Second Presidential Debate: President Obama Comes Roaring Back, Wipes Up the Floor with Mitt Romney
Two days before the first presidential debate, I did this tongue-in-cheek post about Obama getting trounced by Mitt Romney. Mostly, it was supposed to be a sick joke; and partially, it was a warning against the growing complacency and Hubris among liberal pundits.
In any case, it was NOT supposed to be a prediction. Unfortunately…
But now, I’ve become aware of this newfound power to shape the future just by writing about it. Therefore:
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
We were all hoping that President Obama would come back swinging, and Did He Ever.
Was Obama really going to let Romney get away with his constant morphing and shape-shifting on taxes, coverage for pre-existing conditions, banning abortion, eliminating all regulations so we can unshackle the “Job Creators?” Was Mitt Romney really going to pull off this magical transformation from Gordon Gekko to Ward Cleaver?
In a word: Fuck NO.
Last night we saw President Barack Obama at his best: Not feisty or confrontational, but very articulate, quick-witted, and ready and able to raise a red flag every time Romney contradicted himself.
Again and again, Mitt Romney squirmed and writhed under the spotlight. His claims of energy independence, based on a house-of-cards “study,” his five trillion dollar tax cut that he pretended not to know about: Step by step, Mitt Romney was Melting Down.
Everybody’s favorite Romney meltdown occurred when Romney was asked to explain what he meant by his infamous “47%” comment, especially the part about “it’s not my job to worry about those people.”
It wasn’t pretty. “R2D2 with a dead battery” was how somebody at NBC described Romney’s reaction.
In other words, President Obama came back swinging, and saved his career — and the country. Obama has surged ahead in the polls, and it looks like the Senate will increase its Democratic majority.
But remember now — Don’t get complacent.