(1)The facade of Obama is more
attractive as a candidate than the Romney facade. Obama is still a
shiny penny who plays well in the world of "Dancing with the Stars "
and "American Idol" Romney doesn't. Ostensibly we want leaders but
in reality all that we collectively (mainly the younger crowd) want
are famous attractive people that act like they care about our inner
most desires. Maybe this has always been the case. If so it is more
(2) The Romney campaign made some fatal errors. This will be debated
in some quarters long after we are gone. But the most critical one
was letting the Obama campaign define him as a greedy cutthroat Bain
equity investor. The Romney campaign did not respond to the Bain ads
for a month or so. You never let your opponent define you. The
Romney campaign did this and when they did respond it was with a
(3) Everybody recognizes that the Republicans have a demographic
problem. This needs to be addressed by expanding reach out to women
(4) California, the northeast and Illinois are hopeless for the
Republicans. But they must find in roads in the Midwest and upper
Great lakes, these are natural and the numbers were reasonably close
in all of those states.
(5) The Republicans need to quit talking about the media. They have
the ink and they are going to double screw the Republicans for
bringing it up. I will now not heed my own advice by saying that
American journalism has been very lax in reporting about the
background of Barack Obama. The lack of journalism in a number of
areas has been pathetic. Most recent example is the lack of coverage
about who knew what and when and the competence of the
administration in the Libya episode which is a disgrace.
(6) The Tea party cost the Republicans Harry Reid's seat and along
with a couple of whacks cost them the Senate yesterday which was
there for the taking. They blew it and the Tea Party was a
contributing party. But their fiscal message is a good thing and
they have created a very strong majority in the house. Any rumors of
their demise is premature.
(7) I hope Barack Obama proves me wrong but I am confident that the
only good things I will ever be able to say about him is that he ran
two very good campaigns to win the presidency and he is apparently a
good father and husband. .
(8) If any of you decide to run for office. Let me campaign for the
other side and you will certainly emerge victorious.