Mitt Romney Uses Smoke & Mirrors To Win the Debate

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obamaVoters have had an opportunity to digest their reactions to the first presidential debate and the fact that Big Bird may have stolen the show.  

As I watched the debate, I'll admit that by the end of the first round I started watching the clock tick with nervousness and anxiety. Time was running out and Mitt Romney had a clear strategy and plan of attack for the night. To win the debate using the "fake it until you make it" and smoke and mirrors approach to try and fool the American people into believing the falsehoods he was saying were true. Romney had great stage presence; he was confident, comfortable, relaxed, was even joking and laughing at times. For the first time in the last 18 months, I found him almost likable.  

As for President Obama, I'm still trying to figure out what his strategy was. Obama did not challenge Romney enough, he didn't dismiss Romney's false claims and at times the President seemed aloof.   

What happened Mr. President? 

Even though Obama missed a number of opportunities to defend his policies, numerous independent, non-partisan sources have reported that Romney's allegations, although eloquently stated, were false. Not just false, but some of them impossible or highly exaggerated. Think Progress, for example, reported that Romney stated 27 myths within 38 minutes. FactCheck.org called Romney a "serial exaggerator" and pointed out issues with statements from both candidates. 

Will voters see through the smoke? I'm not so sure. I'm afraid that not enough voters have or will fact check the statements. But we owe it to ourselves and to the future of this country to check the facts.  

I also think that Obama will recover in a big way in the next two debates giving Obama just the edge he needs to win this election and  save Big Bird and ultimately, Obamacare.      

Image via Donyrelyea/Flickr

2012 election, barack obama, mitt romney

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Caera Caera

Romney didn't have to use smoke and mirrors to win the debate because he knows what the hell he's talking about and he's not an idiot.


On the other hand, if smoke and mirrors is all it takes to confuse our feeble-minded idiot in office, then I'll take the guy with the skill to use the smoke and mirrors.

Histo... HistoryMamaX3

Maybe Obama didn't have a strategy and what you see is what you really get. This is the man behind the fancy speech writers and teleprompters- THAT was the real deal. Rather disappointing, wasn't it? lol

tuffy... tuffymama

See through the smoke? How about your dogg can't hack life without a TelePrompTer. Oops. Poor little Barry. I wonder how big was the tantrum after the debate? I wonder how loudly Moochy hollered at him for fucking it up? I'm no Romney fan, but I will tell you this: I would vote my meanass mailman as a write-in before I would ever vote for that bratty little socialist for president.

cecil... cecilmansmom

oh my goodness factcheck.org said it oh no Obama's own very biased site has to be true. NOT.

fave82 fave82

Oh lord. Your winning horse underperformed. Deal with it!! This sounds like sour grapes.

wamom223 wamom223

Hahahahahaha Nadia.  This is all you've got.  What you found out is you bought into Hope and Change and what you got in return was Hype and Blame.  Just so you know, your attempt at smoke and mirrors here sucked really bad, all I saw was desperation.

early... earlybird11

Wow..... Sooooooooo biased

UgtaB... UgtaBkdnMe

Obama can't speak well without a teleprompter. It's as simple as that.

Janetra Mosley

obama has had it easy for the last 4 years...the Media has done an injustice to the American citizens by being so biased for obama...I am tired of the lies that the current administration has pulled....Go Romney...

darli... darlingmeggy

That is a bold statement Nadia. Hopefully Obamacare covers the ass kicking dude got.

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