So how bout that debate last night, huh folks? I voted for Romney in the 2008 primaries and knew less about him then than I do now but last night I was actually PROUD that I liked him. Four years ago I suffered through the Facebook hemming and hawing about Obama, the ubiquitous (and plagiarized) HOPE poster, the wide-eyed adoration of people that didn’t need much more than a superficial line about post-racial goodness to be convinced that Obama was the future of the country. Those same people sound oddly like crickets to me today. Now, none of this means Obama won’t take a second term — given his amazing showing in the totally unbiased polls, if he manages to lose, says my Pops, expect screaming and yelling and possibly even lawsuits because HOW COULD A MAN SO OBVIOUSLY AHEAD LOSE!? But, in the spirit of the repeated assertions that we would hire more math and science teachers under a second Obama term, let me just offer the following:
Anyway, this Onion piece is actually pretty accurate and hilarious. A great combination. But I think this is actually what we witnessed last night. I suppose everyone prefers to hang out with people that think the way they do. But the result is a nearly tragic disconnect from people with different life experiences. What’s more, the disconnect becomes an insurmountable gulf if you refuse to try to bridge the gap. There are people who insist Romney is like that. I didn’t see that last night. But I have always seen this from our current President. I’m willing to entertain the idea I’m wrong on either of those points, but failing some pretty good proof, I maintain the elitism is what led to that looking down, tight-lipped, uncomfortable demeanor of the man we trust to remain affable, collegial, and yet tough and sharp enough to represent our interests both here and abroad.
Alright then, other things. I have some actual work to get out and promote but in closing I’ll say this: the air seems different in DC today. And I like it. I’m not gonna lie.
My sister-in-law sent me this INCREDIBLY USEFUL site. My brothers are falling down on the job man…
The Braves play the Cards Friday in the wildcard game…I’m trying really hard not to think about it but it’s killing me Smalls….but I’ll be somewhere watching at 5 pm. Count on it. I think this is a better game for the Braves than a tie-breaker for the division so I was cool with the Nats taking that. Also, they deserved it. They played well. The rest of October will be cool to watch. Till then, there’s this.
The Falcons play the Skins on Sunday. I’m about THIS CLOSE to getting tickets…And UGA plays SC Saturday night….And my little flag football team has a double header that day…So much sports awesomeness I’m overwhelmed…
Now, in honor of the debate and the rest of this month and next: