Romney v. Obama
It was “logic; it was pathos; it was enthusiasm; it was justice, equity, truth and right set ablaze by the divine fire of a soul maddened by the wrong; it was hard, heavy, knotty, gnarly, backed with wrath.” Will this be said of Romney’s words during the debate with Obama Monday night? These words appraised Lincoln’s speech at Major’s Hall in Bloomington, Ill. in 1856 by William H. Herndon. They were delivered at a grass roots organizational meeting to accomplish the new Republican Party’s goals attended by over 40 reporters. Herndon commented that he attempted to take notes but after 15 minutes “ I threw pen and paper away and lived only in the inspiration of the hour.” WOW! We know Lincoln debated Douglas 9 times. We know Democrats always backed slavery. We know Obama will be snarky, peevish, condescending and small, not “hard, heavy, knotty and gnarly.” Both Romney and Obama probably will be “backed by wrath,” but whose will be the righteous indignation?