During ABC’s wrap-up of Tuesday night’s presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Washington Post columnist George Will proclaimed that the debate was “immeasurably the best” in American history. “[I] think there was a winner in the sense that Barack Obama not only gained ground that he lost, but he cauterized some wounds that he inflicted on himself by seeming too diffident and disengaged,” Will said. “Both men tonight, I think, tip-toed right up to the point of rudeness, but stepped back. It was a very good fight. I have seen every presidential debate in American
Comments: Video included. WARNING: Do not drink coffee while reading this BS! He states that he was impressed when the Empty Chair hit Romney with the 47%. Really, you were impressed by a coward who waited to use a totally out of context statement when he knew Romney couldn't respond. What an idiot.
Maybe for the great intellectuals, this was a great debate, but it was a mess in my opinion. Romney got in great points but the "moderator" and the format along with the questions were less than desirable. It might have worked if the questions were not pre-screened and the audience were able to ask questions randomly. The debate was about the moderator and her agenda and her career, plain and simple.
FTA: The president held his fire on the 47 percent until he had the last word in the debate,” Will said. “That is, he used it in his summation in a way that Mitt Romney could not explain or respond to. So, I think as a tactical measure tonight, the president did very well, indeed.”
What?!? George, you're well past your 'best by' date, it's time to retire.
(1) There was no "summation" in this debate format - Obama broke the rules on that matter. (2) The question asked was "To each of you. What do you believe is the biggest misperception that the American people have about you as a man and a candidate?"
If anything, Obama completely ignored the question and rambled on and on about things EXTERNAL to himself - in spite of the question - and then threw in the '47%' line because he knew Romney had no chance to respond to it.
George, that may be a "tactical" success in your mind, but it's also an act of cowardice.
George Will is an effete snob who has a bad case of Beltway-itis. This debate was interesting but hardly one of the best ever. I think Reagan's debate with Carter where he said, there you go again, was probably the best. I don't remember if it was the same one where Carter said he asked his daughter Amy for advice. That (or those) debate was a real game-changer. This one wasn't.
Ole George has stayed waay too long in the DC echo chamber. The sad idea is that these folks really believe these beltway mantras and merely recite them to one another and regale in sitting around and telling each other how smart they are.
As I have previously stated in this forum, George Will, Peggy Noonan and others of the 'old guard' are no longer relevant to the new conservative movement under the Tea Party. Folk of their ilk do not understand us. They are limousine republicans of the Rockefeller mold, too used to being invited to the right parties and as panelists on the right shows.
Who reads or watches them, other then lap dog liberals who nod their heads when Will etc. come on. It just confirms the watchers of the MSM of their own convictions.
In a word, over the hill crapola from an undercover shill for the left.
I agree with Will. Instead of fat girl and beta male moderators, why not just hire fight refs to moderate. Let em go after each other but retain the power to call for neutral corners when it looks like somebody has taken a standing 8 count.
Weird comments here. Will is entitled to his opinion, and according to the insta-polls after the debate his view is shared by quite a few.
The 47% remark coming at the end was a little odd, but Romney had already anticipated it and gave his response before -0- launched. 0-bama did play the pansy and usually delivered his kidney punches from behind after the segment time was up – leaving no chance for a response. That allowed him to get in his licks, but also made him look petty, striking only from the cover of the moderator's, uh...skirts.
Indeed Will is entitled to his opinion but to be taken seriously one needs to be grounded in reality. "Immeasurably the best" debate in American history? Really?? Wow. Obviously, Will has never read any of the debates involving Henry Clay, John Calhoun, Daniel Webster, Stephen Douglas, Abe Lincoln or W.Jennings Bryan. Prime facie, Will's assertion is beyond absurd.
Oh my, Will disagrees with the wingnuts so he is evil. This from a lot of self professed ex -democrats. For the record I have never voted for a democrat for any office in almost 60 yrs. Even when I was "young". Not an excuse.
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