Appearing last night on Fox News Channel, Mitt Romney apologized, sort of, for his infamous disparagement of nearly half the American populace. He said it was “completely wrong” (see HERE).
Steve M. of No More Mister Nice Blog WONDERS, in hindsight, if President Obama actually was right in avoiding any mention of the 47-percent stuff in the debate on Wednesday night, lest it make him look unpresidentially snarky:
Whatever you think of Obama’s strategy, we can assume he wanted to seem dignified and presidential in the debate. He seems to think he’s freer to be combative and feisty at campaign rallies (as he was yesterday in Denver).
And maybe that’s not crazy. He’s campaigning to win votes, not to impress us or the Beltway insiders, and he may have a sophisticated sense of which approaches, in which contexts, turn off the voters he’s trying to reach.