Obama’s Campaign goes on a Nostalgic Journey
President Barack Obama goes on a nostalgic trip as his speeches tell stories about past elections. He reminisces about the memories of his days being an unknown politician. He wants to remind voters that this will be his last campaign after 13 appearances on the ballot since 1996.
The president is using this rhetorical device that attempts to bring him back to the time when he was an ordinary guy that voters can relate to. This was long before he flew on Air Force One and rode in limousines.
President Obama wants to make it known to the voters that he’s like the ordinary Americans and his policies were based on shared experiences. It is different from Mitt Romney because he’s a rich billionaire whose policies would be beneficial to the elite.
It is also an answer to Romney’s claims that President Obama was isolated in the presidential bubble and is now out of touch with the economic concerns of ordinary people. President Obama uses his reminiscing speeches to connect with the voters he met in his early political career.
President Obama said that older couples reminded him of his grandfather who served in World War II and his grandmother who worked a bomber assembly line. The single moms reminded him of his own mother, who raised her two kids through college. The working couples reminded him of his wife’s parents.
Political analysts said that President Obama wants to recreate an intimacy with voters through the nostalgic speeches. The president’s Kenyan ancestry and cool personality can give him a personal connection to voters.
By telling voters that the 2012 election is his last campaign, President Obama tries to bring back memories of his rise from political unknown to being the first African-American president. HE is offering voters one last chance to be part of history.