Oh my: Romney busts out the white board on Medicare

posted at 6:56 pm on August 16, 2012 by Allahpundit

Via Ace, who rightly points to Karl’s post here yesterday as anticipating how the GOP will run this Medicare offensive. Normally I think visual aids on the trail risk turning voters off because they’re too self-consciously didactic, but not this time. As Virginia Postrel says, wonking out might be just the ticket:

We’re in another anxious period, and voters are again primed to consider serious policy talk. To play up its team’s strengths as numbers guys, countering the self-congratulatory idea of Democrats as the party of intellect, the Romney campaign could make a gutsy move. It could deploy Ryan to talk to the public at length about the looming fiscal crisis, producing a series of long-form, Perot-style videos. Nowadays the Republicans wouldn’t even need to spend money for prime-time television (although that would certainly get attention). They could rely on YouTube.

One video could lay out the problems; another could explain the plan (which presumes the Romney campaign settles on one); another could address objections or answer questions sent in by viewers. One video might invite Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson, or Pete Domenici and Alice Rivlin, to explain their bipartisan budget plans, drawing contrasts among the different approaches and identifying common ground. For the finale of each video, or of the series, Romney could join his running mate, giving a top- of-the-ticket endorsement while maintaining his own thematic concentration on jobs…

The American public is in the appropriately desperate frame of mind for a serious policy discussion. The Ryan pick suggests that Romney might be willing to offer one. The alternative is three more months of sniping about tax returns and college transcripts (not to mention how dogs are treated) — attacks on the candidates’ identities rather than their ideas. The times demand better.

As if to prove her point, after today’s white board presser on the stump, reporters pestered Romney with questions about … his tax returns. But never mind that. Pulling out the white board does two things for him. One: It engages voters on policy on a level that rhetoric can’t. It’s essentially a visual cue for seriousness. If Romney’s committed to winning the Medicare debate, he needs to convince voters that the war of words with Obama isn’t election fingerpointing as usual but a real argument over hugely consequential policy differences. The better he is at conveying that, the more the public will resist liberal Mediscaring, I think. Two: It builds on the new identity Romney’s forged for himself as a policy wonk by picking Ryan as VP. I flagged that in my very first post after Ryan was announced: It felt like, until last week, Mitt’s campaign had been about nothing in particular except how bad Obama’s been on the economy. Now, suddenly, he’s an entitlement reformer par excellence, bold enough that he’s actually willing to bust out a de facto blackboard for his cause. I imagine undecided voters look at that and feel a frisson of technocratic competence, even if they’re not following along with every last number. That’s an essential feeling for them to have before they make the leap of replacing a sitting president with a challenger.

Speaking of boldness on Medicare, Paul Ryan’s headed to Florida’s biggest retirement community this weekend to make the pitch. Also attending: His Medicare-using, Florida-residing septuagenarian mother. Awesome. Exit quotation: “Hey Paul! Good luck! Kick ass!”


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It’s like perot without the crazy…

Seniors eat this up….

BOOM

we got ‘em

harlekwin15 on August 16, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Lolz. That was sweet…

OmahaConservative on August 16, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Good move, Mitt. Now keep up the fire.

spiritof61 on August 16, 2012 at 7:00 PM

The media has turned huge parts of the voting public into mindless morons that must be treated like children in class.

MisterPundit on August 16, 2012 at 7:01 PM

Mitt Romney’s use of a whiteboard is clearly a racial dog whistle.

Whiteboards vs. Teleprompters

Let’s get ready to rumble!

Lawdawg86 on August 16, 2012 at 7:02 PM

You betcha, boys. This is how it’s done. Treat the voters as if they are intelligent. No pandering allowed.

onlineanalyst on August 16, 2012 at 7:02 PM

That was a pretty good white board discussion. It is great for the Republicans to be on the offense.

GaltBlvnAtty on August 16, 2012 at 7:03 PM

What just happened here? Republicans on the offense on Medicare? This kicks the Democrats right in the gut. I like it!

