Thursday, October 04, 2012 Elyse N. Ryan
DENVER, CO.- After weeks of much anticipated across the nation for what was thought to be a super bowl like presidential debate, viewers are left this morning asking, ‘what the he!@ was that?’
Last night was the first, of three, presidential debates. After watching the candidates throw harsh criticism at one another on the campaign trail, the debate was expected to be an all-out verbal assault. A verbal assault it was not.
Sharing a friendly handshake at the opening of the debate, Mitt Romney and President Obama answered the first questions about how to create jobs by wondering off topic; Obama talking taxes and education while also defending his record saying, “Over the last 30 months, we’ve seen 5 million jobs in the private sector created.”
Romney also danced around the question on how to create jobs telling another story of someone he met on the campaign trail. Romney laid out his plan to create jobs listing in numerical bulleted order, “My plan has five basic parts. One, get us energy independent, North America energy independent. That creates about 4 million jobs…open up more trade…make sure our people have the skills they need…get us on a balanced budget…and champion small business.”
Both candidates seemed as though they couldn’t organize their statements enough to make a solid argument at first.
As the debate continued, however, Romney showed enthusiasm discussing points and proposals for tax reform and even mentioning he would cut funding for PBS despite his ‘love for Big Bird.’
Obama seemed flat, making weak points and poor rebuttals with a lackluster attitude. It became more apparent as the debate continued that President Obama was tired and somewhat ineffective in his arguments.
It was no surprise that Romney won this debate, leaving the Obama camp to go back to the drawing board for the next debate.