David Simas – head public relations flack for Barack Obama – kind of gives the game away here with his Kinsley Gaffe on how to con young people into spending several thousand dollars per year on health care they neither need nor want (instead of paying the $95 fine).
“We can figure out the message that works best for this group,” Simas says.
…you mean, you haven’t figured out one yet? You’ve had two years!
More here. The Washington Post article is fascinating, in its way: it’s apparently laboring under what is a devil of a problem for political activists. To wit, the author is probably at least subconsciously aware that Obamacare is metaphorically aimed at a brick wall, and accelerating. But… you can’t really function under those kinds of circumstances. So you gotta accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative, as they say.
People who have been on the wrong side of a Presidential campaign – in other words, everybody reading this, probably – will recognize the sensation. Alas, there is no cure. Nor any real way to tell it apart from genuine confidence, alas.