VP Debate: Biden’s Bad-Mannered Buffoonery Blows It, Ryan Resolute

Vice President Joe Buffoonery Biden proved once again at last night’s vice presidential debate in Danville, KY, what an embarrassment he is for the United States of America. (photographer unknown)

With his derisive laughter, zombie eye-rolling, feigned incredulity, exaggerated theatrical gestures, continual interruptions, and over-all condescension, Vice Presidential smirk monkey Joe Biden negated any gains he hoped to make at last night’s V.P. debate. Biden’s performance sealed the deal for him… as the simpleton from Scranton and America’s permanent political huckster. Debate moderator, ABC’s Martha Raddatz, failed to control all-show Joe and left many yearning for Jim Lehrer.

Although GOP Vice Presidential candidate 42-year-old Rep Paul Ryan is 27 years younger than 69-year-old Biden, he was resolute, reassuring, and ready to take on the smart-aleck. Ryan was clearly the adult seated at the debate desk in Danville.

Polls from CNBC and CNN revealed Ryan won.

Here’s just a sampling of Twitterverse take-aways (comments from FOX News contributors at end of article):

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Hume: Obama, cheesy and unbecoming…

A recent Wall Street Journal Opinion written by Kimberley Strassel seemed to pass with little attention this past week, but today on Fox News Sunday it became a topic worthy of review. That said, it will not be elevated to any degree by the mainstream media, but should be!


Brit Hume noted the campaign’s approach as ‘cheesy’ and the ‘individual targeting’ as unbecoming a President or Presidential campaign. Strassel is more deliberate in her concern making reference to Richard Nixon’s ‘enemies list,’ however, she stops short in comparison. She makes note of what might be and not necessarily what is. With Strassel’s concerns noted, we should look deeper into Obama’s campaign strategy and willingness to do and say whatever is necessary to stay in office. Whether stated or otherwise, there is a fear of loss underpinning the Obama campaign. The consequence of this foundational fear is a campaign of intimidation, demonization, distortion and division. It is going to be a brutal six months. Fortunately for the nation, Mitt Romney has the mettle and character to bear the onslaught. As the most qualified candidate in our lifetime for POTUS, the attacks on Mitt Romney will not stick and, I believe, will backfire on the Obama campaign.

Obama has a proven proclivity to obviate the checks and balances in our Federalist system through the appointment of czars and/or initiatives to work around Congress. As the President of the US, this inclination, enhanced with the fear of loss, is distressing when thinking about what intimidation tactics Obama might employ for his own advantage. Is this recent effort a sign of Obama’s campaign tactics of suppression and intimidation, where he targets individuals, seeking to impugn their character with inference and innuendo, as a deliberate attempt to intimidate them and others from publicly or privately supporting Romney?

It appears that the Obama machine will use whatever arrow they can find in their quiver, and the likely arrows will be racial divide, class warfare and character assassination. Within this framework, they may well turn to intimidation tactics, as illustrated by the above editorial and commentary. Strassel notes that as President, Obama can call for IRS audits, FBI investigations and other disruption in people’s lives – will he?

That said, with Peggy Noonan’s WSJ editorial in the previous post I am a little perplexed as to why Obama is fighting so hard to preserve his job when he has performed so badly. Wasn’t it Michelle Obama’s paraphrased fantasy to just walk out of the White House and not come back? And yet, we see the tactics emerging; we see according to Drudge that Obama has held more re-election fundraisers than every president since Richard Nixon – combined. The only reasoning that I can see for Obama’s want to preserve his position is his advocacy of a ‘bad’ ideology and pride, but as they say, pride goeth before the fall. Suffice to say the man can not be trusted and seems, from all viewpoints, to be filled with guile.

It is going to get interesting!

Axelrod Axes Obama: Makes Case for Mitt Romney, The Obama Road…

David Axelrod
Communications Director for re-elect Obama campaign

The once-Senior Adviser to Obama, now Communications Director for the President’s re-election campaign, David Axelrod, really did a blue ribbon job of communicating this morning…

He told the truth.

On FOX News Sunday with Chris Wallace, Axelrod made the case for electing Governor Mitt Romney:

The choice in this election is between economy that produces a growing middle class and that gives people a chance to get ahead and their kids a chance to get ahead, and an economy that continues down the road we are on . . . ”

The Romney campaign, quick-as-lightning, released a video of Axelrod’s comments:

Obama adviser David Axelrod makes case for Mitt Romney for President

Couldn’t agree more.

Thanks, Dave!

The Obama road – where it has taken us… For a few reminders click on link below.

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Mitt Romney is Releasing His Taxes on Tuesday, and Chris Christie Explains Why Newt is a Bad Choice

A quick note to put South Carolina in a little different perspective. Mitt received 20,000 more votes this time than Sen. McCain got in 2008 when he won the state. Also, Mitt is releasing his tax returns on Tuesday.


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Mitt was on Huckabee last night as well. Watch the interview here.


