Everyone is talking about the Presidential debate on Wednesday. Many say Mitt Romney won the debate. Romney stood up straight. Looked at the camera. Walked all over Jim Lehrer, the mousy moderator. He did all these things well.
President Obama looked down frequently. He often shook his head when Romney continued to reverse his previous positions and make false claims. His worst offense was not looking at the Camera and speak to the camera -- which ultimately is us, the American people.
From this perspective, Romney did win.
When it comes to content, however, Romney lost. He lied about so many things. His top 3 lies:
1. Pre-Existing Conditions
2. No Tax Cuts for the Rich
3. Medicare Cuts
Pre-Existing Conditions: Romney said HIS plan includes providing for people with pre-existing conditions. That's a LIE. Yesterday his Top Advisor Eric Fehrstrom admitted it. He said that Romney plans to REPEAL Obamacare which includes pre-existing conditions, closing the donut hole and ending coverage for children 22 - 26.
Romney's plan is to let the states decide what to do about enforcing carriers to cover pre-existing conditions. This leaves sick people in a lurch! (more on pre-existing)
2. No Tax Cuts for the Rich: Over and over and over again, Romney has promised to deliver a 20% tax cut which will primarily benefit the top 1%. Independent analysis groups have determined this equals $5 Trillion dollars. AND he admits paying for it by eliminating the mortgage deductions, which primarily benefits the middle class. He is giving the American people a double whammy and videos of his past campaign events prove it!
3. Medicare Cuts: Romney LIED and said the $716B in savings our President is saving from Healthcare providers impacts Medicare recipients. (Big Lie)
His supporters say about Mitt's Flip Flopping is just typical Campaign strategy and politics -- it is OK to LIE.
The reality is: The American People are WISE to Romney. WE THE PEOPLE KNOW HE LIED! I believe that our President Barack Obama did NOT want to be confrontational during this first debate and allowed Romney to jeopardize himself with all of his LIES.
Additionally, he knew by being deferential, his supporters and the American Public would DEMAND that he confront Romney for all of his LIES in the next two debates. Now, the Republicans CANNOT accuse our President of being an "Angry Black Man" because the American Public are DEMANDING that President Obama confront Romney for ALL of his LIES. Now, WE THE PEOPLE are ALL in strong support, UNISON in saying, "Please, Mr. President. Confront Romney FOR ALL OF HIS LIES and WE THE PEOPLE will NOT allow anyone to say that you are an Angry Black Man."
Candy Crowley is the Moderator for the next debate. She certainly will NOT be overrun by Romney as Jim Lehrer was. I believe Our President will BRING HIS GAME to the next debate. WE THE PEOPLE Support You!