Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right?

The video teases a new campaign slogan: “Forward,” and while it doesn’t mention Obama’s likely Republican opponent, Mitt Romney, it blames GOP policies for the still sluggish economy.

Diligently.

Excellent move by the RNC, but we’re confident conservatives would have managed to hijack this meme without any nudging. The #forward hashtag is trending nationwide this morning, and not because Obama boosters are breathless over the new campaign video:

Even the spambots are doing more to dominate this hashtag than the left side of the Twittersphere. (We’ll spare you from having to view those tweets.)

Keep looking forward, Dems! If you took a look back, you might realize your hashtags never work out as planned.