Many Obama supporters were furious with him for not bringing up the many issues used in his campaign ads. These would be the negative ads. Obama new he couldn’t bring these to the table because they were either petty, unsubstantiated or blatant lies. For instance, if he would have brought up Bain Capital it would have opened the door for Romney to explain what Bain Capital did and his leadership position at Bain. This would have been devastating for a clear explanation of those facts would have painted a picture of just the kind of experience and leadership that is needed at this time for our failing economy.
Then there are those who say Obama was “off his game” that night, even going to the extreme to say he hadn’t had time to adjust to the altitude in Denver. These folks must have a short memory because when Obama gave his 2008 party nomination victory speech in Mile High Stadium his rhetoric was soaring with teleprompter perfection.
I say, what you saw at the first Presidential Debate was Obama’s game. During the 2008 campaign the media did not vet Obama. All the public saw was hope and change wrapped in swagger. Any attempt to vet Obama was painted as petty, hateful and most often racist. This tactic was even used against Bill Clinton. So we had a media that didn’t do it’s job. We were not allowed to learn about the man and difficult questions were not asked of him. He didn’t really have much of a record to look at and what he had was protected by a twisted political correctness as well as Obama distancing himself from past associations. Now Obama has a record and the facts speak for themselves and empty rhetoric will not change the facts nor stand up against a prepared opponent with leadership experience.
Obama always uses a teleprompter when speaking, even at press conferences and the only glimpses of the man afforded us have been those few moments when he’s been caught without a teleprompter.
Any man that reaches this level should take responsibility and be held accountable for his record. This is the character and realization of this office that makes the job so overwhelming. The final decisions are made in that Office and for that reason Truman had “The Buck Stops Here” on his desk leaving no room for doubt where the responsibility lay. Again this only emphasizes just how monumental the job of POTUS is. This is something a CEO realizes as well for they are in the same position when running a large enterprise. This is something Romney, as a former CEO not only realizes but has done and done successfully.
But if you must blame someone other than Obama for his poor performance in this debate, then that blame should go to the press. Never has any President had such an adoring media. During his term in office they have never asked tough questions nor followed up when he skirted their questions with empty rhetoric. He surrounds himself with like-minded yes men and so has never had to face the fire. No one has talked to Obama or questioned Obama the way Romney did during the debate and Obama did not have the experience to defend himself or his policies just as he did not have the leadership experience needed for the office of President in the first place. This time there was a record which could be questioned and Romney questioned it aggressively with rebuttals that outlined a vision that was clear and not based on vague emotive slogans.
The simple fact:
Obama lost the debate and you saw the real Obama.