NYCcon on August 16, 2012 at 7:03 PM

Corrupt Obama is absolutely refusing to allow even Corzine to be prosecuted. Obama says he is the defender of Medicare but steals over 700 billion from it and says he is for the people against the greedy wall street yet doesn’t prosecute a single one of them versus Clinton and Bush both going after thousands of them. Obama is the most two-faced man to ever walk the planet.

Who really unchained Wall Street?

VorDaj on August 16, 2012 at 7:03 PM

A WHITEboard?

Cue Toure.

Jim Treacher on August 16, 2012 at 7:03 PM

BOOM!!! The teacher’s teachin’.

JamesSeanMcKeane on August 16, 2012 at 7:04 PM

I’d like to see Obama do some budget math on the whiteboard. They can turn the teleprompters around and put them on each side of the board.

Wigglesworth on August 16, 2012 at 7:04 PM

At this rate, Ryan will break out PowerPoint for his convention speech.

Which would be hilariously and wonkishly awesome.

JimLennon on August 16, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Most competent and wonky ticket evah?

GOPRanknFile on August 16, 2012 at 7:05 PM

A White Board ?
Raaaaacissssstt…
/Tingles

burrata on August 16, 2012 at 7:05 PM

serious people use black boards and chalk

newrouter on August 16, 2012 at 7:05 PM

To paraphrase Ben Stiller, never go full-Perot.

Tom_Shipley on August 16, 2012 at 7:06 PM

Not bad, but someone needs to tell Romney how to draw a dollar sign — one bar in it, not two.

AngusMc on August 16, 2012 at 7:07 PM

Tingles bashing mitts white board…..

cmsinaz on August 16, 2012 at 7:08 PM

That’s a lot of black ink on Obama’s side. I call racism. – Toure.

lorien1973 on August 16, 2012 at 7:08 PM

So, why isn’t he using a BLACKboard?? RACCCCISSSTTTTTTTT!11!!!!1

To get a little deeper for a min, I’ve never seen a more cynical presidency then Obama’s. Playing to the dumbdowned, ignorant, blind ideological stupid crowd.

Contrast that with R/R it’s like RR don’t think this country is TeH Stoopid.

It’s really something to see after 4 years of Obama trying to make everybody dumber.

B Man on August 16, 2012 at 7:08 PM

Even Michael Steele….. cripe

cmsinaz on August 16, 2012 at 7:09 PM

To paraphrase Ben Stiller, never go full-Perot.

Tom_Shipley on August 16, 2012 at 7:06 PM

You aren’t clever enough to alter that quote and make it interesting.

lorien1973 on August 16, 2012 at 7:09 PM

Oh, no! Not math! The MSM and Obama did not do well in school in math.

Time to trot out the mean things Romney did in kindergarten.

Distractions needed, quick! Someone unchain Biden again!

farsighted on August 16, 2012 at 7:10 PM

From AP’s link:

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/senior-citizens-greet-paul-ryan-good-luck-kick-ass_650089.html?nopager=1

The Wisconsin congressman and fitness nut chowed down on two hot dogs with onion, extra kraut and mustard, a side of small chili-cheese fries, and an unsweetened iced tea.

First evidence that Ryan is a communist.

lorien1973 on August 16, 2012 at 7:10 PM

Awesome. Whiteboard man, like Rove! Now relentlessly intertwine Obamacare with current and future Medicare. And make a huge deal as Ryan does so eloquently in this video that returning free enterprise and effective markets to the medical system is the key to increasing quality and decreasing cost, and, not incidentally, to increasing the innovations (that O-Care kills) that will extend the length and quality of our lives!!!

anotherJoe on August 16, 2012 at 7:10 PM

I’d like to see Obama do some budget math on the whiteboard. They can turn the teleprompters around and put them on each side of the board.
Wigglesworth on August 16, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Obama could speak while Biden writes his favorite 3 letter word on the board–JOBS.

txhsmom on August 16, 2012 at 7:12 PM

What just happened here? Republicans on the offense on Medicare? This kicks the Democrats right in the gut. I like it!

NYCcon on August 16, 2012 at 7:03 PM

If Romney and Ryan actually win in November, then we’ll have to name this particular strategy “Reverse Mediscare” or “Anti-Mediscare” or something. Except the “Mediscare” here is pointing out the very real fiscal cliff and the impact Obamacare has on today’s seniors.

