Liberal Spin: Romney Bullied Moderator, Dominated the Time – The Truth: Obama Talked 4 Minutes Longer

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The liberal spin on Twitter and in the left-wing media is that NPR gave the overly aggressive Mitt Romney too much time, tonight.

The ObamaMedia Blamed Lehrer for Obama’s drubbing:

CNN’s Roland Smith:

I can already tell when this debate is over I’m going to go off on Jim Lehrer and these questions! #EssenceDebate

Bill Maher:

Hey Lehrer, you’re the fcking ref, stop letting the Mittbot bully you – he can’t fire YOU

A frustrated and unhinged Chris Matthews began his “epic meltdown” after the debate by saying:

“I don’t know what he was doing out there. He had his head down. He was enduring the debate rather than fighting it. Romney, on the other hand  came in with a campaign.   He had a plan..he was going to dominate the time, he was going to be aggressive, he was going to push the moderator around, which he did effectively….

Mitt Romney was so effective at pushing the moderator around, he succeeded in cutting Obama’s speaking time down to only 4 minutes longer than his own – pretty impressive given how much Obama likes to filibuster his answers.

Bloomberg reported:

The most surprising fact about tonight’s debate is that President Obama spoke for four minutes longer than Mitt Romney did. It certainly didn’t feel like that watching the debate, in which Romney seemed to have far more to say than Obama.

The two biggest knocks on Romney as a candidate are that he is wooden and that he is allergic to policy specifics. Yet on the opening question, about how to create jobs, Romney offered an answer that was both more heartfelt and more specific than the president’s. Romney was the stronger debater throughout the night, but especially in the first 20 minutes, he completely dominated.

I think it must seem to libs that Romney got an unfair amount of time because they’re so used to seeing their Messiah drone on and on uninterrupted, and unchallenged. Obama was hoping to dominate the time, filibustering his answers and running out the clock. But Romney didn’t let him.

Mitt Romney won this debate tonight and won it decisively because he had command of the facts and the facts won.  If it had been close, the MSM would have tipped the scales in Obama’s favor and declared him the winner. Alas for them – it was a rout. That what happens when A. Your debate coach is John Kerry, and B. You don’t have the facts on your side.

As John Nolte at Big Journalism noted, “tonight, Romney’s win was such a knockout the media simply couldn’t spin this one.”

Some tried to blame moderator Jim Lehrer and other such nonsense, but for the most part even the left-wing lunatics at MSNBC had to concede Obama’s loss.

It was a good night all the way around.


JWF has a must-see: Bizarre DNC Rapid Response Video: Romney Was Too Mean to Mr. Spine of Steel

It’s the best they could do and it’s PATHETIC.


DaTechGuy: Demoralized as Hell: Why Mitt Romney Won tonight:

In every poll even the ones so skewed that it you would guess they were taken at the SEIU vs NAACP charity softball game the Right Track/Wrong Track Numbers are upside down for the President.

The American People want an excuse to replace this president, Mitt Romney needed do to one basic thing, show the American People that he is an acceptable and competent alternative.

That’s a very low threshold and he didn’t just clear it, he pole vaulted over it having numbers and details at his fingertips, as befits his nature.

Krauthammer’s take: Romney Won and Won Big. He Won by Two Touchdowns !!!

The Right Scoop: Frank Luntz’s focus group of undecided voters went overwhelmingly for Romney tonight

Hot Air: Romney wins; Update: CBS insta-poll shows decisive Romney victory; Update: Romney crushes Obama in CNN insta-poll

Michelle Malkin: Denver debate: Romney took control

Dan Riehl: Mark Levin on tonight’s debate:

Love this>>>”Obama was predictable, became increasingly irritated, and by the end of the debate looked tired and defeated.”

My 14 year old daughter texted this message to me when the debate was almost over (I was at a debate party):

“LOL Obama looks so defeated whenever Romney talks”

Hahaha…great minds think alike.

