» Frontline airs its traditional "The Choice" today. They usually put together an interesting, intimate portrait of the candidates, including an informative look into their formative roots (.. something I always find fascinating). I have not yet watched it (perhaps later this evening) so I can't comment.
The Choice 2012
But I *did* however, catch some of last week's debate in Denver (on Oct 3rd). And it seemed like Mitt definitely had the mojo working for him ..
.. and that Obama [ surprisingly ] could not buy a line .. to save his life .. as tho all his points fell flat.
Did not resonate. At all. As tho Romney carried in his pocket a concealed ingot of debating kryptonite.
Even the shout-out that Barack started out by saying to his wife .. that was not something that should have been voiced over national TV .. certainly not at that time.
The situation and circumstances warranted a more serious and focused demeanor. Far more. His "Toodles, honey. Catch ya back at the ranch" made it seem like he does not take seriously the problemsplaguing our nation.
"You can greet your wife later, dude." Cuz right now, most Americans are watching their nation continue to circle itself in the giant porcelain pooper you call the Economy.
"Focus on the real problem, Mitt. You dont want to defund an award winning program called the American Experience .. or the folks responsible for producing the comparative portrait that helps get you elected."
I would have liked to hear Obama respond with a statement that said something like..
If I were the moderator, I would have asked him point-blank ..
.. "Mr. President, do you agree with Governor Romney that our national debt represents a MORAL issue for our nation and our children's generation?"
Everybody knows that politicians will say whatever they have to .. in order to get elected ..
.. and that, once in office they quickly develop a nasty case of campaign amnesia. But I cannot help but feel encouraged by these beautiful lies they tell us.
» The Real Difference
The main difference (as I see it) between Obama and Romney is not skin color or party affiliation .. but rather that » Romney grew up with a big DAD who loved him .. and Obama had no such thing ..
.. which, of course, is in NO WAY his fault. You have to give him credit .. for not being on drugs (any more). That must a hard thing to deal with. Seems like it would put an unusually large burden on his wife. No?
Since Obama is half-black and half-white .. I think his FIRST term .. was about governing as a white man .. using his black half.
But I feel his SECOND term (if re-elected) .. will represent that of a black man (.. using his white half).
In other words, it will be about the black man standing up to the white man.