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What Debate? Obama v. Romney Was Incumbent Alpha v. Challenge Alpha

callen555 Wrote: Oct 20, 2012 8:05 AM
I seldom comment on these pages, but just want to say thank you for an extremely intelligent presentation. It is my experience that most commentor seem unable to overcome their beliefs even when presented with undeniable facts. The fact is that children continue to carry on both the religious and political beliefs of their parents and debating these beliefs is a waste of energy. If anyone wants to see what American will soon become, based on a book written 65 years ago, they need to see the new movie "Atlas Shrugged, Part II". Sorry America but Bowyer got it right.

Setting aside the nostrum that this election is unique in modern times and probably the most important of our lifetimes, a trope which is repeated every four years, what you and I saw on Tuesday had almost nothing to do with genuine philosophical differences. This was not Cato vs. Caesar, Adams vs. Jefferson, or even Lincoln vs. Douglas. This was incumbent alpha vs. challenge alpha in a chest thumping display of dyadic conflict designed to determine who will occupy the top position in a dominance hierarchy.

Should we expect anything different from two politicians who have conspicuously...

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