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
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.
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.
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.
In the latest Gallup national poll, Romney's edge has dropped to 1% (49% to 48%) with 3% undecided. In mid-October, Romney has as high as a 5% edge.
Romney's Debate-Period Surge May Have Run Its Course