Thursday, October 4, 2012
Romney Wipes The Floor With Obama In First Debate
Great one-liners from Romney at the debate:
"You are entitled to your own house and your own plane, but not your own facts."
"Look, I got five boys. I’m used to people saying something that’s not always true, but just keep on repeating it and ultimately hoping I will believe it.”
"I don't know what he was doing out there. He had his head down, he was enduring the debate rather than fighting it. Romney, on the other hand, came in with a campaign. He had a plan, he was going to dominate the time, he was going to be aggressive, he was going to push the moderator around, which he did effectively, he was going to relish the evening, enjoying it," Matthews said.
Romney led on all substantive issues. He easily talked about his clear economic plan to add jobs to the economy. He clearly described the problem with raising taxes. He called the President out on Obamacare. He talked about entitlement reform with Medicare and Social Security.
But, Romney's performance was even better than just the substance, it was the boldness. He showed that he is not simply a pencil-pusher, a meek book-smart business geek. He is actually a bold leader. Romney said what needed to be said. He called out the President on Solyndra, on unemployment, on cramming Obamacare down the throats of the American people without even a single GOP vote. He discussed the millions of teachers that could have been hired with the money spent on Solyndra. Romney had the guts that he often gets called out for not having.
The greatness of this is that this is the first time since the convention and one of the rare times during the campaign that Romney gets a chance to speak directly to the American people, unfiltered. Every word that comes out of his mouth on the campaign trail is filtered through the media in a way that makes him look unlike the great candidate that he truly is. And tonight, people may be surprised at how great his performance was. They shouldn't be. This is the Romney that has been on the campaign trail the whole time. And without the filter of the biased media, Americans were finally able to see it.