Is this REALLY Obama’s Campaign Slogan?

Sam Stein of the Huffington Post reported on 12.01.11 that President Obama appeared to be using a new “catch phrase” during a fundraising speech in New York City last Wednesday:

“Change is”

Well, I thought I was slightly clever with my recent post on Obama’s “Never Fail” campaign song… but I’ll be hog-tied-and-batter-fried if his new phrase doesn’t suggest an even better one – David Bowie’s classic song from 1971, “Changes”.

And, unlike my “Never Fail” post, I don’t even have to bother with the entire set of lyrics – The first stanza pretty much completely sums up Obama’s blameless, egocentric first (and, hopefully only) term:

words & lyrics by David Bowie
from the album “Hunky Dory”, 1971, RCA Records

“Still don’t know what I was waiting for
And my time was running wild
A million dead-end streets and
Every time I thought I’d got it made
It seemed the taste was not so sweet
So I turned myself to face me
But I’ve never caught a glimpse
Of how the others must see the faker
I’m much too fast to take that test


Gosh, am I the first one that wonders if Obama and/or his campaign staff thought this one through? Is it a rare case of introspection and/or assessment, or just another ill-conceived act of his Presidency? I mean, it’s not like this connection hasn’t been thought of before, albeit indirectly.

Thanks for reading!

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