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A Debate Rout of Herculean Proportions

William Gensert Wrote: Oct 05, 2012 8:09 AM
Barack Obama will fall on November 6, 2012, losing the presidential election in a landslide to Mitt Romney. After the president's performance in the first debate, this is becoming more obvious. Yet now is not the time to be complacent. We are engaged in a battle for the heart and soul of America, and an electoral defeat for the president will not change that. Now is the time to fight. Read more of my article:
traitorbill Wrote: Oct 05, 2012 9:53 AM
Obamacare is still with us. Government spending is still out of control. The Mid East is in flames. Why should 2012 look any different than 2010?
I am elated to report to you something you surely already know: Mitt Romney trounced President Obama in their first debate. The rout was so decisive that even the liberal media cannot spin it the other way.

There is no need to grade this on a curve. Romney did very well in absolute, not relative, terms. He didn't just do well compared with Obama's poor performance; he really shone, in every category. He proved himself to be very knowledgeable on policy and business, quick on his feet and able to deliver zingers as graciously as possible under the circumstances.