Moreover, Romney’s confidence made Obama look all the more narcissistic. The President was, frankly, petulant. Obama attacked first, last, and most often. Almost every interruption was by him. He even seems to have caught himself overreaching, and broke out his million-watt smile when chastened by Romney for interrupting. Consider that the President said, like King Louis, “this country—me.” I knew what he was trying to say, but it’s particularly startling to hear the President say it while glaring across at Romney.
So what is it that the Democrat-Media Complex wants from Governor Romney? Had he disagreed and carped at the President, he would be called partisan, an ideologue. The Governor demonstrated an open and rational mind, which was aided by his closing statement’s mention of bipartisanship. How ironic it is that President Hope-And-Change was on the attack, and Governor Romney cited an actual record of bipartisan leadership.
Generally, a draw goes to the incumbent, but—the “scientific” snap polls notwithstanding— I think that this is a slight victory for Romney. He appeared presidential in front of the American people, unmediated by the media. It was a golden opportunity, and he took it.
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