"Well the debate took place & I have to say I lost. I guess I'd crammed so hard on facts and figures in view of the absolutely dishonest things in the campaign, I guess I flattened out. Anyway, I didn't feel good about myself. and yet he was never able to rebut any of the facts I presented and kept repeating things that are absolute falsehoods".
- Ronald Reagan, October 6th, 1984, Reagan Diaries
As much as we all are freaking out about President Obama's debate performance tonight, the fact of the matter is we need to remember that Mondale was universally considered the "winner" of the first debate of the 1984 election season, yet the Incumbent President Reagan was the one who ended election night with victories in 49 STATES!
I think that before we begin piling on our President we need to remember a few facts.
- President Obama did not lose this debate because he told the truth, he lost the debate because Romney lied about his record......cue: factcheck.org
- There are still two more debates, where the Romney lies in the first debate will discussed out there for the entire world to see.
- President Obama kept his base in tact, while Romney professed falsehoods that I believe will hurt him with his base.
BOTTOM LINE: EVERYONE NEEDS TO TAKE A DEEP BREATHE, LOOK AT THE HISTORY OF THESE DEBATES, AND CALM DOWN.....WE GOT THIS! :-)
PS- Remember guys this is coming from a self-professed concern troll, our president will be fine!