I am still waiting.
After the first debate, the CBS snap poll had Mr Romney winning 46% to the president's 22%. A 24 point difference.
That provided the cover for (fairweather) friends (like Andrew Sullivan) and foes (like Cuban-born John Sununu) alike to go straight for
the most obvious character flaw of Barack Obama as they saw it. Probably even an inherited genetic disorder, wink wink.
Both sides came to the same conclusion: He is "lazy!"
Friends and foes alike described him as weak, as a "girlie man." Some who just knew that they had strength galore and were in a position to lecture the president, posited that If he wasn't exactly weak, he at the very least "projected weakness."
Fast forward to last evening.
CBS snap poll had the president winning the final debate 53% to 23%...a difference of 30 points.
Smart people have decided that Romney was not particularly knowledgeable about geography, about world history or about things having to do with the military.
Romney, bear in mind, is 65 years old to Obama's 51 years. I looked for those articles lambasting Romney for his laziness. I just knew they would be coming fast and furiously. Nothing. Nada. Zilch. Naught.
So I am waiting. Surely these same folks will be psychoanalyzing Romney just as they did Obama, right?
It is important to note that the president won both debates (some would say all three) without bullying or lying his head off.
In the first debate he spoke his truths and thought his truths speaking for him should be enough.
When that proved to be insufficient for the punditocracy and fairweather friends, he spoke his truths more forcefully in the subsequent debates.
Despite everything, however, the president remained classy and professional.
He proved that one can indeed disagree without being disagreeable.
There is much we can learn from Barack Obama and that is one of the reasons he should get four more years in the WH.
Just one thing more from the debate. Did you notice that in his closing statement, Romney said
I'll lead you in an open and honest way...LOL! Really, sir? Really?
I hate to disagree with my president but I think that statement was the biggest whopper yet. Waiting for the tax returns.