The consensus is that Mitt Romney won last night’s first presidential debate in Denver.
Here are the post-debate polling data, followed by the Left’s weeping and gnashing of teeth.
CNN: According to a nationwide CNN/ORC International survey conducted right after the debate, two-thirds (67%) said that Romney won the faceoff, with one in four saying that the POS won.
NewsMax: According to Newsmax/InsiderAdvantage Flash Poll conducted immediately after the debate of 373 likely voters, 52% said Romney won; 45% said the POS won. 3% were undecided/neither. Pollster Matt Towery says “the results largely followed party lines, but independents broke in favor of Romney, moving the dial in his favor.”
The morbidly obese leftwing filmmaker Michael Moore tweeted: “If Romney keeps this up…Obama is going to vote for him!” “Romney is channeling the look and sound of Reagan. Obama is giving a professor’s lecture.” Moore’s last tweet of the evening was to blame it all on John Kerry: “This is what happens when u pick John Kerry as your debate coach.”
MSNBC’s Chris “Tingles” Matthews: “I don’t know what he [Obama] 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…” Matthews bemoaned to a somber Rachel Maddow, “Mitty beat the ever-loving snot out of him. Obama looked like a retard.” Matthews’ recommendation to the POS is that he should start watching cable TV news, specifically Matthews’ program. LOL
National Journal’s Ron Fournier blamed it on “the curse of incumbency”: “Like many of his predecessors, President Obama fell victim Wednesday night to high expectations, a short fuse, and a hungry challenger. If Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney didn’t win the first of three presidential debates outright, he more than covered the spread. He was personable, funny, and relentlessly on the attack against a heavily favored Obama. The president looked peeved and flat as he carried a conversation, for the first time in four years, with somebody telling him he’s wrong.”
Former Clinton campaign adviser James Carville blamed it on Romney not having”a conversation” with the POS: “Let’s be real. They have run a very good campaign thus far. I don’t think that President Obama did what this campaign wanted him to do. I think he was off his game tonight. But let’s don’t go overboard here. It will be like a big sort of pushback. … My point is this — President Obama came in, he wanted to have a conversation. It takes two people to have a conversation. Mitt Romney came in with a chainsaw. He’s trying to talk to a chainsaw.”
Homosexual “gay marriage doesn’t mean monogamy” pundit Andrew Sullivan: “Look: you know how much I love the guy [Obama] … and I can see the logic of some of Obama’s meandering, weak, professorial arguments. But this was a disaster for the president for the key people he needs to reach, and his effete, wonkish lectures may have jolted a lot of independents into giving Romney a second look. Obama looked tired, even bored; he kept looking down; he had no crisp statements of passion or argument; he wasn’t there. … The person with authority on that stage was Romney – offered it by one of the lamest moderators ever, and seized with relish. This was Romney the salesman. And my gut tells me he sold a few voters on a change tonight. It’s beyond depressing. But it’s true.”
Like the other leftists, Obama’s spokesperson Stephanie Cutter also scapegoated moderator Jim Lehrer, blaming the PBS news anchor for being passive and allowing Mitt Romney to act as the moderator instead. “I sometimes wondered if we even needed a moderator because we had Mitt Romney.”
Well done, Governor Romney!
You thoroughly knew America’s economic problems; was in command of the economic data and statistics, but also presented the human side of our present economic misery; effectively conveyed and explained your proposed solutions (especially why the individual tax rate should be lowered because unlike big corporations, small businesses don’t qualify for the corporate tax rate because they are considered as “individual” taxpayers); firmly disagreed with the POS and explained why; and promptly corrected the POS whenever he mischaracterized your policies.
You were persuasive because you can point to your record of successful governorship of Massachusetts, whereas the POS has only 3+ years of abject failure.
I especially appreciate your resounding reminder to all Americans that the proper role of government, above all, is to uphold America’s Constitution and our founding document, the Declaration of Independence’s promise and commitment to the preciousness of life and liberty, and its affirmation of our Creator.
You did all that without being rude or condescending. On the contrary, throughout the debate, not only did you show respect for B.S. Obama because he holds the Office of the Presidency of the United States of America, you looked at him with a smile and with eyes brimming with kindness. (Romney’s kindness is borne out by his donation of one-third – over $4 million – of his income to charities in 2011.)
The eyes are windows into our souls. It’s your kind eyes that have completely won my heart.
Governor Romney, I will be so proud to have you be my president — the 45th President of the United States of America (2013-2020)!
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