By the time this column reaches you, the Great First Debate will have been chewed over and over by the Thursday morning pundits. So let me take this opportunity to throw in a few mouthfuls. Wouldn’t it be great to be that special fly on the wall late Wednesday night in the White House scrambling to avoid not getting crushed by the antique furniture being crashed around the Oval Office by Barack? All in all, we’ll be hearing that this was a once-in-a-lifetime defeat for Obama and that this was a flash-in-the-pan victory for Romney. One pundit claimed that Obama was too busy with his foreign and domestic problems to deal with adequate preparation for the debate.
Wrong! This is not like a rookie batter in his first game whacking four shots over the left-field wall. This was a seasoned veteran of not only the political game but of the rough-and-tumble business battlefield who showed what brains, preparation, the true understanding of the problems facing us and a quality of truth could do to the American audience. Romney came across as forthright, clear and un-pompous. He was talking to you and me with respect and clarity. He didn’t bumble and sputter on with three of four engines conking out. He was knowledgeable and believable, and above all, presidential. He took the Nobel Prize winner and scored a clear knock out. One can only wonder what Paul Ryan will do to Joe Biden during their upcoming vice presidential debate. It will be a catastrophe for the left. Biden will crash big-time. The left is dangerously desperate.
My concern is not for future debates. Romney is preparing right now with the success of victory impelling him to do better in front of the sure-to-be-harassing media. I’m worried about what Obama will have to do to get back into the public’s favor. He has lost face. And not only in the arena of debate or campaigning. What concerns me is his ability and willingness to use the military to win on Nov. 6. I believe it is not beneath Obama and his crew to use American lives to get back into the White House. The bombing of Iran is now a distinct possibility. Or an attack on the terrorists in Libya to compensate for the despicable behavior of Susan Rice and Hillary Clinton, which will surely be brought up in the next debate. He cannot depend on the media to defend him after the debates. They were all over him on the day after Wednesday’s battle.
His only option is to use the blood of our military to lubricate his political machine.
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