The Obama campaign released the above web video today:
The video outlines the challenges America faced as President Obama took office at the height of the worst recession in almost a century and details the progress that has been made reclaiming the security of the middle class and building an economy that’s meant to last, where hard work pays and responsibility is rewarded.
The name of the video is Forward, leading to speculation today that Forward is going to be the new campaign slogan. If so, they risk being accused of stealing a slogan from MSNBC, which uses Lean Forward. Does this mean Mitt Romney will claim to be Fair and Balanced? Or perhaps Romney, who showed his enjoyment of singing off key on the campaign trail, will respond to Forward by singing a song which describes his philosophy: If We Can Only Turn Back Time.
Of course, regardless of who might have used this slogan, most do see the advantages in moving forward, as opposed to the guiding principle of the right wing–moving backwards, and forever be in fear of the modern world.
To the frightened reactionaries of the right, the priority is avoiding Marxism, despite the fact that (except in their imaginations) there aren’t enough supporters of Marxism left to present any threat. To the right wing, liberal ideas such as individual liberty and a market economy which everyone has the opportunity to benefit from, as opposed to oligarchy and plutocracy, are terrifying ideas.
Update: Also see Forward to Idiocy