The Last Debate
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney meet to discuss and debate foreign policy tonight. Will Romney pull his Libya punches again tonight? Probably not, but the Obama team has worked overtime pushing a false narrative about Al Qaeda in Libya. The Romney Team has put together a debate widget so you can follow along. Consider this as well an open thread.
The Spanking The Media Didn’t Cover
What else is there to do when you get beat like that, besides start calling names and politicizing Big Bird? It is time for SOMEONE to pull up and his big boy pants and get ready for round two.
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‘Shell-shocked’ team Obama whines and plays a blame game over debate loss
‘Shell-shocked’ team Obama whines and plays a blame game over debate loss Shell-shocked by Governor Romney’s terrific debate performance, especially juxtaposed to President Obama’s lackadaisical performance in front of a television audience of about 67.5 million, team Obama is flailing around whining and pointing fingers of blame at each other. Failing to convince any fair-minded person that Obama lost the debate because, as the Obama | Read More »
Obama’s Tax Deduction Lie
Obama thinks the American people are stupid. Throughout the debate, Obama regurgitated his talking points about a balanced solution to the debt crisis. In the process he insulted the intelligence of every voter by intimating that the budget can be balanced by eliminating a few tax credits. No, he didn’t commit to tackling the tens of trillions in unfunded liabilities to Medicare and Social Security. | Read More »
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More Than 67 Million People Watched Last Night’s Debate
How important was last night’s Romney-Obama debate, which nearly everyone agrees was a lopsided win for Romney? Time will tell. But one thing we can know for sure is that it was, by far, the most-watched event of the 2012 campaign. The importance of debates is itself endlessly debated, and you can’t really tell the role of the debates in a race except with hindsight. | Read More »
Does Obamacare Cover Butt-Kickings?
Ouch. I don’t know how there can still be undecideds out there, but after debate #1, I think there are less of you.
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Beating an Empty Chair
We’ve all been critical of Mitt Romney from the beginning of the primary and throughout the general election for his lack of core principles, pale-pastel ideas, flaccid attacks on Obama, and lack of specifics. I have not shied away from pointing out that the Romney convention along with his acceptance speech was a disaster. So what about his debate performance? To paraphrase Michele Obama, this | Read More »
Watch Live! Wisconsin Senate Debate
Please join us in watching this critical primary debate, brought to you by The Franklin Center and Wisconsin Reporter. Debate will begin streaming live at 8pm, ET. Citizens can submit questions for the candidates in the following ways: E-mail questions to WIDebate@WisconsinReporter.com Tweet questions on Twitter using the hash tag #WIDebate Post questions on the Facebook pages of Wisconsin Reporter or Franklin Center Submit a YouTube video (via e-mail or Facebook) for a chance to have your question | Read More »
RS Interviews: Heritage/AEI Post-debate reactions.
I talked with several folks from Heritage and AEI after the debate, in order to get their reactions to how the debate went, how it came off, and how they felt the debate came across to watchers. As you can see, spin rooms are kind of noisy; they’re also pretty focused places. Everybody in there – including probably you – needs a specific piece of | Read More »
The CNN/Heritage/AEI debate, the day after.
My post-debate take, which is of course made vastly more relevant by the fact that… I followed it onsite rather than online. Well, online at onsite. Generally, these events are a bit different from the inside, including (surprisingly) less chances to schmooze with the candidates than you’d expect. A ‘spin room’ is there primarily to get access to raw material for the article that you | Read More »
The Making of a Presidential Debate
Republican presidential candidates turn their attention to foreign policy and national security tonight at a debate hosted by The Heritage Foundation and American Enterprise Institute. It airs on CNN at 8 p.m. ET. Over the past few days, workers transformed an empty auditorium at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., into a full-scale television set. As the final preparations were made, Heritage got a behind-the-scenes look | Read More »
Republican Presidential Debate Open Thread
Rick Perry faces the crowd for the first time. discuss. RedState GOP Debate Coveritlive
President wishes to troll GOP debate.
The basic gist of this is as follows: President Barack Obama has requested – please note that word – that he be permitted to address Congress about jobs in a special joint session next Wednesday evening at 8 PM. Unfortunately, the White House is apparently as self-aware about national events as is, say, a brain-damaged basset hound, because it unaccountably missed noticing that there was | Read More »
The First Debate: Pawlenty & Cain Win
Two winners came out of the South Carolina Republican Presidential Debate. Let me start this off by noting that Frank Luntz’s panel went for Herman Cain first and Rick Santorum second. Why? Their effective takedowns of Obama. In fact, Republican candidates need to note this, Santorum scored big tonight in his very effective take down of Obamacare. Now, to the real winners. The first winner | Read More »