“Change isn’t just a slogan.” That’s Barack Obama today in New Mexico, commenting on John McCain’s recent habit of swiping Obama slogans. It’s an interesting push-pull on the descriptiveness issue: Obama, by providing concrete evidence of the changes he hopes to make as President (e.g., on health care), uses “change” descriptively and comparatively. McCain’s use, on the other hand, is suggestive to the extent he’s not offering proposals for change – yet descriptive if we’re looking at his flipflopping on issues.
Now for a gratuitous Obama photo, taken Monday in Pueblo, Colorado:
I figure that Obama’s repeated mention of McCain’s slogan theft is a faint but legitimate excuse for introducing more political discussion on a trademark blog. Plus, in the immortal words of Queen Elizabeth in BlackAdder, “who’s Queen?”