Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The endorsement

Today I heard about Jeb Bush’s endorsement of Mitt Romney. He says “Primary elections have been held in 34 states’s time for Republicans to unite behind Romney.” Sounds like a score ..! However, when I say it out loud and think about how long this campaign has been going on doesn’t sound like a wholehearted endorsement. More like a plea to end the fight. I call this an endorsement by pragmatic implication, which can be misleading unless you parse the statement really close.

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