Here’s the Nonsense: The debate was a win for Obama, or at least a strong showing.
Here’s the Horse Sense: Only one true leader showed up for tonight’s debate and it wasn’t the president. His shortcomings were on display so the world could see them. Anyone who missed his failings either wasn’t watching or is blind to the truth.
If we learned nothing else during tonight’s presidential debate, we learned that President Obama has no ideas and no concept how to create jobs, turn the economy around, and make America as great as it once was. His only ability if he doesn’t have a teleprompter telling him what to do is to repeat the same things over and over and hope no one is listening to Romney continually correct him. Somehow he seems to think that repeating a lie, even in the face of direct confrontation proving him wrong, will eventually win out if you repeat it long enough.
For years now we’ve been told by the left and the mainstream media that Barack Obama is the most gifted public speaker, the most skilled debater, and the most brilliant man to ever hold the office of president. I’m not sure how people can justify any of those thoughts. I guess I’m not watching the same president they are. But what I saw tonight in the presidential debate was proof that the Barack Obama running for president is in so far over his head that he doesn’t know where to turn except to propaganda. And then he hopes that propaganda will be strong enough to bail him out.
The list goes on and on of the times Mitt Romney had to correct the president, yet Obama continued to repeat his lies. One of the most prominent was accusing Romney’s economic plan of cutting taxes by $5 trillion. And when Romney corrected him and explained so clearly that even a young student would understand it the president ignored the response and continued to repeat his mantra that Romney had $5 trillion in tax cuts hanging over his head. Even the moderator, Jim Lerher seemed perplexed that Obama wouldn’t back off what was clearly not true.
We’ve seen it time and again. When he’s got his teleprompter the president does okay. But if he’s asked a question or strays away from what has been prepared for him to say he gets in trouble and runs out of responses. What he said tonight at the debate was nothing but a series of platitudes that he’s repeated over and over again ever since his first campaign for the White House in 2008.
Tonight America saw in Obama a man who has no ideas and no solutions. Mitt Romney clearly showed he not only has a plan, but he’s been here before. No, I don’t mean he’s been at a presidential debate. That was new for him. But where he has been is in the place where he has an organization with big problems that need solutions and he knows how to come up with those solutions. His background showed through making him come across as the experienced, confident, knowledgeable candidate who has answers to help America. He also came across as the one on stage who clearly is concerned for Americans and wants to help them.
In my new book, No Tomorrows: How To Halt America’s Imminent Collapse And Return To The American Dream – And Why It Must Start With The 2012 Elections, I look at the core problems facing America and show how to fix them before we succumb to the collapse that is hanging over us with impending doom. One of those problems is electing true leaders, which we have not done for decades. Yet tonight we saw a true leader in Mitt Romney.
I’ve always hated the term “presidential” because it seems that everyone in the media, even in so-called right wing media, use the term to describe everything from how well a candidate wears their suit to how well they smile. Really it should refer to who comes across more able to handle the duties of the presidency and has the answers that are needed to qualify for the job. But having said that, tonight it was very apparent that the only true leader on the stage, the only man who looked presidential was Mitt Romney. Barack Obama came across as out of place and grasping for answers. He looked like he was in way over his head. If the election were to be determined by the debate performance tonight, then not only would Romney win, but Obama would be asked to move out of the White House now and not wait until January.
With comments from Romney like saying to the president that he was fighting for Obamacare and not for jobs for Americans, which showed a terrible lack of priorities to a nation with citizens hurting badly in this failed economy, Romney took the offensive against Obama.
Even the liberal media and pundits were stunned and had to admit it. Those diehard believers that think Obama can do nothing that isn’t perfect were in amazement at his lack of ability to give good answers.
Andrew Sullivan at the Daily Beast said, “…this was a disaster for the president…” and he went on to say, “The person with authority on that stage was Romney…”
Chris Matthews at MSNBC, long known for the tingle the President sends up his leg, said, “"What was Romney doing? He was winning."
Bill Maher, not known as a fan of any Republican tweeted: “i can't believe i'm saying this, but Obama looks like he DOES need a teleprompter”
And MSNBC’s Ed Schultz said: “[Romney] was winning tonight. … The president tonight was disappointing…”
Charles Hurt at the Washington Times said, “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.”
Michael Reagan, President Ronald Reagan's son and a Newsmax contributor, tweeted at the end of the debate that Republican challenger Mitt Romney won, describing it as the "best debate performance by a Republican since Lincoln!"
And what was one of the most powerful comebacks by Romney of the night was cited by TheBlaze.com like this:
Romney’s most brutal hit came near the end, when he hit Obama with a line seemingly tailor made to make the President seem out of touch. “You’re entitled to your own airplane, and your own house, but not your own facts.”
Even the poll results after the debate had Romney walking away with it:
According to a CNN/ORC International survey conducted right after the debate, 67% of debate watchers questioned said that the Republican nominee won the faceoff, with one in four saying that President Barack Obama was victorious
Any way you cut it, Mitt Romney came tonight to play and play he did. This contest is far from over. After the debate tonight Sarah Palin warned voters on the right that “Chicago will strike back.” She’s right. This is no time to get lazy. This is time to work hard, work together, and work to save America. And it appears that in Mitt Romney we have a leader who can help us do that.