Mondale replied that "The American people would rather hear about arms control, than arm wrestling."
Good one, poindexter!
See... Most Democrats just can't talk trash!
Look at the 2004 campaign, with the Swift-Boat veterans spreading all kinds of slander and insult, and John Kerry did not once call them out on it! As close as that election was (the closest RE-election of all time!) if instead he had come out swinging? I truly believe he would have won. But they just don't get it! I believe it was that same year that Saxby Silver-Spoon Chambliss was talking the same smack about Max "I left three of my limbs in Vietnam" Cleland. But did Cleland get up and kick ass? (OK: remain seated and kick ass?) No more than Kerry did. And this was a guy who could have kicked the shit out of Saxby Fairyboy Chambliss from his fucking wheelchair!
And go figure that both men lost.
Because in America? We'd rather have someone who [looks] strong and is stupid than someone who appears weak, but is smart. I can't imagine what else might be behind the popularity of Governor Robert E. Perry and Congresswoman Loony Bin Bachman (who look to be next year's answer to 2008's McCain / Palin.)
But seriously... The Democrats just don't know how to talk smack! Obama especially!
"Yes, we can!" he said...
...and "Yes! Weak hand!" they realized!
So it is with that in mind that the following Cracked Article is recommended as required reading for all Democrats:
The 10 Greatest Uses of Trash Talk in the History of War
My personal favorite?
In the Third Sacred War, when Philip II of Macedon (father of Alexander the Great) sent the following warning to Sparta:
"You are advised to submit without further delay, for if I bring my army on your land, I will destroy your farms, slay your people and raze your city."
The Spartan's official reply was:
"If."Now THAT'S bad-ass!
Who can blame Philip and Alexander for spending the rest of their lives fighting wars as far away from Sparta as possible?!