Just about everybody concedes that Mitt Romney “won” last night’s debate on the economy. Republicans are positively giddy.
Mitt’s bravura performance proved beyond any doubt that he’s the quintessential department store mannequin. Change the window-dressing, change the man. He has no genuine core.
Last night his handlers dressed and prepped him to be Elmer Fudd in camo, out to stalk and bag that “wascally wabbit,” Obama.
And Mitt did. So eager to make his points, he flouted the rules by repeatedly refusing to let moderator Jim Lehrer speak and keep things on track, and even talking over Obama.
At one point, Mitt even had the nerve to say, “Mr. President, you’re entitled to your own airplane and your own house, but not your own facts.”
This from the man with 5 houses and several Cadillacs with their own elevator, representing the most fact-free political party in history.
Mitt was so stuffed with numbers (few of which contained his actual PLANS), they exploded from him on every topic.
Obama and Lehrer found themselves playing with a statistical piñata.
Had Obama sunk to responding tit for tat, they’d have been ping-ponging so many incomprehensible figures, the audience would have tuned out.
By trying to keep it simple, Obama came across as “weak.”
What’s indisputable is that Obama got VERY bad advice as far as not calling out Romney on his everlasting bullshit or bringing up anything he’s ever said or done that might embarrass him (like dissing the 47%, or decimating American companies like KB Toys and raising employment in China while at Bain).
And Romney pounced on and gleefully rolled in those concessions like a dog in shit.
It seems Romney thinks he’s running to be anointed king. In his first term…
- He’ll repeal the Affordable Care Act, yet keep all the good parts — and replace the rest with WHAT?
- He’ll lower taxes 20%, but eliminate loopholes and deductions (WHICH ones?) — which may result in tax INCREASES for the middle class.
- He’ll to create 12 million “good-paying” jobs — HOW? Doing WHAT?
And Congress doesn’t exist in RomneyWorld. He’ll just wave his golden scepter and POOF! — instant Utopia where nobody’s unemployed, health insurers aren’t unfair, and the budget always balances.
Unfortunately, Obama handed Romney this one on a silver platter, and I hope today he’s kicking some of his re-election “experts” to the curb before they try to hog-tie and gag Joe Biden when he faces Paul Ryan on October 11.