Some thoughts on the election

So, a lot of people (including me) saw that one coming.  I just never imagined that the GOP secret chiefs were so vain that they would end up taking their own propaganda as truth.  At some point they lost the distinction between math, and the math they were doing to make their candidate feel better.  Mitt Romney didn’t help his cause any himself, in fact he almost single-handedly won the election for Obama back in 2011, with his campaign tactics in the primaries.  By perpetually locking the second (or briefly first) place candidate in a series of negative ads, America was pretty well versed in every negative aspect of Mitt Romney long before Obama had run a single ad.  Of course, Romney also ran the most secretive political campaign in history, with the bulk of his policy offerings consisting of, as Stephen Colbert put it, “you’ll find out later.” 

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Some thoughts on the election

So, a lot of people (including me) saw that one coming.  I just never imagined that the GOP secret chiefs were so vain that they would end up taking their own propaganda as truth.  At some point they lost the distinction between math, and the math they were doing to make their candidate feel better.  Mitt Romney didn’t help his cause any himself, in fact he almost single-handedly won the election for Obama back in 2011, with his campaign tactics in the primaries.  By perpetually locking the second (or briefly first) place candidate in a series of negative ads, America was pretty well versed in every negative aspect of Mitt Romney long before Obama had run a single ad.  Of course, Romney also ran the most secretive political campaign in history, with the bulk of his policy offerings consisting of, as Stephen Colbert put it, “you’ll find out later.” 

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