Debate #2: Crowley/Obama cuddle-fest leaves Romney out in the cold

October 17, 2012
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Candy just loves her new cuddle doll.

Candy Crowley’s mirror may buy her “I’m an objective journalist” fantasy, but after the coddling she gave Obama last night only those forced to navigate life with an amount of gray matter less than that found in your average toad agree with the mirror.

But that doesn’t let Mitt Romney off the hook for his performance.

Yes, Romney had the facts on his side, but this is 2012 and America hasn’t elected a President based solely on facts since Eisenhower.  (Remember, Nixon won the radio listeners, Kennedy the television audience and ever since, “style” and “appearance” gets equal billing with “facts” and “substance”.)

Getting testy with a female moderator and pushing to ensure you get the “last” word on “in the weeds” inane points does not a gold medal for style make.

Combine that with choosing a mini-cooper instead of a Mack truck to drive through the opening Obama gave him on Libya and Romney is damn lucky to just come out of last night’s Obama/Crowley love-fest alive let alone being declared any sort of “winner”.

That being said, it does appear this morning that my “rumoring of Mitt Romney’s death” may be perhaps a bit pre-mature.

Pre-mature death rumor killer #1:

While a CBSNews.com post-debate instant poll did show Obama beating Romney on the overall “winning” of the debate by 7 points (37 to 30), a full third of the respondents thought it a tie.  Those numbers are not strong enough to reverse the slide in the polls Obama started with his abysmal performance in Denver.

Pre-mature death rumor killer #2:

That same CBSnews.com poll has those same respondents saying that on the issue of the economy, Romney obliterates Obama, 65% to 34%.  Libya is most certainly important, and those 4 dead Americans absolutely deserve a full and complete investigation into the incompetence that got them killed, at this moment in history, the flailing economy is issue one with the American voter right now.

Pre-mature death rumor killer #3:

The Frank Luntz focus group of voters who in 08 gave their vote to Obama and after last night were using words such as “forceful, compassionate, Presidential, confident, realistic, winner and our next President” to describe Romney.  (Click on part 1 and part 2 to view the Real Clear Politics video of Luntz’s group.)  The absolute best of the best though came from a fed up man who bluntly stated:

“He’s lied about everything. He lied to get elected in 2008, that’s why I voted for him. I bought his bull. And he’s lied about everything, he hasn’t come through on anything. And he’s been bullshitting the public,”

When you consider that out of the over 80 participants, only Crowley’s pre-approved for Obama promotion questions actually got through, Romney didn’t just survive the debate, he escaped a rather well-planned ambush.

I mean really, reviving the assault weapons ban legislation and Lilly Ledbetter?  Is there ANYONE other than an Obama campaign lackey who would take up valuable debate time with such liberal fringe issues while the economy is in the tank and the world is literally burning around us?

So, all things considered, it appears that Romney not only did better than your humble correspondent initially thought, but did about as well as could be expected.

Besides, when was the last time YOU fought with two to one against and still left standing tall?

I close today with Mitt Romney in his own words from last night where he responds to Obama’s plea that his choice (Obama’s) is the right choice for America:

MR. ROMNEY: I think you know better. I — I think you know that these last four years haven’t been so good as the president just described and that you don’t feel like you’re confident that the next four years are going to be much better either. I can tell you that if you were to elect President Obama, you know what you’re going to get. You’re going to get a repeat of the last four years. We just can’t afford four more years like the last four years.

No wonder Luntz’s focus group described Romney as “Presidential”.  When you go back and read the transcript, Romney has plenty more of those “Presidential” moments.

No amount of pandering and platitudes can cover up the fact that the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is only there because during one national schizophrenic moment, America put hype and hope over reason and common sense.

That mistake will NOT be repeated.

And if you still can’t believe that Crowley was in the tank for Obama last night, take a perusing of Joseph Curl’s analysis in the Washington Times.  He hits it point by skewed and biased point.

Obama 2012:  Kick him out or Kiss it goodbye.

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3 Responses to Debate #2: Crowley/Obama cuddle-fest leaves Romney out in the cold

  1. A Nonny Moose on October 17, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    I love the extremely unofficial transcript:nnCrowley: Welcome to the second Presidential Debate! We will get things started with this first question, directed to you, Governor Romney. The question is: “Why is it that President Obama is so wonderful and godlike and the embodiment of love incarnate, while you are an evil little man who hates kittens and wants grandma to starve?” Your reply, Governor?nnRomney: I… I don’t even know…nnCrowley: YOUR TIME IS UP, MR. ROMNEY! President Dreamboat Messiah, your rebuttal?nnObama: Umm… 47… um… percent. (thunderous applause)nnCrowley: Wow… in my totally unbiased opinion, that was the best rebuttal EVAR! Oh, pardon me while I calm myself. Phew… okay. I should remind the audience that there are to be NO OUTBURSTS, unless they support the President. Next question is for you, Mr. President. Why do you believe lying liars like liar Romney over here think you took a week to admit that Benghazi was an act of terror, as if?nnRomney, jumping in Candy, he never said…nnCrowley: YES HE DID! SHUT UP, YOU ICKY MORMON GRANDMA STARVER! DID! DID! DID TOO! LA LA LA LAAAA! Now, care to tell us how you handled it perfectly, as you do everything else, President Adonis PlayGirl-Centerfold Obama?nnObama: uh.. not true! Wait… is too!nnCrowley: Perfect yet again! That’s all the time we have. Join us at the next debate when another completely unbiased left wing “journalist” will assist the President with incorrect “facts”. Good night!nnAgain, that’s not the official transcript, but I think it’s fairly close to accurate.nnWhat scares me is that they claim to have found that many undecided voters. Not to mention, it was in New York, a state that is always going to go heavily Democrat. So A) I don’t believe that anyone in there was truly undecided, and B) if they are, God help us all, because if anyone is undecided at this point, they are far, far too ignorant to be allowed to see the inside of a polling booth. Wait… come to think of it, based on the quality of questions asked, maybe they truly are that ignorant. The only thing missing was “Briefs or Boxers”. nnIn the end, I thought Romney kind of whiffed on the Libya question (with a Green Bay versus Seattle replacement official type assist from little Mizz “Help Obama! He’s Going To Get Slammed Here! QUICK, MAKE SOMETHING UP! LIE AND CLAIM HE SAID IT” Crowley), but held his own or won many others, especially the economic ones, and is set up nicely to beat down the man pretending to care about holding the office of President in the foreign policy debate.

  2. Anson on October 17, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    It was not a debate. It was a schoolyard mudslinging contest. How many times did you hear, “If…. is elected, he will……” Contrary to the first debate, I saw nor heard ANYONE that showed me leadership skills, just more BS from both of them.nAnson

  3. Geoff Caldwell on October 17, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Agree with you Anson on the mudslinging and Nonny, you knocked it out again, thanks.nAnother “transcript” you both might like is from Keith Koffler over at his White House Dossier site. He did a good Crowley transcript as well:nhttp://www.whitehousedossier.com/2012/10/17/white-house-dossier-transcribes-debate-sort/

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