Making Jimmy Carter Look Brilliant

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. pspr


    Bewildered and lost without his teleprompter, President Obama flailed all around the debate stage last night. He was stuttering, nervous and petulant. It was like he had been called in front of the principal after goofing around for four years and blowing off all his homework.

    Not since Jimmy Carter faced Ronald Reagan has the U.S. presidency been so embarrassingly represented in public. Actually, that’s an insult to Jimmy Carter.

    The split screen was most devastating. Mitt Romney spoke forthrightly, with carefully studied facts and details at the ready. He looked right at the president and accused him of being miles out of his depth.

    Mr. Obama? His eyes were glued to his lectern, looking guilty and angry and impatient with all the vagaries of Democracy. This debate was seriously chafing him.

    What exactly was Mr. Obama’s strategy here? Did he figure with so many people unemployed in this abomination of an economy he should go for the sympathy vote? Like voters could relate to a guy who is just scared pantsless that he is about to lose his job?

    In the middle of the blood-letting segment about jobs, Mr. Romney said good-naturedly: “This is fun.”

    Almost pleading, Mr. Obama reached out to the moderator for a lifeline: “You may want to move onto another topic.”
  2. I didn't see the debate, but my Obama-fanatic neighbor across the street sadly said she was "disappointed" by Obama's performance. Based on her response, Obama must have looked pretty bad.
  3. We give you your day, PSPR, enjoy it, have some fun.
  4. pspr


    Woops. I misled everyone in a post I made last night. I said in another thread that there was just one more presidential debate but checking I've discovered that there are two more presidential debates and one more vice presidential debates.

    Sorry about that. I must have misread the previous source I checked. My apologies.