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Tue Oct 23, 2012, 09:08 PM

I will now admit that the Prez's first debate performance left a lot of room for improvement [View all]

But in light of the blatancy of all of Mitt Romney's lies, it's a far cry to say that he actually "won" that debate. Because to say that he won that debate, one would have to reject any notion that substance held any import and that all that was being judged were points on style alone.

Well, even I can see the foolishness in such a position, it's so obvious: If style was the only important thing in this world and substance gets you nowhere, then the people who do that endangers themselves in only living lives that are foppishly absurd, blindly delusional, empty and prone to incompetence.

How can anyone take a person like that seriously?

However, the people who awarded the "win" for Romney, strictly on style points, didn't know this when they did it, but they set the stage for Republican defeats in every other debate afterwards. The President understood that that his problem was substance, thus there was nothing to change in that arena. He maintained his own consistent message, he eviscerated the poor substance of Romney and he stepped up his own game by applying the standards of style set by his critics.

In doing this, the President exposed Mitt Romney as that foppishly absurd, blindly delusional, empty and prone to incompetence person that he most certainly is.

Now, the Romney supporters have changed their tune; style points are now irrelevant since their guy did so poorly in that regard. Ah, sour grapes! So when we hear them complain, although we know this and they are loathe to admit it, but they have only themselves to blame for setting the parameters for winning and finding themselves with eggs on their face when the President stepped up his game by applying their precedent as well and maintaining an adherence to substance over style.

Whine as they will, their tears are much more sweeter that watching them preen and gloat.

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