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Can Republicans Talk?

Jeff2422 Wrote: Sep 18, 2012 11:25 AM
The key to this election and all elections since the invention of TV is the women's vote. First, your candidate has to look good. No short, fat, and/or ugly people need apply. Most of the founders would have not gotten elected dog catcher today. Second, your candidate has to have a signature line, like "there you go again." Third, he has to appear to be manly to men, but non-confrontational, yet verile, to women. Jack Kennedy and Ronald Reagan were the gold standard. Obama has goofy ears, but he is tall, dark, and reasonably handsome. Romney looks good for 68, but he is a bit wooden and his movements while talking betray his age. Sorry, but presentation counts as much as what is said, likely more in today in our "reality" TV age.
Corbett_ Wrote: Sep 18, 2012 11:57 AM
You have to worry about packaging if you have nothing to sell. If there is a real difference between your product and the other products on the market, the product will sell itself. Romney's problem is that he is too similar to Obama.
Reginald10 Wrote: Sep 18, 2012 2:25 PM
No, his problem is that he's too. . . calm? reserved? shy? to toot his own horn. He isn't telling people the differences; the good things about himself and his positions, the bad things about BHO and his positions. Romney is an administrator, not a salesman; and even the best product doesn't sell itself.
The first time I saw Chris Christie on television, shortly after he became governor of New Jersey, my immediate reaction was, "My Gosh! A Talking Republican!" It was almost like seeing a talking giraffe or a talking salamander.

Technically speaking, Republicans do talk, but talking is definitely not their strong suit. Nor do they seem to have put a lot of thought into what they say or how they say it. The net result is that articulate Democrats can get away with the biggest lies, without any serious rebuttal from most Republicans.

I have not heard any Republican official or candidate even try...