It wasn’t lack of preparedness nor was it the altitude of Denver, Colorado that led to the President’s defeat in the first round of Presidential debates. What accompanied Barrack Obama into the debate was an earned lack of confidence inspired by a failed economic record secondary to a complete lack of understanding of private sector business, all of which has been fostered by an overly accommodating and coddling media.
Listen up America, even Barack Obama is a human being – an exceptionally intelligent and egotistical human being at that. You don’t get to be a president without an ego. Now, put yourself in Obama’s shoes for a minute. Imagine accumulating his economic record Obama while being insulated by the presidency and coddled by the press to the point that you literally haven’t had to face any difficult questions about U.S. economic performance – a subject that when it comes down to private sector business is pretty much a complete mystery to this president, and then being paraded out in front of seventy million people to answer for your performance to a man who is arguably in the top five percent of performing businessmen (performance wise) in the country. What happened in the debate was inevitable. You can’t hide behind character attacks and distraction when the person whose character you’ve been attacking is standing right in front of you confronting you on the facts – especially when you really have no practical experience or understanding of the engine that drives our economy.
In my earlier article, “The Debates: Will there be a reckoning for President Obama?” I predicted that Romney would prevail in the debate and prevail he did. Even the polls that over-sample Democratic voters can’t cover up or gloss over the impact of the Obama defeat and the Romney gain in every state – particularly the swing states.
Campaigns are all about momentum and Romney has got it and Obama doesn’t. Romney will be our next president. If you don’t believe me, you don't have to take my word for it, just look at the President’s face during the debate and that says it all.