A right hook here, an uppercut there, and in the end both men laying on the mat with referee Candyland Crowley holding up King Barry's limp arm to declare him the winner.
Romney did well against his opponent. He did pretty good against Obama too.
All in all, Candy Crowley interrupted Mitt Romney a staggering 28 times throughout the debate. She ordered him to sit down. She allowed President Obama to go over the time limit on every question, once running a minute and four seconds over the allotted time without interruption. And in one shocking case, stepping in with false information to rescue Obama in a sequence that reeked of corrupt bias.
It was almost as if Candy Crowley anticipated that Romney would attack on Obama's dithering 2 week escapade blaming the Libya attack on a Youtube video. Romney took the bait, Obama squealed to the debate moderator for a transcript, and magically, Candyland had that exact transcript already in hand. Coincidence?
We heard a variety of questions that were absolutely bizarre. One question was a preplanned hanging curveball for Obama on how he would improve women's pay equality in the workplace. Hardly a burning campaign issue. Another head scratcher for both sides..."how can we keep AK-47s out of the hands of criminals?" Then another challenging one for Mr. Obama..."What have you done to earn my vote?" Then Romney had to explain how he was different from George W. Bush.
There was a deliberate pattern in the questioning selected and organized by Candy Crowley. Every question for Obama was a softball, while every question for Romney immediately placed him on the defensive. And throughout, Candy Crowley acted as Obama's personal security, stepping in when he couldn't fend for himself, interrupting Romney every time he attempted to rebut, and ultimately, pre planning the entire structure of the debate to favor the president.
Even Robert Gibbs admitted that Romney had to debate Crowley more than the President.
And consider that fact that these so called undecided voters were picked from the state of New York, one of the bluest bastions of liberalism in this country. This debate was the flip side equivalent of having Sean Hannity moderate a townhall debate with undecided voters from Oklahoma.
Despite all of this, Mitt Romney held his own. While post debate polls show President Obama with a slight edge, Romney scored a resounding victory on issues that matter. According to CNN respondents, Romney won 54-40 on the economy. CBS showed Romney winning 65-34 on the economy. In addition to...
Remember Jeremy? He was the young college student who asked about getting a job after school. This is what Jeremy had to say about Romney and Obama...
“Mitt Romney’s first answer — I felt like he was staring into my soul, just right through me, when he was asking me the question. I felt like, you know he offered me a job five minutes into the debate, I felt like his answer was sincere,” Epstein said......
“Then I was speaking with President Obama asking how his Chicago Bulls are gonna do, because they lost their MVP Derek Rose, and he said that I could not beat him in one-on-one, but I disagree with that.”
I wonder who Jeremy is going to vote for? Bottom line...if the economy is the primary concern of voters, Romney will win. If assault weapons, equal pay for women, and contraception are the primary concerns of voters, Obama will win.
Romney debated two people last night and still came out on top. Obama was feisty, bitter, and angry. Today, Gallup shows Romney ahead by 6 points.