Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Memo to Obama: Light Up

Dear Mr Obama, 

Here are three reasons why you should resume smoking. 

3. Change the subject.
For weeks now Hillary has been hogging the mic. All we've heard about is Rev. Jeremiah Wright and your various gaffes. The headlines and sound bites show you on the defensive, and your message is getting drowned out. Embrace your addiction! It will allow you to take back the microphone and go on the offence.
2. Remind us he's only human.
We all have our flaws, don't be afraid to admit yours. I'm sure the 30% of Americans who smoke would agree, but so would everybody else. Nobody's perfect. Let those without sins cast the first stone! And once you're elected you can lead by example and quit.
1. Get his mojo back.
Running for president is difficult enough, but having to battle your addiction at the same time is brutal. Hillary's scorched-earth assault will continue all the way to the convention floor, and its easy to be put on the defensive when you're distracted by your cravings. But fending it off would be a slam-dunk if you could focus on the message again! And in the general election it just may help win over Republicans too.

Update: great minds think alike!