DENVER—This is what losing looks like: five stoic strategists for the Obama campaign camped out in the spin room. They do not deny that Mitt Romney just beat the president on all the points that count in TV debates. (Snip) Here’s what winning looks like: Mitt Romney’s strategists saying they won on everything, substance included. Romney’s recently maligned Svengali, Stu Stevens, speaks about the president with acidic pity. “I don’t think he had a bad debate,” he says. “He had a bad four years.”
Best debate outcome since "are you better off" in 1980. Article written by a Journolister, none the less. That performance is going to take a lot of effort for Brian Williams, David Letterman & Ms Greenspan to overcome. They may not do it, but they are sure going to try.
We are, 5...4...3...2...1 away from a major televised meltdown. I'm excited, are you? The handlers have to be livid and they know the dirty little secret is that obit has nothing. He's toast! He can't come back, not on his own. All that campaigning, blaming, shucking and jiving is played. Romney slapped down almost all of his lies all the while staying on offense and putting zippy on defense. Shibang!Kapow!
Little obit can't shift gears now and defend what he's done the last four years. His only redemption is to come clean and fess up that he's a tool, a Muslim sympathizer, at best, he hates this country, sought to destroy it and has come to see the error of his ways. That might serve just to keep him from gettin beat by 20-30 points, but it won't save him.
More than the slobbering spinners, I am enjoying the comments from Obama's usual apologists. Chris Matthews breathed fire and publicly spanked the president in the town square. But the best comment came from Tweeter Bill Maher who noted that Obama really CAN'T talk without the teleprompter.
Many unpleasant facts were revealed last night. .... I humbly thank My Maker for allowing the truths to surface.
"The candidate can throw out numbers and the word plan, which voters associate with the actual having of plans. The attacker has to command enough facts, simultaneously, to prove that rival wrong, live. And he has to look nice doing it."
Which is exactly what Mr. Romney managed to do -- in spades!
Romney's business experience has prepared him for most of the debates and he then prepared anyway. Obama whined, said preparing for the debates was a drag, they made me do my homework and then came in and hoped he could coast and b.s. as usual and get fawning applause for his soundbite zingers. Mitt was listening and his comments of "I have no idea what you are talking about" or saying he was not going to do what Obama accused his plan to be, was too much for Zero. He was controlling a full blown hissy fit and probably did that when he got home. ( which was nothing compared to Mama O who was fuming that her vacation list and party list might be alterred if he loses)
I like how they keep whining that the '47%' remark didn't come up in the debate. The truth is that Romney would have taken any and every verbal curveball from Obama and hit it out of the park. Obama would rather spew such nonsense via one-way commercials. The face-to-face encounter left him cowering in the corner.
Obama is an empty suit, a place holder. That's all he has to be in the current Leftist occupation of D.C. He doesn't have to lead, only occupy. Others are doing the work and know how to go about it. Obama's like a king in chess. As long as your king is standing, you're still in the game. The other pieces do almost all the work in winning the game. Similarly, with Obama sitting --- just sitting --- in the White House, the Left has been able to bring in brigades of like minded Leftists to rework the government, i.e. the Executive Branch and distributed power and reach, as its workforce, 2 million plus workers strong. In particular, we now have a Leftist Justice Dept, a Leftist EPA, a Leftist HHS, etc., How? Because the king is in the White House. Our job is to win --- checkmate, the king falls, game over for the Leftists. The other Leftist pieces can scurry back to academia, the states, like Mass., Ill., Calif., and to the various law firms and foundations.
Romney's main job once in is to scrub the place clean when he gets in there. No naive, foolish transition like GWBush conducted, leaving much vermin in place to infest and undermine in the bureaucracy.
The next debate will be on foreign policy. Hard not to like Romney's chances in that one. With the backdrop of current events the Country can look at the two side by side and envision who they would want to represent them to people who hate us for not justifiable reason.
The perpetual "back bencher" Obama does NOT have the moxie to be able to overcome the crushing mental defeat of his performance last night. His next debate will be just as bad, if not worse. The only thing he can hope for is that the town hall where it will be held will be packed with Union thugs who will intimidate Romney.
This morning Obama no doubt feels bewildered and extremely insecure. Let me add that narcissists are dangerous when they're feeling what he feels this morning.
#27 is right. Obama and his 'Rat supporters have been cornered, so they're going to get vicious. But to those LDotters who were parying for this debate, know that it was those very prayers that sustained Romney last night. And just as the army of Israel prevailed only when they saw Moses standing on the hill with his hands raised in prayer, Mr. Romney needs our continuous prayer to win this thing. Keep your arms raised in prayer for him!
Obambi's clear incompetence was full bore last night. And now the pressure is on for Biden to right the ship. Never in the history of debates has so much rested on such a blithering idiot. Ryan could pound Biden and set an impossible bar for Obambi to overcome in the 2nd debate. In the past, poor performances by the standard bearer have been overcome by the Dem VP candidate. That is a tall order this time around. IF Ryan crushes Biden, I don’t think Obambi can recover in the next two debates. A perception of total competence in the Rebublican ticket will be too much for such an empty chair to overcome.
