Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Debate: Obama Aggressive & Angry; Romney Presidential, Cool, Calm & Reasonable

"Obama: I stand with Israel, unless I get a better offer...like The View" Tweet from M. McAulay

  • Most pundits today are declaring last night's debate a draw. Romney, many concluded, passed the "Commander-in-Chief" test. He kept focus on defending his strategic vision for America. Romney also came off very optimistic, gracious and bipartisan (he actually gave Obama credit several times). In my opinion, Romney also came off looking presidential, cool, calm and very reasonable.
  • Pres. Obama, on the other hand, did what he had to do to appease his base: He attacked. But he looked  like his head was ready to explode at times. His aggression, in my opinion, came off petulant on occasion bordering on mockery(especially during the part of the debate when both debated military budget cuts and the Navy). The president staring at Romney looked too creepy to me at times.
  • Romney did himself a favor by steering a debate from foreign policy to the economy. At one time, I believe both debated the economy for at least 10-15 minutes. Every poll shows Romney wins when he discusses the economy. On the other hand, Obama has the edge on foreign policy issues (However, that's even changed in the last two months. In August, Gallup had Obama besting Romney on foreign policy, 52% to 42%. Now, Obama has only a one point edge in the same poll, 48%-47%.).
  • Romney also countered the Left's ludicrous claim that he would be a warmonger. Romney said in response: "We can't kill our way out of this mess." I believe Romney hit a home run when he also stated: "Mr. President...America has not dictated to other nations. We have freed other nations from dictators." And it was pure genius when Romney reminded the audience that Obama has not visited Israel while president.
  • The foreign press had an interesting take on the debate. The UK Telegraph's headline this morning: "Romney Won The Debate By Looking Presidential. Obama Had A Painful Case Of Biden Smile."

  • By the way, just to give you some idea how the public perceived these debates, consider these polls on who won. In the first debate, Romney hammered Obama 72% to 20%. In the second debate, Ryan edged out Slo Joe Biden, 48%-44%. And in the third debate (second with Romney vs. Obama), Obama beat out Romney 51% to 38%.
  • Today, Rasmussen has Romney at 50% and Obama at 46%.
  • Washington Post's tracking poll is reporting today that Romney is leading Obama 52-46% in seven "toss-up" states.
  • Info Wars is also reporting today that Obama supporters continue to threaten Romney and threaten to riot if Obama loses. Secret Service also reported they will be taking all appropriate action that is necessary.