Barack Obama’s Secret Plan for a Political Recovery

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on October 10, 2012

The president may be down on the mat for the moment, but he is not out. He is drawing up a scheme to come roaring back against Mitt Romney. I know what you think this scheme entails–more talk about tax returns, more attacks against Bain Capital, perhaps some discussion of Romney’s record as governor of Massachusetts. But no. No, no, no, the president and Team Obama are much more wily and subtle than to go for the obvious in their effort to seize the momentum from Romney’s hands.

What Barack Obama & Company are going to do is to use fictional characters to put Romney on the defensive. Yep, you read that right. I guess that since the economy is doing so well, and since we don’t have any major problems around the world, the president doesn’t need to deal with real people and actual issues. He can deal instead with fictional beings and enlist them to help him claw his way towards re-election.

Thus, Big Bird is being used against Mitt Romney. Never mind that the ad issued by Team Obama setting up the Romney v. Big Bird fight (I can’t believe I actually had to type that out) upset the good people at Sesame Street, who asked that it be pulled. And as though all of this isn’t enough, guess which former president Barack Obama is allegedly consulting to help prepare him for the next debate with Romney.

Jimmy Carter? Bill Clinton? Wrong, mes amis! President Obama’s new debate coach is none other than former President Josiah “Jed” Bartlet.

Yeah. That guy.

Spare a thought, if you would, for Mitt Romney. He has to work with flesh and blood humans to make sure that he is on his game as a candidate. It must be a terrible disadvantage for him; I’m sure that he would rather consult with Sherlock Holmes in discovering how the president killed the economy in the drawing room with the candlestick.

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