Debate Analysis: Romney Dominant, Obama Intimidated

I don’t know if Obama’s heart just wasn’t in it last night, or if Mitt Romney just intimidated him, but lets face it, Mitt Romney dominated this debate. All the evidence you would need to confirm this can be found in the reactions of certain media pundits who have traded trickles up the leg, for sharp pains in their chests.

The debate started with sparks. After the obligatory introduction, Obama attempted to establish a few things. First, he inherited this mess (which we have heard for the last 4 years), secondly (true to his campaign slogan of “Forward”) we shouldn’t look at where we have been, but instead should look at where we are going. He then attempted to characterize Mitt Romney’s plan as, “a perspective that says if we cut taxes, skewed towards the wealthy, and roll back regulations, that we’ll be better off”.

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Michelle does not looked pleased – (Photo HT – Race42012.com)

Of course Mitt Romney wasn’t going to let this slide. After all, for the past several months Mitt Romney has been reduced to snippets and soundbites designed to take him out of context, divide and confuse voters and defame his character by a media snugly in the pocket of the Obama administration. Seizing the opportunity, Mitt Romney set the record straight (and would continue to have to do so as the night went on and Obama retreated to the same talking points).

Mitt Romney’s tax plan does not call for tax cuts to the upper class. Now I know that may be the first time some of you have heard that, and it apparently was the first time Obama had heard it because he had to be corrected on it at least three times, but it’s true.

With the “tax cuts for the wealthy at the expense of the middle class” argument clearly neutralized, Mitt Romney was free to compare and contrast Obama’s plans (and implemented policies) with those of his own. I’ll spare you the play-by-play and skip to some of the highlights, but what I have included here don’t even begin to illustrate the WIN that was this debate;

First, Obama made a play for energy by saying the following:

On energy, Governor Romney and I, we both agree that we’ve got to boost American energy production, and oil and natural gas production are higher than they’ve been in years. But I also believe that we’ve got to look at the energy sources of the future, like wind and solar and bio-fuels, and make those investments.

Keep in mind here, “investments” to a liberal means government funding… just so we are clear. Romney countered with this beauty:

Energy is critical, and the president pointed out correctly that production of oil and gas in the U.S. is up. But not due to his policies. In spite of his policies. Mr. President, all of the increase in natural gas and oil has happened on private land, not on government land. On government land, your administration has cut the number of permits and licenses in half. If I’m president, I’ll double them, and also get the — the oil from offshore and Alaska. And I’ll bring that pipeline in from Canada. And, by the way, I like coal. I’m going to make sure we can continue to burn clean coal. People in the coal industry feel like it’s getting crushed by your policies. I want to get America and North America energy independent so we can create those jobs.

After what was clearly the kind of punch that makes you see stars, Obama was eager to get the subject back to taxes, again repeating the lines about a 5 trillion dollar tax cut and middle class families having to cover those costs under a Romney administration. This gave Romney yet another opportunity to counter by saying:

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Debate Analysis: Barack Obama is Unprepared in Every Way

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Many thoughts crossed my mind as I watched the first presidential debate last night. For me, the most important, even critical aspect of both performances came down to one glaring fact: Preparation.

Barack Obama was wholly unprepared and Mitt Romney was completely prepared in every way. All “the experts” are trying to spin it in the mainstream media to say that Governor Romney won the debate on style. That is utter nonsense! Mitt Romney has been prepared his entire life as a leader.

Barack Obama is unprepared to lead our nation in these ways:

• As commander in chief
• He is unprepared to lead America’s economy
• Obama is unprepared to create jobs for Americans
• He is unprepared to take our nation in the right direction with energy
• Obama is unprepared to lead out in foreign affairs with American flags burning in our embassies

I could list many other areas in which Barack Obama is simply not prepared. Check David Parker’s post here to see how Mr. Obama is simply not up to the job. Do we have to see another four years of this man’s smile to determine what we already know today?

Mr. Obama was weak and very uncomfortable last night. Is this why he did not want to meet with Israel’s Netanyahu? He did not want to be there. In the last six months, pundits, politicos, and reporters have been saying Mr. Obama does not like being President of the United States of America. I believe they are correct.

Debate Analysis: Romney Rocked That Empty Chair


I hate being the “I told ya so” guy, hence, I should take some credit for my showing of credibility and word of mouth. I have been struggling for months and just recently for days in convincing my Republican friends that the game ain’t over, that Mitt Romney will step up to the plate and give a resounding rebuttal to President Obama’s lies.

They set the bar so low for Mitt Romney, that even a tie or a well performance would of put Romney at a good start, since it is after all a challenger standing foot to foot with the incumbent President. But who would of thought that Romney would just simply slap Obama in the face, that even his most passionate supporters had to scream our of despair: ‘Where the heck is Obama?’

The notion that Mitt Romney is a good debater is unquestionable. Out of 20 debates in the GOP primary season, he only lost two of them to Newt Gingrich, and prevailed against him, the best debater in town, at the two Florida primary debates.

But there’s more to it. Romney is a quick learner, but also a fighter. Whenever he was faced with a ‘do or die’ challenge, he met it with great aggressiveness and pulled it off. Iowa wasn’t supposed to be Romney’s home turf, but he won it by losing it to Santorum with 34 votes. He lost SC, but won decisively in FL after being buried, and being offered to step down for the Jeb. In Michigan, his home town, he won it, after losing steam to Santorum and the lead as the frontrunner, and so until he got the nomination in Tampa.

Because when Romney is challenged, he rises to the moment, and delivers.

The race ain’t over, the votes are not yet counted, but if anyone had any doubt in Romney’s ability to beat the President, 67% of tonight’s debate watchers have the answer loud and clear: Romney won. He won big.