Campaigning versus governing

July 16th, 2012

Barack Obama is a phenomenal campaigner who isn’t much of a President.

I suspect Mitt Romney isn’t much of a campaigner who might just end up making a phenomenal President.

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  • 1. Billiam  |  July 17th, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Phenomenal is a stretch. Maybe decent. Yet, the real power is in Congress, or, was intended to be. If congress had any balls, they’d take back control of the purse. Most are little more than eunuchs, however, so dear leader can safely continue his usurpation.

  • 2. John Foust  |  July 17th, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    One minute the President is too powerful, the next he’s ineffectual. Yawn. I’ve heard this one already. Do you have another? BTW, I’ve already the heard the one about the government not being able to create jobs, but that it’s the President’s job to promise to create jobs.

  • 3. Billiam  |  July 17th, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    Presidents, Repub or Dem, don’t create private jobs, unless you count gov’t contracting with private companies. Much of the time, it’s their pals. They do, through their policies, create the atmosphere that encourages job creation. As to your cutsie little yawn, Congress should reign in a President, whatever party, if he oversteps.

  • 4. John Foust  |  July 18th, 2012 at 11:50 am

    Billiam, can you give me an example of a presidential policy that created jobs?

    I thought “demand” (make me want a new car) and “innovation” (making me want an iPad that didn’t exist before) created jobs.

    Of course, if I have less money in my pocket, it makes both more difficult.

    What’s going to have more of an effect on your pocketbook in the year ahead? The price of corn, or your taxes?

  • 5. Debunked  |  July 18th, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Which Mitt Romney, exactly, do you think would make a phenomenal President?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9njHHyRI7g

    Pick one of the two (many?) and let me know. Thanks!

  • 6. Elliot  |  July 18th, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    I was thinking the one that’s not Barack Obama.

  • 7. John Foust  |  July 18th, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Because simple unkept promises aren’t enough. He needs a man with real flip-flops.

  • 8. Debunked  |  July 19th, 2012 at 9:37 am

    “I was thinking the one that’s not Barack Obama.”

    So one of the Romney’s is Barack Obama? That definitely increases the interesting aspect of the upcoming election.

    Romney v Rombama v Obama

  • 9. Elliot  |  July 19th, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Man, I’d totally pay to see a fight between a giant robot Obama and a giant robot Romeny.

    Roboma Vs. Rombot. That’s a Japanese movie that would be worth going to the theater for…but not the adult theater like poor Fred Willard.

  • 10. Elliot  |  July 19th, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Because simple unkept promises aren’t enough. He needs a man with real flip-flops.

    Flip-flops are fine. Just so long as he’s not wearing Crocs. I hate those things.

  • 11. David Casper  |  July 20th, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    I’d like to see Roboma vs. Rombot vs. Roomba.

    One of them is bound to clean up.

    I’m here all week. Try the liver.

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