2012 Election: Talking About Nothing

Vacuous platitudes abound:  “Hope,”” Change,”” Forward,” ad nauseum!

The real issues are effectively off limits because neither party wants to go on the record with what they plan to do…

http://www.smirkingchimp.com/thread/fred-cederholm/43034/issues-will-each-side-be-able-to-spend-in-excess-of-one-billion-campaigning-and-talk-about-nothing

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They’re going to say this, and they may even have numbers to back it up, like this week’s Gallup poll showing Obama with just a two-point lead. But I think it’s a mirage.

The people who work for the wire services and the news networks are physically incapable of writing sentences like, “This election is even more over than the Knicks-Heat series.” They are required, if not by law then by neurological reflex, to describe every presidential campaign as “fierce” and “drawn-out” and “hotly-contested.”

But this campaign, relatively speaking, will not be fierce or hotly contested. Instead it’ll be disappointing, embarrassing, and over very quickly, like a hand job in a Bangkok bathhouse. And everybody knows it. It’s just impossible to take Mitt Romney seriously as a presidential candidate. Even the news reporters who are paid to drum up dramatic undertones are having a hard time selling Romney as half of a titanic title bout.

Anyone who wants to claim that Romney has a chance in this election needs only to watch candidate Romney’s attempt to connect with black voters via his rendition of “Who Let the Dogs Out?” to be disabused of his illusions:

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/blogs/taibblog/is-this-the-most-boring-election-ever-20120507#ixzz1uGtetywo

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