What happened in the debate is so simple it is no wonder the media can’t understand it. For four years, the media has told the world, told each other, and told themselves that Obama was smart, that he was a fantastic orator, that he was a master politician, and that he was extremely articulate.
Even four years ago, there were plenty of Youtube videos proving that without a teleprompter, Obama can’t articulate “good morning.” Not even the media was able to hide that Obama needs two teleprompters to talk to 8-year-olds. At the debate, Obama’s performance was exactly the same as it always is with no teleprompter. And the media was not able to hide the fact.
The media for the last year has told the world, told each other, and told themselves that Romney is an animal-abusing greedy demon who hates the poor and deliberately gave a woman cancer. At the debate Romney was able to articulate his vision; instead of having 30 seconds of Romney and 20 minutes of liberal analysts talking about Romney, voters go to see the real deal.
Romney is not a fantastic politician. But he is a viable alternative to Obama, and that is enough to win. I still wish the Republican party had used the opportunity of a generation to promote a staunch conservative, but the election really is ABO, and the debate will serve as the catalyst.
and the reality...a sandman with feet of clay...
The tectonic plates of political alignment are shifting....
Causing a giant TSUNAMI
That will wash away Obama and his minions into the dustbin of history.
That’s my perspective as well.
People saw, for the first time in four years, that Obama isn’t as brilliant as they’ve been told.
The reason why there has been such a large movement in the polls is that this has come as a shock to a whole lot of people. Most people don’t like being lied to - and a bunch of people probably figured out that they’ve been sold a bill of goods in Obama, and that if they’d been told honestly what Obama’s capabilities were in 2008, they might have voted differently.
But for all that, here’s the added upside to this event:
I’ve talked to two people in the last week who could not believe the divergence between how Obama has been portrayed and how he was when out on his own with no safety net of the media to protect him. Both people thought this over for several days and came (independently) to the conclusion a) they’ve been lied to, and b) it was the media who did the lying.
The media is going to take a big hit coming out of this as well. They don’t realize that yet, but the media has sown the wind and now they’re going to reap the whirlwind for doing so.