Last Night’s Debate: Does Obama Even Want His Job?
If a debate is a draw or close to even, people usually just take sides and proclaim that their guy or gal won, but last night was so bad for President Obama that most liberals called the debate for Romney early on, and some in the Twitterverse are even questioning whether Obama even wants to get reelected.
“I don’t think he explained himself very well on the economy. I think he was off his game. I was absolutely stunned tonight,” Ed Schultz said last night. Schultz also questioned the wisdom of Obama agreeing that he and Mitt Romney are the same on Social Security. It’s not true, so why would Obama concede that ground?
‘Hardball’s Chris Matthews said Romney took the upper hand and addressed Obama “like the prey. He did it just right. I’m coming at an incumbent. I’ve got to beat him. You gotta beat the champ, and I’m gonna beat him tonight. And I don’t care what this guy moderator, whatever he thinks he is, because I’m going to ignore him. What was Romney doing? He was winning.”
“He choked. He lost. He may even have lost the election tonight,” The Daily Beast’s Andrew Sullivan wrote.
And Esquire’s Charles Pierce opined on what President Obama could’ve addressed, but didn’t: “(A good question to have asked him might have been, “Governor, if you did so much for education and health care and the economy in Massachusetts, how come I’m beating you there by 30 points and your approval rating up there has been in the crapper for six years?”)”
So what happened last night? Did Obama just bomb for no reason? Did he forget his talking points, or what he’d been doing over these past for years? Or is he tired of the job and ready to hand it over to Mittens?
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