And Then It Was Over….

…..all the hand-wringing, bet-wetting and anxious dull sinking feeling , if not already gone, must be GONE NOW!

Here are some of my favourites’ take: all emphasis mine

Obama Is Back!

by Oct 17, 2012 12:28 AM EDT

……

And finally, the 47 percent moment. Why would Romney stick out his jaw like that? The last question. Romney going first. Knowing he’d have no chance to respond. Knowing also (as it had dawned on me about 15 minutes before) that Obama was about to go through two debates without mentioning the 47 percent. And Romney mentions that he cares about 100 percent. Here’s my jaw, Barack. Unreal…

 

Posted at 11:22 PM ET, 10/16/2012

Obama turns it around

A very different President Obama showed up to tonight’s debate than the one who got trounced by Mitt Romney two weeks ago. Obama absolutely had to turn in a performance that would make his base happy — and he did that, by demonstrating a willingness to get in Mitt Romney’s face and in his space, and by not flinching from calling out Romney’s lies. Will Obama’s performance appeal to independents, swing, and undecided voters? Yes, it will……
OCT
17

America Has Now Met the Many Romneys, and America Knows They Can Get Their Asses Kicked: At the Debate

at 1:15AM

Photographs via Getty Images

(Clockwise from top left) Snippy Willard, Drivetime Radio Mitt, Lofty Willard, Trade-War Willard, Zany Improv Willard, the Real Willard, Ass-Kicked Willard, and Dickhead Willard, the ones we know and love.

………At this point, it is probably futile to mention that, had the president treated the first debate the way he did the second debate, we’d all be able to take the next couple of weeks off. The president was sharp on Tuesday night. (How sharp? When Romney got a chin-music question about how he differed from George W. Bush, the president put an even more wicked spin on it by congratulating Bush for his relatively progressive positions on Planned Parenthood and immigration reform and highlighting how far to the “extreme place” to which Romney has had to move on both those issues to keep his unhinged base from roasting him on a spit. That was high-wire politics and, and the president pulled it off without a bobble.) And the president was certainly engaged, and he was all the things he wasn’t remotely close to being in Denver…….

Read more: http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/last-night-debate-13800806#ixzz29ZLhjksw

 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012:  At the close, a ritual slaughter

Andrew Sprung

Lord-a-mercy, Obama just killed Romney on the 47%. Was it genius, or luck that he saved it for the end, when there was no time for rebuttal?

Round 2: Obama

Marc Ambinder OCTOBER 17, 2012, AT 1:00 AM

……Obama killed it. He outdebated Romney, he never once seemed churlish, he had a better command of the facts, and he conveyed the aura of a man who is confident about his choices. Romney kept hitting bumps. He didn’t let go of small points. He seemed irritated and peevish. He was uncharacteristically tongue-tied. As I reviewed my notes after the debate, though, Romney probably did better than my gut told me. But Obama still won the evening, and did so convincingly. I think if this debate had been first, Republicans would have a conniption. But since Romney tightened a race that won’t loosen up much no matter what happens, the momentum for Obama will probably be somewhat less…….

 

How Can Romney Recover? 

by Oct 17, 2012 9:30 AM EDT

Pipe dreams Mr Frum, pipe dreams. And on that note let me end this post…..ha ha ha ha!  So very happy, now for some shut-eye moment!!

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