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July 31, 2012


Peter G

The diagnosis: Magical Mittstery Tourettes Syndrome. There is no cure.


I'm betting that the debates will be the spot where the "real Mitt" comes out in all his smarminess, privileged, sanctimonious, condescending, etc. ways. This is the time everyone will be watching and I don't see him able to deftly pivot away from his true self. He's not that nimble.


I am sure the Obama campaign won't let the country forget. There are a lot of things Romney has said, including some mentioned above as well as "corporations are people too, my firend" and "I like to fire people" that the campaign has not really touched. September and October is when you will see those.

I also am looking forward to the debates, but a lot depends on the moderator and the questions chosen. I am not thrilled that Gallup will be picking the audience for the town hall debate, supposedly picking undecided voters.

Chris Andersen

A narrative is building around Romney. Even if a significant number of voters don't really start paying attention until September, that narrative will still have seeped into their subconscious. They will be fertile soil for Obama.


I agree completely with Chris Anderson. What we are witnessing are the Hors D' Oeuvres. We're just wetting our appetites--the flavors are seeping into our nervous system. The full course will begin at the Conventions. But my guess is that there will be a major embarrassment for Mittiot just around his convention, possibly relating to his tax returns. He will have a defensive convention, under fire. And then he will go on to be barbecued in the Fall. And I agree with PM--the more exposure he gets (and there is no way a Presidential campaign in this day and age can be Palinized)..the more gaffes he will commit. And if he is under intense pressure, as I suspect he will be, he will start to melt down pretty quickly.


Tuck in your bibs, kids -- Harry Reid is telling HuffPo that he got a phone call from a Bain Capital investor who told him that Mitt Romney didn't pay any income taxes for ten years.

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