罗姆尼的现实障碍

纽约—如今的美国存在一场事实和幻想之争。总统奥巴马的连任标志着事实的胜利,尽管有限,但确凿无疑。

美国总统选战为我们提供了这场斗争的全景。共和党挑战者罗姆尼的高级幕僚间产生了一种他将脱颖而出的信念。他们的这种感觉根本没有民调结果基础。尽管如此,这种感觉是如此强烈,以至于他们开始称罗姆尼为“总统先生”。

愿望是美好的,但有愿望还不足以把这变成现实。罗姆尼离总统宝座只有一步之遥,而他也想享受这种感觉,不管它是多么不成熟。接着,在选举之夜,当各大电视网预测罗姆尼将在俄亥俄州败北、从而奥巴马将连任时,罗姆尼阵营再次否认事实,拒不接受结果。在经历了难堪的一小时后,他才接受了现实,摆出一副亲和的样子做了承认失败的演说。

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