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"And that's the way it is..." for Sen. Bennet

When WhoSaidYouSaid first published a video of U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet wistfully recalling the long-ago days of CBS anchorman Walter Cronkite, it showed Bennet's discomfort with the 24/7 new media world.

When he said it again at an event with Pres. Obama in Denver, and then dissed the blogosphere to a TV reporter, we thought, O.K., he really means it!

And now he keeps saying it - and not only saying it, but his campaign promotes him saying it - as with this video clip from his recent debate in Colorado Springs with Democratic primary opponent Andrew Romanoff.

"I believe we've lost something in this country because we don't go home at night, turn the TV on, watch Walter Cronkite for half an hour, turn it off and get about our business," said Bennet.

[And leave, we surmise, the taxpayers' business to policy pros like yourself who can expand the federal government's role into every area of our lives while crushing us with public debt.]

"Instead, this stuff is on all the time, 24/7, and I don't care what cable channel you're watching, they're not transmitting information, they're selling soap."

[And Walter Cronkite wasn't? The soap-selling is also known as the free market which, if successfully pursued, generates income for people to buy goods and services and PAY TAXES.]

And later, "We have to construct a politics in this country that's worthy of the aspirations we all have for our kids."

[Leave the construction of politics to voters who hammer home their points very well at the ballot box. Nov. 2 can't come soon enough.]

Walter Cronkite knew something that perhaps Bennet doesn't when he (Cronkite) said, "In seeking truth you have to get both sides of a story."

Who Said? Cronkite said. ..."And that's the way it is."

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