In the old fashion method of speech giving, that is, let me speak with a drawl and explain complex issues clearly, Bill Clinton seems to have nailed the re-election for Obama. Yes, he made it very clear that the best recovery strategy was based on Arithmetic, and that the fight was between the middle class against the rich. He also made the distinction between cooperation and individual gain. There is no doubt that the democrats are in the corner for bringing the fringe population (middle class, immigrants, poor, the young and the old) into the political circle.
The Republicans have a Vice President that's in charge of a Presidential race, speaking with grace, but fibbing on facts while everyone was watching. A true Sarah Palin moment if I ever saw one. Paul Ryan may have lost the election with those little white lies (I ran the marathon in under 3 hours ... no you didn't replied HIS BROTHER).
Everyone has chosen sides, name calling no longer has the bite it did four years ago (Obama is a demon, socialist, insert your favorite hate word). No one is listening anymore. In fact, people that are doing that now (Chuck Norris for example) sound like lunatics.
The democrats have their share of loons. The woman holding up her medicare card with tubes flowing from her nose. My gosh, that is what the repubs are talking about ... people taking advantage of the system and costing everyone way too much money.
The fact is, that the only time in the last 50 years that the US has realized a balanced budget was under Bill Clinton ... no ands if's or butt's. But, who wants a bunch of poor people standing in line for free government money?
This may not be the exciting election we experienced four years ago, but it is one where the lines are clearly drawn. May the best tribe win.
Please reserve your comments to the issues and not calling me a bunch of names. Remember, that tactic has become passe.