Reactions to the first Presidential debate are nothing short of astonishing. Pre-debate signs that voters were already migrating away from Obama were fueled by a disastrous debate performance by the empty suit and blank résumé that some still refer to as our current president.
When asked on a radio show for my thoughts on the debate, my reaction was one of confirmation — I saw exactly what I expected to see, a Chairman of the Board coming to clean house on a corrupt and failed manager.
Mitt Romney controlled the discussion like a seasoned Chairman of the Board using well established facts and figures to dress down a management team that had failed miserably at every opportunity. Democrats now whine about Romney’s proper preparedness as some form of “cheating.”
Obama tried to stay in the game using the same old lies, excuses and empty promises that he used in 2008 to trick voters and in the end, proved once again that he is totally lost without his teleprompter.
I was in no way surprised by the performance of either participant, though it appears that many Americans, including Obama’s many media minions, were in complete and utter shock.
Before the Debate
In my last column, I chronicled a seismic shift underway across party lines and traditional special interest voting blocs before the debate. Senior citizens made up the single largest voting bloc for Obama in 2008, largely due to scare tactics from left-wing groups like AARP that had seemingly convinced many seniors that Republicans want to kick granny down the stairwell in her wheelchair and then deny her medical care.
Maybe seniors are no longer frightened by that tired old left-wing propaganda. Maybe after decades of Democrat scare tactics, as congressional Democrats raided Social Security and Medicare trust funds for welfare, Medicaid and free Obama phones for Democrat voters, they have seen enough.
In 2008, retirees gave a total of $42.8 million to support Obama’s Marxist dream of change, and only $32.8 million to McCain. Obama has since dropped from 56.6% of retiree support in 2008 to 49% in 2012 according to August FEC filings, indicating a significant shift away from Obama in 2008 to Romney in 2012.
Black voters are revolting not only against Obama, but against decades of Democrat lies that have held blacks in a substandard existence despite billions spent to allegedly “give them an even playing field.” Latino voters are fed up with being talked down to, treated like victims when they came to America to escape victimhood in their Marxist homelands.
All voting blocs were abandoning Obama before the debate and after the debate — the mass exodus from DNC propaganda is only accelerating.
The debate between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama set records for viewers, more than 67 million, 15 million more viewers than any debate in the 2008 cycle. It wasn’t Fox News, but rather a CNN poll that showed not only a record number of viewers, but that 67% believed that Mitt Romney won the debate hands down. “No presidential candidate has topped 60% in that question since it was first asked in 1984,” said CNN Polling Director Keating Holland.
Further, 35% of viewers polled by CNN said that the debate made them “more likely to vote for Mitt Romney, compared to only 18% that said the debate made it more likely they would vote for Obama. This is not minor movement but a seismic shift. Even huge Obama donors were shaken.
More than six in ten said that president did worse than expected, with one in five saying that Obama performed better than expected. 24-48 hours later, polls in the “swing states” were all swinging towards Romney in a big way, pushing Romney out in the lead in key states like Florida, Virginia, North Carolina and Ohio.
The Obama Campaign is in total panic. Obama came out swinging in stump speeches, far more confident in his lies while Romney is not standing there to refute them, than he was standing across from Romney Wednesday night. He reminds me of liberal keyboard commandos, brave enough to mouth off via email or blog post, but quiet as a mouse when face to face with an opponent.
Desperate Times – Desperate Measures
The Obama Administration swung into damage control, issuing blatantly manipulated employment numbers in an effort to trick voters into believing his economic plan was working when in fact, he has the worst economic record in American history and unemployment is soaring to levels not seen since the Great Depression. Real unemployment numbers show that the black community has been hit the hardest by Obama’s policies.
On initial inspection, it appears that the Obama Administration may have re-hired a large number of “government employees” at taxpayer expense, just to force the unemployment rate down ahead of Election Day. In addition, Obama is forcing large government contractors to “break the law” – stopping scheduled layoffs to manipulate employment numbers even more ahead of the election.
“Robert Stevens, chairman and CEO of Lockheed Martin, one of the largest defense contractors in the key battleground state of Virginia, recently testified in Congress that his company was looking at laying off roughly 10,000 employees from its workforce of 120,000. The layoffs would be the result of cuts to its largest programs, such as the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and the Littoral Combat Ship.” (More here)
It’s a double crime, first manipulating employment numbers and then promising to use taxpayer funds to cover the law suits sure to come out of the most corrupt actions ever taken by an incumbent seeking re-election. All of this should be investigated immediately, blocking the administration’s ability to use these types of corrupt tactics to retain control of D.C. power.
The REAL Game Changer
In 2008, nobody knew who Barack Obama was, where he came from, how he rose to power overnight with a totally blank résumé void of any personal accomplishments and what kind of changes he had in mind for America. Now everyone knows…
In 2012, Americans now have four years to judge him by. His repeated efforts to blame his horrific failed policies on Bush no longer work. Who would he blame his second term on? No matter what Obama says he inherited or who he claims he inherited it from four years ago, he owns the last four years. By every measuring stick, our country is in worse condition now than the day Obama took office. Obama owns this reality and most voters know it!
The last four years can’t be anyone’s fault but Obama’s… His first term can only be described as the most egregious failure in political history. Back in 2008, even Obama told voters not to re-elect him if he failed in his first term. His first term failure is epic.
In 2008, Americans were willing to give him a chance. By 2012, that has already proved to be a disastrous mistake. Voters no longer listen to the broken promises of 2008. This is 2012, four years later, and everything is worse, not on Bush’s watch, but on Obama’s watch. Four more years of epic failure doesn’t appeal to any thinking voter.
The end result? – Voters are abandoning Obama and his Democratic Socialist friends at a record pace. The next debates will only further fuel and accelerate the mass exodus as Biden sticks both feet in his mouth and Obama gets increasingly desperate.
Romney did a good job in the debate, as I expected he would. Romney’s fund-raising kicked into high-gear following the debate, raising over $12 million in just 48 hours. But the real game changer is how bad Obama did, at the debate and over the last four years. Who can do well in a debate with a record that nobody can defend?
In 2008, Obama could say anything he wanted and nobody knew any better. But in 2012, voters have a disastrous four years of this guy in their belly. All they want to do is vomit, so that they can begin to recover.