Political Gamesmanship

  1. A.Villarasa profile image71
    A.Villarasaposted 5 years ago

    Now that Mitt Romney has chosen Paul Ryan as his running mate, the presidential  campaign is finally in first gear. Political bloviators on all sides of the political spectrum have started to throw their intellectual  concupiscence on everything media (TV Newspaper, Internet etc. etc.); unhappily their analysis have ran from the inane to the vapid.

    B. Obama  meanwhile goes back to Chicago again and again and again, I suppose to bathe in the gory malfeasance of Chicago politics, reminding him why, despite the slimmest of  resume for a preseidential candidate, he still won in 2008.... it's dirty, dirtier, dirtiest  politics, stupid. If Romney doesn't  go down the dregs to  get his hands dirty, trying to wrestle the White House away from Obama's tight grip... then just like McCain,  he will find himself in the losing end of the political stick.

  2. Mighty Mom profile image85
    Mighty Momposted 5 years ago

    Are you saying McCain/Palin lost because they didn't get dirty enough?

    1. A.Villarasa profile image71
      A.Villarasaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      @Mighty Mom:

      Yes, among other things. The choice of Palin was thought to be bold because it energized the Republican base, but in the end was somewhat of a downer because, despite being a very competent governor of Alaska, Palin was perceived, especially by the main stream media, as not  informed enough of  important  national and international issues, that she needs to deal with competently  should  she assume the presidency if and when McCain becomes incapacitated or worse die while in office.

      Of course the bad economy that  George W. Bush could not quite handle during the waning days of his presidency helped  boost the feeling of Bush fatigue, that transferred to feelings of not trusting McCain to do any better.

      Obama  did not  help his own cause,  with  gaffes like..." it is really about redistribution of wealth".. or "I can not disown him (referring to Rev Wright) any more than I can disown my own family..." and then several months later throwing Rev. Wright under the bust for political expediency. The main stream media had a lot to do with propounding and advancing  Obama's message and not thoroughly vetting his socialist impulses and his ties with far left, violence-prone radicals.

      So now that we have close to 4 years of Obama's governing ideas, ideals and idelogies, could the American people truthfully say that they are a lot better economically, socially, culturally?  The answer will come the day after the NOv 6 elections.