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Obama Awakes—But Can’t Stop Mitt

christiancon Wrote: Oct 18, 2012 11:31 AM
Couldnt agree more with you Michael. It's sad though that we must endure such silly contests in these "debates". They are about as close to actual debates as 2 minutes of ad time on TV. All of the moderators seem needful of being part of the story as the press now constantly does. Many Americans are not up on facts and an as-clown like Obama can sound so credible as he's lying through his teeth every time he opens his mouth while the moderator gives him more time, corrects his opponent and feeds the need to control the "debate" and get to the pre-planned set up questions from these supposed undecideds. Its a farce really. Its amazing we when we are able to get the best person elected and I fear its getting harder and harder to do so.
This column appeared originally in THE DAILY BEAST.

Forget about Barack Obama’s eagerly awaited emergence from his first debate coma: the biggest question about the second candidate confrontation centered on whether Mitt managed to maintain his undeniable momentum.

After all, a flurry of pre-debate polls showed Romney as the newly minted frontrunner—especially a Gallup survey that gave him a commanding 50-46 percent lead among likely voters in all twelve swing states, including such purportedly impregnable Democratic bastions as Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and (surprise!) New Mexico.

Did the Mittster do anything to disrupt or accelerate his apparent progress toward...