Posts tagged "presidential debate"

Da Bears or the presidential debate?

Or, as my daughter Kati, called the possible choice: Da Bate. That’s a tough choice for Chicago Bears fans who are political junkies. Watch one live and record the other? poll by twiigs.com

Candy Crowley botched her moderator's job in the Obama/Romney debate

Presidential debate moderator Candy Crowley not only improperly injected her opinion into the Barack Obama/Mitt Romney face-off last night, but she had her facts wrong. The discussion was about the Obama administration’s failure to publicly acknowledge in a timely manner  that the attack on U.S. Consulate in Benghazi that left four Americans dead on Sept. 11... Read more »

Can Obama recover tonight from Biden's debate flop?

Tonight President Barack Obama will try to repair the damage from the last debate. No, not just the first one, the one he sleepwalked through against Republican Mitt Romney. I also mean the vice presidential debate between Republican Paul Ryan and Vice President Joe Biden. The one in which Biden gave independent, swing voters a... Read more »
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The debate debacle was Obama at his best.

Watching liberals unravel after last week’s presidential debate has been almost as entertaining as witnessing the thumping that Republican candidate Mitt Romney applied to the Democratic incumbent Barack Obama. Spinning into orbit, liberals have concocted every known excuse for the trouncing: Obama was out of practice; he expected a different Romney to show up; he... Read more »

Whatever happened to "gravitas?"

Remember how the media used to judge every presidential candidate by his or her “gravitas.” How you had to appear “presidential?” Total silence this time around, in the contest between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama. Haven’t seen any standard for judging a candidate dropped so quickly. The reason is obvious: Obama is totally lacking in... Read more »

Obama's "Trickle-down government" says it all

I hadn’t heard the expression before, but Gov. Mitt Romney nailed it when he said President Barack Obama believes  in “trickle-down government.”  (Here, here and here.) That’s an unforgettable line from tonight’s debate between the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates. All wisdom trickles down from Washington. “Experts’” views  and policies trickle down to we peons. It’s a wonderful... Read more »
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