A lot of Americans were duped by the corporate media after the first debate .. and even a number of progressive pundits were either duped or conveniently using all the noise to cover the fact that before the debate their producers had already instructed them that Obama was going to lose.
The fact that OUR President left the media and his opponents significant white space had everyone tripping over themselves.
The way to combat Romney's "Gish Gallop" strategy was NOT to be drawn into slap face arguments in front of 70 million viewers dictated by your opponents use of half truths, lies and runaway gibberish and yammering.
note: The Gish Gallop, named after creationist Duane Gish, is the debating technique of drowning the opponent in such a torrent of half-truths, lies, and straw-man arguments that the opponent cannot possibly answer every falsehood in real time
We are talking about tens of millions of dollars of campaign advertising revenues peeps, and the last thing the corporate owned, sponsored and managed media wants is a runaway election!
I can accept the usual right wing zombies lockstep thinking ... but the MSNBC progressive pundits had no excuse - and even some of the Presidents campaign staff weren't completely on board.
This President wanted this to happen and didn't announce his strategy in a press release or office memo!
Let's all take a deep breath and a step back now that four days have passed.
OUR President is notorious for his well thought out and prolonged deliberations ... and on several occasions he has been called out prematurely by his detractors as well as the corporate (think GOP) influenced, owned and sponsored media ..
Being boring and undramatic are just two of his strengths which have earned him the label "no drama Obama"
Did OUR President need to call out Romney on the obvious flip flops, contradictions, half-truths and hyperbole?
Back on the campaign trail re-stocked with lots of new material supplied by Romney at the debate ... OUR President continues to roll!