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Thu Oct 4, 2012, 12:14 AM

Do You Want to Win the Battle or the War? [View all]

I find it interesting that so many here can say that because Obama didn't share Romney's meth addict level of energy tonight that he got his ass kicked. What is he thinking, right?

Well, lets answer a question with a question: When have you ever seen Obama has a shoot from the hip, knee jerk reaction kind of person? I think it makes sense that it is so difficult for his supporters, in the moment, to watch Romney yell over Obama and lie through his teeth, while Obama stays calm and focused on what he wants to say. The thing is, the knee jerk reaction isn't going to win the election. Obama could have come out swinging and called Romney on his bullshit at every turn but what would that have accomplished? Would it have won over any voters to get into a shouting match with a man that is drowning before our eyes? Did everything that has happened over the past many months, like the sharp contrast in the conventions, the 47% comment, Romney's tanking polls, his campaign being in total disarray, and Obama's large advantage in early voting, have those all gone away because a focus group of a few "undecided voters" liked Romney's "energy"?

It is tough to think about things in the long term while watching an event that is supposedly important (not that the debates actually matter) but if you take a step back and just think for a moment, you can see what Obama is trying to do. He is running out the clock because that is all he has to do. He didn't need a big win tonight. The election is a few weeks away and everything is in place for a big Obama win. Why did he need to come out swinging? All he had to do was not fuck up in front of a national audience and that is what he did. No "gaffes", no lies that he can be called on, no scandals, just another day closer to the election.

So let Romney have his little dance tonight. Let him celebrate the focus group decision that he "won". It won't change the dynamics of the race, we have seen many analysis showing these things make no difference, and it certainly won't undo all of the damage he has done to himself and it won't win him the election.

Bottom line, don't put yourself through the mental anguish over something that didn't matter. Did Obama win, did he lose? Who gives fuck? It literally does not matter. Trust that team Obama knows what they are doing, just as they always know what they are doing. Think about what you want to see long term, as opposed to what you wanted to see tonight.

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