The day after the election we received the following rant from a reader in Maine. (By the way, nice job on Question 1, Maine!) It’s funny and insightful and too good to remain private. Enjoy. Then watch that Rove footage again.
By Steve Faloon
What little understanding I have of presidential politics begins with FDR. Since then I can't remember a time when the American people have gotten a presidential election wrong. They've certainly elected people I dislike and disagree with…but if you're looking to predict a future presidential winner you only have to find the strongest message and the most effective messenger. The person who not only connects…but projects the greatest strength and sense of conviction. In terms of last night's election…I've only been able to confidently talk liberals off the ledge for the past few years from my strategic perch in Bangor, Maine because I was certain that once Obama finally put out his cigarette and started fighting for his life he would crush the empty suit that is Mitt Romney. The fact that the white-bread man with no discernible accent…from no discernible place…ended up standing for so little that he felt it necessary to describe himself to the base as a "severe" conservative…shows he not only lacked a sense of conviction…but common sense as well.