I must confess, I have been so let down by the Republican Party that I didn’t expect much from Romney in last night’s debate. I was clinging to the hope, (with my free hand because I had my gun, religion and antipathy in the other) that Romney would surprise me. He came through- I am surprised and delighted. However, I can’t get rid of the nagging little feeling that it is all going to go horribly wrong.
The Democrats are already on the march today. They have coordinated a new attack on Romney. They are calling him “The new Romney”. Apparently, this “new” title is the explanation for Obama’s poor performance last night. Obama and his minions are claiming that Romney made up everything he said last night and that this was the first time that they had heard any of it. Ergo- it was all news to Obama. Those of us that follow the campaign closely are left scratching our heads saying “Really? That’s all you got?” Al Gore put more effort into his theory. He said that the altitude was to blame. He scores points for creativity even though I think HE is the only one who is high.
Every liberal has a crazy theory as to “Why!?” Obama lost the debate. We all know that the real reason was that Obama did not prepare properly. He has been too busy pretending to be an A lister to perform any serious presidential duties. Even those pesky security briefings have had to take a back seat. The (gulp) “ladies” on The View, Jay-Z and David Letterman have jumped to the top of America’s priority list. I’m sure that all of the Ambassadors, Border Security Agents and Israelis will understand the important reasons for these choices. Hey, does anyone know exactly what those reasons are? I think I heard that Netanyahu had something he wanted to talk to him about.
All of this aside, the best part about Romney winning the debate HAD to be watching the clips of the news anchors on NBC and MSNBC. NBC has become the theater of the absurd. My favorite meltdown came from Chris Mathews. If you haven’t seen it- you should track it down. The thrill up his leg is gone- for now. He acted like Veruca Salt when she was told she couldn’t have a squirrel.
Equally delicious was the interview of John Sununu by Mrs. Allen Greenspan, Andrea Mitchell. She was apoplectic during the interview. During his debate analysis, Sununu said that he thought Obama lost because was “lazy” and disinterested in the debate process. She looked like the cat that ate the canary when she asked him if he wanted to take the wording back. The implication being that calling a black man lazy is racist. NBC uses the term “dog whistle” in reference to the hidden code of racism that only Republicans can hear. John refused to fall victim to this trap and said “No.”- he didn’t want to take it back. The segment ended with a priceless stink face from Andrea. She didn’t get a squirrel either.
For NBC, “racism” is the “Portlandia” equivalent to “Put a bird on it.” An added bonus- in the comments that accompanied the Mitchell clip, someone referred to her as “the broom that falls out of the closet every time you open it.” Poetry.
Tomorrow, I am certain that the glow of my new found optimism will fade. I fear the poison apple that is being prepared by the Obama Campaign. Romney has become our Prince Charming, our Obi-wan, our only human hope. Will his kiss be enough to break the spell of big government? Hmmm, all of this excitement is making me tired. Someone wake me in the morni….zzzzzzzzz.