It’s Over | Power Line

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Well, that was fun. Did you watch the debate last night? This is the best write up I’ve seen yet. I don’t have much to add to it. I’ll give you my really short form of it.

One candidate was strong, presidential, in control, and a leader.

The other was the President.

From John Hinderaker in the Power Line Blog.

I’ve been watching presidential debates for quite a few years, but I have never seen one like this. It wasn’t a TKO, it was a knockout. Mitt Romney was in control from the beginning. He was the alpha male, while Barack Obama was weak, hesitant, stuttering, often apologetic. The visuals were great for Romney and awful for Obama. Obama looked small, tired, defeated after four years of failure, out of ammo. One small point among many: Obama doesn’t even know how to stand at a podium, as he continually lifted up one leg. He would be below average as a high school debater.

There were 1,800 people on Power Line Live tonight, and the verdict was unanimous: it was a great night for the forces of good. Tweets through the evening tracked how the debate went. At one point, as it became obvious that Romney was dominating, my 16 year old daughter tweeted: “So uh is now a good time to mention that I’ve met Mitt Romney?” Iowahawk kept up a steady stream, including gems like: “‘What the hell is this? I was specifically told I’d be debating John Kerry.’–Inside Obama’s head.” And: “Breaking: Choom Gang revokes Obama’s membership.”

Through the evening, Romney came across as the competent executive, in command and optimistic. Obama was the defeated, out of ammo failure whose ideas have been tried and found wanting. I don’t know how the Democrats will try to spin this one, but it just doesn’t matter. There was only one credible leader on the stage tonight, and it wasn’t our failed president. This was a huge night for the cause of freedom, one from which, one hopes, Obama can’t recover. The pitiful figure that we saw tonight was the real Obama, the loser behind the curtain who is finally revealed as an utter hoax.

UPDATE: Andrew Sullivan, maybe the dumbest of all the liberals, writes: “This was a disaster.” Yes, it definitely was a disaster. Meanwhile, they are ballistic on MSNBC. Too funny! Now they think Obama is an idiot. Well, for once they are coming close to the truth.

MORE: CNN finds Romney “winning” 67-25. That is an unbelievable blowout.

JOE adds: The body language said a lot. Barack Obama talks down to viewers:

It’s Over | Power Line.

If you missed it, here’s the debate via Unedited Politics

Good job, governor. And yes, there were undertones of Reagan in Romney’s performance.

And just a short note from Congressional Quarterly‘s Daily Briefing on the Nebraska Senate race

“Nebraska is where the Democrats are likeliest to lose a seat they now hold (Ben Nelson is retiring). Bob Kerrey’s Hamlet-of-Greenwich Village act (he was in, then out, then in to his comeback bid as he relinquished the presidency of New York’s New School) has not proved a winner in his native state, and party leaders in D.C. have not done much to help their once nationally ascendant star. The presumptive frontrunner, who’s just a step away from a shoo-in at this point, is state Sen. Deb Fisher, the tea-party-preferred upset GOP primary winner.”



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13 Responses to It’s Over | Power Line

  1. The Patriot says:

    Reblogged this on A Fathers Apocalypsis.


  2. Freedom, by the way says:

    It WAS a command performance. I really hoped voters tuned in. For those of us who already knew that Romney is the answer for America’s ills, it re-affirmed our convictions. For Obama fans, the debate could have been nothing but crushing.


    • It surely was, left me thinking that OK, now I know why Bain was such a successful company, i haven’t seen leadership and competence like that in many a year.


  3. An ” empty chair” showed up to the debate as the POTUS.
    And Romney cut all 4 legs off the chair.


    • Pretty much, it would have been sad if it wasn’t so funny, or vice versa.


  4. We couldn’t have asked for a better start for the 3 scheduled debates. Let’s keep the pressure up – no time to let down our guard: lets not settle for a TKO.


    • I agree, not that I’m worried about Ryan/ Biden or really Romney anymore. what a display of competence put on last night. One can see why Bain was so successful.


      • Indeed so. But we still have to be diligent in looking at the battleground states: what shenanigans he might try to pull out of his Chicago bag of tricks we can only guess. I fear the zombie vote and the lost absentee ballots which just magically go missing.


        • Yeah not to mention what appears to be shenanigans in the military vote. Bears watching.


        • If memory serves me right, in 2008 we had a bunch of military votes that went missing: a scandal of the highest order. If there is any votes that should be sacrosanct those would be the ones considering that we would not have a vote if were not for our brave men and women who protect our freedoms at the risk of their lives.


        • I agree completely. i ran an article the other day that said military vote in Virginia are down something like 80-90%. That article seemed to think the problem is in the pentagon, which I don’t find surprising. Despicable but not surprising.


        • Yeah, it seemed like a repeat of the last election. Corruption doesn’t even adequately convey the evil intent of the those who would marginalize these veteran’s votes.


        • I agree. I suppose if you accept their premise of now right and wrong it makes sense but, and it a big but, if you argue from a false premise you’ll get a false answer, otherwise known as Garbage in-garbage out..


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