Incredibly I watched the whole debate last night. I’m a well documented junkie now, but last night’s sleeper was just about as much as I could take.
90 minutes of boredom. But there were some really good moments:
The first such moment is when Obama accused Romney of wanting to liquidate the auto industry. By taking the position that the companies should have been brought through bankruptcy. Obama said that Romney didn’t support Federal assistance. Clearly he did.
There are more. My next favorite is when Obama stood there, actually sat there, and said point blank that he did not support leaving troops in Iraq after the end of major conflict there. Of COURSE Obama support that. The condition is called Status of Forces. And the President put Joe Biden in charge of securing it. The fact that Joltin’ Joe couldn’t seal te deal doesn’t change the fact that Obama supported it.
On the subject of education Romney worked hard to demonstrate his state’s achievements while he was in office. Romney mentioned the normal facts surrounding test scores, but then he moved into the “John and Abigail Adams Scholarships.” Obama countered that fact by saying that had occurred before Romney came into office.
It’s hard to blame Obama. He was defeated as soundly as any candidate in history during their first debate. And last night it was Obama playing the role of challenger to Romney’s role champ. Romney was simply playing defense and Obama was trying to … well, lie.