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  •  I knew he'd bring "Smooth, Fast-Talking CEO Mitt" (21+ / 0-)

    because that's the one, out of all his different personae, that is least offensive to Americans in general.  He would come out playing a movie-script version of a CEO -- all white-toothed confidence, regardless of how big he knew he was bullshitting.

    He knows (from his own personal experience in commerce) that confidence is too easily mistaken for competence, which is why the win was called for Romney in the immediate aftermath -- people were still seeing the little starbursts he gave them.  But in the cold light of day, he looks exactly like the snake oil salesman he is.  

    Only people who are easily impressed by facile patter think Romney "won".  And they should not be allowed to set the narrative.

    •  You see it in boardrooms every day, but eventually (6+ / 0-)

      someone lower down the food chain consigns it to the trash.

      "Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing." Arundhati Roy

      by LaFeminista on Sun Oct 07, 2012 at 10:28:53 AM PDT

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    •  The Smooth, Fast-Talking CEO Mitt (1+ / 0-)
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      Reminds me of Ted Bundy, for some reason. You know, the one all the criminologists assure us was charming and good looking. I can't see it, personally, but it was an effective act.  I hope that Americans are not so gullible that they will overlook a man who clearly can't run his own campaign, even though he tells us how capable he is as a businessman. I also hope that our standards are not so low that we'll forget the man who single-handedly offended 1/2 our allies on an easy foreign policy trip. There can't be 1 standard for Dems running for president, while any Bush, Bachmann, & Rmoney can cock-up all over the place & still prevail.

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