Who won the debate?

By virtue of the fact that he showed up this time, unlike the Denver debate, President Obama had a much better performance tonight and probably stopped the bleeding.

I thought the president’s most powerful moment was when he was standing for the diplomatic corp while answering the question about Libya.  If I didn’t know that Obama was lying blatantly at the moment, he might have even won me over.  I was shocked that after two weeks of covering up and lying about the attacks on our people in Libya, while blaming the deaths on a YouTube video, that Obama was actually acting presidential.

Mitt Romney must have been shocked too because he missed a huge opportunity to blast Obama for the lies to America’s face about Libya, both tonight and since September 11.   Just as Romney seemed to have his footing for the knock out punch, moderator Candy Crowley interfered, erroneously, on behalf of Obama.

After appealing to his liberal base for the last two months, Obama started to compete with Romney for the center.   Romney countered, with less effectiveness than he did in Denver, by reminding America of Obama’s record.

My favorite moment was when Obama said, “when I was president.”  I hope that was prophetic.

Expect the momentum that Romney has enjoyed for the last two weeks to slow and for the race to move to a dead heat.

Posted: October 16th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: 2012 Presidential Politics, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney | Tags: , , | 20 Comments »

20 Comments on “Who won the debate?”

  1. Obviously the only way NObama can win..... said at 1:42 am on October 17th, 2012:

    Happened to be up late tonight. Found myself watching your poll numbers change, and it was really amusing, LoL!

    Some Dem is gonna be miiiiighty tired tomorrow morning, if he keeps voting for Obama over and over again, ..one… ..vote… ..at… a… ..time…… ..all night long…….

    Loll! Too funny.

  2. They each said at 8:06 am on October 17th, 2012:

    Solidified their own bases who were voting for them, anyway. Romney looking more Presidential each time. Either this country is slowly finally waking up and realizing we are on the brink of disaster, or we are doomed. It is that simple.

  3. What I Found Interesting said at 9:22 am on October 17th, 2012:

    Was The Frank Luntz Focus Group Of Nevada Voters Afterwards…

    Almost All Voted For The Obummer Last Time Around, Almost All Were Undecided…

    NOW, After The Debate; Almost All Voting Romney.

    Obummer FAILED To Answer The Key Questions, Especially About The Need For Added Security At The Libyan Embassy…

    Lied About Calling It A Terrorist Attack The Day After, Lied About Oil Permits, ET AL.

    All Of Obummer’s Lies Were Aided Of Course By Crowley’s Shutting Down Romney.

    This Wasn’t A True Town Hall, It Was A Liberal’s Interpretation.

  4. Gene Baldassari said at 9:48 am on October 17th, 2012:

    As the famous philosopher Bob Grant used to say, “It’s all schtick”. The Real issues will be discussed when Larry King will host the 3rd Party debate in a few days…


  5. You Mean Larry "The Cadaver" King? said at 11:10 am on October 17th, 2012:

    He and the 3rd Party are irrelevant to this election.

  6. Forget The Thoughts Of Riots said at 11:17 am on October 17th, 2012:


    AGAIN, if Republicans did this, it would be all over the news. What was that about “Republican Cross Hairs” after Gabby Giffords was shot by a nutcase?

    Now, I fully realize that most of these are childish attention getters, but who knows if there is another Liberal Nutcase out there.

  7. Gene B. said at 3:48 pm on October 17th, 2012:

    Article: Crowley Skews For OBama


    You won’t get this bias when Larry King does the 3rd party debate.

  8. In The Rose Garden said at 7:28 pm on October 17th, 2012:

    Does Obama think we are idiots?

    Great commentary today from In The Lobby.

  9. Proud Republican said at 7:52 pm on October 17th, 2012:

    If you look at the names of the dirtbags who threatened to assassinate Romney, one is named Kate Vanwyngarden. There is a Kate Vanwyngarden who is a teaching assistant at Colorado State University. If this is the same person, it is a sad state of affairs when this is the type of human debris that teaches in our colleges.

  10. TheDigger said at 8:31 pm on October 17th, 2012:

    This is Kate Van Wyngarden’s email:

    [email protected]. edu

  11. I Thought The First Black President said at 8:59 pm on October 17th, 2012:

    Was Going To Take Care Of His Peeps



    Or, Maybe Obummer Just Isn’t Black Enough?


    Do We Want 4 More Years Of That????

  12. Proud Republican said at 9:29 pm on October 17th, 2012:

    Someone should send Ms. Vanwyngarden’s idiotic tweet to the administration of the university and let them know what is passing for an educator at their school. I’m sure the people who are paying tens of thousands of dollars in tuition to listen to her spew this garbage will appreciate the heads up. Anyone know how to copy a tweet into an email? I am trying, but can’t get it to block.

  13. Bob English said at 10:01 pm on October 17th, 2012:

    Speaking of idiotic tweets and disgraceful newstories, I wonder why cesspool writter Jerome Corsi is allowed on the Romney campaign plane?

  14. Lest we forget... said at 10:47 pm on October 17th, 2012:

    Bob English was much more credible when he was pretending to be an Independent, and trying to get others to talk to him.

    I’ve got one word for you Bobbie:

  15. Proud Republican said at 10:51 pm on October 17th, 2012:

    Poor Bob English – I think reality has finally knocked him silly. Just because Corsi has your idol’s number is no reason to disparage him. Two questions for you Bob before you lose total coherence – what passport did Obama use to go to Pakistan in 1981 and why does his Occidental transcript list him as a foreign exchange student? Simple questions. You can make all this go away with a rational explanation for each. Third question – do you support Ms. Vanwyngarden’s tweet? Last one – can you provide a similar Corsi tweet that you based your lame comparison on?

  16. Anonymous said at 10:53 pm on October 17th, 2012:

    Your wrong. He was pretending to be a registered Republican.

  17. Bob English said at 11:58 pm on October 17th, 2012:

    Proud: If you believe all of Corsi’s garbage, there is nothing I can do or say to help you. Before you hang your credibility on his nonsense, you had better read up on what he has been writing about recently and than decide whether you endorse that with your reputation.

    The three major fact check services long ago dumbunked the other nonsense you mentioned. You might dial up Trump who is still willing to listen to insane conspiracy theories.

    1) Regarding the Ocidental College:




    2) A little fact checking on Obamas Pakistan trip in 1981:




    3) I did not see the tweet you are referring to but if was one of those that made a threat against Romney, all of those people should be prosecuted if possible. Also hope to see some critcism of the lunatics who were at the Romeny debate party in Las Vegas last night.

  18. While Bobbie Is Fact Checking said at 8:31 am on October 18th, 2012:

    He Ought To Check Out These Facts


  19. Bob English said at 8:46 am on October 18th, 2012:

    Instead of only reading one sided fact check reports from GOP.com and than sticking your head back in the sand and, how about looking at one of the fact check reports that checks on both candidates…and good news for you they even report on some claims where Obama was wrong or partially wrong in addition to all of Romneys false statements.



  20. CSU friend of Kate said at 1:12 am on October 23rd, 2012:

    Maybe you guys should do a little fact-checking before you attack someone. The Kate Van Wyngarden who was a teaching assistant at CSU is not the same Kate that tweeted about Romney. Her name is even spelled differently (she has a space in her name).

    It took me about five seconds to Google her name and Romney’s name and find the real Kate, see that her Twitter account was suspended, and find her new Twitter account. It’s really not that difficult to do some fact-checking. Stop defaming CSU and this Kate.