No, Obama wasn’t “Good” in the debate: He Sucked
Ever the contrarian, hopefully I’m not the only one less than impressed with this Rush/Althouse-based alternate theory of the Universe. h/t via Ace of Spades HQ, whose thinking is in line with theirs.
But the truth of it is that Obama was not that bad — for Obama. This is what Obama is. He is a droning, meandering, hectoring scold who has few facts or insights at his command. The pony’s single trick is variations on the “fairness” theme, and it has always been such.
I like the people associated with this meme; so, the criticism is by no means personal. However, sometimes I think we do so much posting, writing, thinking, etc, we can come up with just about anything if we work it long enough.
A debate is not a presentation in a strict sense, it’s a contest, an exchange, or confrontation, of sorts.
: a contention by words or arguments: as
a : the formal discussion of a motion before a deliberative body according to the rules of parliamentary procedure
b : a regulated discussion of a proposition between two matched sides
In short, you can’t judge one side without due consideration of the other. In sports, a team can play a good game and still lose. But good or bad is still measured in how they interacted with the other team. Did they make tackles when they had to? Did they move the ball down the field when they needed to?
If they did all that and came up a point or two short, well, maybe they weren’t “bad,” despite being losers in a particular contest.
Obama did none of those things in the Denver debate. He didn’t turn one Mitt argument, or point back around on him. He was lifeless when he did try to attack and he faded under Mitt’s logical assault.
In short, he sucked. Oh and he lost. Less than a month out from an election, I honestly see little point in discussing it beyond that. NBC used an online survey to suggest, maybe Obama didn’t do so bad after all.
The immediate consensus that Mitt Romney won Wednesday’s presidential debate has eroded significantly as fact-checkers have weighed in and supporters of President Barack Obama have fought back, according to NBCPolitics’ computer-assisted analysis of more than 1.3 million post-debate comments on social media.
Whenever our side starts sounding too much like their side I tend to think perhaps someone is over-thinking things a bit. Romney won; Obama lost – big time. And he sucked in terms of the live contest. That’s enough said about that.
But then, I’m not a big fan of instant replay, either FWIW. heh