Meanwhile On The American Political Front
When all the pundits have said all they can, and the TV cameras begin to roll, for today’s presidential debates, both candidates have to give us their greatest performance ever. There is little wonder why some greater men have been driven to steroids in search of a performance edge; the pressure to deliver is enormous in this town.
Who needs the gladiators’ arena in this era, when we can demand of folks to do the impossible, like jumping from the highest point of earth’s gravitational pull and making it look easy! Governor Mitt Romney has got to get a lesson of being naturally engaged and not appear so wired, he needs to come out and tell his story to the American people in the calm style of former President Bill Clinton.
There were many pundits who told President Ronald Reagan, that he was too old, that he needed some Ginkoba or something to reduce his “senior moments”, we all hope that he did not heed to such advice which could have affected his later quality of life. There is a reason why President Barack Obama was completely turned off during the first debate; perhaps the governor was simply too animated!
As for the President, he needs to catch his “Yo” moments, and give us the numbers with minimum pause. The president’s story is simple he can come out tonight and state the obvious, that he was working with a tough congress, in the words of his predecessor Ronald Reagan, who effectively said that most of his bills to congress were “dead on arrival”. He now has the numbers to back up his claims that congress passed only 190 something bills as opposed to the usual 400 during a normal legislative session. With such a backdrop, he can frame his narrative by listing all the lost jobs opportunities with his American Jobs Dream Act and tell us why the jobs numbers are not where most economists projected them to be.
He also has to backup Secretary Hilary Clinton’s statement regarding Benghazi, if he leaves it the way it is now; he risks the danger of both him and the vice president looking very weak and not in control.