October 09, 2012
Et Tu, Big Bird???
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And this is going to leave a mark, too:
Mitt Romney won the first presidential debate by a whopping 52-point margin according to Gallup - the most resounding margin since the polling giant began tracking debates 20 years ago.
The stunning judgement on the debate came as a bombshell Pew national poll put Romney four points ahead of President Barack Obama by 49 to 45 points - a huge swing of 12 points from mid-September, when Pew found Obama leading by 51 to 43 points.
In Gallup debate results published today, three times more people thought Romney did a better job than Obama in last week's so-called Duel in Denver presidential debate.
And this. What's that old saying about Pride going before a fall:
When President Barack Obama stepped off the stage in Denver last week the 60 million Americans watching the debate against Mitt Romney already knew it had been a disaster for him.
But what nobody knew, until now, was that Obama believed he had actually won.
... a Democrat close to the Obama campaign today reveals that the President also did not take his debate preparation seriously, ignored the advice of senior aides and ignored one-liners that had been prepared to wound Romney.
Hubris: Obama's central problem was that he was so disdainful of Romney that the President, seen here at a campaign event in San Francisco on Mondau night, didn't believe he needed to engage with him.
Remember all the fulmination about how George Bush lived in a bubble where he was never confronted with anyone who disagreed with or disapproved of him? That turned out not to be true... of Bush, that is.
Update: Via Ed Driscoll:
“I think that I’m a better speechwriter than my speechwriters. I know more about policies on any particular issue than my policy directors. And I’ll tell you right now that I’m gonna think I’m a better political director than my political director.”
We hear he's also one of the most sophisticated consumers of intelligence on the planet.
Posted by Cassandra at October 9, 2012 02:58 PM
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What's that old saying about Pride going before a fall[?]
Indeed. The present polls are a spike. Nothing more.
Romney and Ryan need to stay on the offense, they need to follow through, and they need to keep hammering away, especially, in the debates, and in the communications arena, where conservatives have generally performed so abysmally.
I'm not even seeing, for instance, ads that display the current Progressive ads touting Romney/Ryan as Liars and showing actual facts juxtaposed with each accusation of a lie.
This reminds me of the conservative hubris of last winter/spring, when the the election was in the bag, should Romney only keep saying, "Economy."
Currently, the election still is Obama's to lose, not Romney's to win.
And as a great man once said, "It ain't over 'til it's over." And I point out that the fat lady hasn't sung, yet.
Posted by: E Hines at October 9, 2012 03:22 PM
And don't forget that that silver tongued devil Joe Biden has got my back!
Posted by: Barack Obama at October 9, 2012 03:39 PM
...that silver tongued devil Joe Biden has got my back!
With both forks of his tongue wrapped around the knife blade....
Posted by: E Hines at October 9, 2012 03:58 PM
"With both forks of his tongue wrapped around the knife blade...."
Does that mean that he's created two of those *three letter* words? I s'pose that means the next job(now with more ssssss)s report will show a full percentage point drop in unemployment.
Posted by: Snarkammando at October 9, 2012 04:13 PM
Obama has believed his own press. He disdains his opposition and has made that perfectly clear over the last four years. He thinks that Americans believe he knows best and he acts accordingly. He totally disdains those of us who do not like his agenda and it slips out whenever he is unscripted.
Posted by: TexasMom2012 at October 9, 2012 06:01 PM
Admit it TexasMom: you (like most mortals) are intimidated by my natural brilliance and oblivious.... errr.... *obvious* superiority.
It's not easy, being one of the most sophisticated consumers of intel on the planet, you know. I have to explain so much to you less gifted types.
Now where's that darned Teleprompter when I need it?
Posted by: Barack Obama at October 9, 2012 06:41 PM