Skip to comments.Just how bad is the damage?
Posted on 10/04/2012 6:22:32 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Lets get the obvious out of the way:Barack Obama lost last nights presidential debate. The question is how badly it will hurt him.
Heading into last night,the president enjoyed a lead of 3.1 points in the Real Clear Politics polling average. The margin was roughly consistent with where the race has been since Romney secured the Republican nomination in the spring,but it did reflect a slight tightening over the past week. But the immediate verdict from voters who watched the debate was clear,with 67 percent saying Romney fared better in a CNN flash poll,compared to just 25 percent for Obama. In CBSs poll of undecided voters, Romney was the victor by a 46-22 percent spread.
Over the next few days,Romney stands to reap some significant benefits from what happened in Denver:
* The best press coverage of his life. Well,thats probably overstating it, but Romney is in for the most favorable stretch of media treatment hes received as a general election candidate. Since late August, when Republicans staged a dud of a convention,Romney has been portrayed as a candidate in decline, and Obama as a resurgent front-runner. There was good reason for this. Democrats put on perfectly choreographed convention, Romney suffered through the release of the devastating 47 percent video,and polls confirmed that the momentum was squarely on Obamas side. Anything short of a clear victory by Romney on Wednesday would have perpetuated this narrative. But he turned in the performance he needed (with a huge assist from a bafflingly docile Obama) and has given the media a new storyline: Romneys back in it now we have a real race! At least for the next few days,it will be Romney who is treated as the candidate on the rise,and Obama as the one desperately seeking to contain the damage..............
(Excerpt) Read more at salon.com ...
It was very bad, because many people want a reason to vote against Obama and now have it.
Good heavens! In Salon?........I saw the debate and I didn’t think it was as bad as all that the Left is making it out to be. Crocodile tears?.........
For Obama, it was bad.
Mr Romney, had better watch his back these Communist Muslims are angry and they will do their dirty deeds..and go after Romney with all they have in them..
“KEEP THOSE PRAYERS GOINGUP TO OUR FATHER”
I stopped reading at “ Democrats put on perfectly choreographed convention”
Short answer,if your a Dem....Bad Landslide Bad, start running commercials in California Bad.
That was awesome! Im still laughing at the statement this morning. Classic line that will go down in history.
“I saw the debate and I didnt think it was as bad as all that the Left is making it out to be.”
Are you sure you watched the right debate?
Romney has seized the momentum, changed the MSM narrative, caused libs to wet themselves, and further energized already high GOP turnout enthusiasm.
The next debate is about foreign policy. Obama has nothing to hang his hat on, other than killing UBL which he will crow endlessly about. The Libya debacle, mid East riots and Iran are all pitfalls for him.
Romney has a target rich environment. He can pick and choose those topics to tear Obama apart.
Nicely and with a smile on his face.
I think there were a lot of people looking for a “Green Light” and they got it.
“Perfectly choreographed convention” !
I guess he forgot about the vote against God and Israel, the locked out delegates (I heard this first hand from a delegate that was there) and having to change venues for the acceptance speech.
But when you consider that their idea of perfect is Obama it is easy to see why the writer makes that distinction.
Do us a favor and stop handing out kleenex to them.
When all of Obama’s commie friends at MSNBC, CNN, CNBC etc cant even come up with a feasible lie about how well he did, ITS BAD.
I’m reading all I can but I see nothing anywhere about the tax credit for offshoring. Romney said authoritatively that Obama was wrong to claim that businesses get tax credits for moving to foreign shores.
I’ve no idea who’s right, but it sure sounded like glass broke when Romney responded to it.
The leftists are slamming Obama as though Obama was the problem.
The FACTS are, the FACTS are the problem together with Romney’s ability to marshall those facts to defeat the flawed political philosophies of the Democrat left.