Thursday, October 04, 2012

Romney Rises, Obama Wilts

Most who read my blog know Mitt Romney was not my personal first choice for the Republican nominee.

For a number of reasons, I preferred someone else.

However, last night Mitt Romney rose in the minds of many. Romney showed an unusual grasp of the facts and the problems we are facing in our country. And the solutions to those problems. He appeared to be the President, while Obama appeared to be the candidate.

Romney was sharp. Obama was dull, uncomfortable, unsure, reminding me of an unwatered plant in mid summer.

Wilting.

Romney gave Obama a seminar on the economy. Romney the teacher. Obama the student. America (60,000,000 watching on television) the observer and the benefactor.


Romney was knowledgeable and confident. Obama was uncomfortable and agitated.

Sometimes the President appeared to feel above all this---imposed upon. Peeved.

Romney was strong. Obama was weak. Romney certain. Obama uncertain. Missing his teleprompter.

Romney was "Forward". Obama was backward.

Even a number of liberals were throwing the President under the bus on Twitter during the debate.

Last night's debate was also a referendum on the press. I believe this was the first time President Obama has been called out in a public media forum and held responsible for his destructive policies. And President Obama is not used to being held accountable.

ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN---you know them all, have never held this president accountable for anything. That all changed last night. For the first time since taking office, he was held publicly accountable. And his failure over the past 4 years was obvious.

The press will be in full damage control today and in the coming days before the election. NBC will lead the recovery effort.

Last night's debate will likely give Romney a good bump in the polls. I think he changed some minds.

I can't wait to see Paul Ryan debate Joe Biden next week.

I welcome your comments and opinion.

Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Active. Be Blessed.

15 comments:

  1. Thank you Gary for all your posts. I was not able to watch the debates last night. Was at church until late. However, talking with friends, sounded as though Romney did a pretty good job in last night's debate. Praying for America. We so much need a wake up call, turning our hearts and lives to God. I pray this be so.

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  2. mitt romney is a great man.if he wins he will make polygamy legal in the u s a so we can all have more wieves to sleep with..then we can all have our own worlds and people them with our own children..just get a very good supply of viagra

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  3. Well, the open destructive policies of our current adminstration probably has never been this bad since our genesis. That was brought to light last night. Romney was not my first choice, however I am going to vote for him only to keep our liberties and patriotism in tacted and this our current president out. It's interesting, even though he is not have an evangelical background, he is pro family and pro American, much more than Obama.

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  4. Would you please stop reminding everyone that you would have preferred someone else to be the republican nominee? There is no such thing as a perfect candidate, and any reasonable conservative would agree that Romney is a far better choice than Obama. This election will be close, so let's fully support the candidate who is most likely to move our country in the direction we want.

    Brandon
    Seattle

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  5. Obama just didn't seem to even show up. I could have debated Romney better. There is certainly no shortage of material in Romney's changing positions (many even just last night), callous statements, lies & distortions of Obama's positions, fuzzy math, lack of detail, bain capital history, offshore money, secret tax returns, and the list goes on. Obama gave him a pass on everything. Maybe he wasn't playing to me (his base). We'll see if it was a planned strategy and how it plays out.

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  6. Gary you are absolutely correct in your comments. This is what The Hill said this morning. "Adjustments will have to be made in President Obama's debate strategy, his advisers said Thursday, the morning after the president stumbled in his first showdown with Mitt Romney.

    David Axelrod, Obama’s senior campaign strategist, said they are going to take "a hard look" at Obama’s debate performance and that they’ll “have to make some judgments about where to draw the lines in these debates and how to use our time.”

    “It’s like a playoff in sports,” Axelrod said to reporters on a conference call, adding that there are strategic judgments “that have to be made and we’ll make them.”

    Axelrod's comments reflected an overall sentiment from Obama world — from his staunchest loyalists to donors and even some aides — who tried to make sense of the thrashing they had witnessed Wednesday night.

    They conceded the president was listless.
    You are also correct that the press will be on high alert to bring Obama back from his disaster.

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  7. I got this email from President Obama yesterday afternoon. I'm thinking I don't want to send him another $5.

    Friend --

    In just a little while, I'll go on stage to meet Mitt Romney in the first presidential debate here in Denver.

    I couldn't be prouder to represent you out there.

    You know, it's because of you that affordable health care is within reach for millions more Americans. It's because of you that we've seen 30 straight months of job growth and middle-class families have seen their taxes cut.

    Together, we've done a lot -- but there is so much more to do to keep this country moving forward. That only happens if we win this election.

    Before tonight's debate, will you chip in $5 or more to help finish this campaign strong?

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  8. Brandon, will respect, I us read this blog because I am interested in what Gary thinks. I have had some of the same struggles coming to a decision on this election. Reading Gary's blog every day has helped me.

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  9. i got this email from Obama sometime after the debate.

    Friend --

    I hope I made you proud out there explaining the vision we share for this country.

    Now we need to go win this election -- the most important thing that will happen tonight is what you do (or don't do) to help in the little time we have left:


    Thank you,

    Barack

    There was a link to donate which I have deleted.

    I was not very proud.I was embarressed.


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  10. Gary, you're right the press will go all out to help Obama recover from last night, but even Chris Matthews, the guy with the tingle up his leg, said this on msnbc "I don't know what he was doing out there. He had his head down, he was enduring the debate rather than fighting it. Romney, on the other hand, came in with a campaign. He had a plan, he was going to dominate the time, he was going to be aggressive, he was going to push the moderator around, which he did effectively, he was going to relish the evening, enjoying it,"

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  11. Hey you guys who are doing copy and paste. Look at this from Al Gore. It's the best I have seen today. It's from Gore's network.
    "Obama arrived in Denver at 2 p.m. today — just a few hours before the debate started," Gore said on his network, Current. "Romney did his debate prep in Denver. When you go to 5,000 feet, and you only have a few hours to adjust, I don't know..."

    "The president had an off night," a pundit on the liberal network said.

    It's not Obama's fault. He was a victim of the environment.

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    1. Hmm -- The 2008 Democratic National Convention was in Denver too. Obama didn't seem to have any Denver altitude problems back then on his coronation night featuring his "Greek columns."

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  12. It's interesting watching Romney now. He broke the shackles of the tea party last night and he's now free to tell any audience just what they want to hear, no matter what it is.

    If you're thinking about voting for Romney, ask for the Carfax first.

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  13. You are advocating a high priest in a Satanic religion - an avowed anti-Christ - for the president of the United States.

    You support anti-Christ - the very enemy of Jesus the Messiah.

    Shame on you Gary for such evil - and teaching men so!! I fear for your eternity!

    Patrick

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  14. Holy Moses, Holy Jehosephat!! sp
    Patrick, Haven't you researched, perused or investigated anything about our First, Muslim, Marxist, and God love him, gay President? You've got your head stuck in the sand!
    I would take Romney and trust with with our country 1,000 times over what we've had in the last four years. By the way,
    how do you like the wedding ring Mr. O is wearing. It is inscribed in Arabic with "There is no god but Allah." and more. He's been wearing it since the 1980s. Check out the photos. God bless you and God bless us all if O. is reelected.

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