“Yes we will” versus “Yes we can”
August 16, 2010 2 Comments
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.