Thursday, October 4, 2012
Bam! Slam! Pow! Crash! BOOM!
The look on Michelle Obama's face after the debate ended last night spoke volumes. That's the face of a loser. It was her 20th wedding anniversary, and it was clear she would have preferred a different way to celebrate than being an eye witness to the shellacking her husband took at the hands of Mitt Romney.
My initial reaction when it was over was this: People from every religious tradition in America had their prayers answered. Mitt Romney proved to be an articulate and persuasive spokesman for what's in the hearts of everyone who values the American tradition. His references to the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were the highlights for me. He injected hope that we can restore the principles that made America great. We're in big trouble. He has the skills and the will to begin attacking the big problems. One thing you can bet on is he will not look back blaming Obama as he moves forward. America can be restored to what we have lost in the last four years due to Barack Obama's stunning lack of leadership.
There was only one adult on that stage last night. Romney looked him square in the eyes and hammered him with just the right tone and respectful opposition to Obama's four-year debacle of a record. In contrast Obama often looked down, did not make eye contact and seemed inept and unprepared for the criticism. No one has challenged him until last night.
I couldn't find any words to better describe last night's debate than Erick Erickson's: