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The Faded Poster Now Has A Faded Soundtrack To Go With It

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Only Antonio Villaraigosa could declare the president’s speech good much less great. Resigned, tired, full of tropes and cliches and far angrier than Mitt Romney’s, far more negative.

Maybe his base needed it, but the president could not have won many voters in the middle tonight. If indeed their are voters who are turned off by the tone of politics, if they watched both speeches they would know the problem was with the Chicago gang and their candidate who actually accused the GOP of wanting to release toxics into the air.

And in the background, tens of millions of unemployed people who are being told “We see the light at the end of the tunnel.”

I don’t think anyone not employed by NBC can spin this, and even David Gregory declared that “Obama has positioned himself as a man who may not electrify the country…” in a clearly stream-of-consciousness bit of unintended commentary on the speech just delivered.

No stopping of the oceans’ rising tonight. No plans on saving Medicare or Social Security. Just a request to take another post-dated check.

The First Lady and Mrs. Romney played to a tie.

Rubio and Christie and all the other young and new faces beat Bill Clinton hands down except among aging MSMers recalling the fun of their younger days chasing Bill around various meltdowns.

Compare the two conventions against each other, and you take the GOP’s.

Compare the two Veep candidates against each other –that’s the easiest call of all.

Compare the two presidential candidates, and Mitt Romney won the two weeks going away.

Now for the jobs report which, absent huge fiddling, will be the 42nd consecutive month of 8% unemployment from an Administration that promised –promised– that the Stimulus would prevent unemployment from ever crossing 8%.

My favorite part of the speech? The long defense of Obamacare.

On to November and a Romney win and then January and the fresh start so urgently needed


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