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The Debate: Wow!

10/03/2012 new

Wow! My reaction to the first debate:

Impressive: an intelligent man versus a mediocre man. A man of accomplishment and understanding versus a man who is an ideologue and a puppet and who has just taken from government handouts his whole life.

It appeared to me that Mr. Romney's vision was vibrant, mostly realistic, and likely effective. He is a leader but also understands the 10th Amendment. He is a man who can work across the isle. Yet, he defended himself well against Obama's mischaracterizations of him, and led the discussion always back to what would create jobs and preserve freedom.

On the contrary, Mr. Obama gave more lame spin, straw man demagoguery and generalization. He is a man who has refused to work across the isle in any way. And in true Saul Alinsky fashion, he accused his opponent of doing exactly what he himself was in fact doing, refusing specifics. Mr. Obama's Chicago political machine lying through his teeth came out again and again.

Perhaps I am a little biased, since I do not like Mr. Obama's vision of big government and socialism.
But, I was so impressed that Mr. Romney was hard hitting, bold but not rude, assertive, reasonably specific for a general debate.

No question in my mind who should lead the USA and the free World.

What say you?

10/03/2012 new

I say I can not believe I missed it weeping

10/03/2012 new

(Quote) Gerald-283546 said: Wow! My reaction to the first debate: Impressive: an intelligent man versus a mediocre m...
(Quote) Gerald-283546 said:

Wow! My reaction to the first debate:

Impressive: an intelligent man versus a mediocre man. A man of accomplishment and understanding versus a man who is an ideologue and a puppet and who has just taken from government handouts his whole life.

It appeared to me that Mr. Romney's vision was vibrant, mostly realistic, and likely effective. He is a leader but also understands the 10th Amendment. He is a man who can work across the isle. Yet, he defended himself well against Obama's mischaracterizations of him, and led the discussion always back to what would create jobs and preserve freedom.

On the contrary, Mr. Obama gave more lame spin, straw man demagoguery and generalization. He is a man who has refused to work across the isle in any way. And in true Saul Alinsky fashion, he accused his opponent of doing exactly what he himself was in fact doing, refusing specifics. Mr. Obama's Chicago political machine lying through his teeth came out again and again.

Perhaps I am a little biased, since I do not like Mr. Obama's vision of big government and socialism.
But, I was so impressed that Mr. Romney was hard hitting, bold but not rude, assertive, reasonably specific for a general debate.

No question in my mind who should lead the USA and the free World.

What say you?

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Pretty apt....someone else started a thread already on the debate though.

10/03/2012 new

(Quote) Gerald-283546 said: Wow! My reaction to the first debate:Impressive: an intelligent man versus a mediocre ma...
(Quote) Gerald-283546 said:

Wow! My reaction to the first debate:

Impressive: an intelligent man versus a mediocre man. A man of accomplishment and understanding versus a man who is an ideologue and a puppet and who has just taken from government handouts his whole life.

It appeared to me that Mr. Romney's vision was vibrant, mostly realistic, and likely effective. He is a leader but also understands the 10th Amendment. He is a man who can work across the isle. Yet, he defended himself well against Obama's mischaracterizations of him, and led the discussion always back to what would create jobs and preserve freedom.

On the contrary, Mr. Obama gave more lame spin, straw man demagoguery and generalization. He is a man who has refused to work across the isle in any way. And in true Saul Alinsky fashion, he accused his opponent of doing exactly what he himself was in fact doing, refusing specifics. Mr. Obama's Chicago political machine lying through his teeth came out again and again.

Perhaps I am a little biased, since I do not like Mr. Obama's vision of big government and socialism.
But, I was so impressed that Mr. Romney was hard hitting, bold but not rude, assertive, reasonably specific for a general debate.

No question in my mind who should lead the USA and the free World.

What say you?

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I totally agree! And, I started a thread at about the same time you did, I think (great minds think alike?). Anyhow, I wonder if there is anyway to combine these 2 threads?

10/03/2012 new
(Quote) Patricia-29176 said: I totally agree! And, I started a thread at about the same time you did, I think (great minds think ...
(Quote) Patricia-29176 said:



I totally agree! And, I started a thread at about the same time you did, I think (great minds think alike?). Anyhow, I wonder if there is anyway to combine these 2 threads?

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That would be better than jumping back and forth between two threads.
10/03/2012 new

I was quite impressed with the way that Romney presented himself. I thought that he did really well compared to Obama. Of course, I have never like Obama anyway. I don't think that either one of them make a major gaffe that you will see repeated in the news.

I thought that this was a very good substantive debate, really covering the important issues of domestic policy.... perhaps one of the best for presidential debates.

I have been comparing the after-debate coverage between CNN and FOX. Of all the CNN and FOX (in-house) commentators, every single one of them thought that Romney clearly won the debate. Also, many were saying that it looked like Romney wanted to be there and Obama clearly did not want to be there.

Romney looked very much at ease during the whole debate, and very personal (as opposed to kind of distant or robotic as he has sometimes appeared). He really had a command of the facts and details that he presented.

I noticed that Romney was often making eye contact with Obama when Obama was speaking. In contrast, Obama was often looking down at the podium and pursing his lips when Romney was speaking. That didn't look good to me.

This was definitely the best showing by Romney in a debate. clap Two thumbs up!!

Ed

10/03/2012 new

All of the fence-sitters need to watch this full debate when it is put on YouTube. This will get them off the fence and voting for Romney!

Ed

10/03/2012 new

When Obama said, Romney had no spacifics and the Romney said, I have and I laid some of them out, but I don't go in a say it's my way or the highway, I leave room for compromise. Loved that

10/03/2012 new

As I said in the other thread....


"I've been in business for 25 years and I have no idea what you are talking about"....when Romney said this he really summed it all up.

10/03/2012 new

Well, according to the talking empty heads on MSNBC Romney did a "fantastic job" of giving misleading information and Obama did a poor job of calling him out on it. Funny! Praising a conservative with a negative. boggled

Cat

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