"The Pew poll is devastating, just devastating. Before the debate, Obama had a 51 - 43 lead; now, Romney has a 49 - 45 lead. That's a simply unprecedented reversal for a candidate in October. Before Obama had leads on every policy issue and personal characteristic; now Romney leads in almost all of them. Obama's performance gave Romney a 12 point swing! I repeat: a 12 point swing.
Romney's favorables are above Obama's now. Yes, you read that right. Romney's favorables are higher than Obama's right now. That gender gap that was Obama's firewall? Over in one night....
Look: I'm trying to rally some morale, but I've never seen a candidate this late in the game, so far ahead, just throw in the towel in the way Obama did last week - throw away almost every single advantage he had with voters and manage to enable his opponent to seem as if he cares about the middle class as much as Obama does. How do you erase that imprinted first image from public consciousness: a president incapable of making a single argument or even a halfway decent closing statement? And after Romney's convincing Etch-A-Sketch, convincing because Obama was incapable of exposing it, Romney is now the centrist candidate, even as he is running to head up the most radical party in the modern era."
Calm down Andrew, let me explain what it is like to be a high profile black man in America when you want white folks- whose natural inclination is to be afraid of you- to see you as something less than threatening. You smile a lot, --even when it is forced. You retreat with your body language, you try not to argue or be snappy with your answers, and you do not raise your voice. Romney can act like Mel Gibson on a coffee binge, Obama, on the other hand, could not. (Head down, no eye contact)
What I am explaining is a political strategy that Barack Obama used to get elected. It worked for him because he was new, and every American was searching for that Magic Negro. Well the Magic Negro has been in power for four years, and suddenly he is not so magical anymore. Now his supporters want a fighter. They want someone to look Mitt Romney in the eye and tell him that he is a lying SOB. It's why Andrew Sullivan and others like him are so upset with his debate performance. They wanted Richard Pryor and he gave them Bill Cosby.
Now, of course, we have to see if president Obama understands the dynamics of the American electorate. They don't want an angry black man, but they do want someone who is passionate and can defend his record. Mr. Obama told black folks today while talking to Tom Joyner. (Whoops, maybe I shouldn't have said that. I know how it is when you Negroes talk to each other.) He said that he was too polite during the debate. I guess that was his wink/wink to you Negroes that he is going back to being himself, and if he comes off as angry well then so be it. We will see.
I am sure Andrew will be watching. Let's just hope that he isn't close to a very high bridge. If Obama loses again the poor guy might jump.
"The mother of a former Navy SEAL killed in the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya is criticizing Mitt Romney for using her son as a political "football" and is questioning Romney's account of his meeting with him.
Barbara Doherty spoke with KIRO Radio's Ross and Burbank Wednesday morning. "I'm just upset that Mitt Romney is using this for his political gain and I don't think it should be a political issue when four young men have died," she said from her home in Woburn, Mass.
Doherty said her son never mentioned meeting Romney, saying it most likely "wasn't too meaningful."
She's not the only one questioning Romney's account. A close friend of Doherty's told The Ron and Don Show Glen had a much different recollection of the meeting. "He said it was very comical," Elf Ellefsen said in an interview with producer Libby Denkman. , "Mitt Romney approached him ultimately four times, using this private gathering as a political venture to further his image. He kept introducing himself as Mitt Romney, a political figure. The same introduction, the same opening line. Glen believed it to be very insincere and stale."Ellefson said Romney's use of Doherty for his campaign "makes him sick." [Source]