Mitt Romney’s Big Bird Expectations

Mitt Romney and Big Bird

I watched the first 2012 presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.

I’m undecided which was most painful to watch: the debate itself or the snarky comments about the debate on Twitter.

I guess the snark was unavoidable considering the “great orator” Obama fell flat, while the capitalistic Romney professed his conviction to clean coal and love for Big Bird and good schools (as opposed to bad ones?).

But in the end, this debate was a good reminder of the power of expectations.

When expectations are that you will suck, and then you don’t suck, relativity makes everyone think you were a resounding success.

Now, the ultimate question: Will Big Bird define Romney’s persona throughout the remainder of the election season?

Published by Max Kalehoff

Father, sailor and marketing executive.

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