Rush Limbaugh opened his show this afternoon with an analysis of last night’s debate. He pointed out how the DC Beltway pundits were scoring the debate on points, and that either it was a tie or President Obama won. But it doesn’t really matter what the pundits say, seeing that it’s the undecided voters they need to sway to win the election.
This country, this economy, as architected or authored by Obamais a disaster. Everybody knows this. Romney does not need to “win” this debate as if it were a college debate tournament. He simply has to appear as a competent, viable alternative to Obama, and he’s doing that in spades. All the rest of this chatter is BS. I hear that Obama “won on points.”
That can be a very cynical view about debates and the audience who watched them. Won on points? What points? Is the audience so stupid that they don’t recognize deceit? Is the audience watching so stupid they don’t recognize lies? Did you see the Frank Luntz focus group on Fox after the debate? A bunch of undecided voters? It was 90% Romney, big, hands down. People who had voted for Obama are now gonna vote for Romney.
Ninety or eighty percent. It was a slam dunk. MSNBC had a focus group. Romney wins it! Undecided people tilt Romney. Drudge has the link. Now, the people inside the Beltway who claim that Obama won “on points” apparently believe that if a lie is not contradicted in the debate — or if the lie is told in a convincing, assertive manner — that that’s a plus. That’s the cynical view.
The only way you can say, “Obama won on points” is to say that he got away with lying, and that assumes the audience is a bunch of idiots. That assumes that the audience doesn’t know. And I’m telling you, the people watching the debate, if they’re interested enough to watch the debate, know enough to know when they’re being lied to. I don’t believe that Mitt Romney has to point out, for example, every lie Obama is telling.
It’s not possible, by the way. (Read More)
Here are the videos of the focus groups, in case you missed them, via DaTechGuy.