job finding Bachmann’s number! I’ll go put it in the post I just made. (Teamwork!)

  9. Randy in Richmond says:

    I made a correction to Comment #7 above. Michele Bachmann will be releasing her third quarter donations this weekend.

  10. Randy in Richmond says:

    Michele Bachmann has released her 3rd quarter contributions. Her campaign raised $3.9 million which further increases the amount collected by Republican candidates over Obama in that quarter.