posted on Oct, 4 2012 @ 11:34 AM
Originally posted by FlyersFan
Originally posted by MRuss
"Not since Jimmy Carter faced Ronald Reagan has the U.S. presidency been so embarrassingly represented in public. Actually, that’s an insult to
I thought that George W. Bush (when he debated John Kerry) did even worse than Obama last night. And yet, even though George W. Bush was awful in the
debate, the country still voted for him. I see history repeating itself with Obama. He did horrid (not as horrid as Bush43 IMHO) .. but the country
will still be voting for him.
I was thinking the same thing, but then again this isn't 2003. Lots to consider...
Did the debates motivate the right? Big yes...they will get a boost in voter turn-out.
Mitt will get a boost in big dollar donations...he doesn't look like a lost cause anymore.
He got an entusiasm boost...but mostly from folks already supporting Romney.
He also converted some "undecided voters"
That said...the country is polarized more now than ever...the "undecideds" are a smaller margin than past elections. I don't think Mitts
non-commital positions won him the Libertarian base. Latinos, African Americans, the working poor etc. are "never going to vote for him"
And strangely enough I think Pres. Obama's performance struck some fear into an a semi-complacent Democrat base. They might actually show up to the
voting booth in higher numbers now that they think there is a chance they might lose this thing.
Bottom line? He needs Ohio...that is his pivot to having a chance in the electoral college.
Interesting times though...