The folks over at MSNBC are freaking out over President Obama’s horrible performance at the first presidential debate. Ed Schultz looked visibly sick and Chris Matthews went off. Hey, Bill Clinton, Obama needed you to be the Explainer-in-Chief tonight. Personally, Obama was asleep. No wonder Michelle Obama looked apprehensive before the debate started. Mitt Romney steam rolled over Obama. Quite frankly, Jim Lehrer shouldn’t show his face again as a moderator in even at a high school debate. Big Bird shouldn’t be all Mitt Romney cuts if he, wins. Jim Lehrer needs to be put out to pasture. I am sure Gwen Ifill would have done a better job.
Mitt Romney dissed President Obama by dismissing him as one of his sons, but that moment was lost on many, even the president. This debate looked like the George H. Bush vs. then-candidate Bill Clinton, when the elder Bush looked completely bored to tears and even stared at his watch for a moment. Obama can’t afford to be passive and unprepared in the second debate. We need definition from President Obama going forward. Mitt Romney made a lot of promises that the right wing will not like. He took the position as a centrist, such as the individual mandate on Romneycare and make it nationwide. Obama didn’t pin him down on that. Mitt Romney came across as someone who made sense on television, but he really didn’t in reality.
Here’s Chris Matthews epic rant:
This was cross-posted from The Hinterland Gazette.