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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 01:42 PM

3. Happy to be first kick, MrScorpio.

A well thought out OP.

I was pretty much with you in your optimism. Even after the first debate when everybody here at DU was seemingly melting down, I never thought the president would lose.

My optimism was based not on wish fulfillment, but on the data at anybody's fingertips who cared enough to look. Yes, it was a bit scary when Mitt's numbers improved after that first debate. But, when one took in all the data, I saw that Mitt's attempt would likely fail.

Most importantly, I had faith in the Obama campaign staff. And when Joe Biden openly laughed in Paul Ryan's face throughout the VEEP debate, I knew that Mitt was toast. No campaign comes back from that.

But these were just signals. The most important part of my conviction that Mitt would lose was the chasm between the policies put forth by the two campaigns. I couldn't see a majority of citizens falling for Mitt's game. Thankfully they didn't.

Thanks for your thoughts.

on edit: by the time I got this typed in, two more had kicked. iPhone typing isn't fast. Alas.

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