There is nothing weirder than Barack Obama’s official campaign Tumblr.  It’s primary purpose, it seems, is not to galvanize voters on the issues, or coordinate grassroots efforts, or inform voters about policy.  No, it’s primary purpose is celebrate how cool President Obama is.  The man can drain three-pointers, even at 7 am.  He brought donuts—DONUTS!—to a firehouse.  And he said:  If you’re not going to sleep, “you might as well be in Vegas”—how terribly clever.  Plus, here’s a billion pictures of people adoring the man.  The whole thing is a fanboy worship site, which would be fine if it were a fanboy worship site, but it’s the official campaign tumblr.  And that makes it a little Kim Jong-il.  A similar Romney site would be mocked endlessly by those on the left.  But every Obama tumblr post gets reblogged several hundred times.  This is weird.

There is nothing weirder than Barack Obama’s official campaign Tumblr.  It’s primary purpose, it seems, is not to galvanize voters on the issues, or coordinate grassroots efforts, or inform voters about policy.  No, it’s primary purpose is celebrate how cool President Obama is.  The man can drain three-pointers, even at 7 am.  He brought donuts—DONUTS!—to a firehouse.  And he said:  If you’re not going to sleep, “you might as well be in Vegas”—how terribly clever.  Plus, here’s a billion pictures of people adoring the man.  The whole thing is a fanboy worship site, which would be fine if it were a fanboy worship site, but it’s the official campaign tumblr.  And that makes it a little Kim Jong-il.  A similar Romney site would be mocked endlessly by those on the left.  But every Obama tumblr post gets reblogged several hundred times.  This is weird.

  1. themiddle reblogged this from ericmortensen and added:
    Frankly, I found Obama tumblr creepy. But I didn’t know Romney had one.
  2. g4m3rftw reblogged this from kenyatta and added:
    Nice try Zomnies. But fail.
  3. ericmortensen reblogged this from stevewoolf and added:
    If you don’t like Obama and you don’t understand Tumblr, you should probably steer clear of Obama’s Tumblr.
  4. evangotlib reblogged this from stevewoolf and added:
    And this fucking moron Jeff Miller wrote a book? And yes, Kenyatta knows his shit.
  5. stevewoolf reblogged this from kenyatta and added:
    Hear, hear! Kenyatta knows his shit, folks.
  6. kenyatta reblogged this from jeffmiller and added:
    Kim Jong-il? lol. The Barack Obama Tumblr isn’t weird. Mitt Romney’s Tumblr made it weird. The Romney Campaign Tumblr...
  7. hilker reblogged this from jeffmiller and added:
    Weird, and brilliant: It shifts the focus from what an awful President he’s been to what a great average person he is....
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  9. noisymime reblogged this from jeffmiller and added:
    Not all Obama supporters are in it, but ever since 2008, the “cult of Obama” has felt really weird to me, and it’s only...
  10. chaptertwelve said: Regarding the likability comment: Yeah, exactly. Nevermind that his perceived likability is wholly irrelevant, it’s all he’s got going for him anymore. I’d hang my hat on it, too, if I were he.
  11. louobedlam said: perhaps it’s because the purpose of the blog is to highlight his likeability. and perhaps a similar Romney site would be mocked because of how false his attempts at highlighting his likeability tend to ring.
  12. fearandl0athing reblogged this from jeffmiller and added:
    Cult of Personality.
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