Some of the comments and behavior of him and his campaign seem bizarre unless he really does want to lose. First of course was his somnolent performance in Denver a week ago. He has followed that up with a Big Bird strategy coupled with an Excuse Du Jour: Jim Lehrer is a putz, Romney lied, Romney changed his mind on something, the air was thin, Romney cheated, BIG BIRD!
Now according to this Politico story his spokeswoman Jen Psaki has uncorked a couple of quotes that leave a sane person shaking their head. In response to questions about the tightening race she said:
“We have blinders on. We’re implementing our own game plan.”
Well that certainly explains a few things.
Psaki was asked about the Sesame Workshop request that the Obama Campaign halt the broadcast of the “Big Yellow” ad.
“We have received that request,” Psaki told reporters on Tuesday. “We’re reviewing it. I will say it doesn’t change the fact that there’s only one candidate in this race who is going to continue to fight for Big Bird and Elmo, and he is riding on this plane”
You really can not make this stuff up. Are these people so far out of the loop that they think anyone who cares about the survival of government funding for make-believe Sesame Street characters is an undecided voter at this point? What’s the next talking point going to be, free birth control for Miss Piggy?
And then there is this from the ever quotable South Carolina Democratic Chairman Dick Harpootlian:
Harpootlian also said rank-and-file Democrats expect Vice President Joe Biden to hit Paul Ryan hard during their debate in Danville, Ky., on Thursday. “Joe’s gonna take out the old meat-ax and go to work,” he said. “They’ll have to call the humane society.”
Yes, Ole Joe’s gonna learn that young whippersnapper a lesson with a meat-ax! (If that sounds like inciting violence to you, you’re a racist.) If all else fails Biden can lower his head and butt Ryan into submission with his hair plugs.
The Democrats appear to be having a system wide nervous breakdown. I’d suggest having plenty of pop-corn and your favorite soda on hand because its going to be a great show tomorrow night and Joe Biden will be fortunate to leave the stage with his manhood intact.