That about sums up last night’s debate… We basically saw two neocon warmongers pretend they’re for World Peace while talking about regime change in Syria and how we “must stop” a nuclear Iran. Along with a side order of “who’s a bigger friend of Israel,” which Mitt Romney definitely is.
So who won?
I would say President Obama did. The CBS insta-poll agrees with that assessment. But on the key question who qualifies to be Commander in Chief- that same poll said 64% for The President and 60% for Romney, so Romney accomplished what he came there to do which was appear “Presidential,” whatever that means.
Romney played it safe, too safe in my opinion.
Knowing that he’s leading the series, he went for the proverbial “tie at home” which I
think is a timid strategy in a race as volatile as this one has been. Obama was constantly trying to get Romney into a street fight in order to show contrast, and Romney was having none of that.
For all intents and purposes- Romney behaved like he had too much to lose to take any risks and Obama acted like he needed to score as many points as possible in order to stop his slide.
Both candidates think we need to stay in Afghanistan til 2014… I guess having our asses handed to us for 11 YEARS by a bunch of Bedouins with AK’s is not enough for either of these guys. And if you think either of them as President will really abide by this timeline, you probably also believe that all our combat troops are out of Iraq!
Let’s face it, both candidates knew that this debates audience would be made up of mostly beta males and women. With Monday Night Football and a Game 7 between the Cards and Giants-the above mentioned groups and hardcore political junkies, like myself, would be the only ones
That’s why the Candidates were spouting all this “Peace, Love, Jesus” stuff all night. Obama hasn’t met a war yet he hasn’t gotten involved in since he assumed the presidency. And Romney probably won’t be much different WHEN he becomes Commander-in-Chief.
Neither of which this country can any longer afford. Just think of all that could be done to stop suffering in the United States of America and the World if we had a President who worked for peace.
Sad to say, but neither of these two men are for peace, and that is very tragic, indeed.