The dishonesty is just breathtaking. The difference between Obama and Mitt Romney, so far as the text of this ad is concerned, is that if Romney said the words, they would be exactly what he believes. Like Democrats everywhere, Obama only says the words because they are what needs to be said to be elected.
And once again I was tonight with a number of highly educated people who are generally well informed but who had never heard what Obama had said. There is, so far as I can tell, no way for anyone who depends on the usual media sources to have ever heard Obama say what has now become a sensation across the web. But Obama’s ad can make no sense to anyone who doesn’t know the back story. Whether they will care when they find out what the president said is another matter, but slowly but surely they are going to have to find out if only so they can understand more clearly what Obama is trying to explain away.
And now the reply: This is not an official Romney ad but does have its interest.
It really does remain incredible that no one who gets their news from the ancestral media alone has no idea about any of this. I aometimes wonder whether it is possible for anyone on our side to remain as uninformed about major issues as those on the left routinely are who, in many cases, even seem to prefer it that way.
[With thanks to sdog]