Thursday, October 04, 2012

Obligatory Post-Whoop-@$$ Wrap-Up

Do I have to explain who won the first Presidential debate last night? Do I? Huh?

Look: you know how much I love the guy, and you know how much of a high information viewer I am, and I can see the logic of some of Obama's meandering, weak, professorial arguments. But this was a disaster for the president for the key people he needs to reach, and his effete, wonkish lectures may have jolted a lot of independents into giving Romney a second look.

Obama looked tired, even bored; he kept looking down ...

Uh, actually, he looked away from Romney much of the time when Romney was speaking. Some twerp from the debating team at Georgetown University was also watching last night, and made a big snit over Romney's excessive use of hands. Give me a break! At least Romney acted like he was there. Obama was looking all over the place, probably thinking, where are my handlers, where's my teleprompter, where's Chris Matthews, where's my mommy?

Romney demonstrated a command of facts, figures, and applications thereof. You don't get to run a corporation without being able to stand in front of a room full of suits and be able to do that. Obama, on the other hand, was accustomed to speaking in platitudes, in generalities, in eliciting the emotive response from the crowd. Romney called him out at least twice for repeating what Romney maintained was unsubstantiated, as highlighted in this illustration, suitable for framing.

Obviously you can't just regurgitate your campaign ads on a level playing field.

True, some conservatives are going to stick it to Romney for conceding that "regulation is essential," when in fact any action by a legislative body invariably involves some form of regulation. They still aren't all that thrilled with Romney (nor is this writer), but he was an improvement over the incumbent before last night. Afterwords ... oh yeah!

How did this play in the key state of Ohio? See for yourself. Even filmmaker and career poseur Michael Moore had to admit: "Get this: Obama spoke FOUR minutes longer than Romney did tonight! Didn't feel that way, did it? That sorta says it all."

It's on now, b*†©#∑$!

(H/T to Heather Hager Combs and Sister Toldjah. You go, grrls!)

No comments: