You know what bugs me the most about this election? If it weren’t for that first debate, it wouldn’t even be close. Romney had a disastrous September and the election was slipping away, then he had one lie-laden, but well performed, debate and he’s technically the front-runner.
Because when you’re a Republican, all it takes is one good night. Name one other good moment from the Romney campaign this year… go on, I’ll wait.
Didn’t think so. And this isn’t the first time it’s happened; Sarah Palin is a complete and utter moron, but because of the “lipstick!” winky-winky performance at the 08 convention, her opinion still commands attention. Despite failing in her run as VP, quitting halfway through her term as governor, using speculation for a 2012 run to launch a goddamn reality show, the media still listens to her.
Look at Newt Gingrich, a guy who has never done anything good or decent, but because he put congress back in the hands of the GOP in 1994, he’s still a relevant political figure. Despite numerous affairs, blatant racism and just generally being a terrible person, he came within striking distance of the Republican nomination this year!
This doesn’t happen to Democrats. Howard Dean had one bad night - the infamous “YEEEAAAAAAHHHAWWWW!” moment - and he was never taken seriously as an elected official again.
John Kerry made George W. Bush look like a fool in three consecutive debates but still lost an election has has since remained firmly seated in the most liberal state in the country with little influence on the national stage.
Al Gore. Al Gore was VP for the most successful presidency in over a generation, won the popular vote in 2000, but he loses one election and vanishes from politics to launch a network no one watches. And the right has successfully denied climate change solely based on the notion of “lol, Al Gore is fat.”
And if Obama loses this election, he’ll be thrown out of town and sent to build houses with Jimmy Carter for the rest of his life. Never mind the laundry list of major accomplishments that the “liberal” media refuses to talk about, he’ll just be a loser and loser’s aren’t allowed back in… unless you’re a Republican.
Romney’s entire campaign has been a disaster: 47%, supporting Rapepublicans like Akin and Mourdouch, binders full of women, unleashing Paul Ryan upon the world, rampant lying, flip-flopping on issues in the middle of a debate… but this guy’s winning?
Because of one good night.