Maybe he’s not that smart…
Media manufactured Obama. Media told everyone how brilliant he is, how professorial, how lucky we were to have him as -resident. Obama reveled in the hype and believed it all. Last nights debate put an end to all that. Maybe someone should define for him what a debate entails. All the excuses coming from the media and leftist pundits won’t change how badly it went. Saying he was “rusty” and “unprepared”? He’s the President of the United States, he’s supposed to be prepared. That’s part of the job description.
No, it wasn’t Jim Lehrer’s fault for letting Romney expound; Obama got more time (four minutes more) than Romney. Besides, it’s not the moderator’s job to call a debater out on questionable assertions. It’s the opponent’s job.
Yes, it wasn’t the best atmospherics for Obama to look down, purse his lips, appear distracted, while Romney was attentive, engaged, relaxed. But this was much more than atmospherics. This was about one candidate who came with a frame for the evening, and who was prepared to engage on every question; and another who, perhaps because of his documented faith in his own abilities, felt he could wing it with snatches of familiar verbiage.
Today Obama is back out on the stump, saying the same stupid things he said last night. From Big Government:
Today, President Obama, smarting over his shellacking last night by Mitt Romney in the first presidential debate, took to the stump in Denver. It was a far more comfortable setting – one with no opponent, no moderator, no clock, and no accountability. Plus a teleprompter.
Obama’s biggest fear is the people will see the real Mitt Romney, not some soundbites from the campaign, and like what they see. Obama showed his true face in the debate, one of disdain for the American people he is supposed to lead. Romney showed true leadership and skill. It seems to come down to a choice between a successful, smart, principled businessman who understands how the economy works or a guy who wants to take your “stuff” and give it away for votes and, who blames every mistake he’s made on someone else. Do we really want more of the same for four more years? Obamanomics Decimated the American Middle Class, Working Poor
Since 2009, the middle 20% of American households saw their average incomes drop 4%. In 2011 alone, they fell 1.7%. The poorest 20% have fared even worse under Obama, Census data show. Their incomes have dropped more than 7% since 2009, and are now lower than they’ve been at any time since 1985, after adjusting for inflation.
Meanwhile, the wealthiest have managed to eke out gains in two of the past three years. In 2011, the top 20% saw their average income climb almost 2%, the Census data show.
These results are in direct contrast of what President Obama said his policies would produce when he ran for president in 2008.
What the Media, and Obama, doesn’t understand is, you can’t defend the indefensible and you can’t hide from the truth.
- Video: The entire first 2012 presidential debate (cbsnews.com)
- Liberal Spin: Romney Bullied Moderator, Dominated the Time – The Truth: Obama Talked 4 Minutes Longer (nicedeb.wordpress.com)
- Obama Gets Snippy With Lehrer: ‘I Had 5 Seconds Before You Interrupted Me’ (washington.cbslocal.com)
- Chris Matthews Explodes Over President Obama’s Empty Podium Performance at First Presidential Debate (themoderatevoice.com)