Joel Pollak, Big Government: Romney Wins Big in First Debate

Gabe Malor, NY Post: Mitt’s night

Gateway Pundit: Top Obama PAC Donor Bill Maher: “Obama Looks Like He DOES Need a Teleprompter”

Yid with Lid: If The Pres. Debate Was a T-Ball Game Jim Lehrer Would Have Invoked The Slaughter Rule

RS McCain, The American Spectator: Mitt’s Biggest Turnaround Yet

Michelle Malkin: Yesterday was National Empty Podium Day

John Hinderaker, Powerline: It’s Over:

Through the evening, Romney came across as the competent executive, in command and optimistic. Obama was the defeated, out of ammo failure whose ideas have been tried and found wanting. I don’t know how the Democrats will try to spin this one, but it just doesn’t matter. There was only one credible leader on the stage tonight, and it wasn’t our failed president. This was a huge night for the cause of freedom, one from which, one hopes, Obama can’t recover. The pitiful figure that we saw tonight was the real Obama, the loser behind the curtain who is finally revealed as an utter hoax.

Charles Hurt, Washington Times: Obama the debater: Making Jimmy Carter look awesome:

Bewildered and lost without his teleprompter, President Obama flailed all around the debate stage last night. He was stuttering, nervous and petulant. It was like he had been called in front of the principal after goofing around for four years and blowing off all his homework.

Not since Jimmy Carter faced Ronald Reagan has the U.S. presidency been so embarrassingly represented in public. Actually, that’s an insult to Jimmy Carter.

The split screen was most devastating. Mitt Romney spoke forthrightly, with carefully studied facts and details at the ready. He looked right at the president and accused him of being miles out of his depth.

Mr. Obama? His eyes were glued to his lectern, looking guilty and angry and impatient with all the vagaries of Democracy. This debate was seriously chafing him.

Roger L Simon: October 3, 2012 — The Night Liberalism Died:

The fuddy-duddy liberal choir of the mainstream media looked shell-shocked. But secretly some of them may actually be relieved. Anyone with an IQ in triple digits knows that Romney would be a better president than Obama with the country and the world in the situation they are. And that probably includes Obama himself, considering the level at which he debated.

 If Romney is elected, dad would be back and they (the media) would get to be kids again, living la vida loca while protesting until blue in their collective faces everything Romney does in the coming years. They get to be “against the man” once more. They don’t have to defend the man, such as he is.
Linking to me,  Ace says:

Blame the Moderator! The big liberal line is that Romney beat up both Obama and poor Jim Lehrer. The wanted Jim Lehrer to do what journalists do most of the time, protect Dear Leader from criticism.

Of course Obama actually spoke for four more minutes than Romney.

However, this argument is about juicing the refs for the next game — because they know Biden is weak, and now know Obama needs some special TLC, they’re trying to get the moderators to dog Ryan and Romney. They know their candidates aren’t up to it, so they want the press, as usual, to ride to their rescue.

This will intensify all this week– the calls will be for moderators to vigorously challenge the Republicans in order to aid Obama and Biden.

At least NBC isn’t hosting any of the debates.
Debate schedule, here.

14 thoughts on “Liberal Spin: Romney Bullied Moderator, Dominated the Time – The Truth: Obama Talked 4 Minutes Longer

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  3. Without a doubt Mitt won that debate hands down [or should I say heads down]. I was pleasantly surprised by his performance, he actually sounded like a conservative. What everyone saw last night was, barocks phoning it in, yet another present vote, he was unfocused, ill prepared and didn’t seem to want to be there, he is not use to being challenged when he says something. Mitt wouldn’t allow him to misrepresent his positions, he continually went back at the President.

    Who knew Clint Eastwood was such a visionary? He gave us the preview of last night performance several weeks ago at the RNC convention.

    I think obama will be better prepared next time. The problem though is that is two weeks away. Next weeks debate will be Ryan vs Plugs. Ryan should mop the facility with Biden. Many of the pundits didn’t think last night was a game changer, I think it has the potential to be. A decisive win last night, a probable win next week, that make the dims refocus and back filling from the mess that was created over that period.

    The tide has changed!


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  10. The “celebrity” versus the “manager”. Clear difference. What do we need most now for America, a “celebrity” or a “manager”? You know the answer after 4 years of nothing but spending to keep his base happy.


  11. I would like someone to count how many times Obama held his finger up to the moderator. I saw this action constantly throughout the debate while Obama looked condescendingly at the moderator. These looks gave off a superiorority air as if Obama were several rungs above the moderator. I never get this impression while watching Romney.


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