While Andrew Sullivan was having his big gay panic attacks over Obama’s first debate performance, I was posting about the longer term rope-a-dope strategy that Mohammed Ali employed against George Foreman in his 1974 bout, commonly referred to as “The Rumble in the Jungle”. Since there are still precious few engaged in the business of promoting my particularly insightful brand of intellectual political analysis, I guess it is left to me to say, “I told you so”
President Obama not only “roped-a-dope” in his second debate performance yesterday evening, he also did it with the rope that Romney brought to hang him with. Romney laid into the business of tying the noose with the enthusiasm and clueless self awareness of the Mormon youth evangelizing our neighborhoods (all the while avoiding the landmine of myriad Coke machines placed in their path to taunt them).
Mitt Romney is an expert on making Mitt Romney rich, a point to which the President was cornered into admitting after nearly being clubbed to death by Romney”s fully engorged pension.
Mitt would also like you to know that he is a deep student of current affairs in Benghazi:
Please proceed Governor….
At the end of the day, Romney did the ONE thing he absolutely could not afford to do. He got caught in an attempt at outright fraud. The fact that he was put in check by a woman was just schadenfreude of an entirely different magnitude. Something I would describe as almost celestial in nature. Romney’s overall demeanor did nothing for his case either. Whoever coached him on how to act like a pushy fat guy at a casino buffet ought to be handed a pink slip.
#landslide #coattails #cleansweep #Obama2012
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