Thursday, October 4, 2012

Romney's TKO of Obama

Romney’s TKO of Obama


Mitt Romney delivered a TKO last night when he faced an unprepared incumbent in a debate that went in one direction. In a 90 minute matchup between two men with very different ideologies the Republican candidate dominated every round. From the President’s posture to his low toned answers he was unable to respond to all the jabs being thrown his way. America’s failing economy was the central theme of the night and President Obama was unable to muster the energy and clarity to explain his four years of failures to the audience or those who tuned in. Obama’s tired diatribe that larger government is the answer to an economy that is in the doldrums was drowned out by Romney’s point by point reasons to shrink the federal work force. Obama’s paltry answers to a well-rehearsed Romney assault on his policies did not go unnoticed by the media outlets covering the debate. MSNBC shockingly pronounced Romney the winner though Al Sharpton tried but failed to put a positive spin on a poor performance. Jim Lehrer, the night’s poor excuse for a moderator, finally came around to the subject of Obamacare during the latter third of this disaster for Obama. Similar to his other answers Obama had trouble justifying this monstrous legislation while Romney enumerated why it should be abolished. Subject after subject Romney was on the attack clarifying the less than factual statements the President had just presented. Romney and the President have been in a statistical dead heat for several months but the tide seems to be turning away from the President. Obama has been spending heavily on media spin in the last few weeks, but it has not put a dent in his poll numbers. This first of three presidential debates, with one VP debate interspersed with the others, will define an election that may shape America’s future for the next several decades. Obama was lost without his teleprompter as he searched for answers to the most basic questions. During this one sided forum the moderator attempted to help Obama by leading him in a certain direction, but the President could not find the fire power to return the volley. One interesting side note, Governor Martin O’Malley of Maryland was challenged by a reporter on Obama’s performance. Amazing as it may seem the Governor gave Obama high grades for his efforts using the usual democratic spin as cover. Mitt Romney’s TKO of the President was not a fatal blow to Obama’s campaign though it was close. With two debates to follow on the presidential side Romney needs to continue pummeling away at Obama’s failures, if not there is still time for the tables to turn back towards the President. Mark Davis, MD author of the forthcoming book Obamacare: Dead on Arrival.

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