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  •  I'm sorry but this is weak. (6+ / 0-)

    She's the one who wants the picture with him.  It's not like he just walked up to a random woman and asked her husband if he can put his hands on her.

    Yes it's a stupid joke and Romney is awkward, but playing up the sexism angle here isn't going to convince anyone.

    Stick to attacks like the "Romney Rule."  That has some potential to really define Romney and actually win some votes.

    •  Awkward Personal Moments Probably Have Greater (0+ / 0-)

      impact on voters than policy issues.

      Remember "would you like to have a beer" voters.

      It reflects a very basic judgment by the voter of what kind of person they think the candidate is - whether they are similar enough to the voter that the voter believes they will see the world in a similar way and act to protect their interests and values.

      It may seem shallow, but it's also what most of us do in the vast majority of our non-electoral relationships.  

      Someone in a very expensive suit is at the front door and says he wants to foreclose on our democracy. Where should I tell him he can put his robosigning pen?

      by Into The Woods on Wed Oct 05, 2011 at 04:01:15 PM PDT

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