October 4, 2012

THE SINGLE BIGGEST DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO OF THEM...:

Real October Surprise Is Obama and Romney Agree (Ezra Klein Oct 3, 2012, Bloomberg)

I don't mean to play down the very real differences between the two campaigns. How much we spend, what we spend it on and who pays for it are all very consequential. But American politics operate atop a fairly firm and broad understanding about the proper scope of the state. Partisanship often obscures that fact, in part because the party out of power has reason to exaggerate disagreements with the governing party. Yet behind the boisterous partisan stage is a quieter arena where broad consensus reigns. Whether it's a good consensus is, of course, another question.

...is that one has failed at being president, while the other hasn't had his chance yet.

Posted by at October 4, 2012 7:09 PM
  

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