Look, I ended up going to the San Francisco Headquarters of the Barack Obama campaign earlier to see the debate. I don't know if any of you were there but I was.
The bottom line I see with the debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is this:
Barack Obama won the debate and Mitt Romney lost. No, Mitt Romney did not win unless you count the number of times he's flip-flopped, gotten himself into tangling his own words against himself and even was nervous. He even smacked his lips a bit and moved his fingers across his eyes. Hell, he even smirked in a very uncomfortable way.
Here's how I looked at the debate:
Mitt Romney first started to be calm, composed and even complementary towards President Obama. Then the next thing, he started praising Big Bird, then the next thing after that, Romney begins to look behind him and stare at the wall while Obama is looking at what Romney is staring at. Then next thing happens, Romney says he's about to repeal Medicare but then immediately corrects himself by saying Obamacare. Then at one point Romney got so uncomfortable he was like a poor little baby asking Jim Lehrer for another minute to respond to Obama and Lehrer got irritated at Romney. Hell, even when at times Obama went over time, he was polite and considerate towards Lehrer about it. Does this REALLY sound like someone who won a debate? Hell, even John McCain never did this bad when he faced Obama in the debates in 2008.
PLEASE, stop being naive and seduced by the powers of Fox News, ABC News or even some people on CNN in thinking Romney won the debate. I don't care what pundit or columnist says he did. Romney didn't have any style, substance or good composure AT ALL. The so-called facts Romney gave, well, a number of times Obama threw them right back at Romney. No, it was not a weak debate for President Obama although he did appear to look a bit tired. He never lost his cool and unlike some people who say Obama didn't fight Romney back hard, he ACTUALLY DID! He used Romneycare against Romney and Romney couldn't even defend himself appropriately. In fact, Obama attacked Romney hard a number of times and it made Romney worse in character. In fact, I felt sorry for Romney the whole debate. He tired going back to hitting Obama but Obama NEVER lost his cool.
Unless we're going to see voter suppression out the roof or the so-called "October Surprise" changing the dynamics of the race, I think it's best we should man up and get back to getting out the vote for President Obama's re-election, as well as those Democrats running for Congress in either Congressional or Senatorial races, as well as those running for Governor, State Assembly, City Council, and other offices.
Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 11:17 PM PT: Ok. I apologize if any of you are annoyed at the fiery diary. I acknowledge there are those out there who believe Romney won.
However, I believe the dynamics are not going to change no matter how hard Romney tries. There were some Tweets on ABC News online (the source I saw the debate, streaming) that said people were flooded with e-mails and Twitter tweets on Big Bird. Now if this doesn't say anything about the state of Mitt Romney and his campaign, I don't know WHAT does.