Skip to comments.Obama Experiences Epic Meltdown as Romney Crushes Him in First Debate
Posted on 10/04/2012 6:59:37 AM PDT by OneVike
I have seen many debates in my life, but never before have I witnessed such a complete defeat of an opponent. Obama was so outmatched, that it was almost as if Romney was toying with the one term president at times. It even seemed like he was holding back a chuckle, as he watched Obama incoherently ramble on in a pathetic attempt to match wits with a man who's IQ is vastly superior to his. More then a few times Obama wanted to continue, but wasn't allowed to because I am sure Jim felt pity that he would just inflict more damage upon himself. Maybe that's when Jim Lehrer realized that Obama was going to get routed.
Near the end of the debate, when Mitt responded to the question of what he thought the role of the government was, you could almost sense him going in for the kill as he began reciting the constitution and what our founding fathers meant by the words they wrote. By then Lehrer must have known that he was witnessing a meltdown of his Manchurian President. From beginning to end, Obama was playing small ball against a big leaguer who spent 90 minutes schooling him on the fine art of debating. If it were a boxing match, Jim would have stopped the debate while awarding Romney a TKO.
What I witnessed was a real leader exposing Barrack Hussein Obama to be nothing more than a small time community organizer. A small time Chicago thug being crushed by a like a cheap tin can. It was the kind of defeat that many do not recover from, and only time will tell if the man-child who would be king can. Yes, in my opinion, it was that complete of a defeat.
Truth is, if I had not watched it myself, I would not have believed it, but I have never been so delighted to admit I was wrong. Yesterday I posted my opinion that regardless of how bad Obama did, the MSM would find a way to claim he won. However, even when Ranaldus Magnus handed Carter his ass on a platter, he didn't look as pathetic as Obama did last night. Now we can all sit back and watch the MSM begin their damage control. After all, Obama's own campaign was downplaying his chances long before the debate began, so I expect them to quickly change the subject as they get back on message that Obama is invincible.
On FOX news,(video below) Krauthammer may have stated that he thought Romney won big by two touchdowns, but he preferenced it by making excuses for Obama when he brought up the way George Bush lost to John Kerry in their first debate. He went on to say that, like Bush, he expects Obama to recover and do better in the next debate. So it seems like inside the beltway Charly has already began downplaying the significance of Obama's meltdown. (by the way, GW did not lose that first debate to Kerry)
As I scan the reports, it looks like most conservative and liberal pundits think Romney won decisively. Republican National Committee chairman, Reince Priebus, believes the debate will go down in history as "one of the most historically one-sided debates in history."
Liberal comedian and TV host, Bill Maher, tweeted: "Obama's not looking like he came for a job interview, Romney so far does." In another tweet he said,"Obama made a lot of great points tonight. Unfortunately, most of them were for Romney".
Bill Gasto, a senior fellow of the liberal think tank, Brookings Institute, commented that: "Romney did himself considerable good. ... I would not be surprised to learn that a majority of American people think he won it outright." Probably the most telling response came from MSNBC's uber liberal pundit Chris Matthews, who was so upset with Obama that he recommended the president begin watching more MSNBC:
"Where was Obama tonight? He should watch -- well not just Hardball, Rachel, he should watch you, the Reverend Al, Lawrence. There's a hot debate going on in this country, here on this network is where we're having the debate. We have our knives out, we go after the people and the facts. What was he doing tonight? He went in there disarmed."
I am guessing that Mathews has lost that tingling feeling he had in his legs for Obama, after he listened to a speech he gave during the 2008 Democrat primary.(video above)
I understand that somewhere between 55 and 60 million Americans were expected to tune into the debate. In a poll of 430 people by CNN/ORC International, 67% thought Romney won, compared to 25% for Obama. A CBS News instant poll, had uncommitted voters agreeing by 2 to 1 that Romney beat Obama, and in an experimental online poll by Google, 38.9% to 35.5% thought Obama was performing better early in the debate, but after the debate ended, the numbers were 47.8% to 25.4% in Romney's favor. All that being said, I expect that by the time they meet for the next debate on October 16, the media will have discovered enough problems with Romney's win to have convinced at least half the voters that that Obama had actually won.
Only time will tell, but it's no secret that I have thought this race was over before it began. That's why I am still upset with my fellow republicans who fell for the lie that only a moderate could beat Obama. I think any one of the Republican primary candidates would have done just as good against Obama, but we are stuck with Romney.
For those who are inclined to betting, two offshore gambling sites both have Obama losing ground. Pinnacle Sports, has Obama's at 73% odds of winning re-election, where as his chances were at 80% before the debate, that's a 7% drop. Intrade of Ireland has Obama's odds dropping to 66% for winning, down 12% from 78% before the debate. Finally, I wanted to share the video below of Sarah Palin's take on the debate with you. She almost felt sorry for Obama.
Air Time: 9:00-10:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Location: Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York (Tickets)
Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates
Participants: President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney
Moderator: Candy Crowley (CNN Chief Political Correspondent)
The second presidential debate will take the form of a town meeting,
Stop being a snot about it. Ping a person if you mention them in a comment. You know the rules.
Town Hall debates are always set ups. They pack the audience with lefty college students and union members with pre-approved questions to favor the Democrat. What will happen is that Obama will not be asked any tough questions that he can’t answer with canned pre-prepared lines from other speeches and campaign ads.
I’d like someone to smuggle in the Obamaphone lady. I think that would be really funny to see.
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