Skip to comments.Last Debate Proves Mitt Way Ahead
Posted on 10/23/2012 5:20:30 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
If anyone still doubts the Gallup Poll -- and common sense -- showing that Mitt Romney is way ahead in the polls, all they had to do was watch the third presidential debate to have their minds changed. Romney put the game into the "four corners" stall, running out the clock while turning away numerous chances for easy slam-dunks and taking care not to stop the clock. Barack Obama, meanwhile, was pressing, slashing, and committing all kinds of fouls. Referee Bob Schieffer, not wanting to share in Candy Crowley's sordid legacy, let the players play. That's the good news. The bad news is that since Mitt is ahead and George W. Bush is the devil, we have to pretend that it was indeed Obama, with Crocodile Dundee's knife clenched between his teeth, who brought Osama bin Laden to justice.
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That was actually the point of the article - that he should have gone harder, but did not because he knows he is so far ahead.
Yes, you and I are on the same page here...
Mitt is way ahead. Both campaigns know it. Blow out.
It was a brilliant strategy. We're not his audience. Undecided woman were - and he got ‘em. Big time. He also had Obama AND the press confounded and confused. They expected a testy exchange on Libya but they got a rehash of the first debate. Think of the self control it took for Mitt to execute as he did. Obama fell right into the trap. Mitt knows it's over.
I now believe him. he didn't get there by accident. Can't wait for Rush's take...
I had an image of a new campaign slogan,
“No more four more years of Marxism”
LOL ....... Digital humor, I LOVE it!
Unfortunately, that’s not sufficient.
We need to do a system restore back to about 1986 - or better yet, 1932
BS. He looked wimpy and stupid. If I get enough nerve I will vote for Mitt Milquetoast. I will also be leaving the RINO party FOREVER.
Disclaimer: I only watched the first 40 min. or so of the last night’s debate.
Romney’s first answer was a disaster, IMO. Instead of talking about Libya — THE most important event in the past month — he rambled about the Mideast in general. In that and other questions, he kept “agreeing” with Obozo’s plan of action. Big mistake.
I happen to believe this debate was watched, by and large, only by the political junkies. Casual observers are bored with the debates by now. Men were watching football. Monday nights are usually busy for moms (popular night for school meetings). Romney would have been better off shoring up his base, and uneasy conservatives, with some good hard hits instead of playing the concilitory middleman.
Yes, Romney knows he has won. I think he’s known it since before the debates started actually. I talked to his son Tagg back in September - told him it was going to be a rout, and he seemed to really think so too. (I’ve thought so for four years, but that’s another story).
Having said that, I think Benghazi is an issue he’s just moved past, having fumbled it in the first debate and not needing it now.
Wait and see if he governs as wimpy as he debated last night. I mean, he might - it is a concern - but as Mark Levin has said, “we’ll deal with all that later” - meaning, get the Marxist out of the White House first, then start hammering the “repube-icks” to the right.
Trump is our Gloria Allred. I wonder if he has shared this with her to keep her mouth shut.
While Romney was making his points, the camera was showing Obama from the back. With his hunched shoulders and strange head shape, it was a disturbing sight.
Uh wow. That would be epic.
Man I wish we have those papers.
Bush understood, and Mitt understands, that Osama became irrelevant except for being a potential cheap political point. Many were distressed when he said that getting Osama wasn't the hottest thing on his plate, but he was absolutely correct. All the trash surrounding Zero's part in it shows that while he tried to leverage it for maximum benefit, all Zero did was turn Osama into some corny catch phrases like "Osama's dead and GM's alive". Rely on childish catch-phrases long enough and they finally make it clear that it's all you have in your arsenal. Mitt and his have done well to leave it in the background while the Left tries, ineffectually, to capitalize on it.
Now that would be choice! It’s hard to believe the Wookie didn’t know he was a poof when she married him. Evidently, pre-nuptially, she never watched him try to throw anything.
If this true, I just hope that Romney can stay out of it - doesn’t condemn it - just stays out of it.
I agree with you on the shallow narrow politics of the moment, but I profoundly disagree on the bigger picture. Just like the economy in the ditch, the causes are all liberal and the solutions all conservative. When we ignore these truths in an attempt to sneak through a debate, we weaken our ability to actually correct the problems in the long run. It was Bush Cheney Rumsfeld conservatism that led to Osama’s killing, period. Obama liberalism stood in the way, before he finally carried it out. Truth matters.
But yes, you did point out the purely political calculations Mitt made.