Seeing the candidates campaign in the state back-to-back, as I did, neatly illustrated the divergent mood between the two camps — one flailing, one on a confident roll. The Obama campaign is clicking on all cylinders, consistent, smoothly choreographed and slickly produced; Romney’s appearances are a jumble, his tone of voice pleading to the point of desperation, his speech constantly improvised from a Frankenstinian array of spare messaging parts, never quite gelling into a focused whole. Obama’s crowds are a Bieber-like fan-throng; Romney’s are only passionately angry. A visitor from another planet who didn’t speak a word of any human language could tell which one was up and which was down.
As a Democrat, I take umbrage at being called “Bieber-like.”
(Source: The Atlantic)