Party like it’s 1980! Bewildered and lost without his teleprompter, President Obama flailed all around the debate stage last night. He was stuttering, nervous and petulant. It was like he had been called in front of the principal after goofing around for four years and blowing off all his homework. Not since Jimmy Carter faced Ronald Reagan has the U.S. presidency been so embarrassingly represented in public. Actually, that’s an insult to Jimmy Carter. The split screen was most devastating. Mitt Romney spoke forthrightly, with carefully studied facts and details at the ready. He looked right at the president and
Comments: This was a hit dead center on how 0bama performed in the debate. If you can call it that. Jimmuh Carter is now not not the worst president or worst debater for president in modern times.
Remember when Rick Lazio stormed Hillary Clinton's podium and for all intents and purposes was declared the loser for being so aggressive towards her?
I expect something along these lines to come out in an attack form on Romney.Pushy,disrespectful,rude,you name it.The left only licks it's wounds so long before they come bouncing back in a vicious manner.
The real problem for Obama is trying to defend the indefensible.Foreign policy should be another target rich environment for Romney.
Right now, somewhere in the country, Barack Hussein Obama is having a nightmare: Two more debates with this guy? Nothing doing. A preening peacock will in no way be upstaged by some businessman with a neat haircut. Look for a distraction coming, most likely a military action or some civil emergency which will allow Barry to gracefully bow out whilst he attends to this dire emergency.
I couldn't believe how many time Mitt had to scold Yomama about mis-characterizing his position on taxes. Was it 3,4,5 or 6 time in the first half hour. The WOn stuck with his lies and prepared spin because he had nothing else to fall back on except the lie. Romney mopped the floor with the Nappy Headed One. The only thing I can say about their ties is the Mitt's red tie was perfect and the blue tie Zippy had on matched his purple lips perfectly. By the end of the 3rd debate, The Fresh Prince of Putting will be a Master Debater.
This is what happens when an adult comes into the room. Why is that? We have an president who through his whole career has been pushed along because of Affirmative Action. Affirmative Action allows the unqualified to qualify. What the real shame is that when presented with a challenged, they have no tools to cope with the situation. By that time it's too late. You can't create knowledge out of the ether.
...one of the better pieces I've read tonight...kinda like watching someone getting a wedgie done to them. Worse when you think he was probably was all wee wee'd up by the time the tightie whities got pulled on him...
...his glares and quiet pleads to Lehrer only added to the obvious, he is not up to the job. His attempts to reach for his inspirational voice on some of his standard lines even failed. The columns were crumbling and the tide was moving in...and he got to go home with the wife...
I loved it! Every second of it! But best of all was when Michelle took the sobbing Barry off the stage and nobody said good-bye, but before the Romneys left, there was cheering and adoration from the crowd! Love CSPAN!
We do not have to worry about Mitt, like we did McCain. He can handle it!
Accepting that Mitt was brilliant and Obama is an idiot, it was almost as if Obama stopped trying. He's ready to move on to his Hawaiian estate where he can live like a king and not have to do any work. (Not that he's done any since he got there, but he's expected to!)
Can't wait for Biden/Paul! the one-two punch! Followed by foreign policy debate!
Great article, Charles! The president's handlers obviously drilled him on his revealing 'I'm about to tell a lie' moments .... especially since there was an article exposing these Obama body language movements and utterances. He almost slipped up on one common lie preface as he began to spout, 'Let me be clear' but caught himself before finishing that comment. ... That was a hoot! You could almost hear Empty Suit thinking, 'Oooops.'
Obama's target audiences during this campaign have been junior colleges where most in the crowd are english-as-second-languagers. He grins and struts, and they shower adoration, neither understainding nor caring what he's yakking about. Throw in the free phones and so'o'the-border food stamps, and the world is O's oyster.
That explains why he dodged meeting any leaders at the UN -- if they were any higher up than a junior collegiate, he was totally ill equipped to have a conversation on any topic other than free phones, Vegas or golf.
During the debate, I listened to Romney, muted Obama and flipped between them and Gossip Girl. Obama was more insipid, even muted, than the latter. His hands, however, were flying -- he used them incessantly, swooping, cupping, sweeping, stabbing, stirring. They were a lot of sound and fury signifying nothing.
I agree with all posters above but want to point out #2's reps one. We have seen the empty chair for almost four long years, but it probably the first time Dems recognized what an empty chair looks like in person. Obama did not consider the fact that he represents not only himself, but his Party. Last night he was a big embarrassment to his Party. So sad. /s
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Bad Dog, 10/4/2012 5:26:47 AM (No. 8908601)
#9 - Interesting observation, re military action a la October surprise. There was an article on Breitbart last evening that there is something planned. My military son alerted me to it - a strike at Libyan targets. Plural. ''End'' of October, whatever that means and that definition is flexible. You could well be right that something will get in the way of the next debate(s).
I think the stage was set at the git-go, when Barcky wished his beloved Wookie a happy anniversary. NO CROWD REACTION. None. He couldn't believe the crowd wasn't cheering him and her, anyway, despite Jim Lehrer's admonitions against it.
FTA - "Who knew anyone on the planet could make Mitt Romney look easy, relaxed, smooth and human?"
Not necessary, Charles. You can take that line out and the lack of it will have no impact on your article. Some of us think obit is less than human. He thinks he's God, so he sorta agrees with us. As for cool, obit looks more like a fool. He's just a show up guy. But, that's just my take.
