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Romney Can Win By Doing One Thing

Cepat2 Wrote: Oct 03, 2012 10:00 AM
When did Oprah start contributing to TH? Rhetoric? Feelings? How weak is this dreck?
BK24 Wrote: Oct 03, 2012 10:29 AM
There's an old story of a voter who said to a candidate, "You have the support of every thinking voter in the country." The candidate replied, "That's not enough - I need a majority."

Romney probably does have the "thinking vote" well in hand. But like it or not (& I don't), elections often turn on the emotions produced by political theatrics. Obama gets this, & it's why he's running a competitive race on such a poor record. Miss Marsden's advice to Governor Romney is a comment on the shallowness of our electoral process, but it's sound advice even so. The governor would do well to recall when Ronald Reagan flat-footed Democrats with his mastery of the mushy, emotive side of politics.
Emilie3 Wrote: Oct 03, 2012 2:50 PM
Reagan was a trained actor who preferred Holiwood to where he came from.
Emilie3 Wrote: Oct 03, 2012 2:52 PM
Ooops, Hollywood---and Santa Barbara, and Beverly Hills.

PARIS -- Mitt Romney's biggest problem in this race isn't that he's wealthy -- it's that he lacks the sort of passion that can only be forged by trial and tribulation. It's one thing to articulate the principles of free-market capitalism and limited government as the solution to the country's current woes, but they have little effect when they can't be strapped to an emotional rocket and delivered in surgical strikes straight through voters' hearts.

Politics will always be about connecting with people. The most ingenious political policy is useless as ink on paper. To be of any value, it...