Romney: Do not misrepresent my positions in my presence
Misinformation is the cornerstone of the Obama campaign. Romney refused to allow Obama to fog his positions and message in his presence and before a national audience. Obama has escaped scrutiny for four years due to the controlled media and the absence of honest press conferences. He has been allowed to speak half truths before national audiences (Alito, State of the Union) and in controlled atmospheres that did not allow rebuttal or refutation.
The first debate was a joy. Refreshing. It was like watching a caged bird released and take to wing. The joy of honest facts elegantly delivered meeting dogma and disinformation was great theater.
Romney possessed knowledge of the issues and exhibited on the fly cogitations. Obama seemed stuck in his debate team's tactics which seem to be grounded in misrepresenting Romney's positions. Romney corrected him repeatedly, and the blunt denial of Obama's accusations seemed not to register with Obama, for he continued to repeat the misrepresentations. This became glaring. One might wonder if Obama even understood of what Romney was speaking or if he even had command of the facts of the issue at hand.
Obama repeatedly attempted to place words in Romney's mouth. That may work when Romney is not in the room. Romney would not allow it. Obama seemed unable to cease as if it was his only tact.
Romney clarifications included,
I will not raise taxes on the middle class despite the claims of your commissioned studies.
I will not abandon the pre existing conditioned in my health insurance scheme.
Tax breaks for the Oil industry pales in comparison to the 50 Billion dollars of tax breaks to the Green Industry in the past four years. Tax breaks for the Oil Industry will be scrutinized and on the table for reconsideration.
More teachers does not mean better education. Better teachers means better education.
I am not against all regulation, just bad regulation. Wall Street does need regulation, as do other segments of the economy. Dodd-Frank creates problems of mortgage origination which has frozen the housing market. Just one example of bad regulation.
I will not make tax cuts that will raise the deficit.
The Medicare vouchers are optional. The person may take Medicare as it exists, or receive a voucher for private insurance.
One might be left with the impression that Obama couldn't believe that Romney actually held these positions . Perhaps he has spent too much time in the Axelrod-Jarett bubble.
Romney dismantled the propaganda of Axelrod and company. Well done Mitt.