Romney knocks it out of the ballpark, Obama couldn’t find the ballpark
Democrat Juan Williams moaned “massacre, massacre,” to himself as he left the men’s room following the first Presidential debate last night. Andrew Sullivan, who has made an entire career bending over backwards to protect The One wondered if Obama hadn’t just lost the campaign. Bill Maher opined on twitter that maybe Obama DOES need a teleprompter. Chris Matthews, over at MSNBC had the funniest melt-down I’ve seen in awhile, finally declaring, “What’s Romney doing? He’s WINNING.”
I just got finished watching the debate, more than curious after seeing the left running around holding their heads in their hands.
My assessment: While Romney was hitting repeated home-runs, Obama was driving around town unable to even find the ballpark. He was a Zombie-Obambi.
Watch out for debate II, however, as I think more than a few people are going to be lining up to slap Obama around. I expect his performance to significantly improve. Importantly, though, the first debate was the most important debate: It sets impressions and expectations, in this case, it was on the most important topic of the election — jobs, economy, the role of government — and a lot more people watch the first debate than watch any of the subsequent ones.
My favourite tweet response: “Romney just took a cross-country trip with Obama strapped to the top of his car.”