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How Obama Could Have Destroyed Romney in Debate One

I wrote this before the debate that the President lost
It remains relevant
It is not too late
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I have gone through a series of exercises that
convince me that Romney will go down in flames 
in Denver tonight
Here are some ways this is likely
He will be asked about his cop impersonation or bullying
and self destruct
He will be asked about his relationship with Paul Singer or others
and self destruct
He will be faced with his offshore accounts and other deals
and self destruct
He will be confronted with his
ways to harass women and the middle class and self destruct
He will be confronted with his
move hard right and self destruct
He will be confronted with his
views on SCOTUS and self destruct
He will be confronted with his
out-sized IRA and self-destruct
He will be seized with a sudden sense of his
actual reality and self destruct
He will be confronted with his
Neo-Con Bush associations and self-destruct
To self-destruct is to lose it in front of the nation
with the result that there is not one remaining chance 
that he will win the election
I believe these and other inevitable 
questions which Mitt Romney cannot answer 
are reasons for contradicting the pundits
and guessing that
Mitt will self-destruct in Denver tonight
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The remarkable video at the link above is of a performance of "Sto perigiali" Mario Frangoulis and Mikis Theodorakis in 2001.

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This is my very favorite Theodorakis melody. Those who know Theodorakis only for his "Zorba" music are in for a treat. When I was in Athens in 1966, for a short period of study with Constantinos Doxiadis, I knew nothing of Theodorakis. But about five years later, my friend Irene Vassos sang "Sto perigiali" to us. I have never gotten the tune out of my mind.

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Stephen C. Rose Bio

Stephen C. Rose (1936-) was born in New York City and raised there. He currently lives there. He was educated at Trinity, Exeter, Williams and Union Theological Seminary. He served in the Student Interracial Ministry in Nashville. He founded and edited the prize-winning Renewal Magazine in Chicago and studied with C. A. Doxiadis in Athens. His first books "The Grass Roots Church" and "Who's Killing The Church" established him as a prominent critic of American Protestantism and American religion. He was and remains a civil rights activist. He has interviewed and done in depth pieces on Saul Alinsky and Martin Luther King, Jr. He won awards for editorial courage and for two documentary films. He has written and published many songs and musical works including "We Are All Americans". During the late 90s and early 2000s he worked for UN agencies, most recently editing CHOICES Magazine at UNDP. Since 2000 he has written several books for distribution via K…