UPDATE: Wow! Ahead of tonight’s debate, it looks like the Romney campaign is going to unleash a plethora of concerns about Newt if the following videos are any indication. (more…)

Fox News DEBATE NIGHT – Last GOP Debate Before the Iowa Caucuses (DEBATE VIDEO ADDED)

Mitt's View at the Debate

While we’re waiting for the Fox News debate to begin at 9:00 PM EST, take a moment to determine if you are able to take Mitt up on his offer to be a part of history. Oh, and check out the encouraging news that Mitt’s campaign raised over $2 million today! Also, in case you haven’t heard yet, Mitt will be a guest on Morning Joe on Monday. But now, let’s focus on tonight’s debate!

UPDATE: Click here to watch the debate in it’s entirety.

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UPDATE: the Washington Post has joined us in putting together a scorecard for the debate. We both list Gov. Romney as a winner.

Jennifer Rubin gives the highest grade to Mitt and so does The Hill.

VOTE for Mitt as the winner of the debate at the polls listed here.

FINAL UPDATE – check out Mitt’s latest New Hampshire ad:

Who Won the Fox News Google Republican Party of Florida Debate? FULL DEBATE VIDEO ADDED

Rick Perry tried to go after Mitt a few times, and I can’t wait to see the fact-checkers tare Gov. Perry’s baseless attacks apart. In fact, the first fact-check is in. As most of us knew, Rick Perry’s accusation that Mitt changed his position between the hardcover and paperback of “No Apology” has also been ruled “Mostly false” by Politifact. For a front-runner, Rick Perry sure does seem to be grasping at straws. If anyone would’ve asked Rick Perry which page he was talking about, he would’ve had nothing to say because he made up the attack he said. I loved it when Mitt said “Nice try” to Gov. Perry after one of this ridiculous attacks. I also have to give Sen. Santorum credit for pointing out how moderate/liberal Gov. Perry is on Immigration. It’s amazing that Gov. Perry is considered so conservative. He’s almost anarchist on some issues and very liberal on others. Our friends over at Evangelicals for Mitt ask “Why do People Think Perry is More Conservative than Mitt?” I’ll take Mitt Romney as the full spectrum conservative any day.

The Fix says “Romney is, without question, the best debater in this GOP field and this may well have been his best showing to date.” Next, Mitt is the only candidate to receive an A grade at The Page. I also like most of the analysis in the article titled “Perry Comes Out Swinging, Knocks Himself Out“. Race42012 has a post titled “Romney’s Very Good Night Or, The Night Rick Perry Lost the Nomination” that is worth a read.

Frank Luntz focus group picks Mitt Romney as the clear winner!

Saturday Night Live makes the obvious even more clear. Mitt Romney is the only choice for our next President. SNL has satirized President Obama now as well because he’s a failed leader. Watch the skit here for a chuckle.


The entire video of the debate:

MittRomney.com has put some video clips of debate highlights together and we’ve posted them after the fold as well. (more…)

Mitt Romney Central: Google, FOX News, RPOF Presidential Debate Details

JOIN US IN THE CHAT ROOM TO DISCUSS THE DEBATE LIVE

Gov Mitt Romney shakes hands with Rick Perry at the GOP CNN Tea Party presidential debate held in Tampa, FL on Sept 12, 2011. FOX News, Google, and the Republican Party of Florida are hosting tonight's presidential debate in Orlando, FL.


Mitt Romney supporters are geared up for a rousing GOP presidential debate tonight in Orlando, Florida!


Bret Baier, debate moderator, reported today on FOX News that when Rick Perry toured the debate venue, he told Baier that he was the target at the last debate (his first debate) but “they oughta get ready because I’m comin’ after ‘em tonight.”


We have no doubt that the participants are prepared and looking forward to it – especially Governor Romney.

Details:

Sponsors: Republican Party of Florida, FOX News, Google

Time: 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM ET, FOX News pre-debate show 8:30 PM ET

Location: Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL

Moderator: Bret Baier, anchor of Special Report, FOX News.

Panelists: Chris Wallace, host of FOX News Sunday, Megyn Kelly, anchor of America Live, Shannon Bream, FOX News contributor (Note: Text questions and questions submitted prior to the debate on YouTube will also be part of the proceedings.)

Candidates: Rep. Michele Bachmann, Gov. Rick Perry, former Sen. Rick Santorum, former Gov. Mitt Romney, Rep. Ron Paul, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Herman Cain, former Gov. Jon Huntsman and former Gov. Gary Johnson. (Fox News invited Johnson to the debate despite objections by the Florida Republican Party.)

FOX News reported today that all the candidates have toured the debate venue. In this video from yesterday, Bret Baier gives us a behind-the-scenes look:


Viewing/listening options:

TV – FOX News Channel (FNC)

Live Stream – FOXNews.com and YouTube.com/FOXNews,

FOX News Radio

FOX News Mobile

Post-debate viewing:

“Hannity” will follow at 11 ET. Host Sean Hannity will talk to five Republican presidential candidates: Romney, Bachmann, Gingrich, Paul and Cain.

