Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Only one candidate promotes change *in which we can believe*...

...And if this article is to be believed, Hillary Clinton not only offers more of the same old negative politics, but also promotes subject/verb disagreement. Bad, bad Hillary!

Indiana and North Carolina, today it's your turn to make your mark on all this Democratic drama. Choose wisely. Try to overlook the fact that Barack Obama has a habit of ending his campaign slogans in prepositions--focus on remembering that he believes in change, believes in helping the people of this country, has plans to make change happen, and is the candidate who's least likely to piss off foreign countries.

BARACK THE VOTE!

4 comments:

Angela said...

And do we REALLY need another president who's going to massacre the English language? ;-)

Personally, I'm in favor of bending the don't-end-sentences-in-prepositions rule if it makes the phrase stronger. "Change we can believe in" is, IMO, the clearest and most direct way to phrase that slogan. (And it's a sentence fragment anyway, so why split hairs?)

Love your blog, BTW.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Hi, Angela! I agree with you--there are some instances where perfect grammar can (and should) be sacrificed for clarity and straightforwardness. Obama's campaign slogan is most definitely one such instance! :) Thanks for the kind words--and I'm glad you're enjoying the site!

Renée said...

"CHANGE IN WHICH WE CAN BELIEVE"

Can you just imagine the media bashing if Obama were to have the unmitigated gall to use proper grammar in a campaign slogan?

Oh noes! He's too smart to be President! Run for the hills!

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Hahahaha!!! Yeah, all that proper grammar would TOTALLY freak people out...