Skip to comments.Mitt Romney aggressive, confident in first debate
Posted on 10/04/2012 12:12:04 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Mitt Romney, needing a strong showing in the first presidential debate Wednesday night,delivered a commanding one,helped by a flat rival who was forced to defend the past.
Over 90 minutes, before tens of millions of TV viewers,the Republican nominee clashed with President Barack Obama on taxes,the future of Medicare and how to create jobs. He portrayed Obama as a failure,unable to lead the country out of a still-struggling economy.
"We know that the path we're taking is not working,"Romney said. "It's time for a new path."
Obama was defending himself the moment he walked on stage.
"Four years ago we went through the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression,"he said,trying to lay the predicate of his re-election effort that his policies,including the auto bailout,averted greater disaster.
"We all know that we've still got a lot of work to do,"Obama said. "And so the question here tonight is not where we've been,but where we're going."
But Obama never gained momentum in making that case,both appearing and sounding subdued. His weaknesses were also reflected by what he did not saysquandering an opportunity to knock Romney on comments he made about "47 percent" of the public being dependent on government.
Romney,by contrast, was confident,prepared and aggressive. He often brushed aside moderator Jim Lehrer's attempts to move on to another topic.
Romney peppered Obama with figures and drew clear differences, saying he would not raise taxes to cut the deficit,would repeal the health care law and back a plan that would allow seniors to enter a privatized version of Medicare,if they choose.
The Republican provided broad outlines of a plan that includes increasing trade,boosting energy output and improving education.
When Obama said he had presented a plan to Congress to cut the deficit by $4 trillion, Romney scoffed,"But you've been president four years."
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I hope to never hear the term “Milquetoast” used on this site ever again.
Do these nitwits realize how stupid that sounds? Romney was debating the most powerful man in the world. And he was too aggressive? What does that say about Obama?
Instead of dozens or hundreds of breathless liberals to enforce an affirmative-action bubble around him, Obama had to rely on one old has-been from the least-watched TV network - Jim Lehrer - to protect him from big, mean old Mitt Romney. And Lehrer either didn't - or wouldn't - rise to the challenge.
“Aggressive” — as in the opposite of an appeasing, weak Obama.
US election: Mitt Romney gives dominant performance in first presidential debate
Romney looked cool, relaxed and having one hell of a lot of fun picking 0bama apart. For the first time in 0bama`s pampered life, he was forced to defend his background against a tough opponent and failed miserably. Romney didn`t give him an inch.
I feel the same as Jesse from the show “Breaking Bad”!! Woo-hoooo!!!! Yeah Bitch!!
Roll over the moderator. The moderator is irrelevant. The moderator only has as much power as Romney chooses to give him or her.
Liberals spend most of their time talking to a sympathetic circle of like-minded supporters, or to the air. They don't know how to react to a likeable, confident, intelligent opponent.
If by doing so Romney ends up debating both Obama and the moderator at the same time... well, that image will speak for itself.
Barry is lost if he isn’t told what to say. What a maroon.
” Roll over the moderator. The moderator is irrelevant. The moderator only has as much power as Romney chooses to give him or her. “
This is where Romney really impressed me. He didn’t cower, Obama DID.