Saturday, February 01, 2014

But pop culture is interested in you

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I respect people who do not watch TV. They are probably smarter, better read, and more disciplined than the rest of us.

They are also completely unqualified to offer advice about winning elections.


Tevi, author of What Jefferson Read, Ike Watched, and Obama Tweeted, sees Obama’s Mad Men reference as part of his “successful and continual use of pop culture as a political tool.” This tactic enables the president to connect to his audiences via cultural references. Obama, like most presidents at this stage of a presidency, has largely been tuned out by the public. But, as Tevi says, “people perk up when he’s talking about a TV show or a popular movie.”


Conservatives and messaging


David said...

Obama could not be more unlike the Founding Fathers.

Lance said...

I doubt that Pres. Obama watches Mad Men, or any other TV show. Some speechwriter or PR flack gave him that line.

craig said...

I bet he does watch a lot of TV-- it's his intelligence briefings that he delagates......

Bandit said...

On what planet is Mad Men hip except with middle aged women?

comatus said...

Yeah, call me when he gets to "Breaking Bad" or "Justified."