Tag Archives: BROBAMA

Final Presidential Debate and Post-Debate Discussion

If you are looking for a place to organize your binders full of women, Alexandra Ellerbeck ’13 has got you covered:

Come watch the final presidential debate on Monday. It will be our last opportunity to see Barack Obama and Mitt Romney face off. Two experts on political communication and campaigns, the Government Department’s Professor Lim and Professor Dancey, will attend the debate and will participate in an informal discussion afterwards. Wesleyan’s Roosevelt Institute, WesDems, and ResLife are hosting the screening.

Date: Tomorrow, October 22
Time: 9pm
Place: 41 Wyllys Ave.
Cost: Free

WesKid Launches BroBama: “Harnessing the BroVote, One Meme at a Time”

“While you sit around broing out, blasting your dubstep and sipping your Natty, take comfort knowing that Obama is a bro just like you.”

Worried that Obama’s rapidly losing the crucial bro vote to VP pick and general stud Paul Ryan, noted mountain climber, marathon runner, and all-around workout freak? Fearing Democrats can’t possibly match the punny brilliance of Nobama and bumper sticker industrial complex? Not convinced that the leader of the free world is even a bro at all?

Take solace in BroBama, a new Tumblr created by an anonymous Wes student and reportedly commissioned by President Obama himself. Its tagline: “Harnessing the BroVote, one meme at a time.” Here’s the tip Wesleying received:

In an effort to harness the vote of the Bromosapean demographic in this coming November’s election, this blog—commissioned by President Obama himself and created by a Wesleyan student—has sprouted up across the internet and received wild support. So here’s one for all you Bros out there. While you sit around broing out, blasting your dubstep and sipping your Natty, take comfort knowing that Obama is a bro just like you!

Roosevelt Fireside Chat Policy Discussion

SYLVIE STEIN ’12 BRINGS THE HEAT:

This week:
The Death of Osama Bin Laden

What does Bin Laden’s death mean for the U.S.? What does it mean for Pakistan? What does it mean for the rest of the world? What should the reaction to Bin Laden’s death be? Will this be a strategic blow to Al Qaeda? Will Al Qaeda continue? What did you think of Obama’s speech?

Issues include:
The nature of Bin Laden’s death and burial, the politics in Pakistan, the aftermath in the U.S.
Please come and discuss with the Roosevelt Institute! All are welcome!
Questions about tomorrow’s discussion or the Roosevelt Institute next year? Email Sylvie Stein at sstein01(dat)wesleyan(dot)edu.

Date: Bring one (or two!) today, May 3rd!
Time: 8, post meridiem
Place: Usdan couches
Fire in the disco!: Fire in the gates of hell!