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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Unfiltered by the media

Was there a single Republican who watched the debate last night without chortling with delight?

Was there a single Democrat who didn't wince?

One guy had done his homework and the other hadn't.

It almost seemed afterward that the media has done Barack Obama a disservice by coddling him to the extent that it has. He was like a helpless child who'd never had to take swim lessons being tossed into the deep end of the pool.

Romney, who has been consistently attacked by the media, seems to have emerged and tougher and more resilient for the experience. And when he had the chance to rebut Obama's misrepresentations about his positions, he leapt.

Another disservice done to Obama is that his handlers have allowed him to become overly dependent on his Teleprompter. Last night when it was taken away from him, he was basically an actor without a script. (Ever seen Tom Cruise interviewed?) If someone counted the number of hems and haws from each candidate; it would be a very lopsided score.

One weird and somewhat unexpected impression of the debate was that, as the camera panned back and forth between Romney and Obama, the difference in their skull sizes seemed to become more and more apparent. And the guy with the bigger brain pan won, which is what science would predict. (There is a .3 positive correlation between brain size and intelligence.)

In any case, last night one guy was in command of the facts and came across sharp and prepared, and the other guy came across like an arrogant fool peeved that his lies were finally held up to the light.

I'm not a huge Romney fan, especially when it comes to foreign policy; if it were up to me, I'd appoint Ron Paul President. But I've long believed Obama to be a complete charlatan.

Last night, he was exposed.


Anonymous said...

Hi John,

After last nights debate, I can say humbly that I now retract what I had said previously about that Obama will win. Not that it's impossible, but I thought that Romney crushed him. The only wild card is whether or not the rest of the voters agree. And, of course, there will be more debates which could make it better or worse for either. I've never seen Obama look so pathetic and defeated. Hey, he had his chance. Thanks, Brian

John Craig said...

Brian --
No need to be humble, you were definitely in the majority opinion (and it may still be the "majority" opinion, at least according to the pollsters). Every time I've told people I thought Romney was going to win, I've had to say it with the semi-caveat that "this may be wishful thinking but...."

I'll be curious to see what our unbiased pollsters say in a few days.

And yes, who knows what happens next.