Barack to Michelle “A year from now we will not be celebrating in front of 40 million people” I think he ended that sentence with “in the Whitehouse” but can’t be a hundred % sure. According to CNN, Obama’s beginning statement when he talked about “ investing” was where Obama received his greatest spike in the whole debate. The saying “it’s all downhill from here” was a literal description of Obama’s performance once his memorized opening statement was out of the way as the rest of the debate was off the cuff. And seriously that guy was wearing no cuffs or wasn’t hiding anything up his sleeves… Obama was entirely naked. As a matter of fact he reminded me of the last time I saw someone naked in front of peers in a large forum.
Years ago in High School there was a huge party at a fellow student’s house. I’m guessing the parents were out of town because that party was totally slamming. Well one of the guys in my class got so wasted drunk that he thought it would be a good idea to strip totally nude and run up and down the street yelling to get everyone’s attention. Even the words he yelled ring in my ears to this day and so does the discomfort I had for his self humiliation.
Last night, that same discomfort sprung up again inside of me. Barack Obama came strutting out on the stage in Denver as President and left as a schoolboy who was just taken out behind the woodshed. The difference between my classmate of the past and Obama is that at least the boy had sense enough getting drunk before making a fool of himself. Obama showing up to the debate drunk would have given him a better excuse for such a nerve wracking 90 minute show of irritation and sour performance.
Very early into the debate, Mitt Romney turned into the mentor instructing the student, Obama. Mitt had very good advice for Obama as if he were his closest advisor. A tweet from John Hawkins of Right Wing News seemed to be thinking similarly:
@JohnHawkinsRWN: Mitt is like the professor and Obama is like the kid who skipped class & wrote his paper 20 minutes before class. #DenverDebate
At one point I grew so uncomfortable for Obama’s discomfort that I had to take a break. I finally felt inspired by Mitt Romney that I decided to put up my Romney/Ryan yard sign in the dark and despite the aggressive Obama lover’s who surround my house. My 10-yr old had been watching the debate with me taking turns to yell at the TV, so he followed me outside to assist with yard signage.
Upon return we got even more exposure to the POTUS seemingly naked performance without the protection of the media or a teleprompter. As a matter of fact Bill Maher seemed upset that Obama hadn’t opted for a teleprompter:
@BillMaher: i can’t believe i’m saying this, but Obama looks like he DOES need a teleprompter
At one point he even started to inadvertently root for Romney.
@BillMaher: Obama made a lot of great points tonight. Unfortunately, most of them were for Romney
By the end of the debate Romney looked like “the man” and even Obama had to admit it when he said to Romney “You are going to have a busy first day as President”. After Obama said that I was surprised that the CNN poll showed 67% for Romney /25% for Obama and the ABC poll showed a 2 to 1 vote for Romney. Well I guess that a solid 25% of America is absolutely blind and ready to accept Obama’s invisible clothing no matter what Obama says, no matter what his record is and no matter how empty his plans for the future may be—there will always be fools willing to accept the invisible accomplishments of a less than transparent presidency.