My wife and I both lead busy lives with each of us going in different directions. Each day we try to sit down for a few minutes to talk face to face. We often do that over a backgammon board. We have been playing off and on for most of our 36 years of married life. The game has become so automatic that we both know when the game has reached its moment of truth, a moment late in the game when a single roll of the dice will determine who wins and who loses.
I remember the debate in 1980 when Reagan demolished Carter by asking the simple question, are you better off now than you were in 1976. A moment of truth. Four years later, he repeated the feat by saying he would not take advantage of Mondale‘s youth and inexperience, a second moment of truth.
I believe that there will be a moment of truth in one of the debates this year between Obama and Romney. There will be no place for Mitt to hide and the 100s of $millions of negative ads from Karl Rove and friends will offer no protection. Mitt might be better advised not to debate at all. He would lose then, but the margin of defeat might very well be less than if he does debate and meets a moment of truth before a vast TV audience.
- Wall Street Journal tries to erase Karl Rove’s bin Laden lie (dailykos.com)
- Karl Rove’s Super PAC Planning Earlier Than Expected Obama Attacks (inquisitr.com)