I do not normally watch presidential debates. I find them full of platitudes and generalizations. And this was true of tonight’s debate at times. But I watched anyway, knowing this election is an important one. (There’s also that thing that if you’re going to blog about politics, you ought to pay attention. So watch I did.)
Frankly, I thought by the end of the debate, the President looked tired and harried … almost disheveled. He was strongest early in the debate; but I thought Mitt Romney constantly out-pointed The President on the Economic issues. (Something I have been convinced he would do if given the chance.)
Romney was clear on his message; rejected the continued attempt at misdirection by the President; and demonstrated that he is extremely comfortable speaking on the Economy. He was clear in his explanations of his framework for getting the country out of its Economic Malaise; reducing the deficit; and improving healthcare.
All-in-all Mitt Romney decisively took Round 1 of the Presidential Debates!! He surprised me with the strength of his performance and his grasp of the solutions we need.
Well done, Mitt!!