Wednesday, October 3, 2012

On Planet Romney, multi-choice percentages

We arrived at debate day tuckered out by the political gurus telling Obama and Romney what they "absolutely" must do to stave off Armageddon.    Some, in the case of Newt Gingrich, offered a multi-choice  list for Mitt.  Donald Trump was more bumper-stickerish:  Hit the president with the old birtherismo. Sarah Palin chipped in daring Mitt to be a determined magnum force..

As much as the pundits would have you believe, none of this amounts to anything more than self-absorbed navel gazing and will surely be ignored by the inner-circles before their last meals.

Obama has repeatedly said he is president of 100 pct.of the people. But it's a bit blurrier  in the enemy camp.  Mitt says 47 pct. is a solid number to describe the moochers in America that he can't worry about.

Ryan, however, scaled that down to 30 pct. without telling us what happened to the 17 pct. he stripped from Mitt's figure.  (It would probably take too much time.)

But hold it right  there .  Mitt said in Florida this week that he wants to represent 100 pct. of the people, which is 53 pct.  more than his earlier dismissal of the folks that he says live entirely off the government with no get-up-ad-go.

("My job ," he once harshly explained, "is not to worry about those people.")

Stand by, as we await a pollster to give us a  composite of Mitt's percentage averages, which, history tells us, would not come close to 100 pct.

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