It really doesn't matter what Ryan said so much as how he said it. If you're too lost to understand the issues even when someone explains them to you, you're going to filter out the sucker-smirk and fall for the smooth talker who looks calm. It's really quite sad that this actually works on such large numbers of people. But when you're dealing with the grossly undereducated people in the country of Mad Men, who have been conditioned to be afraid and suspicious of everything but God, Walmart, and American Firepower, even a smirking charlatan can pass for daddy.
"There was one person on stage last night who was thoughtful and respectful and steady and poised, the kind of person you'd want to turn to in a crisis," Romney said to cheers. "And that was the next vice president of the United States, Paul Ryan."
Friday, October 12, 2012
I caught a bit of Biden vs. Ryan snake oil festival last night. In terms of substance, Biden ran circles around Ryan. However, Ryan pulled a Harper. You know, that calm, very carefully trained and rehearsed daddy-knows-best voice and canned phrases that lulls the crazies into a voting trance and that disoriented bunch of undecideds into whatever state they need to get themselves to vote. And has others feeling a just little creeped out, well, because its all just so...oily. Ryan could be describing eating babies and they'd fall for it. That Mitt guy basically confessed to the game: