I watched the entire debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney tonight. As an independent voter, I have to say this was not even close.
Romney won the debate easily. He was confident, poised, respectful of Obama, and was willing to look at the president instead of the floor.
In contrast, president Obama kept looking down, kept shaking his head, and posture-wise seemed as if he was ashamed to be on the stage with Romney.
Style Over Substance
WASHINGTON – There was considerable scrutiny of political pundits following the 2012 U.S. presidential election — some ridiculed for their wildly inaccurate predictions, others celebrated for getting it right.
Among those deserving plaudits? The Canadian government, as it turns out.
Through the Access to Information Act, The Canadian Press recently obtained briefing materials prepared by diplomats at the U.S. embassy in the days before President Barack Obama was re-elected. Here’s what they said:
With the 2012 presidential election promising to be one of the closest in history, President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney are bombarding voters in swing states with a flurry of ads and personal appearances in an attempt to gain an edge in the Electoral College delegate count.
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Mitt Romney, who lost the 2012 election to President Barack Obama, has been traveling the country making appearances on behalf of Republican candidates in this year's midterm election. At one of these events in Nebraska on Monday evening, Romney unleashed a scathing assault on the "terrible" Obama administration.
Foot-in-mouth disease appears to be as least as important than the economy. Thanks to the former, as well as Mitt Romney's completely inept handling of independent voters, it will be extremely difficult if not impossible for Romney to win the presidential election in November.
Romney Casts Off 47% of Voters
Every other week or so, Romney seems to make a major gaff of some sort. His recent flip-flops on Obamacare are a case-in-point.
A new poll from CNN and ORC International that was released on Sunday found President Barack Obama would have a hard time if he had to face off against Mitt Romney again. The poll showed 53% of Americans would vote for Romney and just 44% for Obama if "for some reason a presidential election were being held today."
This election is all over but the final tally. I expect the winner to be announced soon after the West coast voting is closed.
The networks would all have you believe the election is a toss-up. For example, the Wall Street Journal just today reports Obama and Romney Deadlocked, Polls Show.