Today there will be debate evaluations everywhere…
“Romney lied brazenly about everything—notably on taxes—yet over and over again an honest but listless and meandering Obama failed to effectively challenge him.”
The fact that Obama didn’t call him on his lies, that he never hit on the 47% comments… well Goldberg sums it up thusly:
“Perhaps Obama, feeling comfortable in his lead, didn’t want to get down in the muck and call Romney a liar, or perhaps he was just unprepared for the level of deceit on display. Debating someone who is willing to simply make things up is incredibly discombobulating. Regardless, it means that most viewers will be left with a seriously distorted view of what the Republican candidate is proposing. Tomorrow, the fact-checkers will try to correct the record, but the Romney campaign has already decided that facts don’t matter.”
I expect this will change Obama’s approach to the next debate.
- Romney Won and the Truth Lost (thedailybeast.com)
- Video: The entire first 2012 presidential debate (cbsnews.com)
- Denver debate is a presidential wonkfest, send in the fact checkers (denverpost.com)
- The Debate: Evaluation (respectinpolitics.org)
- Video: First Presidential Debate: Partisan Gridlock (cbsnews.com)
- Debatable Thoughts (thepsychobabble.net)
- The First Debate (democracyforum.blogspot.com)
Posted on October 4, 2012, in campaign, Economics, election, event, government, Lies, News, Opinion, Politics, President Obama, Taxes, Television, vote, Word from Bill and tagged Barack Obama, Daily Beast, Fact checker, Michelle Goldberg, Mitt Romney, Obama, Republican Party (United States), Romney. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.