"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Thursday, August 16, 2012

I Sense a Gestalt Switch Around the Corner

For decades the default assumption of the American people is that Democrats want to protect Medicare and Republicans want to cut it.   Such ingrained assumptions are hard to change, even when they aren't true and never were.   But educational moments like this from Romney could cause a "gestalt switch"/a Paul on the Road to Damascus moment for American seniors:

Great, great stuff.   What is the Obama campaign's possible retort?

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