And the Winner Is: Big Bird
What in the hell was that last night? A debate? I certainly wouldn’t have called it one! Now let me start off by saying I gave both the President and Governor Romney a fair chance last night. I started the night off as middle of the road as I could be, reminding myself that at one point in time, I really liked Romney.
I also was part of a Google + Hangout for ABC News, and Babble with other parents discussing the debate for the first hour. Before I go on I will say I am not political genius. I am just a regular American Mom who pays attention. That’s it.
I will start with Obama. Which as most of the readers here know, I don’t have any problems with his policies. What I did have a problem with last night was his lack of passion and charisma that he normally has when in this kind of a setting. It almost seemed like he wasn’t interested in a second term. Was it the fact that it was his 20th wedding anniversary? Was it because he was trying to take the high road and look like the more mature candidate? I have no idea, but that is not the Obama I voted for in 2008.
Now for the Moderator, Jim Lehrer might as well have not been there. The candidates walked all over him, especially Governor Romney. And Lehrer ALLOWED IT! Typically the moderator needs to put them in check when something like this happened but he just smiled and nodded like it was ok. Which it wasn’t at all.
Then comes Romney. Which to me was a hit and miss performance. If you took every word he said during the debate as honest, of course he was the shining winner. Unfortunately as fact checkers will reveal over the next couple days, a good portion of the valid points he made aren’t as accurate as the country would like. I also found his treatment of the moderator to be rude. In fact, at one point it almost had a bullying tone to it. It was disrespectful at the least.
But what is with the Republicans always wanting to can PBS? This is something I am not understanding because the cut of PBS wouldn’t even put a TINY dent in the deficit. All it would do is kill Sesame Street, and a large portion of wholesome and quality children’s programs.
The winner of the night?
FiredBigBird on Twitter.
The debate overall was a disappointing train wreck. Here is to hoping the debates get better and not worse before the election.