One segment of the population really, REALLY loves Romney’s 47% statement, CNBC and Yahoo Finance readers. Check out their poll. Obviously, this doesn’t exactly reflect a cross-section of the American public. The entirely lame blow back from the Right today is to release a 15-year-old clip of Obama taking about redistribution. I suppose it’s disconcerting if one is prone to get into a lather about a state senator speaking in not so oblique code about taking money from some and gifting it to others. Some are. Most are not. Most won’t hear it anyway because it’s essentially being buried under the larger narrative of the Romney clip. . The Khalidi tape would rise above the current din. Since Andrew Breitbart dropped dead on a Brentwood street corner earlier this year I’m betting no one else bothered to ferret a copy out of the LA Times, such is the weird weakness of the once vicious conservatives. It’s hard to believe this bunch impeached a President over lying about oral sex. My hunch is that advent of blogs has given conservatives an echo chamber to perch in each day in relative comfort. But it’s blunted their edge.
Now we know why Obama didn’t cancel his Letterman appearance. It was timed to give him a comfy, widely viewed chair from which to dismiss Romney. (Yes, Mother Jones went to press on an Obama campaign timeline. If you learn anything from reading this blog please let it be this: Timing is everything in politics…and comedy.)
Note: The disaster of 4 dead Americans in the Middle East on 9/11 has vanished. That was the point.
Note: The minions are squawking about how cold Romney is, whereas the adults are hitting on “writing off half the country”, which is the real political meat of matter.
The next stop on this week’s journey? Coverage of “huge” Obama rallies played against tepid Romney stops. Watch.
For Romney supporters there is some good news. The man has money. Combine that with our famously short attention spans and 47%-gate might – I emphasize might – dissipate reasonably soon. Obama peaks in late September, the brewing fisticuffs between…wait for it….China and Japan….spook our markets…and anything is possible in October. I did not say likely, mind you. Possible.
What do you think?