I don’t think that it benefited Romney to play defense on the last 2 debates.
If he was more aggressive, like he was in the first debate, I think he would have certainly gotten more votes. Maybe, not enough to swing election.
On another matter, Ryan was not effective in his debate.
Repubs must learn how to put down childish debate tactics like Biden employed. Ryan could have put him very easily in his place by say, “Stop acting like a three year old. Adults are trying to have a debate about the future of this country. If you continue to misbehave, we will be forced to put you in a corner for time-out.....Pretty easy...fight back....
Willard was scared he was going to be asked something he couldnt answer or defend...
like being pro-abortion,
father of same sex marriage,
gays in the military,
his lack of service in the military,
cap n trade,
his business friendship with China,
his global warming
his lack of plans
his push for AMNESTY
and so on...
I have to admit, I was thinking that all during the Biden/Ryan pseudo-”debate”.The Romney-Ryan ticket obviously thought there was more to be gained by taking the high ground
and acting like serious gentlemen. They were wrong, and the disappointment was just a wee bit more delayed than when we watched McCain slowly capitulate and resentfully kick his campaign away four years earlier, and NOT EVEN ALLOW Sarah Palin to take up the slack.Obama and Biden, after all had four solid years of FAILURE, so you just KNOW their demeanors would have to reflect the idea that they had four years of blazing successes, and just who are these upstarts Romney and Ryan to challenge us???We just didn’t have two candidates who had it in them to butt heads with the likes of Obama and Biden and launch a withering attack on them commensurate with the totally disrespectful, juvenile, and cynical way they were treated by the Dem candidates.Your imaginary dialog offered for Ryan would’ve at least given the Republican side a fighting chance,and put the two teams on even ground.But inevitably, Romney or Ryan taking that tack would’ve been roundly criticized by the MSM, so who really knows what would’ve worked?
Thats another thing pat caudell mentioned we should have been really tough on Benghazi. Instead Mitt did not even mention it.