Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Third and Final Presidential Debate

I feel so much better now.

Another decisive debate win for President Barack Obama. This was the best debate of the three. On the all-important matter of foreign policy, the President showed his wisdom, intelligence and tact as he laid out a plan for a safe, strong, secure America.

Willard Romney, who has zero foreign policy experience (except for proselytizing in France and shipping his money to the Cayman Islands and Switzerland), not only flip flopped on his previous statements, he actually suddenly agreed with President Obama on almost every issue. He was clearly unprepared for the debate and lacks the savvy and knowledge for the job.

  • Just weeks ago he said "it is a mistake to broadcast timelines, if you're the commander-in-chief, to broadcast timelines so our enemies are in the know about our next move." But in tonight's debate he suddenly proclaimed he agrees with President Obama that we should leave Afghanistan by the end of 2012
  • After being hawkish on attacking Iran, he now suddenly agrees that a military response should be "a last option"
  • He famously stated he "wouldn't move heaven and earth to find Osama Bin Laden" and would ask Pakistan's permission to track him down in their country, but suddenly agreed with the President's order to take him out
  • After being hawkish on Syria, now he suddenly agrees that the US military shouldn't get involved
I wonder how this Moderate Mitt is going over with the far rightwingers and the Teabaggers in his party. I guess it really doesn't matter what he says on any issue, since their hatred for the President is the only reason they're behind Willard.

President Obama had some great lines tonight, too. "I think Governor Romney maybe hasn't spent enough time looking at how our military works. You mentioned the Navy, for example, and that we have fewer ships than we did in 1916. Well governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature of our military's changed."

"We have these things called aircraft carriers, governor, where planes land on them."

“Gov. Romney, I’m glad you recognize al-Qaida is a threat, because a few months ago when you were asked what is the biggest geopolitical group facing America, you said Russia, not al-Qaida,” Obama said. “You said Russia. And the 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back. Because the Cold War has been over for 20 years. But Governor, when it comes to our foreign policy, you seem to want to import the foreign policies of the 1980s, just like the social policy of the 1950s, and the economic policies of the 1920s.”

Bang! Zoom! Pow! I expected to see Batman fight graphics appear on the screen. 

“Nothing Gov. Romney just said is true, starting with this notion of me apologizing, that has been the biggest whopper that’s been told in the course of this campaign and every fact checker and every reporter who has looked at it governor, has said this is not true.”

The fact is that when the President speaks, dozens of cameras record every word.  If he had ever apologized, you know Fox would be running that tape in an endless loop 24/7. But they aren't. Because it doesn't exist.

All instant polls showed that the President won this debate by large margins. CBS Snap Poll: Obama Wins Third Debate 53% to 23% -- that's by 30 points!

Beyond snappy lines and polls showing Willard's obvious weakness in foreign matters, President Obama knew what he was talking about and had credibility. The world was watching. And they know he means business. Ask Osama Bin Laden.

Now take Bob Schieffer's advice: "Go Vote. It'll make you feel big and strong."

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Some interesting Tweets:

"We ask the poor to die for this country; but it's unamerican to ask the rich to chip in a little more"? -Sarah Silverman

"Schieffer: How are you going to pay for a bigger military? Romney: Ahh umm go visit my website." -will.i.am

"Obama has grown enormously in the last four years. His second term will bring a revival of our economy. Peace in more areas of the world." -Alec Baldwin

"You can look on Romney's website all you want. You'll NEVER find out how he balances the budget." -Think Progress

"Romney directly contradicts his own campaign. Says Obama's sanctions are working." -Think Progress

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