City Desk

Where Have You Gone, “Where’s the Beef?”

Via a pop-up ad on my laptop, I learned yesterday that the catchphrase for the Obama 2012 presidential campaign is still: "Are You In?"

Of course, Donovan McNabb, another guy from Chicago who swept into town on a platform of change and was handed the second-most important job in the Nation's Capital–Washington Redskins quarterback—was already the focus of a campaign using that same pitch.

The Redskins' "R You In?" blitz didn't work real good.

Since adopting the slogan, in fact, the team has lost more seats than congressional Democrats did in the mid-term elections: A reported 10,000 seats were ripped out of FedExField in the offseason.

And McNabb failed to energize the base and after just one term he was sent packing to make room for a guy from Brigham Young.

Uh oh.

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