Earlier today, Bruce blogged about Mitt Romney’s “barnburner of a” closing argument. It was a most upbeat speech.
By contrast, in his closing speech, President Obama said, “Voting is the best revenge.”
Which candidate is best qualified to unite the nation after this divisive campaign?
UPDATE: The Weekly Standard John McCormack calls this revenge talk . . .
. . . strange rhetoric from any politician, especially one who sold himself to the country as the candiate of hope and change. In fact, before Obama’s remarks today, I had only ever heard one politician encourage people to vote out of revenge: failed 2009 congressional candidate Dede Scozzafava.
UP-UPDATE: The winning argument?
UP-UP-UPDATE: John Hinderaker doubts that “Obama’s blunder” will “tip the scales with many voters, but in the closing days of the campaign it serves as a useful reminder of Obama’s dark side.”
UP-UP-UP-UPDATE: Obama campaign struggles to explain ‘revenge’ remark It’s not good to be playing defense in the closing days of a campaign.
UP-UP-UP-UP-UPDATE: “Revenge for what?” Jonah Goldberg asks. Read the whole thing. It’s short.
FROM THE COMMENTS: Our reader Kurt
. . . was thinking about Obama’s whole anger and revenge thing and what I earlier called the “divide and conquer” approach, but it occurred to me that the better term is really “divide and agitate” since he only seems to know how to make people angry, resentful and worked up.
Seriously, only dictators and other totalitarians try to rule by getting people riled up with anger, resentment, hatred and fear. That’s the best he can offer. If he doesn’t get tossed out by a huge margin on Tuesday, there are dark days ahead for our country.