Well, I finally had a little time tonight (while doing the laundry) to pay attention to politics. Everyone is talking about THAT video
and whether it has cooked Romney's goose. I say no. Although even I -- the guy who always bets on the Republican -- must admit that things are looking bad for the Mittster, he can turn this election around with one good debate performance. Besides, there is always the possibility that a major crisis could could ruin things for Obama.
The truly fascinating aspect of that video concerns Romney's audience. Many (perhaps most) of the people he insulted -- the 47% -- live in red states. Leech states, I call them, since they pay less tax money to the federal gummint than they receive. And yet they will nod and applaud Mitt's words. It simply will not dawn on them that those words were addressed to them
How did this situation arise, and how may we undo it?
(I'll get back to THAT movie -- the one that caused so much turmoil overseas -- very soon.)By the way:
Speaking as someone who'd like to buy a decent HD camcorder when his ship (or at least his rowboat) comes in, and who has been researching modern videography, I had a reaction to THAT video (the one with Mitt) which may surprise you. It looked great
! Especially when you consider that it was taken with a cell phone camera...
The two best-looking films of the 1970s were probably Barry Lyndon
and Days of Heaven
. I suspect that if you brought some of our current consumer-level camcorders to the same locations, you could get even better-looking images.