Tuesday, October 2, 2012

OCTOBER 2, 2012

      It's the day before the big show and the question--well, one of them, anyway--is how many Mitt Romneys will show up.

     As Eugene Robinson points out in today's Washington Post, Romney's been pro and anti-abortion, pro and anti-gun control, pro and anti-healthcare.  Now he has to deal with that plaguey 47% of us.  We are the people, he said, he could "never convince…to take personal responsibility or care for" our lives.  He thinks we want the government to do it.  I suppose the government did control my life years ago when I was an Army draftee, but it was not an experience I wanted to prolong.  Polls say the remark hurt Romney; tomorrow he'll have a chance to heal.  I'd like to know whether he talked that way because he thought he was in a closed meeting and it wouldn't leak. Naive, if true.

     Say what you like about them, the debates are democracy at work. Or democracy and television, all mixed up.




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