Joined by his wife Ann at a rally in Florida late Friday, Republican nominee Mitt Romney sounded a particularly gentle tone, pausing variously to defend embattled presidential debate moderator Jim Lehrer, casually dismiss bitter accusations circulating online that he used a cheat sheet during the Wednesday night debate, and publicly reflect on the recent deaths of several close friends. Lehrer, a PBS veteran who has moderated a dozen presidential debates, has taken heat from pundits and late-night talk show hosts for offering broad questions and failing to enforce the Denver debate’s time restrictions.
Come on now let's put this column in perspective. We all realize that Jim Lehrer did not assist Pres. Obama. On the other hand he did not assist Gov. Romney. He moderated the debate in a less invasive authority than expected.
President Obama appeared to be, I use the word again appeared to be ignorant of his policies. It is could be that he just did not prepare for the debate. Or it could be as President Clinton said in the past "this guy Obama a few years ago, would be bringing us coffee, with his main question" do you want cream or sugar with your coffee and of".
I just watched the debate for the second time via DVR. Romney was direct, had the facts, rebutted Obama when he needed to, had a sunny demeanor, looked squarely at Obama and then at Lehrer. Obama had just talking points, and often his comments were all over the place, and not connected to anything. Obama seldom challenged Romney, and totallly forgot all the earlier criticisms of Romney - 47 percent, Bain, etc etc. He really did not prepare while Mitt certainly did. I don't see how Obama can come up to speed by the next debate. And with foreign policy, he has none, so Mitt should really hammer him with FP.
Mitt did a rally in Apopka outside of Orlando) right after this and I was there along with 10,000++++ people. He told these stories there also. A lot of cheering when he talked about coal and pipelines. He also gave a shout-out to all vets attending- had them raise their hands while we all cheered. I never saw that at one of Barry's rallies.
Someone said that Romney outClintoned Clinton in presenting these personal stories. I would disagree with #2, Lehrer did help Obozo by giving him some leading questions to get him focused on what he was supposed to be saying.
The idea that anyone could utilize a cheat sheet in a debate like this and pull up any of the hundreds of facts you'd need at a second's notice, with the camera firmly affixed to your every move, is more proof of the delusional idiocy of the liberal mind.
The left wants to prove affirmative action works,that's why they stick so hard to Obama.The reason there's no records of Obama in college is because there are no records. This was probably the biggest AA skate job in history.Does anybody really believe that Obama has a degree in Constitutional Law?
Ivy League schools were eager as hell to prove they weren't racists and the protests and sit ins put them on the spot.They'd sell their soul to get the activists off their backs.It's really the same reason Elizabeth Warren skated her way through under the guise of being native American.
So Obama is used to getting by and being loved based on his race. The whole idea of winning is to make white people feel guilty about not voting for him.
The problem Obama's running into is America is a humungous paradigm where people are used to things being a certain way.People will allow tinkering around the edges but Obama has gone well beyond that under the belief that his race will cover his back no matter what he does.
Nationalizing healthcare has always been a toxic issue and his arrogance of ramming it through anyway, brought him a lot of bad will and his approvals have been in the tank ever since.The people who approve of Obamacare see themselves getting a carve out on paying for it.
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