So, how ’bout that debate last night, huh folks? Everyone’s calling it a draw because Obama won on style (whatever that means…I guess in the theater of debate I get it but my pragmatic side is like “Who cares about style!” and then my rational side is all, “Uh, voters do, genius… .”) and Romney won on substance. The lies from Obama were disconcerting as was the applause for those lies from the Hill staffer kids I was surrounded by. Just search out the energy issue if you don’t believe me. Or, ya know, read this. But I was excited to see that Romney is not intimidated by Obama. Not physically, intellectually, emotionally or in any other way. I dig that. The Coach said it reminded him of Gore’s attempt to intimidate Bush (Stupid move with a Texan even if you are from Tennessee) and sent me this link (relevant moment 30 seconds in) with this comment:
Me: the body language was awesome
like obama would get up and stalk over
and romney would just turn around and stand still
and then take a step toward him
and obama would stop walking
it was beautiful
I was reading about that yesterday
Apparently Rob Portman is something of a debate prep genius
I’d forgotten this
But back in 2000, Gore tried to do the same thing to Bush
Like, stand awkwardly close
But Portman warned Bush about it
So when Gore came walking up while Bush was talking, he just kinda looked at Gore and gave him a little nod like “‘Sup, little buddy? Let the grown up finish talking, and then you can have a turn.”
And it totally backfired on Gore.
Speaking of men and intimidation, this was an interesting read. Sometimes I wonder if honor of any kind, internally-focused or externally-focused, really matters to men anymore. Because guys, it’s really sexy. I’m not gonna lie.
Someone buy this for me for Christmas or something. Please….
Here’s another one for the guys. Pretty sure I know these guys, although they’re a little younger. (Looking at you Brother John and Steve)
I’m sure this will be watched at some point. Evidence of Klosterman’s greatness. Who else writes about this stuff on a sports site?
Now, for music. First, y’all know how I love a good cover.
Second, y’all know how much I love Dylan. Someone posted this and it’s a great live version of this song.
Third, when Ash and I went to Beerfest The Dan Band played this and Ash is a huge fan of this song. And now she’s a huge fan of the Dan Band. Good work guys.