Here comes the orator! With his flood of words, and his drop of reason.
Did it work? Yes, if this comment from a New Hampshire woman is typical of the emotive voters he targeted: “I am voting for Barack Obama and I’m voting for him because I feel that overall he best represents my feelings in terms of the economy, foreign relation and education.”
The fact is, Romney really does care about grassroots folks — he genuinely cares about Americans from all walks of life. But his staff, many of whom are Beltway politicos and debutantes are clearly out of touch with grassroots Americans, and consequently, insulate Romney to good advice from the ground.
When we’re talking about math that doesn’t add up, how about $4 trillion of deficits over the last four years, $5 trillion? That’s math that doesn’t add up. … [W]e have his own record, which is we have four consecutive years where he said when he was running for office, he would cut the deficit in half. Instead he’s doubled it. We’ve gone from $10 trillion of national debt, to $16 trillion of national debt. If the president were re-elected, we’d go to almost $20 trillion of national debt. This puts us on a road to Greece. I know what it takes to balance budgets. I’ve done it my entire life.
On the day following the assassination of the United States ambassador, the first time that’s happened since 1979, when — when we have four Americans killed there, when apparently we didn’t know what happened, that the president, the day after that happened, flies to Las Vegas for a political fund-raiser, then the next day to Colorado for another event. … The president’s policies throughout the Middle East began with an apology tour and pursue a strategy of leading from behind, and this strategy is unraveling before our very eyes.
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Romney said when I took office, the price of gasoline was $1.80, $1.86. Why is that? Because the economy was on the verge of collapse, because we were about to go through the worst recession since the Great Depression, as a consequence of some of the same policies that Governor Romney’s now promoting. So, it’s conceivable that Governor Romney could bring down gas prices because with his policies we might be back in that same mess.
We have gone after al-Qa’ida’s leadership like never before and Osama bin Laden is dead. … While we were still dealing with our diplomats being threatened, Governor Romney put out a press release, trying to make political points, and that’s not how a commander in chief operates. You don’t turn national security into a political issue. … Secretary [Hillary] Clinton has done an extraordinary job. But she works for me. I’m the president and I’m always responsible, and that’s why nobody’s more interested in finding out exactly what happened than I [am]. … And the suggestion that anybody in my team … would play politics or mislead when we’ve lost four of our own, governor, is offensive. That’s not what we do. That’s not what I do as president, that’s not what I do as commander in chief.
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We’re a nation that believes in the Second Amendment, and I believe in the Second Amendment. … But there have been too many instances during the course of my presidency, where I’ve had to comfort families who have lost somebody. … Weapons that were designed for soldiers in war theaters don’t belong on our streets. And so what I’m trying to do is to get a broader conversation about how do we reduce the violence generally. Part of it is seeing if we can get an assault-weapons ban reintroduced.
Candy Crowley was the mediator in this debate, who did not show any neutrality and even interjected on behalf of Obama. She really needs to get on the Obama government, Michelle Obama sponsored weight program. CNN, once called the “Clinton News Network” is by no means objective or unbiased. Even NBC noticed her bias. Moderators are supposed to be just that – the debate is between the candidates not moderators.