No, that’s not a teenager’s description of their calculus class. It’s certified Obama nutter Andrew Sullivan’s take on his hero’s performance in last night’s first round of election debates. Sullivan’s final analysis? Pretty shitty!
10.31 pm. Look: you know how much I love the guy, and you know how much of a high information viewer I am, and I can see the logic of some of Obama’s meandering, weak, professorial arguments. But this was a disaster for the president for the key people he needs to reach, and his effete, wonkish lectures may have jolted a lot of independents into giving Romney a second look.
Obama looked tired, even bored; he kept looking down; he had no crisp statements of passion or argument; he wasn’t there. He was entirely defensive, which may have been the strategy. But it was the wrong strategy. At the wrong moment.
The person with authority on that stage was Romney – offered it by one of the lamest moderators ever, and seized with relish. This was Romney the salesman. And my gut tells me he sold a few voters on a change tonight. It’s beyond depressing. But it’s true.
I bet O needed some of his meds (I’m convinced he’s medicated, which is one reason he won’t release medical records) when he got done with this debate. He doesn’t know how to be confronted by someone bright and articulate. He doesn’t know how to operate without a teleprompter. He is self-loathing and lacks confidence, therefore doesn’t know how to face his opponent with courage. He lacks conviction. He’s dumb and ignorant. That debate must have been incredibly draining for him both mentally/intellectually and psychologically.
And Zilla brought my attention to this:
OMG, that picture is awwwwesome. They look awful. Obama looks weak, small, inadequate. Like a schoolboy dork who’s frightened by the cool quarterback. Moo looks piiiiiiissed. I bet she took his head off when they got in the car. I’ve read about how John Edwards’ wife, Elizabeth, put on the doting wife/mother act in public, while John put on the suave politician act, but that in private he was terrified of her and then when she felt disappointed in him she would scream the most demeaning and emasculating insults at him. I totally imagine the same with Barry and Michelle. Totally.