So he decided to make up for being too passive last time. That was predictable enough. In fact, everybody and his wife was predicting that Barack Obama would go on the offence for this one and that's exactly what he did. But there is an important difference between between being on the offensive and being offensive which his advisers seemed to have missed. Time and again, he interrupted both Romney and the chairman. He may not have sniggered and laughed out loud but there was definitely an air of the Joe Biden playbook here. It was a messier debate all
Comments: Good one by Ms. Daley, who was out with her remarks almost as soon as the debate was at its end.
0bama attacked like Rambo. But, with no ammo he was about as effective as Barney Fife. He seemed to have seen the questions in advance. He even needed CPR from the 'moderator' and didn't fool anyone with the same old lies we've heard for the last four years.
Romney clearly won the debate. He held his composure, and took the tag team attack in stride. He threw 0bama a few bombs, made his points, and did not give up any ground.
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country boy, 10/17/2012 6:24:27 AM (No. 8939201)
I thought obama's constant lying was disgraceful. Especially the one about drilling permits on federal land, easily debunked.
When these "pundits" grade debates, they should take points off for mendacious behaviour like this. Nobody would want their child to lie like this. Who wants a lying POTUS?
We win every debate each time our candidates remind Americans what the hard ecomomic truths are. The Lightbringer and his ilk want noone to hear that truth, at any costs, so we win because both Romney and Ryan have been relentless on bringing up the 800 lb gorilla that is our current existance.
Obama is incompetent and a liar. About 2% of the voters (according to polls) are calling themselves undecided. These are low information voters, obviously, and I am tired of the media catering to them like they matter. Unless you are a kool aid drinking liberal moonbat you can't possibly be undecided about this election and that will become clear on November 6.
Having read some of the replies below the article, I'm certainly glad that Brits can't vote in our elections. You'd think that, given the mess socialism has made in their country, they'd have a clue. As usual, government handouts trump reality and common sense.
I watched on and off, and finally muted the sound when the One spoke. Judging by his gestures I assumed he went into professorial mode which is so booooring.
He does not look well. Was the American electorate provided with his most recent health report? I know I say medical reports on Romney and Ryan, but none on O. Does he not have to comply with federal election mandates? Something is seriously wrong with this man's health. I do not think he is physically capable of being the Leader of the Free World. So depressing that we have a yellow Obama press that will not investigate a matter that is this crucial to the safety of our country.
Right #11. Call it intuition, ESP or eye-analysis-you are correct. His look is one of panic and anger the election is this close. He looks so evil, like there is no level he won't stoop to, nothing he won't put Americans through, to have his way. He's akin to the German soldier in "Saving Private Ryan"-inserting the dagger, yet in his version, telling us all to smile while he twists.
Obama is an ideologue-made his bed. His mission reminds of the old Floyd song, "Set the controls for the heart of the sun". That's what he has done, with his flawed theories and still thinks he deserves another term! ha! Don't think so.
Am I the only one that thought Romney made a mistake to ask Obama questions directly? It invited his lies and took away his time. At that point, it was clear Crowly wasnt going to let Romney get to his point. Many times the interruptions only proved to help Obama.
And I agree, if you can possibly still be undecided, you haven't been paying attention and you should stay home!
Did anyone besides me notice how "whinny" Obama sounded? When pressed his voice would go into a higher pitch. I kept expecting him to cover his ears and stomp his foot. I really wanted someone to ask him if he has ever balanced a checkbook or mowed his own lawn.
o's rebuttals were stylistically effective, but he couldn't defend his record, as Romney bullet-pointed him to an agonizing death. If Romney's favorables are +8, as Gallup claims, and women are warming to him, 0 is toast.
Janet Daley is one of the smarter people in the world, so this concise evaluation carries a lot of weight. She represents an educated, sophisticated mind and clear thinking. A clear eye.
Perhaps the most telling remark that Romney made was that the President was "great as a speaker" – that his vision for America was fine but that his policies did not work. There is the nub of it: what has been wrong with the Obama presidency is that it has been all rhetoric and very little effectual action. And what action there has been – on Obamacare – will discourage job creation and slow the the growth of the economy. The Republican contender only needed a draw to maintain his momentum but he got a win. Round two to Romney.
A town hall meeting with a New York crowd at a Long Island university. Oh, brother!
Obama came across as a nasty piece of work, dark and angry and lying like a pro. Same old, same old class warfare and empty promises. Scored well with DU types.
Romney related very well to those who asked questions and presented himself as pro-American, pro-business and very able to tackle our problems. He scored well with women and college crowd, I think.
