Tag Archive: Debates


Honesty and Sincerity Show

 

 

 

  ” Mitt Romney crossed a major threshold early this week, moving above 50 percent in his favorability rating, according to the Real Clear Politics average of polls — and, for the first time in the campaign, he now leads President Obama on that measure.

The Republican presidential nominee has clearly benefitted from the debates. He had a 44.5 percent favorability rating at the end of September, before the debates. But by Monday, when he and Mr. Obama faced off for the final debate of the campaign, Mr. Romney’s favorability average was up at 50.5 percent.

“He’s did a great job humanizing himself in the first debate and seeming presidential in the second debate,” said Republican pollster Mike McKenna, who said the debate performances punctured Mr. Obama’s campaign-long strategy of trying to disqualify Mr. Romney in the minds of voters.

The Romney effort to seem measured continued on Monday in the third and final matchup between the two men. That debate was dedicated to foreign policy, and he batted away the president’s attacks, at one point accusing Mr. Obama of having little else.

“Attacking me is not an agenda,” the Republican said. “

… On Presidential Debates

 

 

 ” As the presidential election approaches, the emails in my in-box can be divided into three basically equal categories:

1) “I canot beleeve you have fallin for Obologna’s trix.”

2) “How cum U cant see thru Mitwit Romney’s dum republikkan dumness. “

3) “Have you heard how Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Partycandidate for president, is getting rolled?”

The first two categories I answer quickly and politely, because they are mostly from family. The Gary Johnson stuff I’ve just been chewing on, though, and getting disgusted.

We are a two-party system — not by law, but because the Democrats and the Republicans have seized the mechanisms of government. They use their control to maintain power, and other parties can’t compete. This causes a bunch of self-perpetuating, corrosive behaviors, like government-funded primaries for these major parties, which are really nothing but private organizations. Withholding the money for a Republican primary out of a libertarian’s paycheck makes as much sense as taxing Jews to pay for KKK dance parties (now that’s an idea for a reality show).”