If you absolutely knew you were right, and the other guy was wrong, would you offer to make an all out bet with the one who was wrong to see if he would back down?
If you were playing poker and you had a royal flush, would you go all in to bet on it?
From a poker playing angle it probably wouldn’t be a smart move, because the other guy would fold, but that’s what was wanted in this case. For the other guy to admit he wasn’t sure of his facts. To fold his hand.
That’s what happened in the debate between Rick Perry and Mitt Romney. Rick made a false statement about what Romney had written in his book, and Romney knew it. Romney offered Rick a sucker bet of $10,000.00. Rick backed down because he wasn’t that certain of his facts. Rick probably figured he could get away with making the false statement because it might be difficult for someone to fact check it.
There’s a lot of buzz about this issue, even whole websites set up to take advantage of it. Democrats are jumping up and down with glee over it. Billboards are being planned, and television ads that highlight what $10,000.00 can buy the average American.
The average American would love to win a sure bet like that. The average American is making $1.00 bets everyday in hopes they can win at least that amount in the Powerball lotteries. Sure you’ld offer the bet if you Knew you would win. Who wouldn’t when we all need the money so badly.
Mr. Romney has more than that amount riding on this Presidential race. He’s betting his whole future on it, and ours. I sure hope he wins this one.
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