Like more than FIFTY MILLION other viewers on Monday Night, October 22, 2012, I too watched the last Presidential debate. And like MOST Conservatives, I TOO was waiting for Romney to take it to the DUFUS-In-Chief . . . but it didn’t happen.
I sat at my sister and brother-in-laws house with Anne (my wife) watching in disbelief, as Romney agreed with the President on most of his external affairs policies. I sat in horror as Obama gave one opening after another for Romney to walk though with every opportunity to trounce Obama – but didn’t.
What the hell was Romney doing? Why didn’t he just bury Obama on Benghazi?
We were aghast at what we were seeing and hearing, virtually praying for Romney to get going, hoping that he was saving the knockout punch by setting-up the President for the big hit . . . all to no avail.
The only high point of the night, if you could call it that, was the malevolent STARE Obama held on his face every time Romney spoke, throughout the entire debate, making Obama look sinister.
I liked the STARE, because it sort of opened a window into the soul of Obama, showing the viewers the evil that lurks inside.
When the debate was done, and Anne and I hung around my sister and brother-in-law’s place for some of the post debate commentary, I was kind of shocked to see less than a happy face on UBER Liberal Joe Trippi, since I saw Obama as the clear take charge winner.
WHY WASN’T TRIPPI HAPPY?
We switched to CNN, where I also expected to see and hear jubilation, since their guy was the obvious winner in this brawl where only one guy came to brawl.
THEY WEREN’T HAPPY EITHER . . . SO WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED?
As I see it . . . Romney isn’t worth hundreds of millions of dollars because he won it in a lottery. He didn’t create a world-class venture capital business because he was lucky. He didn’t help build legacy companies like Staples because someone else did it for him. He didn’t turn around the State of Massachusetts because he left the hard political decisions to others. He didn’t save the Salt Lake City Olympics because the IOC helped him.
And he didn’t win the Republican nomination because he was facing pushovers like Perry, Santorum and Gingrich, who are anything but pushovers . . . especially Gingrich.
Romney did all of these things because he is incredibly smart, very organized, extremely capable, determined, and a great strategist . . . AND AS IT TURNS OUT – HE KNEW WHAT HE WAS DOING MONDAY NIGHT.
In the final analysis . . . Romney did exactly what he needed to do to win the Presidency opposed to appearing to win a single debate that has all but been forgotten . . . with the exception of the ugly demeanor, condescending attitude, and demonic stare of Obama.
Romney looked like a President, while Obama looked like a desperate insulting challenger.
HERE’S THE BOTTOM LINE . . . It’s a good thing for America that Romney depends upon his own fabulous judgment, rather than the opinions of MILLIONS of well-meaning arm-chair quarterbacks like me, who want more than anything to see him win in November, and beat the crap out of Obama on his journey to the White House.
I feel much better today. And I am just as certain now, as I was yesterday, that Romney will win by at least FIVE Points . . . and that this election is not nearly as close as most of the pollsters and Pundits are predicting.
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov