Re: Your take on the first Presidential Debate?
posted at 10/4/2012 2:54 PM EDT
In response to yogafriend's comment:
Romney clearly did a good job. I'm not voting for him, but I was happy for him because it's been painful for the past few months watching him tank his own campaign.
Maybe I wear rose colored glasses, but Obama did fine. Not great, but fine. Obama has a record of 4-years he can't possibly hide, and his supporters are willing to give him 4 more years, debate points scored or lost.
Romney got a boost, no doubt about it. But did he get any of the 47% on his side? :)
When Romney said he would "cross the aisle" that was the one place I thought Obama had a hard time not laughing out loud; he exercised restraint. :)
The families congregating after the debate was a nice human touch, albeit a photo-op.
Romney came out of the gate very gracefully when he congratulated the President on his anniversary and made the joke about spending a romantic evening with him -- that was the first time I've ever heard Romney make a joke that was actually funny.
Rejoice Romney supporters; heating up the race is a very good thing.
"Beware the fury of a patient man." Obama is not done.
Obama didn't do as bad as some are portraying, it is an expectation game. However, I don't understand the issue with Romney saying he wil lreach across the aisle. That's his history in Massachusetts, one of the reaosns why conservatives don't like him. Obama, on the other hand wouldn't reach across the aisle to save his life. That's his record. Not once.
So, laugh? Maybe the stifling of the laugh is Obama being smug about his lack of bi-partisan ship.
But I say this not to be divisive, but to point out that you, like many Obama supporter,s are supporting him for reasons that simply are not factual. You really need to consider laying your ideology aside and support Romeny, if for no other reason than your guy had four years and failed. Give our guy a chance.