Good guys wear white hats
- Aug 23, 2011
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- Bham, AL
linkNEW YORK (AP) - Corporations are people. The fundamentals of the economy are strong. I voted for the $87 billion before I voted against it.
From Mitt Romney this month to John McCain in 2008 and John Kerry four years earlier, presidential candidates are caught telling the truth by accident in every campaign, blurting a phrase that is both factual but politically ill-advised.
Those moments speak to the deeply contradictory nature of American politics.
Voters say they want authentic, straight-talking candidates. But voters also tend to punish candidates who veer too far off script or who make assertions that, while true, cause people to cringe and question whether these politicians are out of touch with those they seek to represent.
Wait a minute... Does this mean that the American people can't handle truth?
That they don't even really want to hear it??
That the masses truly ARE asses???