Thursday, October 21, 2010

Karl Rove on Obama's Closing Argument

The Wall Street Journal is running Karl Rove's criticism of Obama's Closing Argument:
At an April 2008 fund-raiser in San Francisco, Barack Obama let loose with his famous 'they cling to guns or religion' line. Last Saturday at a West Newton, Mass., fund-raiser, the president said, 'facts and science and argument [do] not seem to be winning . . . because we're hard-wired not to always think clearly when we're scared.'

Memo to White House: Calling voters stupid is not a winning strategy.
I think Karl's on the mark. Newt's closing argument—paychecks vs. food stamps—is much stronger than Obama's. And, with a line like: "we're hard-wired not to always think clearly when we're scared" I can't help but diagnose The Won's pathology as psychological projection. I did a video to make that point the other day.

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