One thing the 2012 presidential campaign taught us was that honesty, decency, smarts and clear vision were not as important as style and coolness.
When Romney flagged Russia as a geopolitical threat during one of the debates, Obama mocked him. The media had Obama's back, and they were all wrong. But Obama won anyway.
Even the lefty websites are now admitting that Romney was right. But it's too late now, and it doesn't make any difference.
Matt K. Lewis makes that point quite nicely at DailyCaller.com. And he provides this refresher from Obama in the debate:
“I’m glad that you recognize that al-Qaida is a threat, because a few months ago when you were asked what’s the biggest geopolitical threat facing America, you said Russia, not al-Qaida; you said Russia, in the 1980s, they’re now calling to ask for their foreign policy back because, you know, the Cold War’s been over for 20 years.”
Here's more from Lewis:
Romney was telling the truth, while Obama was reflecting back the worries and immediate concerns of the people in “the cheap seats.” Advantage Obama.
"The cheap seats." That would be the low information voter. Clearly it was more advantageous to be wrong if that's what they wanted to hear: Very depressing.
By the way, Obama, the 80s called. They want to tell you that America had a great president while you were in Choomland.