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Opening Arguments

Coming-out party

Is this supposed to be the flip side of "Obama's cool"?

But taking Mitt playfully by the shoulders, Ann Romney said Tuesday, "I still look at him as the boy that I met in high school when he was playing all the jokes and really just being crazy, pretty crazy. And so there's a wild and crazy man inside of there just waiting to come out!"

Ann Romney said that in spite of the media narrative that her husband isn't relatable, voters come away liking him after meeting him or attending one of his campaign events.

Of course, everbody has a different definition of "wold and crazy," and I suspect mine and Ann Romney's are miles apart, but is it OK if I hope Mitt has a serious conservative inside there just waiting to come out? I didn't want cool (not that Obama ever really as been that), and I don't want wild and crazy. This is the leader of the free world we're talking about here, not a damn drinking buddy.


Wed, 05/02/2012 - 12:04pm

I don't want a drinking buddy either, but that's pretty much the platform that Dubya won (if you actually believe he won) on. Oh yeah, and he was the Education President. Snark./

Tim Zank
Wed, 05/02/2012 - 4:18pm

Bush did exactly what liberal twits have been doing for 50 years, pouring gazillions of dollars into education, again and again, with the exact same result we've all been holding up to your blind eyes for 30 years, sucky schools, worse grades, an absolute clusterfark.....

Johnny can't read folks, and a trillion dollars didn't do a damn thing to improve that. Of course at least Johnny knows how he FEELS about being illiterate.

Wed, 05/02/2012 - 4:58pm

Good point, Tim. The only country that we normally outscore is Turkey, a theocracy where evolution isn't taught in schools. The countries whose schoolkids beat ours on standardized tests are those socialist hellholes where medical care is free and teachers are respected and well paid.

But I'm sure that's just a coincidence, as I await your subject-changing response in which you will move the goalposts.

Tim Zank
Wed, 05/02/2012 - 7:18pm

Worry not Littlejohn, I won't change the goal posts. I will point out the countries that clean our lock in education (regardless of their governments political persuasion) actually teach reading, writing, and math. When their students slack off, goof off, disrupt, or cause problems they get their asses kicked or removed.

Those countries provide their kids with an education, where as we provide ours with a babysitting service, counselors, lawyers, and snacks.

In THOSE countries, the EDUCATION is paramount, here it is not.