Huffington Misses Point, Not for the First Time
Sigh. According to a Huffington Post rep, Madame Arianna met co-chairman Rich Silverstein of Goodby, Silverstein and Partners -- allegedly single-handedly responsible for "Got Milk?", and asked him how the Democrats could get people to respond to their finger-pointing and whining -- er, issue framing.
Silverstein suggested a "visual blog" that metaphorically TiVos the last six years and plays them back "without comment" so the American people can connect the devastating dots.
With Silverstein's help, Huffington gives us three posters that consist of, well, finger-pointing and whining. Granted, in a very sassy typeface. See creative: Names, Slogans and Events. The tagline is, "Haven't we had enough?"
In the event that somebody feels inclined to tear us a new asshole, we think it's worth saying that negativity never wins the day. Unless you're a critic. And nobody wants to vote a critic into office. Isn't that disgustingly, decidedly obvious? It's about as logical as marrying a guy who looks out the window, then looks at you, and says, "Well hell, I could do worse."
We're into charming dudes who make us giggle and give everybody nicknames. Whether that's good for us isn't really what matters.