I applaud the writer of the comparative analogy using the Olympic swimming competition with President Obama and Mitt Romney as the competing swimmers. I did not know comparative analogy could be so one sided and not very comparative.
The Olympics are an international event not a national event. It should be noted that the Olympics are supposed to be above politics even though they are used by politicians.
Swimmers compete, train rigorously, heavily sponsored, even idolized. The best get medals.
A candidate for public office competes through elections. They campaign vigorously, heavily sponsored, even idolized by their supporters. The winner gets the office.
Politicians do brag about how much better they are than their competitor. An Olympic swimmer has to actually compete and best others in order to brag about how much better they are.
Both Romney and Obama dog paddle. Neither is a Micheal Phelps, maybe a shark or a barracuda. As a matter of fact we are all treading water and dog paddling as fast as we can. Well most of us any way. A few have a speedboat and don't touch water.
Have to wonder if the comparative analogy was a lesson in critical thinking using objective reality.
Charles M. Reeder
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