Obama and Romney Debate #1: What the #@&*!$ happened?
Oh, that was painful. Very painful. Mitt Romney’s lies turn my stomach and angers me to no end. Romney was also constantly “dancing” and fidgeting in place like someone put chili powder in his magic underwear. Then the moderator, Jim Lehrer (Host of NewsHour on PBS), did not keep control of Romney and allowed Mitt to continue on so that he would constantly have the last say.
Unfortunately, Romney did better with the act of debating (NOT the substance, though) than President Obama did tonight. Romney would counter Obama’s truths about Romney’s proposals, yet Obama would frequently let it die. Sure, Obama acted much more maturely, but that’s not what most people see. I was very disappointed that Obama did not retort the accusation the Obama “stole” $716 billion from Medicare. Romney said that twice – perhaps three times. A perfect opportunity for President Obama to provide the truth and facts, but he didn’t.
When Romney said that Obamacare kills jobs, I was hoping that Obama would ask him, “How?” because that is not happening. Romney danced around all the details and “left it up to all the states” – which is a cheap cop-out. President Obama really missed a lot of opportunities tonight both to challenge Romney and (hopefully) put an end to many of Romney’s lies.
I also noticed that Romney changed some of his plans somewhat and kept saying how he supported the middle class – after we all watched him degrade 47% of the people in this country – many of which are part of the middle class. Many of Romney’s plans were a bit more moderate in certain areas in order to help gain more of the undecided voters who would have a difficult time voting for a far right-wing conservative. But Romney continually talking about favoring the middle class really made me nauseous.
Early on, Romney stated that he would “stop the subsidy to PBS.” Remember, the moderator is a PBS newsman. Romney said that he loves Big Bird and that set twitter on fire! “Don’t kill Big Bird,” was one that was tweeted a lot. Someone was quick on the draw, too, and created a Big Bird twitter account and by the end of the debate, Big Bird has nearly 18,000 followers.
Even though I felt that Romney may have out-debated President Obama tonight, and Big Bird won the tweets, I do vote for the candidate that will make the better president. Yes, I was looking forward to Obama calling Mitt on his shit (nice rhyme), and cleaning up the floor with him. But it didn’t happen. Obama looked very tired tonight. What is more important, though, is that I — WE vote for the person who has this country’s best interests in mind and will make a better president. Romney does not have the middle classes best interests in mind and I was repulsed how he back peddled on this tonight.
Lastly, Happy Anniversary Michelle and Barack Obama. I am truly sorry you had to spend this evening with Mitt Romney.
Now, the funny stuff:
One comment that came across Facebook that I have to share, followed by some tweets on Twitter. You can also find the full transcript HERE:
Closing statements, Mitt won the coin toss. And put the coin in the Cayman Islands
Monika Runstrom (@monikarun) October 04, 2012
Can't wait for the SNL version. #debates—
nora rege (@dj_pollypocket) October 04, 2012
Big Bird (@BlGBlRD) October 04, 2012
Big Bird (@BlGBlRD) October 04, 2012
Simon Ostler (@SimonOstler) October 04, 2012
Maribel Castro (@eatdrinkbooks) October 04, 2012
Unfortunately, no talk of women's health at tonight's #debates.—
Andrea O'Donnell WOA (@WOAsdsu) October 04, 2012
KIMBERLY HOPE CARTER (@kh96) October 04, 2012
Martica (@HR1529) October 04, 2012