I’m not sure what to make of this:
I mean, Romney writes his own notes! By hand! In a notebook? Who does that any more?
Not Paul Ryan too!?
What’s TOTUS going to do, then?
Butt that’s MY job! Where does that leave me?
Okay, deep breath. I guess I’m getting a little ahead of myself…butt yikes! This could be huge. Take yesterday for instance; Mitt just went out there and whacked Big Guy and Little Joe from here to Chicago and back - without TOTUS, just a couple of notes! On the palm of his hand.
Wow! Imagine speaking eloquently with just a few notes. The last time someone did that, Jimmy went down for the count. Remember?
“They tell us we must learn to live with less, and teach our children that their lives will be less full and prosperous than ours have been; that the America of the coming years will be a place where — because of our past excesses — it will be impossible to dream and make those dreams come true.
I don't believe that. And, I don't believe you do either. That is why I am seeking the presidency.
I cannot and will not stand by and see this great country destroy itself.
Our leaders attempt to blame their failures on circumstances beyond their control, on false estimates by unknown, unidentifiable experts who rewrite modern history in an attempt to convince us our high standard of living, the result of thrift and hard work, is somehow selfish extravagance which we must renounce as we join in sharing scarcity.
I don't agree that our nation must resign itself to inevitable decline, yielding its proud position to other hands. I am totally unwilling to see this country fail in its obligation to itself and to the other free peoples of the world.”
Ronald Reagan, 1979
Yep, Ronnie used to write up his own notes by hand too. In fact, Ronaldus Magnus was thinking and writing – yes, at the same time – constantly; even though the Media used to talk about how stupid he was. They even accused him of not being able to walk and chew gum at the same time, remember? Boy, were they ever wrong!
Butt I tell you what, let’s not talk about this anymore, okay? It’s starting to make people nervous, so I think we’ll change the subject. And talk about something else. Like slavery and shackles, or wind power…or how about this proven diversionary tactic:
Dogs. Yes siree! Dogs are back on the table. Metaphorically speaking of course.
“After sanctimoniously complaining about making a ‘big election about small things,’ President Obama continues to embarrass himself and diminish his office with his un-presidential behavior.” Romney spokesman Ryan Williams
Because we prefer talking about dog cuts
(h/t: Gateway Pundit)
instead of Medicare cuts.
In summary then:
A Teleprompter Communicator:
“If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”
Or, a Great Communicator:
“But I never thought it was my style or the words I used that made a difference: It was the content. I wasn't a great communicator, but I communicated great things, and they didn't spring full bloom from my brow, they came from the heart of a great nation — from our experience, our wisdom, and our belief in principles that have guided us for two centuries. They called it the Reagan revolution. Well, I'll accept that, but for me it always seemed more like the great rediscovery, a rediscovery of our values and our common sense.”
Ronald Reagan, on being dubbed “The Great Communicator”
Cross-Posted on RedState