The President seemed angry from the first moment, even in his anniversary homage to Michelle, especially when he asserted grumpily that next year they wouldn't be celebrating in front of 40 million people. He looked so ornery I kept expecting the finger to be deployed. Besides angry, he looked sick, with sallow coloring, dark circles. In contrast, Mitt looked terrific, vibrant, energized, in command of the situation, and much healthier. And when they walked out on the stage and shook hands, Mitt looked taller, which prognosticators seem to think significant.
Be ready for some type of military action - my son is in contact with his buddies in various units and they are being staged in remote border areas of some parts of the ME - can't mention where, for OPSEC concerns, but something is up.
It's time for a leading Democrat to come forth and bravely state the truth - that Barack Obama is leading the US to ruin and must not be reelected. Surely - one leading Democrat is not too much to ask.
Great job Mr Romney! I am not surprised at all by either candidate's performance. Zero is a, well... zero. But I am amazed at how surprised our side seems to be about Romney's performance?!?! Every time Romney speaks he has total command of the facts and speaks with itelligence and experience. He never backs down and is unafraid to play hardball. When are some conservatives going to realize we have a great candidate who will make a great POTUS? I just don't get it.
Romney performed last night just as I knew he would. Romney/Ryan 2012!!!
#9 I was thinking the same thing during the debate. He will have to find something to get out of the other two. A national emergency will do just fine. It was obvious he was in waaaay over his head which is what many of us have been saying all along.
#34 I have been saying for a long time that he is having to take something to cope with his life. He appears to be in a daze most of the time. I wouldn't be surprised to find a meth lab sitting next to the beer brewery in the White House. With his whistling false teeth we wouldn't be able to see the rotting teeth that goes with being a meth junky. Before it was over, my husband and I had decided he doesn't really want to be re-elected.
From 2005-2008 Obama was in DC living the bachelor life while his wife was in Chicago. I wonder if he hooked up with Chris Stevens. Maybe he was on his list like the choirmaster at his church. And something had to be done. For sure, Obama is on the weed.
I may never get off the computer this morning there are so many great articles and comments to read. All of course, pointing to the contrast between the two speakers. Romney did us proud. Can someone get Chris Matthews help?
The media's chickens are coming home to rooooooost. First time since before November 2008 I have started a day with hope and not dread. Thank you, Mitt Romney! He wasn't my pick for candidate, but I will belatedly take him.
NO! Just lazy, lazy, lazy and convinced (and how could he not be?) that he was the smartest man in the room and that the Press and the People would cover for him. All he had to do was show up! He must be fuming now, and won't make that mistake at the "Town Hall", but I am also sure that the Chicago Mafia will pull every dirty trick in the book to stack the deck re: the audience, etc. And that will be NOTHING compared to what they will pull at the election. My hope is that the toady Press, realizing that the Emperor has no clothes and that THEY may be implicated, will start to do some actual reporting Re: Libya and the WARN ACT re: military contractors having to give notice prior to layoffs AND the fact that the Administration says it will pay for any potential lawsuits WITH OUR $ per usual.
It's time for everyone to get their guard up. The Dims will do ANYTHING to stay in power, and after last night, you can bet they are planning to come out swinging big time. Brace yourselves: if you thought the Dim campaign was nasty up to this point, I predict we haven't seen anything like what is coming. There is nothing more dangerous than a wounded, desperate demoncrat party that is fearful it may be on the verge of losing its grip on the presidency.
So Obama says (in rambling closing statement) he wakes up every morning working hard on our behalf. Were you working hard the day Ambassador Stevens and three other Americans were murdered? How about the day Border Patrol SA Terry was killed?
Even tho Romney had a great night last night, I'm like many other posters this morning. I don't trust dims any further that I can throw a freight train. For the next 33 days, there is going to be an avalanche of dirty tricks, lies, bogus voter registration, etc. Any and every thing that can be thought up will be in play. And, as mentioned, military action against Libya is not out of the question. If Obozo can launch air strikes against Libya in retaliation of Benghazi, then there will be an element of Americans who will be drawn to Obozo for it. After all, can't undermine the president or change presidents in the middle of a war, now can we.
Obama is a Brand... like Nike, HP, Ford, you name it... If Obama is compared to a pair a shoes, people bought them because marketing knows how the hype them up and make people want them, but in Obama's case, America put them on and try to run in them and you slid, they fall apart and they made our feet hurt. To the people that never wore them, they look great, and people are impressed by them, but if you did, you end up trashing them and chalk it up to experience. Democrats just hate the truth that their guy is a phony and a fake and should never have been elected president.
"I felt like a dying clown with a streak of Rin Tin Tin." (from the Who's "Who Are You")
The Lightworker (sic) probably felt that way when he sulked offstage blinking back the tears and grinding his teeth in impotent rage as the Linebacker glowered. But since he's never composed a single memorable--let alone poetic--line in his life, he could never give voice to the quote above. Obama, who has spent a lifetime being elevated to positions he is in no way qualified for, is the utmost personification of the Peter Principle. He's a loser whom other losers believe to be something special, and his pResidency is a total loss.
#6, with all due respect, please. You have been warned repeatedly that this man is hollow and and empty vessel. He's done, okay? The only thing left is the funeral. Romney over Obama 55% to 43%, as I've been insisting for 2 years.
To those wondering if this was some kind of setup: it was about the economy, which is the most important issue to voters (at least according to Rasmussen). I doubt Empty Chair planned to screw this up.
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