CNN poll showed that obama won by 46 obama/39 Romney. But on substance and issues, Romney was a clear winner.
Who would better handle the economy: 58 Romney/obama 40
Who would better handle healthcare: 49 Romney/obama 46
Who would better handle taxes: 51 Romney/obama 44
Who would better handle deficit: 50 Romney/obama 36
The whole town hall setting seemed like a grand production to me. The audience was not undecided but on the obama’s side, as evidenced by the applause when Candy threw her considerable weight around trying to help the president. The crowd was cold, almost hostile to Romney. This kind of town hall set up has been done before by obama, with liberal plants asking the questions. It came across as staged and we know the questions were prescreened and preselected by Candy.
In the end, unlike the first debaate, obama got out all the usual talking points but a couple of important questions remain unanswered:
1. Does he agree with Chu that he wants energy prices to skyrocket.
2. How many drilling permits has he cut.
3. Why did he say the attack in Libya was the result of a video for at least two weeks, even saying so before the United Nations 14 days later.
4. Why were the Americans at the consulate in Libya left with zero secuirty in spite of begging for protection.
Candy tried. Her career as a journalist should be over as she was almost out of breath trying to knock Romney off his game. But then it was known beforehand that she was and is an advocate for obama.
At one point, when she was interrupting Gov. Romney, Candy said “they will run me out of town….” Now, who would run her out of town if she did not make sure Romney did not “get away” with anything?
Why do the republicans agree to all these liberal moderators? I’d like to see Mark Levin moderate a debate.
Posted: 10.17.12 A. D. @ 8:05 a.m.