Andy must have been smoking some really good choom last night. His fantasy man hit it our of the park, apparently. Too bad he was completely full of it all night, even with a stacked audience, moderator in his pocket and a series of softball questions. The fact Obama could actually string a few coherent sentences together and not pass out on stage makes it a huge victory in the eyes of the despondent left.
Good luck selling this nonsense with the electorate.
To my mind, Obama dominated Romney tonight in every single way: in substance, manner, style, and personal appeal. He came back like a lethal, but restrained predator. He was able to defend his own record, think swiftly on his feet, and his Benghazi answer was superb. He behaved like a president. He owned the presidency. And Romney? Well, he has no answers on the math question and was exposed. He was vulnerable on every social issue, especially immigration. And he had no real answer to the question of how he’d be different than George W Bush.
Calling a black man a predator? Raaaaacist!
I’m excitable – but sometimes politics is about emotion as well as reason. And my view is that Obama halted Romney’s momentum in its tracks and his performance will bring women voters in particular flooding back. He’s just more persuasive. On watching with the sound off – apart from weird gaps in the CSPAN coverage – Obama did not grin like Biden; he smiled confidently, leaning forward. Within twenty minutes, Romney looked flush and a little schvitzy.
Game, set and match to Obama. He got it; he fought back; he gave us all more than ample reason to carry on the fight.
What debate was he watching? Hate to break it to excitable Andy, but Obama’s been lying about Benghazi for five weeks. Even Crowley admitted she was wrong. Facts are stubborn things.