One Word Summed it Upon October 17th, 2012 at 2:12 pm
Quick hits on the debate
Candy Crowley was biased, gave the President extra time, picked questions mostly helpful to the president and incorrectly fact checked the Libya issue. I think this story is correct in calling it a disaster for the media.
Obama was more aggressive and more prepared. But he is defending indefensible positions unless you are a confirmed liberal. They thought he was just swell. Even with Candy working hard to help him, he still came off poorly to anyone with an open mind. (which there aren’t that many of…)
On most issues Romney was assertive, accurate and on point. I loved him pressing the president on the oil drilling issue and then using the line that “no one really believes you are in favor of oil drilling.” That could not have been handled better. I think he was well justified in pushing back on Crowley, based on her embarrassing performance.
He did have a couple of cringe worthy moments…as he danced around liberal talking points without really answering them. He did a good job talking about China, but left the Federal Reserve out of that equation with currency issues. He was OK on Libya but let the President off the hook a bit.
But Romney can beat him over the head with the Libya cover up during the foreign policy debate Monday. And the binder of women comment, while just an out of context slip of the tongue, will make for some jokes on SNL. He would have been better served by channeling this answer from E.W. Jackson on that issue. Click here to read E.W. Jackson’s answer to this false flag pay disparity issue.
Overall, I think this bodes well for Romney’s chances to win the upcoming election.