JimLennon on August 16, 2012 at 7:12 PM

Even Michael Steele….. cripe

cmsinaz on August 16, 2012 at 7:09 PM

Chris Tingles and DL Hughgley Steele are both paid democrat shills.

I knew Steele in Maryland a good guy but still a demcorat at heart.

I would be more worried if the “genius” behind McCain’s era was happy.

harlekwin15 on August 16, 2012 at 7:12 PM

One thing I hated when we were rearranging our manufacturing facility when the higher ups pulled out the white board, but I gotta admit, it helped the ‘not so bright ppl’ see the big picture.
Great move Mitt………..

angrymike on August 16, 2012 at 7:13 PM

A WHITEboard?

Cue Toure.

Jim Treacher on August 16, 2012 at 7:03 PM

Funny you should mention that. Levin is talking about that guy right now. “Calling Obama angry is a dog whistle to those who have been trained to be afraid of THE BLACK MAN!. He is not one of us, he is different!!!!!”

Night Owl on August 16, 2012 at 7:13 PM

Gotcha harlekwin

cmsinaz on August 16, 2012 at 7:14 PM

buy 15 minutes to 1/2 half hour on the three networks ala Perot. Obama is all about talking slowly in little words to the slow-wittedlow info voters, they’ll appreciate the fact that Mitt thinks enough of them to talk to them like adults.

motionview on August 16, 2012 at 7:15 PM

I’m teary eyed with delight. I never thought Mitt had it in him to run this kind of campaign!

vegconservative on August 16, 2012 at 7:15 PM

The “white” board?

Uh oh.

HB3 on August 16, 2012 at 7:15 PM

Oh my: Romney busts out the white board on Medicare

Yeah. Thought I was gonna plotz!

12th Commandment: Thou shalt not be boring (or Rovian)

;)

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on August 16, 2012 at 7:16 PM

Wow. When he says, “Bankrupt.” That was like slamming into a wall. I mean, I knew that. I’ve prepared for that. But how many people realize it, REALLY realize it. Also, when he lays out how much they’ve taken out for ObamaCare and how many are headed to losing their benefits. Wow. Just wow.

UnderstandingisPower on August 16, 2012 at 7:16 PM

Wonk out Romney. Also please wonk out during the debate. You’re not going to win the debates on charms so wonk out instead.

terryannonline on August 16, 2012 at 7:16 PM

buy 15 minutes to 1/2 half hour on the three networks ala Perot.

motionview on August 16, 2012 at 7:15 PM

If he does this, jazzshaw will write another post whining that the program didn’t start at exactly 8:30 or something.

lorien1973 on August 16, 2012 at 7:16 PM

Can’t you just see this in the debates? Romney goes up and writes all this down — facts, figures, details, the whole magillah — and then The SCOAMF steps up, erases everything and starts scribbling and babbling:

“..O.K., over int he East, I like Georgetown and UConn and Duke and Florida and in the Mideast I like..”

The War Planner on August 16, 2012 at 7:16 PM

Wasn’t that excited about Romney for a long time, but I think I underestimated him. The man has got game. He and Ryan have a real shot to win this thing, and win it big, despite the Democrats’ cheating, and the MSM’s lies, distortions, and 24/7 campaigning for Obama.

AZCoyote on August 16, 2012 at 7:17 PM

This strategy of Romney’s could backfire: It does provide an opening for Obama to accuse his opponent of being a “typical white board person.”

Dion on August 16, 2012 at 7:18 PM

If Romney and Ryan actually win in November, then we’ll have to name this particular strategy “Reverse Mediscare” or “Anti-Mediscare” or something. Except the “Mediscare” here is pointing out the very real fiscal cliff and the impact Obamacare has on today’s seniors.

JimLennon on August 16, 2012 at 7:12 PM

They walked the seniors over the cliff to put a by design crippled system of shoddy coverage out there to increase pressure on the voters to demand single payer.

The stress on private insurance had their actuaries climbing the wall.

Barack raided the cookie jar to hurt people on purpose.

You know who told me?

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/06/18/1101020/-The-future-of-Obamacare-and-the-New-Deal-is-in-Justice-Kennedy-s-hands

The crowing in the threads here….

