CBS went to an Amway convention (or wherever else people dumb enough to still be undecided hang out), CNN went to a Republican debate party, and PPP went to a key party to find some swingers. All of them agreed that Obama won last night’s debate by 30, 8 and 11, respectively.
There’s a lot of talk about how Moderate, Give Peace a Chance Mitt spent a good part of the debate agreeing with Obama, so perhaps he should have repeated Sean Hannity’s favorite talking points so voters would have a clear choice. But every time Strict Conservative Warmonger Mitt came out, he got stomped, most notably with the horses and bayonets remark. Obama also won the “who loves Israel more” exchange, and the media is still unpacking whatever idiocy Martial Mitt uttered about Ahmadinejad and verbal genocide.
Joe Patrice thought that Grandpa Bob did a decent job, but that’s the soft bigotry of low expectations. Martha Raddatz was the gold standard for a sit-down debate, and Scheiffer was nowhere near that mark.
As for substance, what an awful mess. For example, the choice we have in the next election is either drones, with Obama, or filling the sky with drones, with Romney. Maybe in 2016 we can actually have an intelligent discussion about the size of our military and our role in the world, one that mentions something other than the Middle East and Mali.