Al Qaeda now has more franchises than McDonald's! What are the takeaways from the third and final presidential debate? Questions...lots of questions. Bob Schieffer of CBS did an okay job as moderator and the format worked.
The President seemed irritable, grouchy, disrespectful and made petty comments as if he were running for City Council. Governor Romney seemed composed, well informed, patient and more presidential than the President.
For all the fuss about the so-called 'women's vote', binders and President Obama trying to legislate lady parts, the dirty little secret begins with the League of Women Voters having been thrown under the bus. The League of Women Voters had moderated the Presidential Debates in 1976, 1980 and 1984. No more...the League has been replaced by "The Commission of Presidential Debates" (oddly enough, run by the Democratic and Republican Parties). Libertarians now understand why there's no inclusion for a third or fourth party. In any case, women are strong and independent.
They are heads of households as well as CEOs -- they don't need to have their rights legislated. They have worked hard, fought their way up and have crashed the infamous glass ceiling. So thanks for the patronage, but no thanks. We are managing well without a gender booster and dopey laws which will only make the job creators think twice about hiring us for top-tier jobs. 'Nuff said? In one exchange between the men regarding the military, the President made a belittling comment about how the military has changed and scoffed at the use of bayonets when the Marines still use bayonets.
(Why is the United Nations monitoring our elections? We Americans didn't get the memo. Did our Founding Fathers ever mention the goons from the United Nations? When are they preparing to implement their tax on our free Internet? Their Human Rights Council is run by Russia, China and Cuba -- they invited Syria to join when they're finished with the geoncide of their own people they'll consider the offer).
Why is an incumbent President not campaigning on behalf of his party -- supporting Democratic members of the House or Senate? They call that "firing up the base" (isn't that a drug term?). Is he greedily hogging all the money from his own campaign?
Whatever happened to redistributing his wealth, paying his "FAIR SHARE" and playing by the same rules? The New York Times seemed thrilled to announce that we might be arranging a play date with Iran. Wow! Can you imagine sitting down with Ahmadinejad over a cuppa joe at Starbuck's. having a rational conversation about enriched uranium? I can't.
(I thought we didn't negotiate with terrorists.) The President denied there are any talks scheduled.
Since the dictators of all those middle eastern countries have left the building, why is the entire region including parts of north Africa exploding in chaos? Syria, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Yemen, Libya, Tunisia, Turkey, Pah-kee-stahn, Iraq and Mali to name a few. Both men seemed to agree on strategies involving our future with these troubled countries.
President Obama's evolving explanation of BenghaziGate continues to puzzle. There are still too many unanswered questions. The President didn't offer anything new and Governor Romney did not press for answers BTW, one always attaches "Gate" as a suffix to any scandal where the perpetrators, body count and damage are still unsure, "Quiddick" when they're definite. Why have so many 'green energy companies' who were given funds by the government gone bankrupt? Why don't energy providers put up their own capital like other entrepreneurs do? The biggest problem with the President's foreign policy seems to be the Arab Spring.
Yes, Joe, "Bin Laden is dead but Al Qaeda's alive!" How does the President reconcile a Nobel Peace Prize and remote-controlled drones? The President was weakened by his record and his pettiness handing Governor Romney a win.