On his Wednesday radio program, conservative talker Mark Levin suggested he didn’t care much for the presidential debate analysis of either The Washington Post’s George Will or the Fox News Channel’s Charles Krauthammer. Levin, author of “Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America,” first took on Will, who called Tuesday’s town hall debate “immeasurably the best in American history” on ABC’s post-debate coverage. “Why? How can this be said to be “immeasurably the best?” Levin asked. “I don’t think more lies have been told in 90 minutes in history of debates. Why? The constant interrupting by the moderator?
Comments: Sometimes it is easy to lose sight of the goal at hand, especially when you watch politics like it is a sport and not something a little more meaningful.
I was yelling at the TV as I was watching these idiots. What do they think this is, a high school debate class? I mean, this is THE election of our lifetimes, and I know that is said every election but this time it really is true!
I think both George and Charles are two very smart people, but I agree with Mark on this one. People don't vote because one person does better on a college debating scoring system. They vote for the person that makes them feel good and safe if that person gets elected. Nothing Obama said gained more votes. He may not have lost as many votes as the first debate, but he continued to lose votes. Romney came across as a very smart and caring guy that can save the USA from continued decline. Obama preached to his minions. He did not convince anyone that voting for him was a good idea. On that basis Romney won big!
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country boy, 10/18/2012 9:31:22 AM (No. 8942104)
Just to add, obama lies for a hobby. One quick lie he threw out (haven't seen anybody else pick up) is that he said the U.S. Dollar is higher today than when he took office. This is amazing not just because it isn't true, it is also amazing because it wasn't a topic, nobody is criticizing obama for driving the dollar down. obama figures he is so good at lying, he can just make them up as he goes.
"For the dour among us, even a close election win bodes badly as the pendulum continues its swing toward the takers. No. Only a rout will do." Well said, #8, but I'm afraid that even a rout will only slow down the swing of the pendulum. It's heading toward 'the takers' regardless of outcome.
As usual America's voice "crying in the wilderness" nails it!
It would be most beneficial for the cause if, between now and November 6th, Doctor "K" and Professor Will both got out beyond the 495 Beltway and spent some quality time here in "flyover country" mixing and mingling with us "peasants."
Obama lost and will keep on losing because he cannot explain the following...(a depressingly long list), that affects everybody:
-the high unemployment -the rotten real estate market -the scandals like Operation Fast 'n Furious -crony capitalism like Solindra -job killing regulations like Obama Care -high gas prices and a failed energy policy -military cuts and gays in the military -high debt, with the promise for deeper debt -failure to pass a budget -failure to lead Congress
A high school debate would be far better run and I hope better argued on both sides.
I used to like Levin and I admire his spirit, but he gets just a tad carried away, and doesn't have that friendly mode that make Hannity and Rush so easy to listen to. It's always *work* to listen to Levin!
Mark is an outstanding observer of the political life, with hardly any other to take second place. Americans can trust his word all the way to the voting booth. George Will and Dr. Krauthammer are what they profess to be, video educated talk show types. Both are okay, with Krauthammer being the better of the two. Mark has written a solid book on judges in America, and the Supreme Court. His voice should always be listened to and debated because it usually shows a viewpoint understanding the Constitution and the Founding Fathers who wrote it.
There is always room for good cop - bad cop in the sphere of political commentary along the conservative spectrum - and it is a spectrum. Levin, like Rush, Will, K and others are essentially in the political entertainment business and they each have their situational strong points in areas of economics, foreign policy, energy, projection of power, etc. Levin tends to appeal to my combative side but I don't take his every utterance on every issue to the bank any more than I would Will's.
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