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This election has now budged from an outright laugher to a (dimly) possible race.

We've been giggling ourselves silly over every piddling poll, but now Romney, with the best appearance of his otherwise inept political career, may have halted and even reversed his campaign-long failmentum.

Whether the polls shift or not, this is the wake-up call we all need to get serious about this election, get real about the stakes, and kick our asses into high gear.

In this sense, Mitt's smug, smirky, rude and aggressive salestalk has done us a serious favor. As wake-up calls go, this momentary setback - a slightly sharper-tongued Mitt and a slightly distracted Obama - is actually a plus for an Obama campaign (by which I mean us) that was showing signs of complacency and premature celebration.

Our candidate is a better man in every respect, and we should never let anyone lose sight of that simple fact.

Mitt's done us a real service by reviving his pathetic campaign and starting to mimic an actual candidate with an actual chance. Let's treat him like the serious candidate he yearns to be and crush him with everything we've got.

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  •  Tip Jar (9+ / 0-)

    "I was a big supporter of waterboarding" - Dick Cheney 2/14/10

    by Bob Love on Thu Oct 04, 2012 at 01:47:17 AM PDT

  •  People already realizing "the win" overplayed. (4+ / 0-)
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    Dhavo, denig, history first, Bob Love

    Sure, Mitt Romney won with the ghost of Billy Maze, the sales pitch extra-ordinaire and now people have taken a step back and they realize that Mitt lost on regulation, tax cuts, and the economy. We have record, record level of business strength in the United States. This does nothing to fill the gap of austerity at the state level and austerity to startups! Mitt sat there and he bashed startups, education, and functioning federal system of economy. The GOP says expansion for the well connected, military contractors, consolidated predators like Sam Zell and Koch, and they consistently want austerity for states and 300M people.

  •  Mondale, Clinton, and Kerry all won the 1st debate (2+ / 0-)
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    Dhavo, Bob Love

    Presidents are not used to being confronted psychologically speaking

    Reagan in 84, GHW Bush in 92 and W Bush in 2004 came back very agresively in 2nd debate.

    This debate was in fact a reality check....good post

    •  I'm not sure (2+ / 0-)
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      Bob Love, TheGreatLeapForward

      I would use GHWB as an example.  Reagan and W, yes. I'm hoping Obama was holding back because he wanted to see exactly what Mitt had so he could come back roaring in the later debates.

      "Valerie, why am I getting all these emails calling me a classless boor?"

      by TLS66 on Thu Oct 04, 2012 at 05:49:34 AM PDT

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