“if we lose we may lose our best shot at single payer”

Coburn saw it coming too…

http://commonamericanjournal.com/?p=18598

You don’t control price by removing client pressure on the market.

harlekwin15 on August 16, 2012 at 7:18 PM

I’m thinking that Michael Steele is one of these Republican operatives who is secretly undermining the Ryan pick.

Has anyone else been watching MSNBC and Morning Joe? Their coverage is in a decidedly alternative universe. Obviously, MSNBC’s coverage is what it is. But they’re being total concern trolls about issues no one cares about. They’re overly concerned about Ryan having an interest in Ayn Rand. The Socialist O’Donnell was screaming, “Can you imagine if Obama’s worldview was shaped by a godless Eastern European????” Uhh, Hi, let me introduce you to Karl Marx. They’re concern trolling over Ryan and Romney having little discrepancies in their health care plans. And how it all spells the end of the Republican party?!?

Mark Halperin, on Monday, said with absolute confidence that the Obama team believes this election will be over in the next 10 days because of the Ryan pick. (?!)

shannon76 on August 16, 2012 at 7:18 PM

That board is Obama’s mother’s color.

Schadenfreude on August 16, 2012 at 7:19 PM

The War Planner on August 16, 2012 at 7:16 PM

*SNORT*

Rio Linda Refugee on August 16, 2012 at 7:19 PM

At this rate, Ryan will break out PowerPoint for his convention speech.

Which would be hilariously and wonkishly awesome.

JimLennon on August 16, 2012 at 7:05 PM

TOTALLY AWESOME!!! LOL!!!

PrincipleStand on August 16, 2012 at 7:19 PM

This is just all kinds of awesome.

If Romney lets Obama bring his teleprompter to the debates, can Romney bring his white board?

gophergirl on August 16, 2012 at 7:19 PM

Loving this campaign more every day.

O: ‘Romney’s a cancer giving, dog abusing, tax evading slaver’

Romney: ‘Follow the whiteboard on how we fix Medicare’

Which one do you want to vote for?

John_Locke on August 16, 2012 at 7:19 PM

I LOVE THIS !!
Combined with this, I’m almost giddy.. LOL….

http://nation.foxnews.com/paul-ryan/2012/08/16/senior-citizens-paul-ryan-good-luck-kick

pambi on August 16, 2012 at 7:19 PM

is he channeling Karl Rove? :-)

jimver on August 16, 2012 at 7:20 PM

LOL – obama just got WHITEBOARDED!

Go MITT!

Pork-Chop on August 16, 2012 at 7:20 PM

i hadn’t seen this.

Juan Williams about had a stroke on FNC…his premise is that mitt is losing the Medicate battle badly and therefore has to make a big deal about Biden’s chains remark

when Dr. K corrected..and Steve Hayes piled on, it got pretty amusing..then LOL amusing when Juan said they weren’t cuts…but decreases in projected increases. Bret had to do an intervention at that point

r keller on August 16, 2012 at 7:21 PM

Why Ryan Terrifies the Left.

John the Libertarian on August 16, 2012 at 7:22 PM

LOL – obama just got WHITEBOARDED!

Pork-Chop on August 16, 2012 at 7:20 PM

It’s TORTURE!!!

29Victor on August 16, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Not bad, but someone needs to tell Romney how to draw a dollar sign — one bar in it, not two.

AngusMc on August 16, 2012 at 7:07 PM

Someone needs to teach you what a Traditional Double Stroke Dollar sign is.

RickB on August 16, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Next the democrats will be saying there shouldn’t be any debate questions with math. Math is hard.

Night Owl on August 16, 2012 at 7:22 PM

HA!

Romney’s stepping it up a gear.

CorporatePiggy on August 16, 2012 at 7:23 PM

Not bad, but someone needs to tell Romney how to draw a dollar sign — one bar in it, not two.

