Soon Romney and Obama will have their last debate before the election. It’s on foreign policy and I would wager that the phrase “Bin Laden is dead” will play a prominent role in the president’s statements.
I would also guess that Romney’s main focus will be Benghazi.
Biden is not an idiot.
Sure, he says stupid gaffes some times but that proves nothing about his intelligence. We all say stupid things sometimes. The difference is most of us don’t have a slew of cameras following around. Making mistakes is a part of being human and a trait that other politicians work elaborately to hide.
I did not really think much of this exchange when I was watching the debate but a friend pointed out to me just how significant is was. (The whole transcript is available at CNN.)
Obama:…. Right now, you can actually take a deduction for moving a plant overseas. I think most Americans would say that doesn’t make sense. And all that raises revenue…..
Romney:…. The second topic, which is you said you get a deduction for taking a plant overseas. Look, I’ve been in business for 25 years. I have no idea what you’re talking about. I maybe need to get a new accountant….
He doesn’t outright say he moved a factory overseas but the implication is pretty clear, otherwise why would he need a new accountant?
There is this smile Obama sometimes does. It is a smile that makes me suspect that somewhere Axelrod is jumping up and down excited. I saw that smile a couple times when Romney was speaking last night. A few of the times, it was because Obama was about to come back to something Romney shouldn’t have just said. Other times the reason wasn’t apparent.
Today I think I may understand that reason a little better.
I will be live-ish blogging the presidential debate right here. I say live-ish not live because I couldn’t find a widget to work with my blog quite the way I wanted and wordpress limits embedding quite a bit so it will be live-ish in that I will be just working from the post edit screen and updating from there frequently. As a result to see changes it will be necessary to refresh the page.
I am starting a new series of posts for my blog called “How to Talk to a Conservative.” Each one will feature my approach to talking to a conservative about a specific issue. Some of this draws from real life conversations I have had and some of it is merely a theoretical approach. All in all these posts are about how to frame issues in ways that will connect to your conservative family, friends and coworkers. Hopefully without starting any yelling matches, though I place no guarantees.