Here are a few seminal thoughts emerging from the fog of the first Presidential Debate:
1. If Romney does wind up taking the oath of office, he might become the first president impeached and convicted for perjury in doing so.
2. Romney's distaste for Chinese money of course didn't apply during his reign at Bain.
3. If President Obama had brought up the 47% remarks that Romney made at a private fund raiser, Romney was on the qui vive to admit that in hindsight he was "completely wrong". Which would have made the debate stage a 'covering-the behind site'.
4. If Romney shuts down Sesame Street, a fantasy neighboorhood would be boarded up because of the real misplaced priorities of a greedy privileged moneyed-class.
5. And what is even worse, Romney actually seems to relish the role of Mr. Potter.
6. Romney recently told 60 Minutes that his favorite president is John Adams. Apparently Mitt forgot that Mr. Adams once said: "The object of a superior man is truth." Ouch!
7. Though he has unequivocally earned a lot of disparaging epithets, like "Governor Etch-a-Sketch" and the "Chamelion Candidate", I offer yet another: the title of an old movie in which Jimmy Cagney plays the silent film star Lon Chaney, "The Man of a 1000 Faces". The similarity of Chaney with Cheney is especially serendipitous.
8. Isn't Romney's willingness to deep-six Big Bird so typical of the Republican Right? The Ryan budget plan for Medicare , they claim, wouldn't affect current seniors. But voucherizing Medicare would inexorably destroy it for the seniors of the future: today's children.
9. Romney said he is totally in the dark about the tax breaks given to companies that outsource jobs. What will he deny next? Climate change? Evolution? Rape?
10. Finally, I remember an apocryphal Winston Churchill quote about one of his respected colleagues: "An empty taxi arrived at 10 Downing St. and when the door was opened Clement Attlee got out." I pray to God an empty taxi doesn't arrive at the White House next January. I'm sure Romney would step out.