John Feehery: Speaking Engagements


Get in Your Face

Posted on September 18, 2008



            This is the new politics from Barack Obama.


            Let call it the Obnoxious Obama campaign.


            He has authorized his campaign workers to get in the face of Republicans and Independents.  He also might want to try Hillary voters while he is at it.


            He said in a speech in Las Vegas:  "I need you to go out and talk to your friends and talk to your neighbors. I want you to talk to them whether they are independent or whether they are Republican. I want you to argue with them and get in their face," he said.


            Obama says he is from Chicago, but that sounds more like New York tactics to me.  People in Chicago don’t get in your face.  They are nice people in Chicago.


            People don’t get in your face in much of the rest of the country, either.


            When I played basketball in high school, I used to try to get in the face of the guy I was guarding.  And when I would make a shot over a guy that was covering I closely, I used to yell “Face”.


            But I have never heard of a campaign tactic of getting into the face of voters. 


            This is the newer, tougher, Barack Obama.


            He has taken Bill Laimbeer to a new level.  Like Laimbeer, Obama flops any time anybody comes near him.   He calls more cheap fouls than any political candidate in history.


            And now he is telling his team to get in the face of voters.  Laimbeer used to do that too.  Used to stick him hand in the face of his opponents.  Used to drive them crazy.  That’s another reason why Laimbeer was one of the most disliked players in the history of the NBA.


            I can see it now.  A bunch twenty-three year old kids with nose rings and tattoos going into Pittsburgh or Youngstown, carrying their Obama signs, and getting into the faces of older women who don’t want to vote for the “One”. 


            Yep, that sounds like some good campaign tactics to me.


            Go ahead, all you kooky Obama supporters.  Get in the face of the undecided voters.  Let’s see how they like it.

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