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Kyle Smith (Twitter: @rkylesmith) is critic-at-large for National Review, theater critic for The New Criterion and the author of the novels Love Monkey and A Christmas Caroline. Type a title in the box above to locate a review.

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    The Mud-Slinger vs. The Optimist

    By kyle | November 4, 2012

    In my final thought on Campaign 2012 (I hope), I contrast the character assassination of one side vs. the sober sunniness of the other. More in my Sunday column.
    Come on, Mitt. Win this thing.

    Topics: Barack Obama, Mitt Romney | 5 Comments »

    5 Responses to “The Mud-Slinger vs. The Optimist”

    1. Tommy Says:
      November 4th, 2012 at 6:31 pm

      Kyle, weigh in; will Mitt Romney pull through for us or not?

    2. Obama bin Biden Says:
      November 4th, 2012 at 9:16 pm

      Barack Hussein Obama- the epitome of Affirmative Action failures.

    3. Kyle Says:
      November 5th, 2012 at 11:44 am

      Tommy: I hope so but I don’t have any special expertise in parsing the polls.

    4. yankeefan Says:
      November 5th, 2012 at 12:11 pm

      Mudslinging! Character assassination! Quelle horreur!

      As ever, the public doesn’t quite share the pundit class’ exquisite sensitivities:

    5. Union Jack Says:
      November 5th, 2012 at 12:55 pm

      u right flank mad hatters are right, the GREATEST COUNTRY ON EARTH(tm) is moving to statism after collapse of das kapital on 15 sept 08

      only question–right or left statism

      statist move happens no matter who wins election(tm) obromney or rombama

      das kapital now dead wet dream of u of chi and ms ayn rand, god bless her 4 her beautiful propaganda that brought GREATEST COUNTRY IN EARTH(tm) to heel