Obama's Facial Expressions Lost the Debate for Him
What happened in Benghazi?
You wouldn't know by listening to the two candidates in last night's debate.
But I'll tell you one thing I learned after watching an hour and a half of split-screen -- Obama has one angry looking jaw.
I think that in the next Presidential election the Democrats will forbid split-screen.
Mitt Romney looked Presidential and reasonable. Barack Obama looked mad. At one point I thought he was going to lean over and poke Mitt in the eye with his chinny, chin chin.
Who is this crazy upstart Barack Obama, challenging the 45th President?
Oh...wait a minute...
I think last night's battle was a tie or even a victory for Barack Obama, but it is pyrrhic in nature because he is clearly losing the war. And by the look on his face, he knows it.
Romney agreed with Obama on so many things I thought they were going to kiss and make up. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
But...that jaw...would have only gotten in the way.
If you really want to know Obama the leader, or Obama the man, there are 3 things you must do.
1. Watch and listen live.
2. Read the transcript.
3. Watch again with the volume off.
I admit I often skip the first one; I have a hard time watching and listening to this President, and I'll further admit I sometimes skip number 2 as well. It's always the same with Barack Obama.
"I inherited a mess."
"It's someone else's fault."
"I saved the nation."
"Blah, blah, blah."
"Yada, yada, yada."
"bin Laden is dead."
"bin Laden is dead."
"bin Laden is dead."
That being said,
...that bin Laden is dead,
...what else does Barack Obama have?
Everything he says is so much bull...I guess he feels little white lies never hurt anyone.
Oh my goodness, was that a 'dog whistle' on my part?
Baa, baa, black sheep,
Have you any bull?
Yes, sir, yes, sir,
Three bags full;
Wow, I did it again. I hope it's not racist using a nursery rhyme about a "black sheep" to parody our first African-American, lame-duck President's running line of bull.
I assure you, I've always been the "black sheep" of my family and I'm as pasty-faced as they come, having not seen the sun since 1976.
I guess those of us against the 'one' really are racists.
I have spent the last 4 years avoiding Obama live, mostly reading the transcripts (the President was right -- the transcripts are important), but I have rarely missed watching him with the sound off.
With Barack, body language is everything. In particular, the look on his face as Romney spoke was all any casual observer needed to tell who is winning this election. Obama was seething for most of the night, wielding that prominent jaw line as if it was an offensive weapon. It reminded me of Biden's pearly whites.
And is that the steely stare he used to kill bin Laden?
On chins alone, the President was victorious -- even Jay Leno was envious.
Poor Barack Obama, he doesn't see why he has to stand before the American public and defend his actions. It is beneath a man of his stature and greatness. Conventions of normal society are below a man who clearly, was sent here to save the nation...nay, the world.
That's the problem with the truly great -- and the bane of the super, truly great, like Barack Obama; there is a delay in the recognition of their true greatness. Hence, there is a need to debate those who are obviously not on the same 'greatness' level as they. This is an abomination.
Competitors used to say after a poor performance. "I'm sorry, I can do better." A man like Barack Obama continuously tells us that no one could have done better, and we are somehow morally deficient or at least compromised, for not understanding how truly great he truly is.
That's the problem with transformational figures, they always know how to save humanity in general, but they end up never saving anyone or anything in particular.
"Attacking me is not an agenda."
Obama's "...flexibility" is a sellout.
"America should be playing a leadership role."
Iran sees "weakness."
Obama wanted "daylight" between America and Israel.
America must "show strength."
We are "4 years closer to a nuclear Iran."
Israel is our "true friend and greatest ally in the region."
Agreeing with him is "to the governor's credit."
America is "stronger now than when I took office."
Romney's policies are "wrong and reckless."
"Bob, Bob, Bob, Bob..."
We also have "fewer horses and bayonets."
"When I travelled to Israel..." Really, Mr. President, when exactly was that?
"This nation, me."
"al Qaeda is much weaker."
Romney is "all over the map."
And last but not least, my personal favorite was when Obama spoke of the "Iromnian threat."
Obama lost the first debate on style, lost the second on content and won the third on points, but it doesn't matter.
America today, like me for the last 4 years, is no longer listening to Barack Obama.
After all, "hope and change" and "forward" are slogans not plans.