October 4, 2012 10:23 AM
Debates: Obama's smirk
From the RNC: "Good morning, we're out with a new video 'Smirk' highlighting the president's debate performance where he was visibly uncomfortable as he struggled to give Americans answers on how he'll turn our country around with another four years. As Morning Joe said this morning - it appeared as if Obama thought debating was beneath him."
I can't believe I'm saying this, but I feel slightly sorry for Obama :^/
Posted by: Kerri | October 4, 2012 1:50 PM
Was Romney's speech edited? Meaning, did he really say all that so clearly so quickly without being interrupted?
What a great speech!
Posted by: Sandra | October 5, 2012 6:56 AM
Hi Sandra! Well, it was a debate, not a speech - so this clip has parts of his answers strung together. But, yes, Romney's command of information and ability to speak without prompter and/or notes was very impressive. He spoke quickly, as though he had a lot of substance to say and wanted to make sure he got it all in - not slowly with stutters and stammers as though trying to fill up the time. Good leaders are like that. It's just that after four years of a president whose idea of leadership is chatting up Letterman or cackling with the harpies on the view, or shooting hoops or playing golf, after four years of a president dependent on a teleprompter with speeches others have written, it is shocking to see someone truly capable of handling the office of presidency. You can watch the whole debate here: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1012/81994.html It is pretty amazing!
Posted by: Barbara | October 5, 2012 7:57 AM
Thanks Barbara! I saw parts of the debate, but not all, so I appreciate the link to see all of it.
I was amazed that Obama would be so bored looking. He is smart enough not to do that. I guess his arrogance took over.
Posted by: Sandra | October 5, 2012 9:16 AM
Romney rocked the house... and honestly, I think he is a better speaker than McCain was. After 4 lousy years with Obama, I think people ought to be looking for something better, and Romney is able to articulate the needs and the solutions.
This was his opportunity to shine. I was very very encouraged the night after the debate. I am praying specific prayers that God would help Romney and give him the words to say. So far, so good...I understand that some Christians are not comfortable in voting for a mormon candidate, but let me remind you of this: God used non Christian people ( in the bible) for his purposes and he is still using them today. I can think of times when God used non Christians to help me in times of great need. I am thinking specifically of doctors and the times when they have helped me when I needed it most. God is using the Christian and the non-Christian for HIS purposes.... OK people, lets BAND TOGETHER and get Romney in the white house!
Posted by: LIsa | October 5, 2012 12:08 PM
Lisa, yes - you are of course very correct that God can use even non-Christians (like Romney)for His purposes. However, when there is a Christian candidate I can support I believe that is what is most pleasing to the Lord. That is why I (and my husband) will be voting for Virgil Goode of the Constitution Party. I pray that all true Christians will realize we don't have to compromise our faith by voting for someone (Romney) who is not a Trinitarian.
There are also policy issues with Romney. The only real difference between the healthcare law he created in Massachusetts and Obamacare is that the Massachusetts law was a state mandate that everyone have health insurance, while Obamacare is a federal mandate. ANY mandate to purchase anything -including health insurance- is an unacceptable intrusion on our freedom. My husband is self-employed. I stay at home as his wife and the mother to our 12 (soon to be 13 - I'm expecting again, praise the Lord!) children, two of whom have special needs. Health insurance for us all is a luxury that we cannot afford and neither the state nor the federal government should ever be able to mandate that we purchase it.
In addition to being a true Christian, Virgil Goode understands what the limited role of government should be.
Posted by: Sarah | October 5, 2012 9:04 PM