Within 24 hours, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney has gone from a joke line among democrats to a walking tall front runner in the race for the White House. People have been saying for weeks that all Romney had to do was show up loaded for bear in his first debate against President Obama and soon thereafter millions of American voters would follow.
That projection seems to be correct as all members of the liberal news media were caught off guard after President Obama seemed less than interesting during the first debate. It was not just liberal media and pundit types who were shocked by President Obama's poor showing in his first debate against Romney. I first listened to last night's debate on the radio and then later watched it on YouTube and was surprised too.
Whether on radio or television, Gov. Mitt Romney was the solid winner of the debate simply because he did his homework and appeared interested in actually being the next President of the United States. To the contrary, President Obama seemed tired and almost bored even having to debate a guy like Romney. Almost everyone who follows both of these candidates believed Romney was the winner.
So what's next for Romney and Obama? The first thing that happened after Wednesday night's debate was the President Obama's campaign team went into high gear to try and preform damage control after their boss blew the first debate. On Thursday, President Obama appeared to be more confident as he campaigned around the country. For Romney, the only thing he needs to do is not talk to much. Sadly, when he opens his mouth he usually puts his foot in it.
On Thursday, supporters of President Obama seemed completely demoralized - while Gov. Romney's folks seemed to walk on air. This race is far from over and I now expect both President Obama and Mitt Romney to be fighting it out every single day between now and the election. We need to all remember that in some places, Americans are already voting and that fact should make Mitt Romney feel very confident today.
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