Earlier this week, the New York Times reported that Jim Lehrer was "seething" over complaints that he was an uninspired choice for moderator of 2012's first presidential debate. Before the candidates had delivered their closing remarks, a consensus had already emerged on Lehrer's performance, with "Poor Jim" trending on Twitter and a new "Silent Jim Lehrer" account quickly gaining thousands of followers. (Snip) One thing these two candidates CAN agree on: Jim Lehrer should only speak when spoken to.
Or are you also going to say, "the Won clear loser," too?
As to Lehrer, I'm getting the impression he's really ticked because it's dawning on him how insignificant he is compared to the two candidates [though they are of great significance for different reasons from one another].
Yes, some good tweets, such as --
FACT-CHECK - Obama makes baseless claim that Jim Lehrer did a good job moderating. — Ari Melber (@AriMelber)
Mr. Lehrer did not do a good job of keeping the candidates within time. However, overall I think he did a good job in that he allowed the candidates to speak. Obama just didn't have anything much to say. (How could he given his record these past 3+ years in office?!)
Mr. Lehrer did try to help Obama out a few times that I saw. THAT I didn't like.
Barry Soetoro got crushed in the debate. Who's fault is that? Why Jim Lehrer, of course. How convenient. Barry never makes mistakes and is always, by his own declaration, the "most interesting person in the room".
Oh man New York Liberals (I'm a New York Republican so I know whereof I speak) live in a crackhead samethink echochamber of wishful thinking and denial worthy of 12 year olds! Lehrer did a perfectly good job and in their hearts the libtards know it. Heck he even let President Obama speak for 4 minutes MORE than Governor Romney. The libs just can't bring themselves to admit that the teleprompter-dependent Light Worker and his empty suit socialism flat out lost. You can only take real Americans so far left before they get sick to their stomachs and rebel. We're not Europe or Arabia: we *like* to be independent and self sufficient! Romney is a great candidate and I'm sure won over many, many independents last night with his forceful, but respectful, rejection of all of the Won's ludicrous, failed Ivory Tower social engineering.
They should have given Rush Limbaugh a shot at being moderator, besides the liberals heads exploding, it would have been fun.
Remember Obama has little to worry about in the long-run, as after loosing the election he can retire to the 35 million dollar mansion in Hawaii that liberals are reportedly purchasing for him, and can make millions talking to liberal and international functions each year by just showing up with his teleprompter.
Was it just me or did Leher interrupt Romney constantly while giving Obama plenty of time to dither. Plus, CBS had half of Romney's face cut off and all of Obama's clearly on screen. Otherwise, Romney did good. Must say I was surprised. I just still can't like him and I can't put my finger on it.
What is most interesting about the panning of Lehrer's performance coming from the left is the tacit admission that the media, in their view, have a roll to play in their candidate's success. They are supposed to step in when their guy's in trouble. They are supposed to frame the debate to the Dem's advantage. The Obama camp explained his failure to bring up the "47%" by saying, "We didn't get any questions on it." IOW, we didn't get any help out there. Lehrer was a terrible team player tonight. C'mon, man, throw the boss a bone here. And ask the other guy who the VP of Crapistan is or something. Where was the love? We are very disappointed!
Was it just me or did Leher interrupt Romney constantly while giving Obama plenty of time to dither.
I had the same sense -- Lehrer was repeatedly attempting to break Romney's crushing cadence. I can understand that during the initial 2 minute response period of the format (as when he correctly cutoff Obama -- one time). But Lehrer kept doing this to Romney during the open ended period.
It will be interesting to see if Breitbart or MRC runs some numbers on this stuff.
As I watched the debate, I thought that Lehrer was having some trouble "managing time," but as it went on, I realized that he decided (wisely) that the debate was not about Jim Lehrer, but Obama and Romney and used his position to gently direct the discussion when it needed to go on.
About midway, I mentioned to my wife, did you notice that Obama never looks at Romney?
Actually, I thought that Romney won the debate, but not by a large margin. But once I heard the RAT talking heads (including the MSNBC crew, who I have to think are on suicide watch) jumping RATS from Obama's ship quicker than they would have on the Titanic, well, maybe I was wrong. It was a blowout -- maybe #3 behind Reagan in 80 and 84.
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