Ok, someone explain to me why we spend so much time discussing good and bad campaigns, as if they are the same as good or bad candidates. Yes, I DO realize that having a good campaign CAN be indicative of who can do a better job of managing his administration, but even bad candidates can have wildly fantastic campaigns, and outstanding candidates can have lousy ones.
It seems the pundit class spends as much time dissecting the Obama/Romney campaigns (Obama/Romney...now THERE'S a thought...ok, not a good one, but a thought...never mind). President Obama, while not having an exemplary campaign, can at least make it through the week without too much trouble.
Meanwhile Mitt Romney (heretofore referred to as Gritts Hominy...never mind...again) has to spend the rest of the week trying to cover his ass for some stupid thing he has said, and the whole next week trying to explain THAT !!!
Now, I am just a guy from a small town in Texas (stop laughing), and I realize there are many here in Vineland who are much more articulate than I, who have infinitely more knowledge of politicsthan I shall ever have, but this is something that has nagged at me since I cast my first vote way back in 1973 (I was a freshly-minted 18 year old voter).
Now, at the tender age of 57 (and a half, hahaha), I am still trying to figure out why we spend this amount of time (and by 'we', I mean the media) discussing who has the better campaign, who's staff is the most competent, and who is just simply a walking, talking disaster area !!!
Ol' Gritts Hominy DOES get the blue ribbon for ineptitude, and rightfully so. In Gritts, we have a bad candidate AND a bad campaign. But his being a shitty human being, thus the wrong person to lead the Free-World, seems less important to the talking-heads, than how he is running his campaign.
I get the impression that, sometimes they are quite willing to wake-up the day after the election with the worst President in, at least one hundred years, if only he has given them a good show along the way...which is not to say the Ol' Gritts hasn't been good television. Personally, i find it hard to watch someone make a complete fool of himself, even when I despise the son-of-a-bitch (having made a fool of MYSELF often enough over the years, I receive no pleasure in watching others do so).
Well, that's all folks, so please, let me hear from you, and put your four cents worth in (inflation, don't ya know) !!!