Matt Taibbi, a loudmouth hipster douchebag who writes for Rolling Stone, resembles the late Pauline Kael, who couldn’t understand how Richard Nixon could possibly have won the election, when she knew absolutely no one who voted for him. He sees Romney as completely boring and no threat to Obama whatsoever, but he at least puts it colorfully.
[T]his campaign, relatively speaking, will not be fierce or hotly contested. Instead it’ll be disappointing, embarrassing, and over very quickly, like a hand job in a Bangkok bathhouse.
When you come right down to it, isn’t life in general characteristically “disappointing, embarrassing, and over very quickly” for certain kinds of trendy scribblers?