AngusMc on August 16, 2012 at 7:07 PM

Really? ‘Cause I was taught to use 2…must be an age difference thing. LOL

Seriously though, my building is filled with Dems and some Indies who voted for Obama. All the seniors are really angry about his Medicare cuts. They haven’t been fooled at all. And they all say they like R & R because they sre business-like and seem to be trustworthy, so this kind of thing should play well with them. I think Obama could be in serious trouble, because these Seniors know quite a bit about Obamacare and they ain’t happy. Oh, and a lot of them have thrown AARP under the bus too. Ya gotta love it!

Deanna on August 16, 2012 at 7:23 PM

Lol war planner

cmsinaz on August 16, 2012 at 7:23 PM

You know the best part about this – there is no way Obama could do anything like this. He has no plan, he doesn’t know anything about economics.

So you have our side with policy, solutions, answers, etc and you have their side talking about chains and to ET/People.

This is getting so good.

gophergirl on August 16, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Erskine Bowles is watching this and smiling….thinking it might not be what he suggests….but very useful….something adults can work with.

Obama and Biden are asking what is it with these numbers….Obama had his chief of staff do a Goggle search of the word Budget….

Hillary finished lunch with Obama and Biden, and said…I am out of here…probably a lot safer in Syria…as she left staffers thought they heard her cackling laugh…they are toast…

DVPTexFla on August 16, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Spot on shannon

cmsinaz on August 16, 2012 at 7:25 PM

That’s a bumper sticker I would put on my car:

Romney/Ryan 2012 – GOOD LUCK and KICK ASS!

bigjack on August 16, 2012 at 7:26 PM

I’m thinking Romney will be do just fine in the debates!

terryannonline on August 16, 2012 at 7:26 PM

That’s a bumper sticker I would put on my car:

Romney/Ryan 2012 – GOOD LUCK and KICK ASS!

bigjack on August 16, 2012 at 7:26 PM

Cafe Press – I’d buy one.

gophergirl on August 16, 2012 at 7:27 PM

The Romney campaign has gone from 35mph to 180mph in the last 6 days. Good luck catching up in that Chevy Volt, Barry.

Kataklysmic on August 16, 2012 at 7:27 PM

Speaking of boldness on Medicare, Paul Ryan’s headed to Florida’s biggest retirement community this weekend to make the pitch. Also attending: His Medicare-using, Florida-residing septuagenarian mother. Awesome. Exit quotation: “Hey Paul! Good luck! Kick ass!”

I can’t wait to see Paul Ryan and his mother, “Betty” at the Villages! I mean, besides the fact that my own dear mother was named Betty, I just can’t love that name and that image enough. I’m with Steve Hayes; There’s going to be some serious, “I’m voting for Romney and Betty’s son, in November. Love it!

BettyRuth on August 16, 2012 at 7:28 PM

BOOM

harlekwin15 on August 16, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Yes, we got ‘em. Harlekwin, I wanted to reply to some of your comments at the thread on Romney’s Medicare ad, as that’s just what I also heard loud and clear — BOOM! — when I saw that ad. And I was still hearing the echo from the boom of watching this Ryan video, and realizing all of a sudden that we were going to take a huge advantage on the M-Care / O-Care issue, and, as importantly, that there was hope for reforming a system that seemed destined for ruin.

anotherJoe on August 16, 2012 at 7:28 PM

As someone who in my past conducted oral argument in hundreds of jury trials in complex tax cases, I would always insist on a blackboard or whiteboard, preferring the former for its all too familiar look and sound.

This little trick automatically transformed me from “greedy lawyer representing evil corporations” into a “teacher”, and it allowed me to make the complex simple, in my own handwriting, just like a teacher. A very effective approach with regular folks, and one I was shocked and pleased to see Romney employ.

No power point, no computers, no projectors. Just a board and chalk (or markers), you can’t beat them, especially when you’re talking numbers.

TXUS on August 16, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Could you imagine if in the debates Romney or Ryan requests a large whiteboard. The clueless babbling duo would be in shock for half the debates.

The diagram that Romney did was simple enough for the common man: 1 number, a couple of dates on a 2 column, 2 row chart. Excellent.

As I have said before the common guy doesn’t understand graphs or percents, but they have had to learn the length of a year.

KenInIL on August 16, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Will Obama steal the election?

John the Libertarian on August 16, 2012 at 7:31 PM

Mitt Romney’s use of a whiteboard is clearly a racial dog whistle.

