Obama clearly confirmed to us that he’s a sharp, brilliant man who is a strong and clear leader. Mitt Romney showed us he cares and wants to be president, but he also has only one real plan.
“Mister President, your economy still isn’t good.”
That and that alone scores him points. Mitt is a well spoken man, but he’s not even in the ballpark of the President. That was made more than clear last night.
Here’s what Romney was probably thinking:
“Oh boy, I better leave this Middle East stuff alone/ I’m not sure what the hell is going on over there. I’m fighting hard just to remember the leaders names and where they’re located. Damn it, I’ll just agree with the Presidents position…I don’t want to look like a dumbass. Let’s get back to food stamps and my economic plan which only God knows what that is. I’ll try and run this up the flag pole and hope it flies…here we go.”
In other words Mitt punted pretty often. There was no real debate on foreign policy because the President has done an outstanding job to this point. The Middle East is and always will be a troubled area for the United States and the rest of the world.
All we can do is try and keep the lid on.
The polls show Obama won, CNN had it 51% Obama to 40% Romney. However the race is a dead heat. A race I felt was out of reach for Mitt Romney but he could still win. People do vote their pocket books and for most Americans, that’s not good news for the President.
While Obama did a nice job of bleeding cover his four years, they’ve not shown a major economic improvement from the mess he took over.
There were big moments in the debate – zingers – the biggest being this one: Romney said our navy were the smallest in decades and the President said,”Well Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets, because the nature of our military changed…We have these things called aircraft carriers, where planes land on them. And we have these ships that go underwater, nuclear submarines.”
That kinda summed up the debate in many ways.
One man, the President, has been dealing with a world full of of major problems and fixing them to a noticed degree while the other – Romney – has just been taking shots where he can at what is not yet fixed.
Romney really has no plan for anything that is clear or that well thought out.
Still it may not matter.
Will the third debate matter? Not as much as it should. The polls have the race as a dead heat. It looks like Ohio is the key now. It might be the state that decides who is the next president.
I said this when Barack Obama appeared about to be elected. I think he is a great thinker and hard worker. He is a man on a mission to show greatness, leave a legacy for his race and people to be proud of, a president who wants people to care and love what he is doing. Obama is a man who has and will do what it takes to make things right. He will make mistakes but also try and quickly fix them.
I fear Romney, who is a good man, does not have that fire.
He’s done some great work in his home state, his job and with the Olympics as well. I just don’t see him as a roll your sleeves up guy anymore. He’s too high up on the social meter to really battle the problems of middle America. He can say he’ll fix things, but I hear nothing in his speeches that demonstrates how he will.
I’m sure if Mitt beats Obama, he’ll do his best. I don’t think America will get in trouble with Romney as quarterback, it might just be more business as usual than we wanted to see.
This race may be too close to call until the very end.