So the bully won on points in the first debate.
Obama’s campaign chair David Plouffe called Mitt Romney “theatrically aggressive,” and said that President Obama was sticking to his plan of telling folks what he’s done and what he’s going to do. Politics Nation Host and Activist Rev. Al Sharpton said President Obama was playing rope-a-dope.
DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis said the debate “offered American voters a clear choice of substance over style,” with President Obama having the substance over Romney’s style.
Others said that the fact-checkers will find Romney wanting. He not only contradicted himself from earlier statements, but threatened to kill Big Bird. Paraphrasing, he said he’s going to miss PBS, including Big Bird and other things he likes to watch, but he’s cutting them out of the budget. And, oh by the way, he told PBS anchor and debate moderator Jim Lehrer that he’s getting the boot, too. After the way Lehrer lost control over the format, a pink slip might be in order.
One of my friends on Facebook said he’s glad there’s video of Romney saying things differently from his performance on the debate, “especially the 47% debacle.” Another said, “I’m not sure what happened.” And finally, one noted, “Romney made his presence felt tonight. But he may have hurt himself by saying he’d kill Big Bird.” Here’s my assessment: Romney, the bully, looks like he won.
Our Shining Black Prince looks like he’d rather have been at this 20th wedding anniversary with his FLOTUS.
So tell me what do you think?