…..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 Michael Tomasky 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
America Has Now Met the Many Romneys, and America Knows They Can Get Their Asses Kicked: At the Debate
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(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…….
Tuesday, October 16, 2012: At the close, a ritual slaughter
Round 2: Obama
……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 David Frum 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!!