The Spinal Tap Presidency


There’s much snickering over the Obama reelection campaign’s saying that the President is playing to smaller crowds on purpose.

Our focus right now is on exciting our supporters and winning over undecided voters and the smaller and medium-size events are the best venue to accomplish that because the president can closely engage with the crowd.

Mark Steyn quickly noted the similarity with the scene in This is Spinal Tap where the band’s manager is explaining why they are playing to drastically smaller crowds. (H/T, John Hinderaker)

Oh, no, no, no, no, no, no … no, no, not at all. We have plenty of time for big stadium gigs. But our focus right now is on intentionally limiting crowds by restricting tickets – to allow the band to better connect with fans.

Uh, Huh. Snicker.

I can think of another similarity. This deficit goes up to eleven.

Is it November yet?

UPDATE–Smitty doesn’t seem to believe what the Obama Campaign is saying.

If you believe that, Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and Tinkerbell will show up, backing Axelrod in “Confiscated Guns ‘n’ Subsidized Roses“, and perform their 30-minute blues-rock jam, “In a Gadda da Bushdunnit” as an Obama fundraiser.

Now that’s just mean. True, but mean.

UPDATE 2—DaTechGuy is reminded of Pee Wee Herman.

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