I totally agree, RumbleHog. A cornered snake can be very dangerous. I can't imagine the level of combustible anger boiling in the king narcissist.
But another good point from another poster, I wonder whether he's just had enough. Mrs. Wookie and his moocher mother-in-law anxiously waiting for their kingdom on the islands... like the jumper on the edge, maybe it's easiest to just let go.
Round 1 went so well, it leaves me extremely hopeful for the next two.
It is by prayer that Mr. Romney, like Moses, was able to stand up under media pressure, even when his "supporters" (ie., Bill Kristol, Peggy Noonan, ect.) were about to hightail it out of Dodge.
But, friends, keep up the prayer support and encouragement for Mitt. There's still a month to go fighting against the dirtiest of political parties and persons. They will continue to cheat, lie, and whine up through November 6. We're not nearly done. Time to carry, push, catapult Mitt over the finish line!
We were happy during the entire debate...so pleased Romney was tearing Obama a new one. Can you imagine how gut-wrenching and hand-wringing it must have been for the Obama sycophants and his campaign staff? There couldn't have been a single moment they said to themselves "yes!".
"Never in the history of debates has so much rested on such a blithering idiot. " Very funny line #29 in reference to Biden to the rescue in the next debate. Though you can never tell, he may do so much better than Obama, that the Dems wished they had voted for him. Nah!
Dems have become the party of image and soundbite and spin. They don't know how to deal with substance. They pontificate and wave their fingers like BJ Clintoon but reality has no bearing on their thinking. They want to win the popularity contest by any means possible. Then they just do what they want. They govern by whim and the results are not, not surprisingly, disastrous. They then use the same techniques to try to cover the disaster, spin and imagery.
Romney walked in to confront the liberal fantasy and demolished it. On live TV the media shield doesn't exist and people got to see that BO is an empty podium. The dems and media can spin with all their might but people SAW BO as angry, petulant, and incompetent. BO's record is a failure, all he has are his promises but if he is incompetent, his promises are worthless.
Last night, people got to see and understand WHY BO has failed. He just doesn't have what it takes. He never did but now it is obvious.
In a way it's ironic. BO started his rise with the image of a successful convention speech, a shiny new star in 2004. He is exiting because of an image as a uncomfortable and incompetent president on the stage with a clearly better man.
After the knockout last nite will Biden be able to make weight to even answer the bell? The sycophants will do either one of 2 things now, distance themselves to save to save their own cans or spin and twist to unsuccessfully try and save the wizard. Meantime Iran better watch their butts. Hussein is desperate.
The commies have been propping up this strange man they chose to be their front man. They believed their own lies about his abilities, and now their house of cards is falling along with their puppet. They are going to run away from him and begin grooming someone else for another shot at communism ten or twenty years from now. These people never quit. Maybe next time they will find someone who does not whistle when speaking the letter S.
Like #4 I love the Dad line - and isn't this just the point to make Zippy uncomfortable? He never had a dad. He also never had anyone contradict him like this before. He simply never had a genuine authority figure in his life, at least not one who truly cared about him.
And now, Mr. Chamber of Commerce (as per the Dallas News' endorsement of Romney), Father of the Year candidate, shows up and takes Zippy to the woodshed where he got what's been coming to him for decades. Ramona (the Pest)
Unfortunately America needed Obama to wake up people to the Evils of Marxism/Socialism. We've been heading in that direction for a long, long time, but most voters weren't aware of what was slipping away, until Obama so blatantly began to pilfered our national treasures - freedom and liberty.
#23 is right:Obama is an empty suit, a place holder. That's all he has to be in the current Leftist occupation of D.C. He doesn't have to lead, only occupy. Others are doing the work and know how to go about it.
The WH is no place for on-the-job training - but too many voters were swayed by the cool guy, and his handlers read the mood right. If John McCain had won in 2008, I suspect he would have made a lot of us angry, too. The Dems would either re-launch Obama or another smooth talker - probably another light-skinned African-American. They would not have let go of the racist card - their trump card.
Therefore, if you look at 2008 and where we are in 2012, we are probably four years ahead of where we would be in 2016. McCain, IMO, would not have been a successful or popular president. The Dem candidate in 2016 would have become almost a mandate, and we wouldn't yet know how bad that decision would have been.
#1 - Yes he is! An empty suit is like a soufflé, when the air goes out the whole thing collapses. Obama is the classic empty suit who has been propelled since infancy through the best schools (from the most exclusive prep school in Hawaii to Occidental, Columbia, and Harvard Law), bestowed with great honors (president of the Law Review, Nobel Peace Prize) and into posts (instructor at University of Chicago Law School, Illinois State Senator, United States Senator, President of the United States of America) for which he was qualified only by virtue of his race and his radical ideology. The whole contrivance imploded last night as the air went out of Obama’s campaign in one great rancid and embarrassingly public fart. But the best line goes to the Weekly Standard’s Mark Hemingway who said "That wasn’t a debate so much as Mitt Romney just took Obama for a cross country drive strapped to the roof of his car!"
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