This episode is far from over. Yes, Romney “won” the debate if the metrics are a college debating forum. But this is not college, this is about who will make the best president. And I don’t think lies and flip-flops makes Romney the man you can trust. .Obama came out seemingly suffering from "sitting- presidents-first-debate syndrome. He started off in a somewhat low-key civilized manner respecting his opponent and following the moderator’s rules. Then Romney hits him with a blitz of lies, flip-flops, and half truths. Then Romney the bully, figuratively speaking, does to Lehrer (and Obama) what he did to that kid in the playground many years ago (forcefully cutting his hair). If you are the president with a responsibility to be factual, how do you sort out the issues in a two-minute segment with a moderator and an over-hyped opponent breathing down your neck?.The media wants blood on the stage. It makes for good ratings and gives them content to chew over for the next few weeks. Matthews and Schultz almost went into cardiac arrest and the rest of the left joined in. FOX was over the moon. Has American politics become a made-for-TV reality show? Are debates not about choosing the best president, but about giving the networks maximum ratings and profits? .The next three debates will be interesting. Don’t count out Obama just yet. He’s had a history of being three jumps ahead of his opponents when all is said and done.
Apr 12, 2017