Allow me to say it first. My candidate really screwed up last night.
How Mitt Romney managed to allow a “pay inequality” question sail right past him without reminding the world that women in the Obama White House are paid significantly less than the men who do the same work is simply inexcusable. In a contest where the female vote will win it all in the end, this was a serious mistake. Sigh.
Of course Governor Romney won the night – at least if you ask the focus groups and snap polls including those from MSNBC - following the debate.
The Governor still appealed to the ladies. He looked more presidential and appeared to be more knowledgeable than the incumbent, the focus-folk said. He seemed more authoritative and more personable. (Imagine that – and this is the same guy Team Obama has been painting as disconnected with the average American!) All in all, the incumbent will have to go a long, long way to regain the ground he’s lost since the debates began earlier this month.
And, of course there is the matter of Obama’s incessant “creative truth telling.” Last night the President claimed to have called the Benghazi raid a terrorist act on the morning after our Ambassador and three other Americans were murdered.
Yes. He said the words “act of terror,” on that fateful morning in the Rose Garden, but it was in a completely different context and long after he had blamed that YouTube video for all the violence. That, of course, was right before he left on a campaign trip to Las Vegas – before the bodies of our fallen diplomats were even cold.
I’m never really sure what Obama hopes to accomplish when he goes into ‘liar, liar’ mode as he did last night. I can’t decide if he means to run a scam on us, the voters, or if he’s really trying to convince himself. It doesn’t matter all that much now we’ll soon be free from his delusions. If we’re really lucky, he’ll leave the office in disgrace sooner rather than later, when Romney will be sworn in on January 20th.