Truth be told the liberals set low expectations for Obama in this Domestic policy debate. The White house even issued two statements documenting Romney’s 20 debates in the primary and Obama’s zero debates in four years. We were informed that as part of debate prep Obama was studying how to curb his intellect for the unwashed masses. (Between campaigning and visits to Hover Dam) His handlers were even complaining of not enough time to prepare for the long scheduled debates. Well last night Obama exceeded all expectations.
Obama, who has been praised as the “smartest man in the room”, “great orator”, “tough leader who gets results” had the fawning media with mouths agape. Even having the overhyped Jim Lehrer on hand to moderate and protect the president was no help. Obama’s performance during the debate mirrored the results of his domestic policies, one big epic fail. Million dollar Obama donor Bill Maher tweeted “i can’t believe i’m saying this, but Obama looks like he DOES need a teleprompter”. Chris Matthew’s in absence of a tingle asked” Where was Obama tonight?”. The New York Times this morning in an attempt at damage control wasted most of its ink quoting Romney as if Obama had nothing notable to quote.
Whereas Obama seemed like he would rather be on the back nine Romney was in his element. You could almost picture him during his time at Bain Capital walking into a room of board members after infusing much needed capital. Then telling the board how the company will be run from now on to ensure success. Obama played a board member whose job was on the line trying to object and Romney facts in hand, putting him in his place. Lehrer played the toady who keeps interrupting say “you can’t do that” and Romney secure in his position ignores him.
This was bound to happen when you opinion of a man is based on feelings, emotion and what you would like them to be. What else could happen with a man that breezed through Columbia and Harvard? Made a career out of criticizing others without solutions as a community organizer. A man handed a place holding seat in the Senate until he was elevated to president based on manufactured hate for the former occupant.
What shocked the liberals last night was the contrast between a real leader and their expectations of Obama. Where Obama ummed and aaahed, Romney took command of the debate. When Obama spoke Romney smiled and appeared to be listening. When Romney spoke Obama was either looking to see if his shoes were tied or furiously jotting notes like he forgot his homework.
The church of Obama worshipers are shocked that their pastor has let them down. Without the help of a teleprompter he isn’t the great speaker as advertised. They have met their favorite actor in public and he did not measure up. The shocking contrast between the sermons and reality have caught them all by surprise.
One debate does not make a president, but whatever Obama set out to do Wednesday night is now a lost opportunity. The White House running a salvage operation at this point has issued talking points to their friends in the media complaining that Romney was short on specifics. That is pretty comical coming from an administration that ran specifically on “Hope and Change” which has turned into “Hope you don’t change”.