Wednesday, October 3, 2012

It Doesn’t Take Common Sense to Know….That Mitt Romney Won the First Debate

So I went into the debate with an open mind. Not knowing really what to expect, but after watching the debate, I must say that it was a decisive victory for Mitt Romney. The mainstream news and media will undoubtedly take sides but coming from a person in the middle I can say that Romney clearly won.

You can disagree with Mitt Romney, his platform, and policies but you cannot disagree that he presented his message much better then the president. He came forward and hammered away at the president, his polices, and his actions over the past four years. Mitt Romney called the president out on many topics and often left the president stunned and rambling. For example there was a moment when Romney was going after the president rather aggressively and he turned to the moderator and said “Jim you may want to move on to a different topic”. I would say that the president might have underestimated Romney and didn’t prepare as much as he should have.

In my lifetime or at least the time in which I have been politically aware, I have never seen a Republican have such a strong performance in a debate. You have to remember that the 18-25 age groups have only experienced Bush and McCain debates. So I believe that the undecided 18-25 and even the misinformed 18-25 might have been swayed by Mitt Romney’s performance. Watching the president in 2008 might have been very appealing to people who were voting for the first time. This time around Romney made the Republican platform sound appealing. He just might get the bump on the polling and electoral maps that he needs to either make it an even matchup again or possibly edge out a lead.

That brings me to my next point. I believe that Mitt put forward a really strong performance. I believe that he will get a pretty huge bump in the polls and electoral numbers for one or two news cycles, but there is still a lot of time left before Election Day. I think we will see strong numbers in favor of Mitt Romney and then it will be back to business as usual. I think that the democrats are hoping and praying that Biden slips and falls so that he can’t make things any worse. That is going to be an interesting debate and should continue the good news cycle for Romney, if Ryan can put up a performance like his running mate.

The next debate between Romney and Obama is going to be interesting. You know damn well that Obama is going to be a hell of a lot more prepped for the next one and I am positive you will see a much closer matchup, as of now its 1-0 Romney.

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