October 7, 2012
HAS AXELROD LOST HIS MIND? Excusing Obama’s debate performance, he said, “I think he went thinking that this was going to be a discussion about the country’s future and he was confronted with this kind of Gantry-esque performance on the other side.” Not only is it weird/elitist to think normal listeners get the reference to Elmer Gantry, but if you look it up, you’ll find descriptions of Elmer Gantry don’t sound like Mitt Romney at all:
Gantry has no redeeming features but is seen by the gullible public as a man who speaks the truth about God. Of course he could just as easily have been a lawyer or a politician and the heart of Lewis’s satire is how easily people believe what they want to believe.
That gets me thinking about Obama!