Guy Benson

As predicted, ratings for the third presidential debate were way down (except on Fox News) Monday night, so I figured I'd revisit Mitt Romney's closing argument to voters:


"We need strong leadership.  I'd like to be that leader."

The Romney campaign has released its third television ad drawn from the exchange in Florida.  You've already seen the first two; the latest spot runs much of the statement embedded above, and lasts a full minute:

The Obama campaign is still spinning that their guy won the final debate, but actions speak louder than words.  Contrast this message with the thin gruel of the president's closing argument. Meanwhile, investigative journalist Bob Woodward has churned out yet another fact-check of Obama, who played very fast and loose with the truth in his futile attempts to bait Romney into an angry discussion. Thirteen days, and counting...

UPDATE - Just for fun: "This nation. Me." 

Guy Benson

Guy Benson is's Political Editor. Follow him on Twitter @guypbenson. He is co-authors with Mary Katharine Ham for their new book End of Discussion: How the Left's Outrage Industry Shuts Down Debate, Manipulates Voters, and Makes America Less Free (and Fun).

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