The debate and “Hannity” will be repeated from midnight to 3 a.m. Friday and again from 3 to 6 a.m.

As the debate gets underway this evening, we invite Romney supporters to join us here on MRC chat!

GO MITT!


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Presidential Debate in Iowa: Glowing Reviews for Romney

Mitt Romney and Senator Chuck Grassley don aprons and man the grills at the infamous 'pork tent' at the Iowa State Fair. August 11, 2011

After eight GOP hopefuls spent two hours of their evening debating in Iowa last night, doing their best to impress voters, the day after reviews are bringing high praise for Mitt Romney.

In a post-debate interview last night, political pollster Frank Luntz said Newt Gingrich “won the battle’ but “Mitt Romney won the war.” Stating that Romney was ‘presidential’, Luntz also pointed out that Governor Romney’s specific ideas on the economy are exactly what voters want to hear.

John Gibson (former FOX News TV host, now FOX News radio host) proclaimed today “Admit it’s Mitt!”

Dick Morris tweeted last night that Gov Romney has a Reaganesque communciation style.

When asked about the debate this afternoon, moderator Chris Wallace (FOX News) replied that Mitt Romney entered the debate as the frontrunner and left the debate as the frontrunner.

Rush Limbaugh weighed in as evidenced in this re-tweet from Byron York (FOX News contributor/debate panelist):

Limbaugh: “There’s no doubt Romney won.”less than a minute ago via HootSuite Favorite Retweet Reply


From MittRomney.com

Mitt was honored to share the stage with his fellow Republicans to debate the issues that are important to the people of Iowa and all Americans.

Mitt clearly won the debate by remaining focused on his message of creating jobs and getting the economy back on track by reversing President Obama’s failed economic policies. His strong record of creating jobs in the private sector, and when he was Governor, makes him the best candidate to defeat President Obama and lead the country toward an economic recovery.



Iowa State Representative Renee Schulte offers her opinion on the Iowa GOP debate:

Tweet from Mitt this morning:

Thanks @ReneeSchulte for the video sharing your thoughts from last night’s debate http://t.co/FXGHShzless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply


Note: Unsurprisingly, prior to the debate last night, Democrats were poised to let the poison arrows fly. The GOP called them out and made an inferred reference to the Obama Scheme Team’s plan:

RNC Spokesperson Kirsten Kukowski tells Fox, “While the headlines scream about Obama’s failed economy, it’s no wonder Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the Democrats are desperately trying to change the conversation. The same president and party that prided themselves on changing the tone in politics are now resorting to negative attacks against Republicans because they don’t have any accomplishments of their own to tout. Just ask Team Obama – they laid out their negative attack strategy just this week.”

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Schultz (D-FL), National Democrat Party Chair, rushed to the Iowa State Fair today (first time attending) to promote Obama’s liberal agenda. While stumping, she specifically mentioned Mitt and called on Iowans to reject the notion that Mitt Romney mentioned on ‘this very same stage’ – that corporations are people.

Schultz should spend a few moments watching this.

Glenn Beck cheered The Gov on his radio program this morning for the way he handled the liberal hecklers at the fair yesterday. Neil Cavuto gave kudos to Romney yesterday. They both voiced high praise for Romney’s remarks on social security tax caps, the manner in which successful Americans are vilified, and corporations.

UPDATE – More from Rush Limbaugh (H/t Frank)


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Despite Attempts to Get Mitt to Attack Fellow Republicans Romney Focuses on Obama

Debate moderators and members of the media are trying to get Tim Pawlenty and Mitt Romney to go after each other. However, Romney remains focused on Obama. Let’s help Mitt get signatures for his new ‘Unemployed Americans are not just bumps in the road’ petition.

Chris Wallace Grills Mitt Romney on Health Care, 2012 and More…

In the two videos below, Gov. Mitt Romney is grilled like I can’t recall him being grilled before on national television. In what could’ve been a disastrous moment that hurt Mitt’s chances to Bring America Back in 2012, Mitt actually comes out looking stronger and more equipped to take on the challenges our country faces. Chris Wallace brings up many of the studies and talking points used by the right and the left to attack what Mitt did as governor of Massachusetts to reform health care. Without skipping a beat, Mitt calmly and successfully explains point by point why his plan is different from Obamacare and why health care in Massachusetts still has a ways to go in regards to health care.

This interview may very well be the interview that we can direct people to for years to come whenever the question is raised about health care in Massachusetts. With this interview and Mitt’s recent interview with NPR I love the way Mitt is confronting his detractors head on and isn’t afraid to engage people on liberal leaning news organizations like NPR and MSNBC.

UPDATE: I very much enjoy the analysis at RightOSphere entitled: Hard Questions (You may need to register for the site *FREE* in order to read the article.)