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Response to SunsetDreams (Reply #12)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 12:31 PM

34. +1 that was part of the few minutes I *was* able to watch

Pres Obama seemed tired, but not ineffective.

He simply couldn't afford to get into a debate over what Romney had or had not said in the past because once you're sucked down that rathole, no good comes of it.

Romney had nothing to lose by going for broke with his loudmouthed lies. Obama had more to lose by getting sucked into a rathole than just riding it out and sticking to his plan as much as possible.

Do I wish Obama had shown more energy? Sure. But better that he be quietly honest than coked up and in a blowhard match.

Romney would win a blowhard match and Obama knows it. Same reason I've given up on my teaparty sister. Bullies win blowhard matches most of the time because they practice being blowhards. Especially when they are blowharding against intelligent people who actually think about what they're saying and are more interested in being honest than out-shouting a shit-dumping asshole.

I'm betting the non-confrontational formats, such as town hall, will favor consideration more than assholes.

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