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  •  Focusing on just a few points for these last weeks (5+ / 0-)

    And, yes we got two last night we can't ignore. Two easy stories that were already primed by earlier slips and evasions, and which don't need months worth of explanation to understand.

    And, yes, this is one of them. This is the lying opportunist. Whatever ideology an undecided voter subscribes to, or whatever issue might get a reluctant citizen to the polls, Romney loses votes every time this image spreads. Only a hard-core conservative would go out and knowingly vote for a lying opportunist. And, Romney painted himself as both with only a gentle assist from Obama.

    The other is the revelation that Romney would scrap, entirely and permanently, the taxes on interest and capital gains income. Even moderately successful investors, even retirees living off interest can see that the real beneficiaries are Romney's true peers among the hedge fund managers and super-wealthy. And, even those who support giving money away to the rich might well wonder why Romney kept this part of his plan secret for so long, or if maybe he'll change it again by next week.

    Two simple stories, in Romney's own very recent words and images: one showing him as a dishonest opportunist, and another as either evasive or inconsistent. And we're now able to paint all his supporters and enablers with the same character flaws. Romney, the rusty anvil in the expensive suit.

    Why is there a Confederate Flag flying in Afghanistan?

    by chimpy on Wed Oct 17, 2012 at 11:48:03 AM PDT

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