I didn't watch the debate. I was working and if I weren't I'd probably watch for a few minutes until I couldn't stand it anymore, then turn it off. These debates are like watching car crashes. It's why people watch NASCAR; they want to see someone crash and burn.
But I did catch some of post-debate spin on CNN. That's where I learned Romney whipped the President's ass who didn't show up, blah, blah, blah, but the quickest thing I learned because EVERYONE said so is “we have a real horserace now!”
And after a few minutes of watching idiots blather their spin, I thought to myself, “why the fuck am I watching this? These people aren't talking to me. They're talking to each other; blah, blah, blah.”
Because what the fuck would these “pundits” do if there WASN'T a horse race? Their livelihood depends upon it. CNN's ratings are in the tank. They take PR money from despots to give good news. CNN is DESPERATE for a horse race. They said a GOP robot with a stick up its ass whipped Mr. Charisma.
That in and of itself is all I need to know the landslide is proceeding apace and Obama lost because he COULDN'T win. No horse race if Obama wins.
Did the President make any gaffs? No. Did he say anything stupid? No. Why? Because if he had that's all folks would be talking about but they aren't – they are talking about Romney's heart beat.
A guy shows up with a heart beat and a little attitude and that's kicking the President's ass?
Give me a break.
This is all nothing but media propaganda to whip up the heartbeat of the heartland so they TUNE IN to an exciting horse race going right down to the wire.
The President is going to win reelection going away and no amount of Henny Penny Armageddon Horse Race is going to change that.