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

T.C.7 Wrote: Oct 20, 2012 6:58 PM
First and foremost, Romney is a Capitalist. In fact, he's more of a Capitalist than any of the Republicans he ran against. Obama is nothing more and nothing less than a Socialist. ..................................................................................................................... We've had some problems lately in our Capitalistic society. No question. But on it's worst day, on it's very worst day, it's a thousand times better than Socialism. That, FYI, makes Romney a thousand times better than Obama. Got it? Good. I was hoping you would.

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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