Romano began by saying the National Rifle Association’s executive vice president Wayne LaPierre was “trying to paint Bloomberg as a guy that’s just gonna buy everything.”
She segued into a personal attack:
“But the one thing that’s going on here is optics…basically Bloomberg has on his side sorta this whole notion that it’s time to do something different and Wayne LaPierre is looking like a tired old white guy that’s clinging on to something of the past.”
All politics is optics now if you really think about it. Maybe we could apply some optics to Romano.
Look at the screen snip.
Romano is no spring chickie herself.
For more optics, look again at the photo of Bloomberg at the podium. Towering over the nation’s most fervent nanny mayor who is 71 years old is old white guy V.P. Joe Biden.
Romano could’ve offered something interesting, like the fact that in 2012 shootings in New York declined to the lowest level since 2009. The homicide rate did the same. Those declines occurred before Bloomberg got on his perpetual soapbox for his latest intrusion into the personal lives of his constituents.
Romano should take a hard look at all the optics before she turns to ad hominem attacks on someone she disagrees with.
Most pundits on both sides of the aisle aren’t exactly eye candy regardless of race or age.
By the way, LaPierre is younger than old white guy Bloomberg.
Romano is apparently a low information pundit. They're a dime a dozen these days.
(Commentary by Kay B. Day/March 26, 2013)
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