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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.”