Awww. Just look at their confused, sad, and angry faces. The Left had a meltdown last night after their Affirmative Action President lost the debate. Our Barack Obama evidently thought he would get extra points just for showing up. You can't blame him for thinking that, really, since it's always worked that way for him in the past. Imagine the confusion he must have felt last night when he came up against an opponent who was competent and prepared. It may have been a first for him, when that AA filter didn't work.
Mitt Romney, on the other hand, seemed to enjoy the debate. At one point he even said, "This is fun, isn't it?"--and sounded as if he meant it.
In the week prior to the debate, Obama oh-so-cutely told the media that debate prep was "a drag": "Basically they're keeping me indoors all the time. It's a drag. They're making me do my homework." Well, evidently "they" weren't successful in getting Obama to prepare for the debate, since he came prepared with what looked like his "C" game (typical AA grade inflation). Some wag said, when hearing that, "He brought his C game? How do we know this wasn't his A game?" Heh.
My take on O's performance is that what we saw last night was the real Obama, unplugged from his teleprompter, without his presidential prerogative to turn his back on questioners or the ability to give his favorite answer, "My way or the highway." I've never bought the idea, constantly pushed by the Left, that O is a great orator and the smartest president evah. As Byron York wrote in the Washington Examiner, in what sounds like unintended although hilarious understatement: "Obama, on Wednesday night, looked like a president who hasn't had to face many sharp challenges lately." No Kidding. William L. Gensert at American Thinker had another way of putting it: "When you spend 4 years with a compliant media, you never need to be well versed on policy and detail, and he assumed it would be the same last night. . . . And if the man wasn't such an arrogant, nasty ideologue when the deck is stacked in his favor, I would feel sorry for him."
Some of the comments about last night, all from O sycophants:
"He sounded like he was defending a doctoral dissertation. His thoughts ranged from lengthy to endless."
"It's a little early for Obama to fall on the ball."
"Obama made a lot of great points tonight. Unfortunately, most of them were for Romney."
"Tonight was a rolling calamity for Obama. He was boring, abstract, and less human-seeming than Romney."
[My personal favorite] "How is Obama's closing so fucking sad, confused, lame? He choked. He lost. He may even have lost the election tonight."
Maybe one of the best quotes from last night came from Stuart Stevens, a top Romney advisor: "I don't think Obama had a particularly bad debate. He's had a bad four years." Ha.
Updates. Peggy Noonan has been ragging on Romney every chance she's had, so I almost skipped her column in the WSJ. But this is funny: "When Mr. Romney gave him the sweet-faced 'You're a cute little shrimp' look, and he gave it to him all night, Mr. Obama couldn't even look at him. When Mr. Obama stared down and nodded at his notes it looked, as someone observed in an email, like his impersonation of a bored wife." Hahaha.
John Sununu, once-governor of New Hampshire, and one of the sharpest Romney surrogates out there, called Obama lazy and detached. When asked if he didn't think that O's performance would improve in the next debate, Sanunu said, "When you're not that bright you can't get better prepared." The Emperor Has No Clothes.
And from my favorite political website evah--Michelle Obama's Mirror--
"Back in the game, back in his comfort zone; debating himself. And WINNING!"
This photo can't make O Team very happy--this guy is obviously only comfortable when he has his security blanket, the teleprompter.
This article by Lisa Fritsch at American Thinker ("How the Liberal Media Ruined Obama") makes the point that the sycophantic liberal media has done Obama no favors: "Obama has been brought up by an adoring and overindulgent liberal media who have coddled him for the last eight years" and have continually mislead O into thinking he would never have to answer for his record.