I thought last night’s debate was a draw…even though I didn’t think the President got any points for honesty…What? You called the terrorism attack in Benghazi a TERRORIST attack the morning after? Yep. And I’m Kate Middleton….at least there were two contestants at the debate this time around and it turned out to be a lively one.
All of that said, I’m already sick of hearing about how poorly Candy Crowley did as moderator. Look. The woman did what she could to keep these two blustering bulls from literally locking horns or filibustering. Did she pick pro-Obama questions? I don’t think so. Did she stack the deck by way of time? Yes. It appears that she did since she gave the President 9% more time to answer the questions than she did Governor Romney. But, in my view, that was kin to giving him enough rope to hang himself. He just had more time to lie and misdirect the public. Today’s fact checking will bring an avalanche of truth down around Barack Obama’s head. In the long run, it was a win for Mitt Romney in my book.
There were mistakes made. In this debate, with all the talk about how much both candidates need the female vote, Mitt Romney missed a golden opportunity to take the wind from the Obama/Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act sails. How could the Governor have missed the chance to point out that in this President’s White House, women are paid less than men?! But miss it he did. Sigh.
Still, the focus groups and post-debate polls agree with me. Romney walked away with the prize. It appears that there were votes won and few, if any of them were won by the incumbent no matter what the spin-masters from Team Obama tell us. This debate continues the momentum which began inDenver. Romney’s on a roll.
Meanwhile, I urge my conservative compatriots to be gracious in this, their second big win of the debate season. Don’t fall into the trap of whining about Candy Crowley. It makes us all look like fourth-graders. Besides, if there’s anything worse than a poor loser, it’s a poor winner
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