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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 02:41 PM

31. This is telling:

Mr. Romney will win, the advisers said, if he can force Mr. Obama to come across as condescending or smug.


What they mean is that Mr. Romney will win in the court of public opinion. They didn't say anything about actually providing any platforms, except as a little afterthought at the end, where an aide is saying "(Romney)ís got to do a better job of making the case that President Obamaís directly responsible for that. Thatís got to be his focus. If it becomes about anything else, then I think the governorís at a disadvantage." So, never mind that it's not even entirely correct, or not exactly factual, it's just all about who comes off as the -nicer- person.

What? Really?

This kills me:
In a conference room at the Democratic headquarters, President Obama has been preparing for the debate next week, but the reviews of his staff are already in. Too long, they tell him. Cut that answer. Give crisper explanations. No one wants a professor; they want a president.


I want a professor. I want the person leading the country to be the smartest damn person I've ever met! There's such a concern that they won't sound "too smart?" I'm reminded of one line of Will McAvoy's rant at the beginning of The Newsroom,
We aspired to intelligence, we didn't belittle it, it didn't make us feel inferior.

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