Well, clearly Mitt Romney reads Seraphic Secret.
Yesterday we asserted that two foreign policy issues should dominate the final Romney-Obama debate: 1) The greatest threat to America’s national security is our failing economy. 2) A nuclear Iran.
Thus, Romney relentlessly hammered away at Obama’s failed economic policies, linking this with weakness overseas. Regarding Iran, Romney was measured and steady, explaining that the Iranians are four years closer to a bomb.
Obama was bellicose, condescending, and downright rude.
A political innocent who just happened to tune into the debate would peg Obama as the desperate challenger to Romney’s confident incumbent.
Obama kept trying to draw Governor Romney into a rumble, but Romney wisely declined. He focused on the forest, the big picture. Obama sank into the mud with gratuitous cracks and insults that only made the president look small and nasty.
The split screen was a lesson in the power of image-making.
As Obama attacked and baited, Romney maintained a neutral, poker-faced half-smile. Governor Romney looked pleasant, and non-threatening. This is not a war monger. On the other hand, Obama glowered, projecting aggression and undisguised contempt. Men in the audience probably had a few yuks, amused by Obama’s hostility. But most women are uncomfortable with Obama’s style which reminds them of ex-husbands and bad boyfriends who always interrupted, were right in every argument, insisting on having the last word.
Obama’s natural state is that of an Saul Alinsky agitator, a thug wrapped in a Brooks Brothers suit. Romney, on the other hand, is a mensch, a gentleman who’s seeking points of consensus and looking for ways to make things work.
From day one, Obama’s reelection strategy has been to demonize Mitt Romney, to paint him as a soulless robber baron who murders women with cancer. To achieve this goal the Obama-Chicago machine has spent hundreds of millions of advertising dollars. But that money has been wasted. Blown away by reality.
Obama tells whoppers about the economy. But in the end, he knows that we know that he knows his economic policies are a resounding failure.
Romney’s job has been to shatter the unflattering portrait painted by the Obama machine. Thus, in every debate, Governor Romney has proven to the American people that he is a decent, caring and capable man who understands that the business and enduring strength of America is free enterprise, and without jobs for millions of Americans this country will recede from the pages of history.
It was really quite shocking to hear Obama assert that we have to “rebuild this nation.” This from a man who has been POTUS for four years.
Even more shocking was Obama’s asserting: “…this nation, me.”
Say hello to Louis XIV: “L’état c’est moi.”
And I’m sure that the hundreds of thousands of men and women who serve in our Navy, and their families, are furious that their commander-in-chief made them obsolete with a rehearsed and unflattering comparison to horses and bayonets.
For Seraphic Secret, the debate’s most memorable moment came when Romney critiqued Obama’s appalling apology tour to the Muslim world.
Said Romney: “America has not dictated to other nations; we have freed other nations.”
Obama had no comeback. He just glared at Romney as if willing him to implode.
But it is Barack Hussein Obama who has imploded in the past few weeks. Obama has labored desperately to whip up his base with promises of free contraception and free abortions, whereas Romney has appealed to the independent and undecided voters in careful measured tones.
The momentum is clearly with Governor Romney.
The country has been presented with a stark contrast: Barack Hussein Obama, an angry, belligerent community agitator.
And Mitt Romney, a sober, accomplished statesman.
Ladies and gentlemen, meet President Romney.
P.S. Bob Scheiffer did a fine job.
P.P.S. Did you catch Michelle Obama’s outfit? That’s a custom tailored Thom Browne dress that goes for about $3,000.00. To paraphrase Mel Brooks: “It’s good to be queen.”