Almost 100 Days In, Do You Still Have Hope?ran a poll to test the waters, and the results showed overwhelmingly that Obama was going to win! He did! Whoo-hoo!
It's more than a relevant topic to revisit now though. This industry practically helped get him elected. All anyone on ad and marketing blogs or in agencies could talk about was Obama, or the difference between the two candidates and their "brilliant/not brilliant" use of social media and how Obama was going to be the change we needed. A case study in how to use the internet. Whoo-hoo!
Not that you have buyer's remorse or anything. Face it, there's not much you can do about it for four years anyway even if you did. (Besides, elected officials higher up the food chain are REAL hard to take back for a refund.) But the ad industry has been pretty silent since he was sworn in.
Granted, the economy has taken a major hit affecting many brands and jobs in the biz, but I wonder if there isn't a little bit of reservation now surrounding the choice.
Couple disclaimers: I understand we're not at the artificial construct yet of the 100-day mark for evaluating presidents, but enough has transpired to judge whether the Hope we placed in him was warranted or not. For me, I've seen things that trouble me, but then, this is about you, the loyal Adrants audience.
I also take into account that he was thrown into a perfect storm of events that would be a lot for any president to deal with. Things like the economy, world relations, war, feast, famine, locusts, Kathy Griffin, new Pepsi logos--all of it. (Just try and hold back on the "But he's cleaning up W's mess" refrain. Not everything is W's fault.)
What sayeth Adrants nation though? Is President Obama 1.0 doing what you expected he would?