Another debate, another quick analysis.
they should have the debate at a panera and like they are both eating soup during it
— Brian Spaeth (@brianspaeth) October 23, 2012
Don’t jump all over that like I’m making a joke, because it’s only one-third joke.
Most of the points made in these are things aren’t surprises, so what’s the big takeaway?
Romney comes off like a smug, detached political drone who’s saying whatever he thinks will get him support and votes.
Obama comes off like a human being who has an actual belief in what he’s saying beyond whether it’s good for the campaign or not.
What could enhance these takeaways more than a casual lunch in an all-American franchise like Panera?
Seeing how they eat would also be fascinating, and how much would Panera pay for this type of exposure?
Surely enough to buy a new battleship?
Look how many questions I asked.
(On a side note, there’s no way this post doesn’t land in short-order at the top of Google for “Mitt Romney eating soup”, so let’s see if anyone ever Googles that, and how excited I’ll be if they do.)
Here’s my review of John Grisham’s new book The Racketeer, which I haven’t read. You can also find this review on Amazon. It’s the only one there so far, which seems like it should help sales.