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  •  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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