Whiteboards vs. Teleprompters

Let’s get ready to rumble!

Lawdawg86 on August 16, 2012 at 7:02 PM

LOLZ!

SauerKraut537 on August 16, 2012 at 7:31 PM

Mark Halperin, on Monday, said with absolute confidence that the Obama team believes this election will be over in the next 10 days because of the Ryan pick. (?!)

shannon76 on August 16, 2012 at 7:18 PM

I think the Dems suffered a big mental disconnect since Ryan has been announced…and instead of accepting that their bubble has just burst, they chose the escapism route, and by that I mean the retreat in an alternate reality…which explains why they talk about all that nonsense that nobody is interested in or care about in this election cycle, as opposed to the real issues…

jimver on August 16, 2012 at 7:32 PM

The media has turned huge parts of the voting public into mindless morons that must be treated like children in class.

MisterPundit on August 16, 2012 at 7:01 PM

I think single parent households and politically correct curriculums are perhaps more responsible.

Large portions of our population have suffered from both.

Even a mindless moron can one day grow up to be Vice President. Is America great or what?

MessesWithTexas on August 16, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Will Obama steal the election?

John the Libertarian on August 16, 2012 at 7:31 PM

He’s trying his hardest, and the LSM is doing their best to get him there. I’m so glad for new media on the web. Nothing escapes the eye of the WWW. Information is power.

SauerKraut537 on August 16, 2012 at 7:34 PM

Compare
and
contrast
:O

burrata on August 16, 2012 at 7:35 PM

Great video. Two minutes and 17 seconds long, yet all the info was conveyed in the first 1:59. Bonus – no impatience or condescension in the tone, which is what you hear from Obama and Biden. I love the way Romney is drawing attention to the stark differences between the tickets. My enthusiasm for him is, after a grudging start, really growing!

RushBaby on August 16, 2012 at 7:36 PM

Whiteboards vs. Teleprompters

Let’s get ready to rumble!

Lawdawg86 on August 16, 2012 at 7:02 PM

Team Whiteboard!!!

terryannonline on August 16, 2012 at 7:36 PM

Meanwhile, if you follow AP’s link of “to Florida’s biggest retirement community“, you’ll come across this gem from ABC news:

But if addressing a group of Florida seniors on Medicare reform is a challenge for Ryan, even as his drastic changes to the program would alter no benefits for those currently over 55, then Ryan is making his pitch to one of the friendliest lion’s dens possible: The Villages is a hotbed of pro-Romney money.

Honesty! From one of the Big Three, no less! Second look at ABC News?

JimLennon on August 16, 2012 at 7:36 PM

This is the Romney that I’ve been waiting to see… the one who made major presentations in corporate boardrooms and convinced people to vote with him.

Confident, competent, successful, articulate, persuasive, in charge.

thatsafactjack on August 16, 2012 at 7:36 PM

This is the kind of down home messaging folks can easily get their arms around. One of my concerns with Ryan was that he is so good at the numbers game, folks eyes would start to glaze over as he might make it to complicated. Bravo Team Romney!

Bmore on August 16, 2012 at 7:37 PM

Dang, why does he have to go to The Villages when I’m in Virginia? Oh well, it will still be great visuals.

Cindy Munford on August 16, 2012 at 7:37 PM

I can’t wait to see Paul Ryan and his mother, “Betty” at the Villages! I mean, besides the fact that my own dear mother was named Betty, I just can’t love that name and that image enough. I’m with Steve Hayes; There’s going to be some serious, “I’m voting for Romney and Betty’s son, in November. Love it!

BettyRuth on August 16, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Didn’t realize his mom was named “Betty”. Betty and son Paul, just regular folks, how utterly American is that? By the time those two do a few appearances in FL, medi-scare is completely neutralized, advantage Romney Ryan, not just in FL but all over. They also need to cut some ads with her stat.

TXUS on August 16, 2012 at 7:37 PM

whenever i see anyone use the word “frisson” the first thing i do is reach for my revolver

das411 on August 16, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Will Obama steal the election?

John the Libertarian on August 16, 2012 at 7:31 PM

No, it won’t be close enough for the robber and thief to steal.