Crowley's (never heard it pronounced crow-lee before) partisanship was obvious. She interrupted Romney a couple of times just as he was scoring major points. Her backup of Rose Garden terror word was waaaay over the line. During this Rose Garden back and forth Obama's ''Proceed Governor.'' with hate in his eyes was just plain obnoxious.
There are rumbles that Obama is planning a major strike in North Africa. He's placed special operations strike forces on standby. Fasten your seat belts.
Romney was terrific , as usual. His calm demeanor and mastery of all subjects reminded me of Reagan , one time he even sounded like him. Obama on the other hand seemed to yell his answers in an upper octave whine that I feared would make the dog bark. My wife had some neighbor ladies over to work on a project. I had the tv on alternating between the game and the debate. The women observed that Obama has mean eyes that fit his mean personality. One woman was fixated on his " creepy, ET hands ". Americans are busy and most of them don't have time to watch the news or keep up with political events. Debates expose them to actual candidates , not the caricatures created by the media . I think for some of these women , it was their first real exposure to both Romney and Obama. I was unsure of some of their political persuasions prior to last night, but, they left our house repulsed by the anger and behavior of Obama ( as one observed-he acts like he hasn't been president for the last 4 years ) and reassured by the presidential character of Romney. Romney also looked macho and strong and I really liked that he got tough with the cry baby. Crowley was awful , simply awful. She would not allow Romney to finish his points-getting another moronic question from the idiots was more important than allowing a future president to explain his plans.
To #15's comments: Was it me or did I see an earbud in "Jug Ears" right ear???? I mentioned it to my husband, but he dismissed it by saying that he could not be "coached" on these questions and that because he is the POTUS he needs to be in "contact" with security. Can we get pix of last night's debate by Breitbart's crew to see if I am right on my assumtion???
Sorry for the double post: I meant to say "assumption". To #15's comments: Was it me or did I see an earbud in "Jug Ears" right ear???? I mentioned it to my husband, but he dismissed it by saying that he could not be "coached" on these questions and that because he is the POTUS he needs to be in "contact" with security. Can we get pix of last night's debate by Breitbart's crew to see if I am right on my assumption???
One thing we saw last night is that Romney can be an alpha male. He established right out of the chute that he was not going to be bullied by Obama. That's something that I had my doubts about during the primaries.
I agree with others here, it seemed like Øbama have have been "prompted" by something this time. He wasn't stammering like he usually does when he doesn't have his teleprompter in front of him. Some kind of super-secret earpiece or new kind of eye-display that we can't see? We can all imagine Axlegrease fitting him with something to make it easier to cheat during the debate. I also agree that Øbama's voice sounded higher-pitched and squeaky. I thought he was buzzing from maybe 5 or 10 cups of coffee or maybe something illegal given to him by Axlegrease. He looks sickly lately.
obama keeps referring to Romney and his policies as if he, obama, is the challenger and Romney has been president the last four years. His side keeps insisting that Romney give details, yet we have no specifics from them on what they plan to do the next 4 years. We assume that obit will continue to destroy America, but most of his voters, the idiot class, don't know that. Those precious undecideds don't know and even they don't ask. obit has abandoned hope and change for Romney's specifics. If he can't give specifics, you must give me four mo' years.
I was happy to see the Luntz focus groups see all the wonderful potential in Romney after the debate; most of them voted for 0bama were sorely disappointed in him. Unlike the owners of "0bama phones," all these people who possess these FREE phones used them to Tweet they want to kill Romney, because they might lose their Food Stamps and Free Phones. How sick has this society become?
Barry Obama is nothing more than an angry black man who thinks he got a raw deal from the world of whitey and is fixated only on revenge. He hasn't been able to hide that side of himself for the past year when his many illegal actions and failures started to catch up with him.
He is of low quality lineage and his friends and companions are of like character (or lack thereof.) What a hateful, nasty human being. I hope the liberals are over their social experimentation for a while but that would be like flies getting over cowpies.
I love that Miss Daley called Crowley, "the chairman." Not that she is wrong, "chairman" is genderless. (just a fact of etymology, look it up if you don't believe me) But feminists like Crowley are ignorant and don't realize that, so I am amused that Miss Daley called Ms. Crowley "chairman." Cool.
Tag team is the right image. Romney alone. The Imposter partners with the so called host, can't call that one a hostess just on her ad manners alone. Mitt did okay considering two rehearsed against one. I was sure enough a two to one tag team.
i watched 30 seconds of it...i cant stand otard's voice or face...but any way...the part i saw was this....romney talking points,otard interrupting..and romney with "i am speaking,you will get your turn"..and you know who he sounded like? every father in the world who has to correct his child...this one more points to more people than we know...every father has had to do this to his children..or am i wrong?..i see this one statement as checkmate!!
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