Yes, I know there was an ancient greek fellow, Aristotle, Plato, or Socrates, who was famously quoted, complaining about "the kids these days", and how incorrigible they are, unwilling to learn, unwilling to behave, etc....making us think that things never really change.
Well, many things do change, and in our present-day society, we are fed instantaneous results, copious amounts of information and data, and non-stop bombardment of our senses. We like bright flashy things, and have short attention spans, and I believe, even shorter tempers. As population grows, and technology advances, more people are packed onto smaller land masses, people travel faster, and our decisions have graver and more immediate consequences.
I believe that we, as a society, are more aggressive, and more tolerant and accepting (or at least more used to witnessing) aggression, on a daily basis.
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Perhaps some of the old conventions about debates may no longer be in play. We have always lived in fear of that one debate moment - that gaffe, that eye roll, that looking at a wristwatch, that sigh of impatience - that moment that history says lost the election for the candidate who did it.
However, these days, I think we are more accepting, and even more willing, to rally behind, and thus vote for, the aggressive candidate. I think we are not only inured to the aggression, but actually welcome the assertiveness that is needed to shut down a serial liar.
Yes, certainly the "angry black man" thing is always in play, but I believe President Obama will be given alot of leeway to deal with Lying Mitt Romney in whatever professional way he deems necessary.
President Obama: GO FOR IT!!! (Rhetorically) KICK HIS FUCKING ASS!!!
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