October 4, 2012 by The ReadyWriter
Yes he was that bad…
I was so pissed as I watched last night’s debate and President Obama looked down, pursed his lips, appeared distracted, stuttered, all while Governor Mitt Romney was attentive, engaged and relaxed as he lied. Romney made it “all about him” as he came with a frame for the evening, and was prepared to engage President Obama on every question; and because of his documented faith in his own abilities, Mitt Romney felt he could wing it with snatches of familiar verbiage.
There was barely a moment when Obama offered any sense that he was prepared to challenge Romney on his weakest point. The President allowed Romney to piggy back off his policies and be aggressive in this debate, it was like Obama became a straight wimp!
Even on the most basic political points, President Obama seemed clueless. When you argue as a Democrat that you and your Republican opponent share wide areas of agreement on Social Security—especially when recipients make up a chunk of Romney’s “47 percent” of indolent spongers—you have thrown in a fistful of high cards.
What remains after this debate, is one key question that the next 48 to 72 hours will answer: Did this debate change the minds of significant numbers of voters?
Assuming that the flash polls are right and that most viewers thought Romney won the debate. I did what about you?