Romney One – Obama Zero

At least, according to this CNN poll.

I almost, almost, feel sorry for Obama.

Mr. President, you can’t talk down to people, insult their intelligence, claim they didn’t work hard for what they have, squash their freedoms by burying them with regulations, take their choices away and heavily tax them without risking repercussions. The American people are PISSED OFF and FED UP with your socialist, government-is-the-answer, agenda. And it’s refreshing to actually SEE this finally coming to a head because the media has done a smash-up job of covering up the truth these past three years. You can hear the panic, and disillusionment, in Chris Matthews’ voice here.

Part of me can’t help but think this is yet another trick of Obama’s – get the American people to feel sorry for him because big, bad, mean Romney absolutely crushed him last night. This is what happens when you rely on teleprompters and staff writers to do your thinking/talking for you. I honestly think Obama was surprised by Romney’s aggressiveness. Actually, I was surprised by Romney’s aggressiveness. I didn’t think he was capable of being tough and decisive but damn it, that’s what we NEED right now – someone with a backbone who won’t stand down, or “compromise” any longer. We’ve compromised way too much this past decade and it’s time to start standing up for what’s right and defend our constitution. We’ve LIVED it the Democrats’ way and it hasn’t worked – NOW IT’S OUR TURN.

And the Republican Establishment better get the hell out of the way – that’s all I’m saying. In fact, it’s time we abolished the Republican establishment – they’ve done more harm than good for the party for way too long as well.

I’m sorry, but after enduring the monstrosity that has been Obama-nomics for the past three years, I just have to take a moment to savor the humiliating blows for a moment … my apologizes if I’m gloating but when you’ve had your voice taken away for three (plus??) years, it’s terribly satisfying to finally have a portion of it actually heard, for a change …

Bewildered and lost without his teleprompter, President Obama flailed all around the debate stage last night. He was stuttering, nervous and petulant. It was like he had been called in front of the principal after goofing around for four years and blowing off all his homework.

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.

The split screen was most devastating. Mitt Romney spoke forthrightly, with carefully studied facts and details at the ready. He looked right at the president and accused him of being miles out of his depth.

Mr. Obama? His eyes were glued to his lectern, looking guilty and angry and impatient with all the vagaries of Democracy. This debate was seriously chafing him.

Humility is a bitter pill to swallow, Mr. President.

Well, that was odd.

President Obama’s stylistic strategy during Wednesday night’s debate seemed to be to try to stay right above the rancor, to appear dignified, presidential. The problem with that approach is that the line between dignified and presidential and anodyne and weak is the width of a cat’s hair.

Romney, on the other hand, went on the attack, interrupting and rambling on, which to some will read as confidence and command of the facts, even if many of his statements were riddled with the, um, nonfactual. (Instead of larding this post with these points, I direct you to The New York Times’s fact-check of the debate.)

The president didn’t call him on these issues. Why? The president let Romney interrupt and talk over him. Why? The president didn’t even mention Romney’s secretly recorded statement about the “47 percent.” Why?

The passion that the president exhibits on the campaign trail never showed up on the debate stage. To my mind, that was a mistake.

This poor writer – it’s almost embarrassing to watch/read someone’s disillusioned dreams shatter, isn’t it.

I linked to the Liberals’ “fact check” – now check out the GOP’s fact check of last night’s debate.

Faced with a humiliating and complete defeat for their candidate in last night’s debate, the only recourse from the Democratic National Committee was to release an ad claiming Mitt Romney wasn’t gentle enough on the President.

*rolls eyes* Seriously?!? Gentle enough?? We don’t want a president made out of glass that gets his feelings hurt, we want a STRONG LEADER who will take the issues by the short and curlies and deal with them.

Okay. I’m done torturing you. We could spend all day reading/discussing various news stories but, well, life goes on, doesn’t it.