Romney dominates first debate

Oct. 3, 2012

Katy Grimes: It was unimistakable confidence on display tonight at the first Presidential debate between President Barack Obama, and challenger, former Massachusettes Governor Mitt Romney. But the confidence wasn’t coming from the President as so many in the media have been expecting.

Romney was undaunted, factual, and comfortable in his own skin, as the President is so often not.

Romney was the adult to Obama’s awkward adolescent. Romney was full of facts, answers, and solid retorts. And as Romeny delivered his statements with confidence, Obama appeared to be channeling memory recall.

It was hard work and real life experiences, versus entitlement and the easy way out. Platitudes and anecdotes versus nuance, and fact.

It is no wonder that NBC news anchors Brian Williams and Tom Brokaw excused Obama for his poor performance, stating that he was busy working running the country while Romney was able to practice for the debate.

Moderator Jim Lehrer attempted to offer a few assists to Obama, but all it did was create an opening large enough for Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Hummer to drive through.


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  1. Donkey
    Donkey 3 October, 2012, 22:50

    Mitt took Obama to the mat tonight, pining him with no problem!! 🙂

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  2. larry 62
    larry 62 3 October, 2012, 23:10

    I was very impressed with the way Mitt Romney made Obama look very much out of his league. Hope he can do it two more times.

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  3. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 4 October, 2012, 09:31

    The empty chair was in the building.

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  4. Dyspeptic
    Dyspeptic 4 October, 2012, 09:32

    Didn’t have the stomach to watch the circus myself but the Obama camp must be in panic mode now. The Dear Leader got whupped by a cardboard cutout? Ouch! Maybe for the next debate they can get Chris “thrill up my leg” Matthews or one of those harpies from The View to moderate.

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  5. Dyspeptic
    Dyspeptic 4 October, 2012, 10:08

    Maybe President Soetoro-Obama needs an October surprise to push him over the top. I hear Mitt once neglected to tip a black doorman and they say he worships the white salamander 🙂

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  6. Hondo
    Hondo 4 October, 2012, 10:20

    I’m guessing Romney read my retorts for his bad performance so far. He came out swinging.
    Romney Put Obama on the roof of his car and drove to Denver in the rain. Obama got this huge wrinkle on his face looking down at the telepromter on his shoes.
    Romney showed Obama to be ‘Chance the Gardner’ from the book ‘Being there’. Obama got lucky the economy collapsed 6 weeks before the election in 08. He has never been tested in his life, never had a real opponent before. He has never had a record to run on. Now he has, and Romney may be weak in some areas, but he knows his facts, and Obama now has a record that can be used against him.
    Obama has to change the subject and I bet the Navy Seals are on the way to Libya as I write this.

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  7. us citizen
    us citizen 4 October, 2012, 12:06

    BO was called on so many flubs of his administration, it was getting to be hysterical. He couldn’t defend himself because he knew they were all true. Al Gore even said it was the altitude that brought him down. Really, I mean REALLY!

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  8. Bob
    Bob 4 October, 2012, 13:12

    Al Gore even said it was the altitude that brought him down. Really, I mean REALLY!

    That’s hilarious.

    I’m surprised Algore didn’t blame global warming…er…sorry…I mean climate change.

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  9. Douglas
    Douglas 4 October, 2012, 20:11

    Governor Romney had a lot of facts in his arsenal. Like: the price of gas has doubled since President Obama took office.

    And I have some free advice to whoever wins the election to bring gas prices back down to 2008 levels. In December 2008 gas was under $2 a gallon. Six months earlier, it was over $4.

    So another record stock market crash and world wide recession should reduce the demand for oil and bring gas back under $2. It worked once, it should work again.

    Yes, that’s a snarky way to say the governor was cherry picking his facts. To be fair, he isn’t the only one to use that specious “gas price doubled” line. But he should know better.

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