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Fri Aug 31, 2012, 11:48 PM

3. I think things are going to get medieval at our convention

they fucked up.

They fucked up bad.

Obama's had a hard hand to play. Frankly, I worried about that amidst the excitement of working for the campaign in 2008. I knew we had to win - but I also thought, "Jesus. Things are really fucked up. It's like the world's worst catch. You get to be President. But you also inherit this giant shitball."

However, there's one thing we've always known. The Obama team knows how to drive home a point. They're canny and they're opportunistic.

The Republicans just gave them a whole bunch of openings. They're going to land those punches, and hard.

The opportunity is to both attack AND be positive.

The Republicans have fooled themselves into thinking that even making a really bad case still equals making a case. Their contortions to claim that Ryan didn't lie? The narrowest of ground that Romney always tip-toes across, retreating to the minimal cover of furiously spun justifications?

This is the kind of stuff that gets smashed at an effective Convention. You don't win by having a legal argument. They've given the Obama team the opportunity to have bold, clear, digestible sentences that voters can understand and get behind.

I think Charlotte is where a forceful case meets a filigreed case.

Mitt Romney has some complicated, cockamamie bullshit reason that when he said "Let Detroit Go Bankrupt," he didn't really mean what we think he meant?

Ok, buddy.

Stuff like that is going to get wrecked in Charlotte.

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