October 04, 2012

First 2012 Presidential Debate in Denver

(New York Times video from YouTube)

I suppose I could list up all the online news articles with their analysis and reflections, but at this point everyone on both sides of the aisle is saying the same thing: Mitt Romney won the first debate hands down. Even over at MSNBC they are talking about what President Obama "should have said" rather than trying to pretend he somehow won. This was, in my never humble opinion, the finest Presidential debate of my lifetime. Both candidates gave it their best shot, but Mitt Romney's cold, hard realism crushed Barack Obama's undying idealism. Mitt clearly demonstrated why we need him in the Whitehouse instead of Barack Obama.

My favorite line from the night came early on in the debate when Mitt Romney was talking about energy and the economy and he said, "You don't just pick the winners and losers, you pick the losers!"

That will probably do down in history as right up there with Ronald Reagan's response to concerns about his age and possible senility.

So, there it is. As long as the New York Times keeps it online, the entire debate can be replayed at the top of this page. This is shining moment in the history of Republican presidential campaigns, but sure as the sunrise within a few hours President Obama's staff will have some kind of well-funded, well-planned, well-presented response. Until I see it I'm going to milk this moment in history for all it's worth.

Today is a good day to be a Republican!