laphamsquarterly:

“Mockery is more gentlemanly than buffoonery; for the mocker makes a joke for his own amusement, the buffoon for the amusement of others.” —Aristotle, The Rhetoric

The contentiousness of the campaign set aside for a night. But it shows there is much commonality among the elite, regardless of political orientation. The elites get together at a charity dinner and chuckle at the candidates’ good-natured jibes at each other, while the media sells the general public on the life-and-death struggle of the Presidential campaign. President Obama is far closer to the average person than Romney but elite interests prevail.

laphamsquarterly:

“Mockery is more gentlemanly than buffoonery; for the mocker makes a joke for his own amusement, the buffoon for the amusement of others.” —Aristotle, The Rhetoric


The contentiousness of the campaign set aside for a night. But it shows there is much commonality among the elite, regardless of political orientation. The elites get together at a charity dinner and chuckle at the candidates’ good-natured jibes at each other, while the media sells the general public on the life-and-death struggle of the Presidential campaign. President Obama is far closer to the average person than Romney but elite interests prevail.