Treacher says on Twitter:
This election isn’t about Obama eating dogs. The sooner we stop talking about Obama eating dogs, which is something that he did, the better.
I disagree. This election is about eating dogs.
This election is most assuredly not about electing a President who won’t put us in the hole for $5 trillion in four years, or putting someone in the Oval Office who will preserve our tenuous hold on an occasional Supreme Court majority.
It is about eating dogs. And where dogs ride on family vacations. And I will not tolerate any distractions from those all-important themes. I plan to illustrate this point often, by concluding a post by noting whether the subject of the post has eaten dogs. I don’t want to have to explain the importance of this every time, which is why I will explain it here, once, and simply link it in the future.
Romney 2012: it’s about eating dogs!
I have no idea if the “Obama eats dogs” story was a plant by the Romney campaign. (Oh, I know that it began on the internet by Jim Treacher, but I don’t know if someone on the Romney team told him to look at Obama’s book). But … it’s amazing how the aptly named “Army of Davids” is able to use the Internet and social media to run with a theme and dominate the popular imagination.
We may be seeing the end of an era dominated by ability of Leftist comedians like Jon Stewart, Bill Maher or the cast of SNL to create a false image of a political figure. Perhaps the trashing of Sarah Palin was the high point of their power, just as Watergate was for the MSM.
Ridicule is the most potent political weapon. Obama is rapidly looking less and less like a President and more and more like an inept pol who’s also something of a doofus. Romney looks like a President, he acts and talks like a President; Obama was always surrounded by a rock star aura. But a rock star is not blamed for high unemployment or soaring gas prices. Obama will always have his groupies, but his hold on the Oval Office is slipping away.