Strike 2—The Empty Chair Reappears
Even the Libs are outraged with Obama’s lackluster performance during the first presidential debate last week. After Debbie Wasserman Schultz tweeted about Obama’s dismal performance and Chris Matthews didn’t receive a “thrill up his leg,” whining, “Where was Obama tonight?” the Democratic Party should grasp that their candidate, well, isn’t quite the great debater they once portrayed him to be.
And so the rhetoric began with Juan Williams that “he thinks the debate was a draw…or something like that,” while Obama claimed that we were not really watching “the real Romney,” while Gore blamed Obama’s pathetic debacle on Denver’s altitude and arriving to Denver at 2:00 p.m. Maybe, just maybe, it wasn’t Romney up there in front of 60M+ people and it “was George Bush,” right? Will these guys ever give up and realize how foolish they sound?
Way back in August I explained how the Republican Party will win this election: By leading with the highest, unwavering ethics—beginning with our leadership—and holding the Democrats’ feet to the fire, that we stay focused and that no matter what questions are posed to Romney or Ryan during the debates, the answers have to expose the financial destruction that has been hurled on us, the unconstitutional moratorium and Executive Orders that have been issued and permits denied—the worst in our nation’s history. It is crucial that we have a clear, succinct message, reminding the voters that jobs have been taken away, our defense is dangerously low, entitlements are destroying our great country, all while we handed Solyndra $528M in failed stimulus loans without any accountability. Romney followed through, executing perfectly.
While some were quick to criticize Jim Lehrer’s lack of controlling the debate, one can argue that it was a brilliant strategy. The world witnessed firsthand that Lehrer wasn’t going to be the pawn and save this unprepared leader of the free world who pranced in front of the camera. The safe cushion was finally removed. The longer Obama spoke, the more foolish, unprepared and gross underestimation of Romney’s finesse and excellent leadership experience became evident. As Conservatives across the country have explained for far too long, “Once the big O doesn’t have his teleprompter safety net, he is not the articulate speaker he has fooled so many into believing.” One can only surmise the lecture Obama received after he slithered off the stage—even before Jim Lehrer arrived on stage—long before Romney, the underdog, departed. To make matters worse, Obama didn’t have anyone come on stage while Romney’s family was there right by his side to proudly greet him after a historic victory. One may further ponder, “Was the big O doodling on his paper when there was no need to be note taking after Romney spoke? And it certainly didn’t hurt that the big O had to look up to the presidential-looking 6’2” figure across from him, standing taller than Obama’s 6’1” stature while catching Obama’s buckled knees behind the podium.
“Altitude,” you say? That is the Lib’s argument? So then why hasn’t Denver’s altitude affected the big O before? Why didn’t altitude and jet lag affect Obama when he’s vacationed to Yellowstone (5,282-8,000 feet) or visited Yosemite (4,000-8,000 feet) or Mauna Kea (13,796 feet and as high as Mount Rainier) or Nu’uanu Pali (1,200 feet)? How can we forget Obama’s costly 2011 spring break visit to Christ the Redeemer Statue on Corcovado Mountain overlooking Rio (2,329 feet)? A bit puzzling, perhaps?
Can one hardly wait for the upcoming October 16t presidential debate when Romney needs to attack with all force on Obama’s fiasco in Benghazi? Never has a sitting president held the FBI for over three weeks (in Tripoli) and then sent the FBI to a war crime scene for a mere three hours to conduct forensic evidence in order to avoid the press and Congress. Again, I ask, where is our Congress? This presidential leadership is deplorable and this Congress should have begun impeachment measures long ago. If the impeachment process wasn’t started in the House when the oil moratorium was executed, then it should have begun when this president took us into Libya.
So, did Romney clean house with the Obama amateur hour? Well, if CNN’s poll is accurate with a historic 67% win for Romney and that 56% have changed their view of Romney for the better, one can only thank Hollywood’s legend, Clint Eastwood, for his “empty chair” skit at the RNC as an accurate preview of Obama’s comedy show the world witnessed and why we need a drastic change in leadership.
Did Romney show a down-to-earth human moment? It brought a smile to my face as Romney walked over to collect his notes from the podium after the debate. If Romney continues on this path that he has so eloquently carved out, he could become our next Ronald Reagan and turn our country around on a path that so many have given up on.
October 11th can’t come fast enough for the unafraid Ryan to take the stage and slaughter his opponent, the other empty chair.
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