Doesn’t this picture say it all?
Erick Erickson at Redstate says:
“Barack Obama, at one point, interrupted Jim Lehrer and asked Lehrer to move on to a new topic. It was a brilliant metaphor for what Barack Obama did coming into office. He looked at the economy and decided to move on to Obamacare. His whole career has been one of passing the buck, shifting blame, and failing to take responsibility for tough challenges. He did the same last night.
For four years, Barack Obama has rarely been challenged and he handled it poorly last night. He was ill prepared, flustered easily, and came off as petulant. At some point we should expect the empty chair to ask Barack Obama to take a vacation day and let it debate instead.”
From Memphian and GOP Committeeman John Ryder:
“First, I think this is one of the best debates I have seen. Each candidate had enough time to give serious answers. Jim Lehrer stayed out of the way and let the candidates talk. Because there was only one moderator, there was no need for each questioner to try to outdo the other. I liked the formatl
I am not sure what the pundits are going to say, but I believe that Gov. Romney won the debate by a wide margin.
1. He was on the stage as an equal with the President—always a plus for the challenger
2. No major gaffes by either man, and no home runs
3. Romney looked relaxed, confident and animated (I think he actually enjoys the geeky stuff)
4. He looked like he was having fun, Obama switched between glowering and cowering
5. He was specific—he had clear and coherent answers and examples\
6. He had some good lines—
7. I think he beat Obama on Obamacare; I think he beat him on Dodd-Frank; I think he won on the debt;
8. Obama was relatively inarticulate; while Romney was able to hit him hard with numbered specific attacks. I thought it worked well.
9. On bipartisanship—Romney looked committed and Obama looked snarky
10. Overall—the President looked weak, mean-spritied, arrogant, and unprepared.”””
Powerline blog says “it’s over”:
I’ve been watching presidential debates for quite a few years, but I have never seen one like this. It wasn’t a TKO, it was a knockout. Mitt Romney was in control from the beginning. He was the alpha male, while Barack Obama was weak, hesitant, stuttering, often apologetic. The visuals were great for Romney and awful for Obama. Obama looked small, tired, defeated after four years of failure, out of ammo. One small point among many: Obama doesn’t even know how to stand at a podium, as he continually lifted up one leg. He would be below average as a high school debater.
Rush Limbaugh on Facebook:
“Romney crushed Obama in almost every area. Obama did a ton of damage to himself. This couldn’t have gone much better for Romney!”
White House Insider declare “Veni, Vidi, Vici”:
The governor delivered big time. Amazing prep work by the campaign. Almost like they had a few pages right out of Obama’s own prep book hand delivered to them about 48 hours earlier.
Obama looked very uncomfortable, tired, and agitated.
Watch donations to Romney rise in the coming days.
And we got another big deal about to be delivered. Not just the one I already told you about.
Pushing in the walls from all sides now.
This wasn’t a good night. THIS WAS A GREAT NIGHT.
The governor tonight was better than BC at his best.. No joke. He was damn good. Shocked the hell out of a whole lot of people tonight. Guess Christie was right on. Wow.
Now Jarrett shows her teeth. Governor’s team has been warned. They are prepared.
God I love this sh-t when it goes good like this.
Will be in touch.