You know I am having a hard time processing all this. I supported the man in 08. No shame in it. He was the smartest of the two and had the better Vice Presidential candidate in Joe Biden. Yes crazy, perpetually half drunk, foot consistently in mouth, not sure what city he’s in – ever, Uncle Joe Biden. Tony may fight me on this, but Joe, even half in the the bag, is a genius compared to the killa from Wasilla. If this was 08 I’d vote for him again. But this isn’t 2008. I lived in 2008. I lived through 08. I voted in 2008. And 2008, you are no 2012. Might have run out the string on that verbiage.
Anyway, this isn’t 2008 and the President’s campaign could not look more different. I still believe he’s the same smart dude I voted for in 2008. The problem; he’s trying to keep his job instead of doing his job. In doing so he is listening to the three most useless people in his campaign: David Axelrod, David Plouffe, and Stephanie Cutter. And I’m the guy who wrote this about Herman Cain’s campaign manager Mark Block: Down Goes Cain!
What’s the problem with that you ask, seeing as how those three mopped the floor with McCain/Palin in 08? Here’s the problem, they got a taste and now they’re hooked. Addicts do some crazy and stupid crap to keep feeding the addiction. These three power addicts are no different than your garden variety East Tennessee Meth heads. Let me count the ways.
1. Romney talks of cutting spending but gives no clear specifics, except a quick shot at the moderator who works for PBS. What do we get from the three blind mice? Two weeks of nonsense about Mitt coming after Big Bird. This is the leader of the free world mind you, who knows as well as you and I, PBS takes next to no money from the government and will operate fine without it.
2. Romney uses an awkward phrase about binders of women’s resumes and how they went about recruiting women for his cabinet when he was Governor of Massachusetts. By the way, at that time Romney’s cabinet was over 50% women. No Governor can make that claim even today. Even among democrats. What do we get from Cutter and the gang? A week and a half of binder jokes which did great things for Trapper Keeper sales, only to lower the bar even more for smart and intelligent debate in this country.
3. The President accuses Romney of having amnesia when it comes to some of his practices and polices as Governor. So for the last week we’ve got nothing but “Do you want a President in the White House with Romnesia?” That’s a direct quote from advertising and mailers sent out last week by Team Obama. Again this is the leader of the free world making and repeating stupid lines that Wally and the Beav wouldn’t laugh at, and those two chuckle heads laughed at everything.
So that’s it. Instead of turning to serious issues that all of Governors comments represent, we get seltzer water shooting lapel flowers and hand buzzers. Instead of refuting some of the things the Governor said we get open mic night at the improv. Were those attacks supposed to hurt? It didn’t hurt Romney one bit. It only makes you look small Mr. President, because we all know you’re trying to make him look small. It has become your only shot.
Where I grew up in Jersey, and I’m betting the same for Tony, who’s from Ohio, silly attacks like that would only encourage me to kick the snot out of you. It only reinforces the idea that you have nothing else, that you’re weak, and ultimately you’re beatable.
Mr. President, I would tell you what I told Rick Santorum, smarten up. But it’s too late for that.
The final debate is tonight. Let’s see what meaningless phrase or word Team Shecky Green and his band of cable comedy writers can spin into a Gong Show act for the remaining two weeks of the election.
Thought I was joking? Here is the high brow, intelligent campaigning we have come to know and love from Obama and his campaign full of not ready for any time players.
Really Mr. President? Really?
The whoopee cushion of your campaign has run out of gas.