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September 06, 2012

The Narrative Was a Living Organism, The Press, The Delegates, The Obama Machine, One.

Cheerleaders.

This is from CNN, the "most trusted name in news."

As Bill Clinton walked out onto the stage of the Democratic National Convention last night, there was love in the air. Television cameras scanned the faces in the crowd and it was as if each man and each woman, regardless of their ages or where they came from, was seeing again the person who first stole their hearts. But however deep their affections, however dizzying their passion, it was clear that it was at least equaled by the love of the speaker for the crowd he faced, for the role he was playing and for the limelight he once again commanded.

Throughout Clinton's 49-minute address, at turns both masterful and meandering, the intensity of the love affair grew. At times, it was almost too much to watch. One woman on whom the cameras lingered for a moment was so close to a swoon that I thought she would topple over at any minute and that, in any event, she would never again look at her husband or lover again in the same away. They would always be second best.

By the way, that's not a quote. The woman didn't say that. If she had said that, it would be hackery to report on it, but at least she would have said it.

That's this guy projecting all of his own sexual jones into this woman. He's just making this up.

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But, as David Gergen said on CNN shortly after the speech, "Clinton told the Obama story better than Obama has." That is saying something, of course: Obama is a gifted speaker. Sometimes, he even soars. But as he himself noted recently when asked about his weaknesses during his first term, he has failed to effectively communicate why people should support his policies at critical moments.

Yes, the one shortcoming he acknowledges. He didn't explain it well enough.

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On some level, Barack Obama must have wondered, "have I unleashed the reverse Clint Eastwood? A guy who will upstage me not with ill-conceived clownishness but with genius?"

The guy's one non-hacktastical idea is that Obama will have to outdo himself in order to not appear small by comparison to Clinton.

However, that is hacktastic, because we all know the Democratic Machine Media has already agreed that that shall be the Narrative of tonight -- Clinton killed, but Obama was so amazing he's made people forget all about Clinton.

They're setting up Obama for a low hurdle they already know they'll assist him over.

Incidentally, I've written about this before, but the media shifts The Crucial Test according to Obama's needs.

One would think that a president seeking reelection would have to have accomplishments and a good economy. One would think that was the test of whether he should be reelected.

But of course that is now impossible, so the Democratic Machine Media has decided Obama's True Test is whether or not he can give a good 50 minute speech.

Update: Romney's pushing back.




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