Even Cats Show Hillary Obama Divide Perfectly

This is beyond ridiculous. Here I am, with about 10,000 things I want to post about, and the first thing that pops to mind is this excellent post of Bob Harris’s:

As I’ve pointed out a bit on my own site, this large difference in small communication skills is visible everywhere in the Obama and Clinton campaigns — amusingly, right down to their e-mail sign-up buttons. (Obama’s says, invitingly, “Learn More.” Clinton’s says, dourly, and playing directly into every negative stereotype about her, “Submit.”)

I’ll be revisiting the main thrust of his argument later. But for now, consider that, the warm inviting nature of Obama’s rhetoric and campaign, vs the very serious, almost grouchy nature of Clinton’s. Now, observe, thanks to cute overload. Clinton:

vs Obama:

The image for Obama is predominantly warm yellows and oranges.  Support is indicated with a shirt on a cat.  The image for Clinton is predominantly shades of gray, and support is indicated with a book.

Its like the supporters who submitted each photo have internalized the rhetorical style and personality of their candidates.


7 Responses

  1. Another blogger falls victim to the overwhelming power or cuteoverload.com.

    How sad….


  2. what cute cats

  3. I still don’t get the blogger obsession with cats.

  4. Heh. Yeah, its an addiction/in joke. I don’t think its bloggers so much as oh, everybody.

    But yeah, its more a level of detail. Everything, everything about the two campaigns and their rhetoric, matches perfectly. Down to random submissions to a site about cute animals! Its a little freakish, actually.

    Look at the analysis of the buttons. “Learn More” for Obama. “Submit” for Hillary. McCain, rather than a single button, has three main action buttons on his campaign site: “Join McCain Aces Today”, “Donate”, “Join”. Better than Hillary’s, but talk about sending a desperate/low on cash vibe! (Which is a big problem for the McCain campaign).

    Now imagine some supporter submits a picture of an old care with a “Donate” sign in the background.

  5. I am a guy that likes cats, and dogs. But I’ll pick ginger over quite gray. Looks more alive, energetic.

  6. I say cats love Hillary! 🙂

  7. Wow. Political LOL Cats. Yes!

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