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The Denver Debate: A Second Look

KYoung43 Wrote: Oct 06, 2012 8:32 AM
Excellent column, Mr. Kerwick. I've said many times that Obama's upbringing (doting mother, aunties, grannies) started with the "coddling" and I can envision teachers who dared grade Barry with what he earned being forced by those angry women (or by toadying administrators) to elevate his grades. Or the administrators changed the grades without the teachers' knowledge. Or perhaps not because Barry's records have been sealed, thanks to now SCOTUS member Elena Kagan. Reality can be a real bummer at times. The One is just now waking up to the fact that his Obama-ness is NOTHING in the harsh light of the truth.

The first presidential debate of 2012 is now behind us.

And Republican challenger Mitt Romney won it handily.

No one challenges this verdict. Even President Obama’s most ardent supporters concede it by way of the truly laughable excuses to which they’ve resorted in accounting for the decisive drubbing that their candidate received.

But while the conventional wisdom concerning the victor is sound enough, the conventional wisdom concerning the debate’s loser is not so much.

Obama, we are told, was “off his game.” From Denver’s altitude to personal family issues, every conceivable rationale has been offered by the President’s...