Oct 5, 2012
Since these two guys are actors, can’t they get better actors to
debate? Since these two guys are gangsters, can’t they get Tony Soprano
to square off against Sonny Corleone? That would give us some fabulous
I tried watching the debate. I got so bogged down in numbers I gave up.
“No, it’s not the 600 percent added on to the rebate on the other
tax, it’s the minus 40 percent, and then you divide by 2, not 3. And
that’s what I’ve been saying since day one.”
“Well, if you divide by 2, the figures don’t match up to what happened to my grandmother.”
The postmortem media reaction was, of course, all about performance. The pundits were schoolteachers in a public speaking class.
“You looked down at the podium. You didn’t stand straight. You were
slumping. You have to keep your shoulders back and your head level. Try
to smile more. Never look at your hands. The moderator is your friend.
Don’t interrupt him…”
The country is falling apart, the economy is taking hits from all
sides, the food supply is brimming with GMOs, the US is fighting covert
wars all over the Middle East, crime in the streets is spreading, the
surveillance state is recording everything that moves, the Fed is
printing money like it’s toilet paper, but…Obama kept looking down at
the podium, that’s the takeaway from the debate.