It was back and forth, back and forth in black and white as we played ping pong with little controllers. It was real Neandrethal stuff, but it entertained us in a new and weird way.
I bring this up because we are getting a new version of this almost 40 years later. Mitt Romney is giving it to us with his back and forth, back and forth changing of his position on the issues and political philosophy. First he is a moderate republican, then he is an extreme right wing nut, now he is back to being kinder and gentler. The real problem here is that he is doing all this not out of his own personal choices but because the political handlers in his life just stick a new program into him and he automatically regurgitates it out to the public. Does he have any real convictions? Maybe that 47% number that got him in so much trouble is really the stat for how often he changes his position on any one issue.
And, the last time I checked the Electoral vote map the news is still bad for Romney, even after a lackluster debate performance by Obama. Obama is really in good shape there.