Mitt Romney brought this scary fact up early on in the debate. And President Obama didn’t say anything else about it, so I take it to be true. I think this speaks volumes as to where America is today; with 17% or more of America broke and needing food stamps.
I thought about that all through last night’s debate where the audience posed questions to both presidential candidates.
He had two big bullets, “Your retirement savings is much larger than mine,” he told Romney over question of Romney having investments in China. That’s when Mitt said the president also had some of his retirement dollars invested in China.
The other big one was about Lybia.
“I did call them terrorists the next day in the Rose Garden,” Obama said after Mitt said he hadn’t. Obama’s statement was then confirmed by the moderator that in fact the President hadn’t called that attack one of “terror” the next day in the Rose Garden at the White House.
In the end all of this debate posing and posturing changes little.
Both men mean well, I’m sure. It was called the best debate ever afterwords by some. The President stopped the bleeding. Mitt said he hadn’t done a good enough job.
I’m just not sure that these debates will change the outcome of the voting.
I felt George W Bush had a horrible record in his first term, didn’t debate well, looked puzzled half the time but still beat John Kerry. So maybe people already have their minds made up, barring an incredible turn of events during the debates or in the world.
This election may have already been over before the debates began.
I know several people on food stamps today, but hearing that number 47 million told me that we still have a long, long way to go. That the economy is poor and we need more help.