Jumping the Gun
Posted: November 6, 2012 - 7 PM Eastern Standard Time
I'm going out on a limb here but...of course, OBAMA Won!
For all who weren't around in 1948 or have never seen this famous Day-After-The-Election-Photo; it's just a Newspaper Publishing Gaffe that brings smiles to all - even Dewey!
But especially Truman!
To me, Mitt Romney is reminiscent of no Politician so much as Thomas E. Dewey!
In those days, Republicans figured that all Dewey had to do to win was to avoid making any major mistakes & as such - Dewey did not take any risks. Familiar?
Sure, Romney wanted to take risks...when he's President; but not in the Campaign!
Dewey spoke in platitudes trying to transcend Politics. Speech after Speech was filled with empty statements. Familiar?
Except for "The Clandestine 47% Tape" - we wouldn't have too much to go on. Oh, sure, odds & ends like Lover of Trees & Chocolate Milk - but he kept everything close to Santorum's Vest!
Given Harry Truman's sinking popularity & the Democratic Party's 3 way Split between Truman, Henry Wallace & Strom Thurmond - Dewey had seemed unstoppable. In 1948, Dewey was convinced he should appear as non-partisan as possible. Familiar?
Enough about Dewey & Mitt...Who?
OBAMA is The Man! One Year & a half in Political Hell is over - now let the President get down to business.
But I have to give it to those Republicans - I hear they already have someone groomed for 2016!
Yeah, this time someone of Color - Big Bird!
Me? I'm gonna sit myself down in a hot Bubble Bath & glory in the Headline:
"OBAMA WINS BY A RYAN MILE"!
Oops, not this one!
Okay - Maybe I'm in de Nile!