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shaunabe's avatar

Did the Obama campaign get "yes we can" from Bob the Builder?

Asked by shaunabe (95 points ) May 1st, 2009
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Supacase's avatar

I doubt it, but I have a toddler so it was the first thing I thought of!

shaunabe's avatar

@Supacase ha. I just have this scene in my head of someone in a strategy meeting going – “Can we do it?”...

_bob's avatar

Yo, I oughta get me some royalties for that, man!

eckoin's avatar

Wasn’t it someone from the audience who yelled it out? And the smart promoters took that and used it?

Offero's avatar

Kaan was Dark Lord of the Sith in the last years of the New Sith Wars and ascended to leadership of the New Sith Empire almost a decade before the Ruusan campaign, ending a long and protracted civil war among various self proclaimed Sith warlords. After uniting the surviving remnants under his banner, Kaan led them into a final war against the Jedi on the world of Ruusan, before destroying himself and his followers with the thought bomb.
So when Obama said Yes oui Kaan I thought he was saying Yes, Yes Kaan as in yes yes destroy all of my followers with a thought bomb.

(This may be my dumbest answer ever!)

theartfuldodger's avatar

No. The Obama campaign got the “Yes we can” from the Spanish slogan for the United Farm Workers Si se Puede.

cookieman's avatar

Yes, and the McCain campaign got “We’ll never make it” from Gulliver’s Travels.

Knotmyday's avatar

GA, @theartfuldodger for the correct answer, and GA @cprevite for the laugh.

gailcalled's avatar

And @Offero: DA, I agree.

YARNLADY's avatar

Probably, his daughters are just about the right age to have been through that stage.

breedmitch's avatar

Who’s Bob the Builder?

dalepetrie's avatar

Doesn’t anyone remember the controversy surrounding the race for the Democratic nomination in 2004? We all remember how it all ended, with Bush having raised enough money to defeat Kerry with the help of one special benefactor, but how many remember how it all started with the surprise winner of the Iowa Caucus, and the even more surprising, the problems in the New Hampshire Primary, and of course the inevitable legal challenges. So, I guess given recent political history, to answer your question, it’s certainly possible.

What’s that? You DON’T remember? I must have made it all up.

Flo_Nightengale's avatar

He uses Buzz phrases:

Yes we can__________________(fill in the blank)

Things will change_______________________(to)

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