I watched the first presidential debate along with the rest of America and I listened to the commentary the following day and I have to say that it seems I saw much that nobody else saw and failed to see what many seem to have.
I have heard a seemingly endless series of journalists state that:
“The President was off his game.”
“He didn’t seem to want to be there.”
“He seemed distracted.”
“The President failed to stand up and fight back.”
I have also heard many say that Mitt Romney won this first debate and that neither candidate was able to clearly state his position or give details.
Well I am here to say that I saw a different debate in many ways and I don’t understand why seemingly; no-one else saw it too.
Was the President off his game? Distracted?…………………………..
…………………… Perhaps he was. I will admit that The President was not his usual animated self.
But consider: Along with the stain of campaigning, Barrack Obama is also required to keep up his schedule of administrative duties. He must use his energy and intellect to keep this country running; so to speak; as well as continually having to travel, speak, and swat away the pestilent attacks and lies of the Republican party and its current figurehead Mitt Romney.
In addition to this, the evening of this debate was the President’s 20th wedding anniversary.
Now when President Obama wanted to address Congress on a night when the Republicans had one of their primary debates; they “Requested” that the President change his plans to accommodate their schedule and suggested that he; (The President of the United States of America); should have checked with them first. (Of course they are Republicans and so are just a cut above the rest of us); especially if the rest of us includes our Black President; huh?
Did anyone check to be sure this debate wasn’t in conflict with any deeply personal celebration or event in the President’s life? Did anyone ask if he minded if he spent his 20th anniversary arguing with a smirking, greasy, snake oil salesman? I doubt it
And let’s face it. I mean; well let’s just do a little informal show of hands.
or having a quiet dinner and celebration with this graceful and naturally diplomatic woman who has done all that a first lady should and more than most do.
“Ok Mitt. You can put your hand down now. We know.” Of course on Mitt’s anniversary; he doesn’t have the opportunity to celebrate with an intelligent, beautiful woman such as Michelle Obama.
He is stuck with a woman who thinks the Mormon Mission made men of her sons and Jesus ate hard tack and bacon with Roy Rogers and the Sons of the Pioneers; (back when they were real cowboys). Tom Mix invented the Guitar , “The angel came to see Joe Smith; they called him Macaroni”; Jesus died; arose three days later; saw his shadow and went back in his hole for six more weeks to wait for Spring.
So; distracted? Perhaps. Didn’t want to be there? I should think not. But lose the debate? I don’t think so
If we put aside the subdued mood of the President and look at the things that were said we see a picture of a quiet but confident president; stating his plans in far more detail than his opponent who just kept posturing and claiming he would create 12 million jobs.
A man who whose histrionics and exaggerated begging posture made me embarrassed to watch him.
“Pleeeease Mr President. Pleeeease don’t ignore the millions of Americans who need jobs.” “We can’t take another four years of this.” (As if he; Romney; were the American worker’s “Mother Hen” Instead of the “Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing” we know him to be”)
As if it wasn’t twelve years of republican rule that brought us to this pass to begin with. As if a Republican ever cared about anything but lining his pockets and those of his friends and political masters.
The very notion that a member of the 1% would care about average Americans enough to humble himself to beg for them is beyond ludicrous.
No; I didn’t see the same debate many saw I guess. I didn’t see a driven articulate challenger and an unsure president. I saw a thoughtful, well spoken president with much on his mind giving many details of his plans for this country; and smirking smart-ass liar trying to play a role so out of his true character that it would need the skills of Ronald Reagan.
And Mr Romney; You sir are no Ronald Reagan
Lyin Mitt is UN-FIT