Wednesday night was this election cycle’s first debate between President Obama and Governor Romney, and I’m struggling for ways to place it into historical context for comparison:
- The Alamo? Now considered pretty much a draw.
- Super Bowl XXIV, when the 49ers destroyed the Broncos 55-10? A nail-biting, back-and-forth affair.
- Secretariat winning the 1973 Belmont Stakes by 31 lengths? Closer than it looked.
This was a massacre so complete, the CNN &MSNBC crews were both in full freak-out mode immediately as it ended. What else can you call it when you have James Carville saying, “Mitt Romney came in with a Chainsaw?”, and Chris Matthews is spitting the words, “What was Romney doing? He was winning”.
They saw what Isaw: Romney was warm (yes, warm), highly prepared, and had an almost unnatural grasp of the facts and data. He was respectful of the President without being obsequious. Romney didn’t miss a…
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