Published: Tuesday, Oct. 9 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT
With all the confusion that abounds on the Internet and the extent of commentary
on these threads, it becomes difficult to make any assessment of the accuracy,
truthfulness, and honesty of some of the comments made here.There is
a definite possibility of tolls and sockpuppets writing comments which subtly
take a specific position with the intent of casting doubt to that position and
invite flamers to descend giving the impression that a comment is "real"
and deserving of derision.This letter may be such an attempt to
confuse the dialog. Also, the number of critical comments attacking
Obama's so-called "lack of preparation" suggest that this letter is
a plant with the sole purpose of developing ridicule. Personally, I
believe that this letter was written by an anti-Obama shill trying to make a
silly case of "lack of preparation" and give nonsensical excuses for the
President's performance. It seemed to be a carefully-developed ruse to
make Obama appear unprofessional and incompetent, perhaps by someone in the
Romney campaign outside of Utah in the style of Lee Atwater and Karl Rove.Unfortunately, you can't protect against such letters/comments,
only be aware they exist.
That's so lame of an excuse for Obama. The fact that he eats, sleeps, and
drinks politics for his job and the fact that he knows (or should know)
everything from insider knowledge means he should be the most prepared person on
the planet for a debate, and should need zero time preparing. Ouch. Makes him
actually lamer than I thought when you think of it that way. And that is the
correct way to think about it.
re:VST"Mark, is that the reason why Democrats are now focusing
their campaign strategy on talking about "Big Bird" rather than some of
serious issues of the day"I believe it was Mitt Romney who
interjected Big Bird into the national conversation rather than explaining how
he could enact $5 trillion in tax reductions and not increase the deficit.
Defunding PBS seems to be one of the few things he could name toward decreasing
spending to pay for his tax proposals.
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