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But, with his inaugural speech the president has put the campaign behind him, and he hopes you have too. ..“For now decisions are upon us, and we cannot afford delay. We cannot mistake absolutism for principle, or substitute spectacle for politics, or treat name-calling as reasoned debate.”
Bill Clinton once complimented Romney on his “sterling business record“. Of course, he could have been lying. The president seemed to think so. His campaign accused Mitt of felony, murder, and an urge to put y’all in chains.
I thought the debates showed Romney to be a decent guy on top of his game. He looked like a president. I liked him.
Romney has a large and attractive family. Maybe that worked against him. Jonah Goldberg has an interesting column tracing American progressivism to Woodrow Wilson. Wilson thought the key was to convince Americans to “marry their interests to the state”. Goldberg says families stood in the way of Wilson’s goal but that’s changing now as “barely half of adults are married”.
“In short, the American people are starting to look like Europeans, and as a result they want a European form of government.”
Need an errand run for you in Ohio? Call a presidential candidate. Time puts it this way – “Ohio isn’t just ground zero in the Electoral College. It’s also an epicenter for one of the biggest ad binges in history. The campaigns have forked over $177 million to win Ohio, more than any other state, according to an NBC analysis.”
It turns out Big Bird is a Fat Cat.
Sesame Street has asked the Obama campaign to pull down an ad giving the Bird to Romney.
The president seemed to feel that debating was beneath him on Wednesday night. I guess it was.
The quote from above was related to Ryan Lizza by Patrick Gaspard in this New Yorker piece. You’ll have to read more than half the article to get to it. If you’re like me, you’d rather not, so go here to see it on Politico along with nine other of the president’s humble pronouncements.