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Aug 25 2012

Six Word Stump Speeches?

Longwindedness is for the birds;
Come, state your case in just six words—
The candidates are rarely terse,
So take a chance; you can’t do worse!

Six word stump speeches. Why six words? I don’t know. But they could sure use an infusion of creative and intelligent people. So I thought of you immediately. Yes, you!

And yes, I tried my hand at a few. I did not use my Cuttlefish moniker, though, so you’ll have to guess.

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  1. 1
    Emu Sam

    Probably because of Hemmingway’s baby shoes story.

  2. 2
    smhll

    From the old days:

    In your heart y’know he might!

  3. 3
    Ralph Wiggam

    rich too rich
    poor too poor

  4. 4
    Suido

    My policies are based on evidence.

  5. 5
    Lou Doench

    The rent is too damn high!

  6. 6
    Randomfactor

    “We already TRIED that. Remember Bush?”

  7. 7
    Trebuchet

    Ugh. Most of the ones I saw were pretty bad.

    “God hates fags, vote for me” would be all too effective in many places.

  8. 8
    lorn

    Save America From the Wealthy. VOTE.

  9. 9
    Crudely Wrott

    Do not believe that other guy.

  10. 10
    Crudely Wrott

    Be like me
    Not like he

    (she, as the case may be)

  11. 11
    Joan

    In reply to increasingly escalating campaign ad lies (from my perspective coming from the right), I’d just cop Joseph Welch’s memorable line:

    “Have you no sense of decency..?

    http://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/minute/Have_you_no_sense_of_decency.htm

  12. 12
    StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    6 word slogans you say, eh?*

    Obama :

    Hope and change – but not now!

    Rmoney :

    Better not the devil you know?

    PS. Hope this imitation is seen as flattery and y’enjoy.
    Oh, Cuttlefish, I love your work!

    * Do commas count? (Channeling Oscar Wild.)

  13. 13
    lorn

    Less GOP: More Prosperity, Better Government.

  14. 14
    StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    Or on second thoughts :

    Rmoney :

    Better the devil you know – not!

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