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The Moment Obama Folded (Best Debate Commentary Yet)
American Thinker ^
| October 17, 2012
| J.R. Dunn
Posted on 10/16/2012 10:20:32 PM PDT by Snuph
The most single telling moment of Tuesday's debate - and possibly of any of the debates - came early, when Obama attempted to interrupt Romney one time too many. The governor rebuked him, politely but firmly, and Obama simply turned and went back to his stool. Now, you can get away with anything if you carry it off with enough in the way of panache. There are plenty of politicians who would have gotten away with what Obama was trying to do. Lyndon Johnson would have brushed aside all protests. Richard J. Daley would have blustered his way through. FDR would have charmed his way into taking over the entire debate. Reagan would have added humor. Harry Truman, Churchill, Maggie Thatcher... They all had the gall to draw the spotlight to themselves, the effrontery to make it work, and the class the force audiences to accept it. But Obama... Obama has none of these. For a fleeting instant, Americans saw Obama the way that Putin, Jiang, Khamanei, and Jihadis see him. It was not an impressive sight, and it cannot be made up for.
Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/10/the_moment_obama_folded.html#ixzz29WxSGeFJ
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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: debateanalysis; presidentialdebate2
That last sentence says everything any American voter needs to know.
posted on 10/16/2012 10:20:36 PM PDT
For a fleeting instant, Americans saw Obama the way that Putin, Jiang, Khamanei, and Jihadis see him.
posted on 10/16/2012 10:21:48 PM PDT
("give me Liberty...")
Obama was not great tonight. He was much improved compared to the slaughter of the last debate. In football terms, he followed a 44-0 drubbing with a 34-21 loss.
Maybe his inner Stanley Jr. told him to be more polite.
posted on 10/16/2012 10:28:53 PM PDT
Agree, but I believe he lost by about a point or two.
posted on 10/16/2012 10:30:35 PM PDT
by fantail 1952
(Common sense policy: Help your friends. Whip your enemies. Sort out the rest later.)
I saw that. He politely went back to his chair like a good little boy when his better told him to. This debate isn’t as big a blowout as the first one, but when people sleep on it and think about it, President Romney will be shown to be the winner.
posted on 10/16/2012 10:33:08 PM PDT
(Pray for Joe Biden- Proverbs 29:9)
Hah!!!! I called it on the debate thread....
posted on 10/16/2012 10:36:27 PM PDT
(Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
Thank you all for the great comments
posted on 10/16/2012 10:37:57 PM PDT
("give me Liberty...")
when people sleep on it and think about it, President Romney will be shown to be the winner.
And that's exactly what matters.
Didn't watch the debate. Will watch it later.
I find that sentiment during the debate is very different than what is said a few days later. From what I've read, I suspect you're right in your judgment.
posted on 10/16/2012 10:39:52 PM PDT
by what's up
This debate isnt as big a blowout as the first one, but when people sleep on it and think about it, President Romney will be shown to be the winner.
posted on 10/16/2012 10:41:37 PM PDT
("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
posted on 10/16/2012 11:12:57 PM PDT
(Calling the Obozo/Bernack economy sluggish is an insult to slugs)
posted on 10/16/2012 11:23:00 PM PDT
(WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; w/ different flie$" :^)
i don’t care what people think
romney was just spectacular tonight
i thought waaay better than the first debate.
posted on 10/16/2012 11:33:24 PM PDT
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