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  •  I just hope the president (7+ / 0-)

    says one thing - just one, that should be enough - to set off Romney and, make him angry.  When Romney is angry, he becomes a condescending ass.  That's when his real, true character shows.

    "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

    by SueDe on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 07:43:19 AM PDT

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    •  I think Mitts is such a condescending ass (3+ / 0-)
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      it won't take much to send him over the edge.  And I think Obama has been practicing his own brand of zingers to accomplish that!

    •  Making Romney is such an easy trisk (1+ / 0-)
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      I bet his handlers have been training him to control his temper. Probably going too far with this emphasis & leading him to overcontrol himself, & the exact opposite could happen: Obama lands a zinger, everyone laughs exept Romney who is so focussed on suppressing any sign of anger (when any average person would expect him to look a little angry) in order to look calm & presidential, which gives him an absolutely flat affect. A disquieting lack of emotion.

      Viewers may not be familiar with the contents of DSM IV, but in this hypothetical case Romney's overcompensation could lead millions to wonder if he is, in fact, exhibiting some kind of mental illness.

      Of course, that may not happen at all. But I still expect he'll say something so totally off the wall that we political junkies will immediately facepalm. (Next will come Democratic derisive laughter, & the Republicans frantically scrambling into damage control mode.)

      •  i wasn't aware that being terminally dull (0+ / 0-)

        was considered a mental illness? i do believe romney (and his wife) is a sociopath, but that doesn't explain his complete lack of any discernible personality.

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