With all this media hype and garbage I keep hearing about Romney’s dominating that debate, and Obama not really showing up.
I suppose that at some level there’s some truth to that.
But this is what I saw,……
I saw in Mitt Romney a man that’s been a consistent, chronic liar since I first heard him speak.
And I saw that chronic, compulsive liar in the debate that night doing the same thing he’s always done. Lie through his teeth in a very, very public forum. No qualms, no stage fright on a big platform,….. in fact I think the magnitude of the event pumped him up.
The difference that everyone seemed to think was exceptional, was that he was on his game. When in actuality he was just doing the usual,….. but doing it really well that night.
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In other words he lied more confidently and more emphaticly than usual.
Now, (from watching too, too many of the Sunday morning talking heads today), I hear a lot about Romney dominating, but not so much about the fact that it was all bullshit.
Which leads me to wonder just how much truth there is in this quote that I’ve seen a lot in the last few days,…… and hope that there’s not as much as there appears to be.
“‘You can say anything you want during a debate and 80 million people hear it,’observed Peter Teeley, press secretary to Vice President Bush. If reporters then document that a candidate spoke untruthfully, ‘so what? Maybe 200 people read it or 2,000 or 20,000.'” – New York Times, November 1, 1984