By Ralph Schwartz
I didn’t watch the first presidential debate last night, so to say I’m chipping in my two cents here is overselling it.
I did read a lot of the opinions of the political watchers since the debate ended. While Romney may not have scored a knockout, he at least won by unanimous decision. (The sports analogy, especially boxing, was popular in the wake of the debate.)
The blog post in the link above was written by David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker and a liberal. As Remnick exemplified, it wasn’t only the right-wing media that was piling on the president after his shaky performance last night. Even the Obama-hugging liberal media couldn’t avoid the truth:
“(Obama) has myriad skills as a thinker, as a speaker, and as a President. But this episodic unwillingness to connect, to show up, while entirely human, puts him in peril,” Remnick said in the above blog post.
This morning, Obama reportedly got his jabs in against Romney, albeit 12 hours too late. He had some good zingers for his challenger in a campaign appearance in Colorado.
I’ll be interested to see how the polls react. Some outside the media say the debate only caused a big shift in opinion among the pundits, that voters won’t respond to Romney’s debate win. I’ll check back in early next week, after finding out whether Romney gained any ground.