column by Judith Grey in Daily Beast argues that Obama's "Forward" slogan may not resonate with a public that wants to go backward:
"Way backward. Ideally, to some time during the ’60s.
"For argument’s sake, let’s say 1967. That’s the year in which this season of AMC’s increasingly popular advertising period drama, Mad Men, transpires. Since its inception in 2007, the show’s viewership has increased almost fourfold, and it has become one of the most culturally salient influences of our time"
Not all convincing, the argument made here, overall (the comparison of Mr and Mrs Romney with Don and Betty Draper especially unconvincing) but some interesting snippets:
That's true, but let's hope Ms Grey is wrong about November seeing American decide it would rather "Rewind with Romney" than inch tentatively and falteringly "Onward with Obama".