I didn't know the Obama camp had access to my personal anecdotes. :cool:
Originally Posted by Lager
Maybe. I think it's hard to tell because Obama's public persona is so much different now (he used to be all hope-and-change-y).
I think he ran a better campaign than McCain did.
Picked a better VP as well.
Reagan managed. Clinton managed (people knew he was a pervert who smoked pot and tried to hide it... this helped to popularize him as a "lovable rogue"). Kerry managed, but not to his credit (if he wanted to win, he should have done a better job of hiding his true nature). Chris Christie also manages. Bush too -- love or hate Bush, when you watched Bush on TV you were watching George W Bush. He was a real guy.
How can you expect to get to know someone's true nature on the TV or in little sound bytes in ads? It's impossible.
Dude, the media has a liberal bias, but Romney dug his own grave here. I'm going to go off the top of my head here from memory so these will be slightly paraphrased...
You admitted you were surprised when you saw Romney in a candid moment, and you were most likely surprised because you began to believe the picture the media was painting of him.
Pandering Phony Mitt:
"Strange things are happening to me down south... I love grits"
"I love Detroit, my wife owns a couple of Cadillacs."
"I love this state, the trees are the right height."
"I'm a huge fan of NASCAR. I have some friends who are NASCAR team owners.
Crazy Mr Burns Mitt:
"Corporations are people"
"I'm not concerned about the very poor"
"Middle income is $250,000 and less"
"I'm also unemployed."
Every-time I heard one of these, in the original context, I /facepalmed.
Completely agree here.
Today that's hard to do, because they all speak in the same trite platitudes and cliches.