“Yes we will” versus “Yes we can”

Julia Gillard, the Australian prime minister, launched her election campaign today with the slogan “yes we will”.

The guardian called that “Obama-like”. But I disagree.

Obama’s slogan was “yes we can”. Yes of course we can; but will we? This is the question I was asking of Obama.

The answer: no we probably won’t.

“Yes we will” is a little more decisive. And I like that. Though it does mean she has more to answer for if we don’t.


2 Responses to “Yes we will” versus “Yes we can”

  1. James Doran says:

    I totally agree. “Yes we can” begs a question. “Yes we will” is pretty decisive.

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