The Great Debate
Come on Democrats. Even you have to admit that Romney killed it right? Sure, I may be biased…but come on.
“It’s not about where we’ve been it’s where we are going”. That was Barrack Obama, Our president who’s been reminding us for 4 years that the past is what’s causing all of our problems. Funny how he’s asking everyone to stop looking back, eh? It’s certainly not pretty.
Romney opened with real plans, while Obama opened by wishing his wife a “Happy Anniversary” and assuring her she won’t have to celebrate publicly next year. I certainly hope they can celebrate very privately next year as well.
One of my favorite lines form Romney was that “Don’t worry about the very rich. They will do well with either of us. It’s the middle class that will continue to suffer”. I’m paraphrasing as I was too busy talking to the TV which I can only assume is one of my wife’s favorite things.
I started counting how many times Obama had to mention Bill Clinton but we all knew that was coming so I figured I’d just focus on the debate itself. I’m a multi-tasker (ADHD) so that’s tough. I had to check twitter to see the general reactions so far. Even the guys in the middle where giving it to Romney. Dozens of reporters and political commentators were instantly asking where this guy has been for the past 6 months.
I wanted to know too, but then I remembered how short American’s attention span is so maybe it’s better to save the good stuff for the end. You know, like a marathon runner. In the end that’s what we’re going to need. If you recall, this is why I propose a shorter campaign season. This is the stuff people want. Candidates in the same room being asked to address one another on the statements being made and their plans for moving forward.
Also, I’m glad Romney called out the President on this “Deduction for moving jobs overseas” bull crap. I hear about it all the time and was just saying over dinner last week how ridiculous that would be if it really existed. There are breaks and tax cuts for moving jobs here but not vice versa. I know it sounds good in a speech or a press release but enough already.
Now I get to next week to watch Joe Biden and Paul Ryan face off. Somehow I doubt that will be as interesting. My hope is that Romney can turn this into a true boost both in the polls and more importantly in people’s perception of him beyond just a “Mr. Burns” style millionaire. Wait, would that would make Paul Ryan “Smithers”? Creepy but you can picture it, can’t you?