It’s pretty established now that Captain Capitalist beat a seemingly comatose Obama in last night’s first debate. Romney appeared to have completely altered all of the lies he carefully crafted in order to woo the mental patient teabaggers during the Primary, and created a whole new slew of lies that put him right in the center. In fact, many sites actually offered live fact-check streams and Think Progress counted a total of 27 myths (that’s all?) told by Romney in 38 minutes. The RNC must have given Romney’s technology an upgrade because he was in hyper-drive, voraciously going after a way too professorial and meek President Obama.
But to all of you despondent liberals and moderates who are gripping the noose and keeping sharp blades at bay, there are two more debates and Obama is by no means dead in the water. In short, Romney has two more opportunities to make a complete dressage horse’s arse out of himself. But – oh my – does one day make a difference.
Coming off of a weak and lackadaisical performance, Obama shot back the very next day at a rally in Denver, CO in what can be described as quintessential campaign Obama: forceful but still thoughtful and empathetic.
According to the Huffington Post, Obama said that when he reached the debate stage:
“I met this very spirited fellow who claimed to be Mitt Romney. But it couldn’t have been Mitt Romney. The real Mitt Romney has been running around the country for the last year promising $5 trillion in tax cuts that favor the wealthy. The fellow on stage last night said he didn’t know anything about that … Gov. Romney may dance around his positions but if you want to be president, you owe the American people the truth.”
Wow, this “couldn’t have been” the timorous, diffident professor who was at last nite’s debate. You can see the video below:
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