OBAMA CLEARLY WINS SECOND DEBATE BUT LIKE WHATEVER MAN
October 17 2012
Hempstead, NY – It was clear from the start of last night’s debate that this was going to be different than the first. Right from the start President Obama was more aggressive and more lively, though not overly so, and pretty soon Mitt Romney started to get pushed back on his heels.
Ultimately the core content of the message both were delivering was unchanged but the tone was certainly different. No matter what anyone thinks about the content of the platform, it was apparent that Obama, this time, came out looking for a fight and that was something Romney clearly had not been expecting.
That aggression resulted in more than a few heated exchanges and, on occasion, an inability for Romney to get his point across, despite it seeming to be the same point over and over again no matter the subject. Obama, though, proved without a doubt that he still had a desire to be President and that he was going to fight for his job rather than just assume people were going to vote for him which suddenly makes the race a two man battle again.
Whether or not that performance will swing voters is something up for debate itself. As was the case in the last battle, the real decision will be made in the coming days as the media plays out the story but clearly, it appears, both men actually kind of want the job they have been fighting for all this time.
It’s not clear if Romney will protest that the debate was unfair because Obama spoke his mind and was mean to him but it is possible.
Obama, it’s believed, is more accurately happy with his performance last night.
“There is no doubt that this debate was won by Obama. He won almost every point of the night and Romney looked, at times, flustered and aggravated while Obama seemed cool and collected which unto itself is exactly the kind of thing that won the last debate for Romney. It’s all about seeming that you are in control even if you are not and Obama did that last night,” said Scrape TV Political analyst Gabriel Kinsey. “That doesn’t mean Obama will win the Presidency because again these debates aren’t official or anything, they are just the preamble but they can certainly help people decide which way they want to go and it’s entirely possible that Obama swayed more than a few people to his side last night, or not, we’ll have to see.”
Polls of course do not decide the Presidency either.
“If Obama had performed like this in the first debate there is no doubt that he would be
completely in charge of the race. Of course you could say that about fixing the economy or getting people jobs or not screwing up the Libya thing too. There are all kinds of places where Obama could have done better and not have had to worry about his job so it remains to be seen if this one will work for him,” continued Kinsey. “I doubt that the next debate, the last one, will have any real effect to be honest because most people will have made up their minds by that stage so it’s kind of a waste of time. Hopefully both candidates realize that but still come out energetically because these things are kind of fun to watch, kind of.”
Neither candidate conceded or claimed victory though probably dispute the results equally.
Edward Bastil, Political Correspondent