The first debate gave us adolescent Obama, skulking about the back of Miss Crowley’s class.
The second debate gave us the shouting Obama, shouting tired slogans at the weekly #OccupyWhatever rally.
The third debate gave us the rude, condescending Obama. Watching with the Hubster, we were struck by the arrogant tones that floated through his answers. Again, he constantly interrupted Romney, tell him he was wrong, when really Obama was the wrong one. Some of the zingers were obviously rehearsed, but the delivery was absolutely, unequivocally and UNPRESIDENTIALLY disrespectful of his opponent. Such a man does not deserve to sit in the Oval Office, much less for four more years.
Of course, for any decent commentary you have to go across the pond. Tim Stanley of The Telegraph:
But here’s why it [the horses and bayonets comment] was also a vote loser. For a start, Twitter immediately lit up with examples of how the US Army does still use horses and bayonets (horses were used during the invasion of Afghanistan). More importantly, this was one example of many in which the President insulted, patronised and mocked his opponent rather than put across a constructive argument. His performance was rude and unpresidential. Obama seemed to have a touch of the Bidens, wriggling about in his chair, waving his hands dismissively and always – always – smirking in Romney’s direction. By contrast, Romney sucked up the abuse and retained a rigid poker face all night. He looked like a Commander in Chief; Obama looked like a lawyer. Who would you rather vote for?
Stacy has the round-up, complete with handy Obama-translations for diplomatic terms. (insert term here) ________ = More Golf.
Just hours after the debate, Obama realized he’d not presented his second term agenda, so he dusted off an old homework binder from under the bed and turned it in, late, hoping for extra credit. Not.
Remember who tried to warn America that Obama would be the new Jimmy Carter? John McCain.
Two weeks to go.