Thursday, October 4, 2012

Debatable Figures

Presidential debating is won
When the relevant numbers are run:
The percentages which
Tell the poor from the rich -
99, 47 and 1.

Did President Barack Obama have an esprit de l'escalier last night? That's French for the moment when you realize what you shoulda said. He and former Governor Mitt Romney met for their first debate, and most observers called the contest for the challenger. Not only did the President lack the Governor's energy and enthusiasm but, in a debate that stood out for its polite, boring tone, Mr. Obama passed up repeated opportunities to score points with incendiary references to Mr. Romney's "47%" comments. Perhaps he was distracted by the 20-year figure, as in his wedding anniversary so awkwardly hijacked by the debate.

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