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Matt Taibbi: Presidential Debate Aftermath: Mitt Romney Wins All-Important BS Contest [View all]

Matt Taibbi

Presidential Debate Aftermath: Mitt Romney Wins All-Important BS Contest

I didn't watch the debate I just couldn't. I read it in transcript form afterwards. I know it is widely believed that Mitt Romney won, but I don't agree. I think both candidates lost. I think they both sucked. Romney told a series of outright lies the bit about the pre-existing conditions was incredible while Barack Obama seemed unaccountably disinterested in the intellectual challenge of the exercise, repeatedly leaving the gross absurdities hurled his way by Romney unchallenged.

Romney's performance was better than Obama's, but only if you throw out criteria like "wasn't 100% full of shit from the opening bell" and "made an actual attempt to explain who he is and what his plans are." Unfortunately, that is good enough for our news media, which drools over the gamesmanship aspects of these debates, because it loves candidates who sink their teeth into the horse-race nonsense that they think validates their professional lives.

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http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/blogs/taibblog/presidential-debate-aftermath-mitt-romney-wins-all-important-bs-contest-20121005



People are so proud to declare unhinged lying as winning. Lowering standards.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021467011

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