Monday, October 1, 2012

Mister Magoo goes to Washington

Even Chris Wallace of Fox News has taken to challenging Paul Ryan for specifics on Romney's policies. Ryan had a lot of specifics in his budget that the Republican House passed two years in a row. Romney has disavowed everything in the budget he had previously called "marvelous". Ryan claims to have details but it would "take too long to explain", so you'll just have to take his word for it.

The constant refrain from the right is that there is a clear choice between Obama and Romney, something that Ryan says in every other sentence. A complete lack of detail is not how you characterize the word "clear", it would be more like "fuzzy", "indistinct" and "misleading". Like the cartoon character Mister Magoo, fabulously wealthy, but stuck in the past and totally clueless. Only able to get across the street through dumb luck and the kindness of strangers. It's no wonder that 2/3 of Americans are now certain that Obama will be re-elected. Romney and Ryan are headed toward the manhole but don't see it.