Are we shocked that debate victories are always handed to the person who steps into debate halls as if it’s a gladiatorial arena? No.
Are we sickened by the display? Of course we are! But moreover, we also aren’t. The trainwreck of watching one “calmly” irate candidate go for blows while the other takes it all with a smile is beautiful misery to us mere commoners.
Because let’s say it, politics is personal. To us politicos, the ones on the sidelines taking shots every time ” job growth” is mentioned- not so much- but to most people, politics is a button-pusher. And rightfully so. We all have our buzz issue. The thing we feel everyone should care about. And when the antithesis of our beliefs are espoused by others- wow.
This happened last night and of course it made liberals wrongfully angry with their “Jimmy Carter” candidate & it made conservatives wrongfully arrogant of their anti-populist candidate.
Tell me, how many times did Gov. Romney watch the movie “300” before entering the proverbial ring? how much gogo juice was consumed?
We should all give Mitt a hand though, for doing his best Maximus Deridius impression without actually jumping over his podium and taking Lehrer out in order to “say one thing”.
The spin is this. Mitt Romney wins! Because Mitt Romney was loud, and interrupted the moderator. He was abrasive and spoke out of turn which reads as passionate. He was rude to the president, you know- everything that the Republicans had been wanting him to be, UNpresidential. And way to look it, Romney!
Mitt Romney didn’t need solid facts because Mitt Romney gets to speak louder. Mitt Romney doesn’t have to defend his statements about half of Americans in this country because presidents are not allowed the luxury of those “petty” arguments. And are they ever? Why are we so confused by Obama’s performance?
Are we not entertained?
Media is a beautiful and scary thing. The notion of “liberal” media? Even more genius!
Let’s be honest though- would we have granted the President the audacity to stomp Mitt Romney down without hearing about Obama using some entitled respect as a tyrannical gavel to stop opposing thought?
Do we think that we could hear about Barack “Hussein” Obama coming out into a political debate fists swinging without hearing about how the “populous” doesn’t view his “aggressive” behavior as presidential? When has America taken pride in an “aggressive” black man?
The mere idea that the president is somehow going to storm the hall and argue about the direction of the country is laughable. And what? Project the image of insecurity by overly (and aggressively) defending his own policies? Project the idea that he doesn’t know what he is doing? That he is NOT in control?
Debates are boxing beauty pageants. Who can eat the most punches without looking the most bloodied up?
Unfortunately, most politicos knew how this debate would spin… because there was only one way it could. but we sit silent. Thinking america knows this too. But you don’t, do you?
Now there is only one other way to watch the events unfold for us- for Mitt Romney to continue seizing at the mouth every chance he gets on stage and for us to realize that the behavior is a front of desperation. A least plea if you will.
I think we have every expectation that the president will get stronger as each debate continues because he should’ve been strong to begin with but let’s say what we all know to be true- Barack Obama cannot now nor has he ever afforded the luxury of going full gladiator.
And why? Because society has made this glass of steel president who lives in a box of unreasonable expectations.
So lest we forget next time our POTUS takes a beating with a look of empty exasperation … this is our doing. Pat yourself on the back.