Dear Dr. Bones,
Here is a prime slice of pious baroney for you, sir:
|Can Romney Show Voters That Obama Is Out of Date?|
By Michael Barone
(( ... )) There is a huge tension between the personalize-your-own-world ethos of the iPod/Facebook generation and the command-and-control, mid-20th-century welfare state programs of the Obama Democrats.
The young are stuck with disproportionate insurance premiums by Obamacare and with student loan debt that can't be discharged in bankruptcy. Some hope. Some change.
Romney needs to make the case that current policy -- what Obama has fallen back on -- is leading to a crash in which government will fail to keep its promises.
He needs to argue that his "opportunity society" means vibrant economic growth that can provide, in ways that can't be precisely predicted, opportunities in which young people can find work that draws on their special talents and interests.
Obama's policies, in contrast, treat individuals as just one cog in a very large machine, designed by supposed experts who don't seem to know what they're doing (see Obamacare, Solyndra). Their supposedly cutting-edge technology (electric cars, passenger rail) is more than a century old.
Romney, potentially strong with the affluent, needs to figure out how to get through to the young.
For once, I don't think I need to ask you to read the whole scribble: his freelordship’s beginnin' is not worth half a second of anybooby's time.
As tothe savin' remnant,
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‘Mittens’ probably really *is* a _Zukunftspolitiker_, "tomorrow's hack pol today," though not for the reasons suggested. The Mass. Miracle does not actually see American D*CL*NE comin', I betcha, yet because there can be no doubt Mittens an' his Classmates will be in the best position to cope when it hits. "A good Lord Mayor of Birmingham in a lean year" (( http://j.mp/HpNvBX )) applies pretty well.
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Kiddiemaster Barone might be criticized on the grounds that the Gov. is *verbally* about the most reactionary statesperson our holy Homeland™ has yet produced, unable to open his silver-spooned mouth without proposin' to go back to this, or revive that, or regalvanize the other. But this does not do a lot of harm, I don't think, if we assume that Mittens will--would, D.V.-- in fact be presidin' over a sort of Greater Chamberlainville.
The Kiddiemaster assumes, very properly, that the kiddies are bound to be the last man standin' sooner or later under pretty well any imaginable scenario. Being almost a tautology, that insight unfortunately does not allow one to guess what sort of substantive _Zukunft_ Michael, zeroth Freelord Barone in the peerage of Foxcuckooland, is lookin' forward to, above all on the economic side. His freelordship has swerved hard whight himself, I believe, but there would be careerism excuses for wantin' to be a Classmate even if his freelordship secretly expects a "permanently high platesu" as from next Wednesday afternoon.
Still, I think the fairembalanced critic might subtract a few points on account of his freelordship's glossin' over the low electoral turn-out amongst juveniles, a point of which the _Almanach_ guy, of all whightists, cannot be sincerely oblivious.
Moreover, it would not hurt to point out explicitly that the proposed Baronean League of the rich an' the young is bound to be outnumbered for decades by the Bad Poor and us geezers combined. Maybe even by each component separately during the next degeneration, though not after that.