Thursday, October 04, 2012

Debate impressions


I guess the Prez thought his peeps were getting too comfortable. It had begun to look as if he'd wipe the floor with Mitt in November. The voters who can make the difference, especially Latinos and young folks (often the same people) wouldn't feel they needed to show up. That would let the old white guy party crawl back into the race. Couldn't let that happen …

Oh -- and Republican money might have been ready to flee to Senate and House races where they had better chances than with Mitt.

Well -- with the President's dampening performance last night that delusion is over. Democrats and friends were reminded this will be a fight. We were also reminded of the times -- such as during the debt negotiations debacle -- when the President mysteriously goes into his impression of a doormat. This is a fault in an otherwise good guy.

But he's what we have between us and the oligarchs. Not all we would want, but the best we've been able to push out there at the moment.

Back to work.

6 comments:

Joe Markowitz said...

History will record that the debt ceiling negotiations were one of Obama's finest hours. This will be proven when the Republicans are forced to cave on their "no taxes" pledge to avoid sequester.

As for the debate performance, I would say the jury is still out.

Rain Trueax said...

If they count lies against him, Romney will eventually look bad for the debate to everybody but Rush Limbaugh fans. When an honest person has to discuss anything with someone who lies all the time, it's tough. That's what Obama faced last night. I hate debates as they aren't really what it should be about. It's ideas and policies. With Romney, his change with the wind.

Classof65 said...

I was terribly disappointed and angry with Obama, however, in retrospect, it would have been impossible to refute Romney's lies and change of message (now supposedly not going to give tax breaks to the 1%) in the 2 allotted minutes. Obama's pitying half-smile, however, certainly did not win any votes from Independents.

Damon said...

Not a great performance, but what do you do when the person you are debating is a stranger, saying words he's never said before? I think he was honestly flummoxed by what he was hearing. I still think it's possible the Obama will be the winner, once the depth of lies is more fully explored. And, those lies will be exposed in campaign ads. The first has been released already.

janinsanfran said...

Don't get me wrong: I remain pretty confident that Obama can and will win the election. But we've all been reminded that winning is a work in progress!

Romney does just lie. I hope (and expect) the Obama campaign has enough money to ensure people get told the truth. Can't count on the media.

Classof65 said...

I think someone slipped Obama a mickey. That said, it was impossible for Obama to refute every lie of Romney's in the allotted two minutes. Lehrer should be barred from moderating anything ever again. The next debate should place the opponents in sound-proof booths and cut their microphones when their time is up.

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