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Posted by Turborama | Tue Oct 30, 2012, 12:34 PM (9 replies)
Posted by Turborama | Fri Oct 26, 2012, 02:13 AM (92 replies)
Posted by Turborama | Tue Oct 23, 2012, 03:51 AM (3 replies)
Zip from DOJ? The Romneys need to be reported to the OSCE International Election Monitors in the US!
Posted by Turborama | Sun Oct 21, 2012, 02:01 AM (8 replies)
Posted by Turborama | Thu Oct 18, 2012, 11:33 AM (17 replies)
Posted by Turborama | Wed Oct 17, 2012, 07:44 AM (18 replies)
Posted by Turborama | Tue Oct 16, 2012, 08:00 AM (17 replies)
Posted by Turborama | Mon Oct 15, 2012, 11:21 AM (32 replies)
"..he stabs you in the face but does so in a way that makes you thank him and shake his clammy hand"
In contrast to Mitt Romney's used-car salesman approach in which he stabs you in the face but does so in a way that makes you thank him and shake his clammy hand in the end, Barack Obama's natural and authentic -- underscore authentic -- style might've seemed like he wasn't as polished.
No, the president wasn't as energetic as he could've been. Yes, he was far too kind and deferential to an opponent whose entire goal is to roll back every Obama administration achievement. But there was zero chance that President Obama would appear in Denver last night and suddenly reveal himself to be a snappy, idealized Aaron Sorkin character. Furthermore, many of my friends on the left lapsed back into this weird chronic amnesia in which they forget how Barack Obama carries himself, how he debates and who he is. With a few exceptions, the Obama you watched last night was the same Obama we watched win all three debates against John McCain four years ago, say nothing of all of the various town halls, press conferences and Question Time forums he's hosted. He's thoughtful and deliberate and, yes, he sometimes stammers during pauses, but that's no reflection on his leadership qualities or unrivaled intelligence. For the most part, this is how he's always comported himself. The problem, however, was that it might've come off as too deliberate and thoughtful when contrasted against Romney's caffeinated morning zoo deejay persona.
Speaking of which, let's talk about Romney's performance in terms of what he said.
Romney -- not the president -- made the biggest mistake of the night and almost everyone missed it....
Posted by Turborama | Thu Oct 4, 2012, 11:54 PM (18 replies)
Posted by Turborama | Wed Oct 3, 2012, 11:47 PM (3 replies)