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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 08:24 AM

Enough with this, "Mitt Romney's concession speech was so very gracious!" No, Chris Matthews and [View all]

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every other pundit trying to sell that spurious angle. I was not impressed. MittWitt still had that odd, lame-excuse-for-a-smile grimace and the creepy vocal stylings of a cross-between-RonnieRaygun-and-Dumbya zombie .

But more importantly, what's this "critical time for America" he refers to? Seems to me that was the disastrous Bush years and their aftermath. Keeping Mitt out of office was critical, but that danger has mercifully passed.

And, how dare he utter that astoundingly Orwellian follow-up to his mendacious labeling of President Obama as divisive,, that shockingly hypocritical call for cooperation from the president! As if the gridlock wasn't caused by his own obstructionist party's obstinate refusal to deem bipartisan anything short of absolute capitulation to their every demand!

It's bad enough hearing the relentless Mitths from the Liar-n-Thief himself, but I am particularly sick of the MSM aiding and abetting him as he spews them.

I just found this WaPo piece which supports my impressions:

Historian: Romney speech ‘cleared the bar,’ but barely
Posted by David Beard on November 7, 2012 at 1:35 am

A concession speech is the last thing any presidential candidate wants to make, the last thing to prepare for, the last thing in a winner-focused society that he or she wants to be remembered by. Mitt Romney ”cleared the bar” with a short speech in Boston early Wednesday but it won’t be one of the most memorable concessions, said historian and political analyst Scott Farris. Farris, author of “Almost President: The Men Who Lost The Race But Changed The Nation,’‘ breaks down a solid concession speech into several elements.

”In many ways, the ritual is like a military surrender, and the winner tolerates the loser puffing up his own campaign — for that makes the winner’s victory only greater.

“ was a speech that sounded as if he did not emerge from the election with much respect, let alone affection, for the president. He sounded as if he really expected to win and was immensely disappointed in the result — even more so than usual.”

Read Full Article:http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/election-2012/wp/2012/11/07/the-art-of-a-concession-speech/?print=1


Also, see discussion here on DailyKos: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/11/07/1157823/-Concession-Speech-Fail

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