A few observations. How many times did Obama look at Romney? He always seemed to be looking down, and angry, or at the moderator. Romney, on the other hand was constantly looking at Obama. It was almost like Romney was a teacher scolding a student at times. On issues, Obama basically repeated talking points all night, while Romney scored because he talked policy, and issues. Frankly, I think Mitt’s best moment was when he asked Obama how he could focus solely on health care while 23 million Americans were out of work. Bottom line BIG win for Romney, this was not close. While Romney spoke clearly, and with conviction, Obama stumbled, paused, stuttered, and looked clueless, and at times, when he looked down, he seemed to be saying “damn, Mitt is right”.
Stacy McCain has his take, and yep, he thinks Mittt won too
Damn. Mitt won it straight-up. I’ve turned my TV to MSNBC to watch their reaction.
Rachel Maddow: “I personally do not know who won this debate.” This means . . . yeah, Mitt won. He beat the hell out of Obama.
Ed Schultz: “[Obama] created a problem for himself tonight on Social Security. He agreed with Mitt Romney. . . . I thought he was off his game.”
UPDATE 10:25 p.m. ET: Jim Lehrer babbling like an idiot about time running out. He wants Obama to get re-elected so ObamaCare will cover treatment for his senility.
UPDATE 10:22 p.m. ET: “Mr. President, you’re entitled to your own house and your own plane, but not your own facts.” Zing!
UPDATE 10:06 p.m. ET: They’ve been going back and forth about ObamaCare for 10 minutes. If you believe what Obama says — as opposed to the actual facts — then you’ll probably think he won this part of the debate. But if you believe what Obama says, you’re probably too stupid to read this anyway.
Donald Douglas is calling this a bloodbath for Democrats, and notes that the crew at MSNBS are flipping out
I thought my perspective was biased, that Romney just destroyed Obama in the debate. But the results are coming in, and it’s a bloodbath for the Democrats.
See BuzzFeed for the big headline, “How Mitt Romney Won The First Debate.” (At Memeorandum.) Also at Washington Free Beacon, “Liberal Media Calls It for Romney.”
I’ll be updating, but if you’re checking my blog as this post goes live, click your remote over to MSNBC. This is a devastating night for the left. It’s a collective meltdown over there. Ed Schultz just said that Mitt Romney was “in his wheelhouse on the economy.” And Chris Matthews was literally going ballistic. I’ll be looking for the video and will update.
Michelle has one word to describe Romney, UNINTIMIDATE!
Romney was unintimidated by President Obama.
He was undaunted by lib moderator Jim Lehrer.
He was in command of his facts.
He was comfortable with himself.
He was unafraid of his positions.
He drew clear contrasts. He spoke with ease.
By contrast, Obama looked down at his notes or beseeched Lehrer with his eyes and his mouth to move on.
Romney patiently dissected Obama’s ramblings, injected humor and zingers, and didn’t back down.
Hot Air has more, including a CBS poll that shows a decisive win for Romney
Check out Chris Matthews, who looks like he has lost that Obamagasm feeling he is almost in tears, and in full blown meltdown