If they’d stopped the debate then and there, Romney would have been awarded a technical knockout. But it went on for another hour and a half, somewhat blunting the force of Mitt’s attack.
Still, it was a good night for him. He did what he needed to do, putting his opponent on the defensive and providing the media with an alternative narrative to “Newt surges.” Will it matter very much come next Tuesday? That depends on how he follows it up, beginning with how he handles the release of his 2010 tax return later on this morning.
”—The New Yorker on whether Mitt Romney showed his tough side in last night’s debate. Maybe he can push back.
I grew up hard and am still hard and I don’t care. I did not choose this face or this body and I have learned to live with it and love it and celebrate it and adorn it with tremendous drawings from the greatest artists in the world and I feel good and powerful like a nation that has never been free and now after many hard won victories is finally fucking free. I am beautiful and I am finally fucking free.
I fly my flag of self esteem for all those who have been told they were ugly and fat and hurt and shamed and violated and abused for the way they look and told time and time again that they were ‘different’ and therefore unlovable. Come to me and I will tell you and show you how beautiful and loved you are and you will see it and feel it and know it and then look in the mirror and truly believe it. If you are offended by my anger and my might at defending my borders and my people you do not deserve entry into my beloved and magnificent country.
If you were raised lovingly and told you were perfect and beautiful and loved and the best at all things, I am just jealous. You had it much better, and so you really should spread that love around as opposed to judging those like me who never had that, never knew what it was like and never could even imagine it. I could learn from you instead of feeling judged by you. Give the less loved and less cared for and less treasured a chance.
I listened to this on the way back to Boston from WMass tonight and was really unsure about what to do with myself after Act One and was afraid that I wouldn’t get my answers and was nervous that I was on the road and all I wanted to do was go on a Google binge about Apple and Apple factories and Steve Jobs and labor laws. And then it was so reassuring when Ira asked So what do we do with all this? right before Act Two. We understand each other.
My point is that this is important and you should listen to it.
Yes. This was a great episode with some rather shocking info in Act 2 that I am still trying to process.
The man 27-year-old Victoria Donda believed to be her father shot himself after being revealed as a former member of an Argentinean death squad. Immediately after, a human rights group came to her with information on her birth parents: murdered political prisoners.