A couple of nights ago in Denver, Republican presidential candidatemade President look like a scared Ivy League sophomore fretting going in front of a room full of constitutional lawyers to recite a speech on Marxism.
No towels were thrown Obama's way, but if this had been a boxing match, the referee would have declared this a TKO half way through the fight.
As it was, Obama was able to bob and weave as best as he could to try and stave off the onslaught of political punches and jabs from a better prepared more polished opponent.
Mitt Romney by all accounts scored a unanimous win in the first of their three scheduled debates before voters go to the polls in November. Anyone with a shred of objectivity would tell you Romney was the victor and that Obama was never in the game. And this is what has the mainstream media up in arms trying to come up with excuses from everything from not getting enough sleep to the altitude.
Hey,, the thin air did not affect Mitt. Romney came across as presidential and was sharp, concise and effective with his counter attacks. The best moment of the night in my opinion was when President Obama tried to raise the issue of taxes and why big oil was receiving over $2.8 billion dollars in tax breaks and Romney responded by pointing out that Obama had spent over $90 billion dollars in taxpayer money on companies that failed. Romney noted that the $2.8 billion in subsidies to big oil paled in comparison to the nearly $100 billion that had been wasted on companies, Solyndra, Fisker, Tesla and other failed projects. He said that those $90 billion dollars could have been used to hire two miillion teachers - something that was worth noting to many of those teachers who are currently unemployed.
Romney also hammered Obama on his plans to take out $716 billion from Medicare to pay for Obamacare and dispelled the notion that his health care plan in Massachussetts was anything like Obamacare.
The president was never able to regain his composure and looked dazed and disinterested and at several junctures of the debate he looked over to moderatoras if he wanted him to call and make him disappear into thin air.
What you saw the other day was the result of a president that has been pampered and sheltered by the mainstream media and has never really had to deal with any tough scrutiny of his record. He looked distant and at a loss for words without his teleprompter and it seemed like he could not wait til the final bell rang. Two weeks before the next debate will seem like two years for a slobbering media that cannot get over the fact that their creation was not up to par.
Next step for both presidential hopefuls will be to see what kind of bounce if any this first battle had on those voters that are still undecided.
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