I don't do diaries well, but I do pay attention. Tonight, I disregarded some serious local issues and tuned into the Presidential Debate.
What I am offering below is a comment that I offered via an extremely local Yahoo discussion group. It came about as someone in that discussion group suggested that Obama didn't deserve election the first time around, and that Romney deserved election this time around, citing supposed facts (via a Dick Morris YouTube video no less) about the increasing national debt as well as deficit spending.
I answered those supposed facts, with other facts, and then had a "libertarian" in the group suggest that Gary Johnson was the only "fiscal conservative" and he wasn't given a seat at the table (I had to agree, sorry for any offended by that!)
If you made it this far, here are my "debate" thoughts offered immediately after tonight's debate, via that same extremely local Yahoo discussion group:
"As I originally suggested, Romney was the best debater in tonight's debate. If I had to point out Obama's failure it was that he wasn't as aggressive as Romney. He didn't know how to get the "last word" despite who got to answer first; He didn't know how to use his "role" as "president" to his advantage.
On the other hand, Romney himself was hands-down winning the debate until a moment around 10:16 tonight. I cannot tell you at this particular moment in time what changed the tone of the debate, but it did change. (Media will likely skip this moment in time, but me, an ordinary average American noted that time, because the tone changed and Romney missed a beat.)
One thing I would point out is Romney's repeated suggestion about how wonderful Massachusetts is because of his governorship, whether it be health care, education, income etc., and this with the 87% Democratic leadership in that "state's" congress. Romney was actually a "liberal Republican" with a state Congress that demanded he be a liberal Republican.
It is personally noted by me that Obama hasn't had the luxury of 87% democratic leadership at any point during his administration with a US Congress.
It is also noted that Massachusetts is one of the highest taxed states in the entire union of the USA. Any accomplishments for the State of Massachusetts in education, health care, and the like, should be viewed with that thought in mind. "
Before some of you attack me for noting the high taxes in the State of Massachusetts, please realize that my comments above are offered in the thought of having a serious conversation with extremely local (and I mean local) residents who are for the most part conservative Republicans.
At this point in time, I have had absolutely no responses to my post on that Yahoo group.