The Spot-On Quote Of The Day…
…is awarded to Wesley J. Smith for this insight into the two mutually exclusive ways, the two Presidential campaigns were run:
…Obama’s [campaign] themes, differently stated, were liberté, égalité, fraternité.In other words, he ran a French Revolution campaign versus Romney’s more American Revolution-themed argument. Collectivism is always a potent message for those who feel a sense of oppression and/or economic strain. Thus, it was the very economic difficulties experienced by Obama’s demographic cohorts that made the president’s message of inclusion and “fairness” (victimhood) so potent.
That Obama should run under the French Revolutionary banner is, of course, appropriate, as he is a descendant of those who were instrumental in creating Modern Leftism…and who gave every Frenchman the liberty to fear equally that they would join the fraternity of those who had lost their heads to the guillotine.
That this strategy worked is a testament to how far along Americans are in morphing into Frenchmen.
It should also be noted that Willard Mitt Romney made a poor case for The Founding arguments.