1. Thanks for this, babylonsistah! Compelling analysis by James Scharlmann..
Good Point.. I'm tired of romney the bully getting away with not being called out as a Bully.
But let’s back up to what I feel is probably the most seminal moment in the debate, and one that shows the sharp contrast between Mitt and Barack. That moment was during the exchange over when the Obama administration first mentioned that the attack in Libya was a terrorist attack. Romney, ever the attack dog (is this what Mitt looked like when he was antagonizing the gay kid in school all those years ago?), kept pouncing after President Obama about whether he had actually said in the Rose Garden the very next day that our consular building had been the victim of an act of terror.
In all phases of the debate, Obama looked like he had done nothing but watch Facebook and other social media outlets, taking in every complaint from every blogger and commentator on discussion threads. He spoke to Mitt Romney’s complete lack of credibility on women’s issues and had specifics examples, de-funding Planned Parenthood for starters, that demonstrated Mitt’s duplicity. Romney, tried as he might to disengage from answering the questions, was caught in a couple of key moments in his previous positions, no more devastatingly than in Obama’s final remark of the night, in which Romney was indicted by the commander-in-chief himself for his “47%” remarks.