Bmore on August 16, 2012 at 7:38 PM

I’d like to see Obama do some budget math on the whiteboard. They can turn the teleprompters around and put them on each side of the board.
Wigglesworth on August 16, 2012 at 7:04 PM

.
Obama could speak while Biden writes his favorite 3 letter word on the board–JOBS.

txhsmom on August 16, 2012 at 7:12 PM

.
: ) to both of you.

listens2glenn on August 16, 2012 at 7:39 PM

They also need to cut some ads with her stat.

TXUS on August 16, 2012 at 7:37 PM

Oh her and some of her friends. I love groups of Senior Citizen ladies. They are the best.

gophergirl on August 16, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Jindal had a great line:
“Mitt Romney’s decision to pick Paul Ryan is not nearly as bold as Barack Obama’s decision to stick with Joe Biden.”

GOPRanknFile on August 16, 2012 at 7:39 PM

To paraphrase Ben Stiller, never go full-Perot.
Tom_Shipley on August 16, 2012 at 7:06 PM

That wasn’t Stiller. It was Downey Jr.

jawkneemusic on August 16, 2012 at 7:40 PM

R&R are also doing something else that audiences like. They are treating voters like intelligent people, who can understand complex, financial matters, not dumbed down serfs. Obama tries to use folksy, common man language, but he can’t hide his real patronizing, hectoring personality. People resent being treated like children.

a capella on August 16, 2012 at 7:40 PM

SauerKraut537 on August 16, 2012 at 7:34 PM

.
Good evening to you, sir.

Long time, “no comment”.

listens2glenn on August 16, 2012 at 7:40 PM

Will Obama steal the election?

John the Libertarian on August 16, 2012 at 7:31 PM

Holder and black muslims will steal it for him, and illegals will help .

burrata on August 16, 2012 at 7:40 PM

Not bad, but someone needs to tell Romney how to draw a dollar sign — one bar in it, not two.

AngusMc on August 16, 2012 at 7:07 PM

It’s always been 2 lines Angus. That is until you young, whippersnappers started doing everything in shorthand like nxt instead of next. OMG instead of oh my god.

And get off my lawn.

Vince on August 16, 2012 at 7:41 PM

The media has turned huge parts of the voting public into mindless morons that must be treated like children in class.

MisterPundit on August 16, 2012 at 7:01 PM

you’re giving the voting public a big pass on this, which in my opinion they don’t deserve. where’s their curiosity and their use of critical faculties in an era of alternative information sources…they really don’t need more excuses, they just need to get off their lazy azzes and inform themselves, get a history book, an atlas, or alternatively just browse the internet, there are enough sources out there, besides the traditional imbecilic and biased like heck MSM…

jimver on August 16, 2012 at 7:44 PM

It’s always been 2 lines Angus. That is until you young, whippersnappers started doing everything in shorthand like nxt instead of next. OMG instead of oh my god.

And get off my lawn.

Vince on August 16, 2012 at 7:41 PM

You mean some people only use one line in the dollar sign? Maybe that’s meant to be reflective of the dollar’s decline in value as well.

Hell, even my Mac keyboard has just one line, see: $. It’s over, I tell you, it’s over.

TXUS on August 16, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Vince on August 16, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Made me laugh! Good one!

thatsafactjack on August 16, 2012 at 7:48 PM

whenever i see anyone use the word “frisson” the first thing i do is reach for my revolver

das411 on August 16, 2012 at 7:38 PM

why? in french we call a cold chill ‘frisson’…I know in English the term is generally used as ‘thrill’ or excitement or something…

jimver on August 16, 2012 at 7:49 PM

I’d like to see Obama do some budget math on the whiteboard. They can turn the teleprompters around and put them on each side of the board.

Wigglesworth on August 16, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Math terrifies little Bammie, even basic arithmetic. It points out a problem with his substandard elementary education in Indonesia. He has real weaknesses in math, history, economics, and science. We need to find ways to bring this out in interviews and debates.

slickwillie2001 on August 16, 2012 at 7:49 PM

The simplicity of the white board has to have Axlerod punching more holes in the walls of the White House.

HopeHeFails on August 16, 2012 at 7:50 PM

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