21:04:24: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Well, thank you very much, Jim, for this opportunity. I want to thank Governor Romney and the University of Denver for your hospitality.Really? He wants to be re-elected and his most important point is to remember his wife's anniversary?
There are a lot of points I want to make tonight, but the most important one is that 20 years ago I became the luckiest man on Earth because Michelle Obama agreed to marry me.
And so I just want to wish, Sweetie, you happy anniversary and let you know that a year from now we will not be celebrating it in front of 40 million people.
You know, four years ago we went through the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.
In other words: Feminists, please vote for me, because I am subservient to a woman!
Or maybe: Don't vote for me so that on next years anniversary, I will have nothing to do but to cater to my wife's wishes.
Obama sounded as it he did not want to be President.
The claim of "worst financial crisis" is crazy. We had a housing crash, but it was no worse than the NASDAQ crash in the last years of the Clinton administration. You didn't hear Bush spending 4 years blaming Clinton.
Romney showed that he was firmly in control as he smoothly and gracefully and pointedly disrepected both Obama and the host, Jim Lehrer:
21:26:31: ROMNEY: ... What things would I cut from spending? Well, first of all, I will eliminate all programs by this test, if they don't pass it: Is the program so critical it's worth borrowing money from China to pay for it? And if not, I'll get rid of it. Obamacare's on my list.Romney left no doubt what he thinks of Obama by comparing him to a lying child:
I apologize, Mr. President. I use that term with all respect, by the way.
OBAMA: I like it.
ROMNEY: Good. OK, good. So I'll get rid of that.
I'm sorry, Jim, I'm going to stop the subsidy to PBS. I'm going to stop other things. I like PBS, I love Big Bird. Actually like you, too. But I'm not going to -- I'm not going to keep on spending money on things to borrow money from China to pay for. That's number one.
21:16:44: ROMNEY: ... Number two, I will not reduce the share paid by high-income individuals. I know that you and your running mate keep saying that and I know it's a popular thing to say with a lot of people, but it's just not the case. Look, I've got five boys. I'm used to people saying something that's not always true, but just keep on repeating it and ultimately hoping I'll believe it. But that -- that is not the case. All right? I will not reduce the taxes paid by high-income Americans.That was the most audacious put-down since Dan Quayle was told that he was no Jack Kennedy.
Obama is an incompetent, effeminate, narcissist who is ruining the nation. We need a man to do a man's job.
Obama would be nowhere without heavy support from blacks, single women, Jews, the welfare class, and the super-rich. Those groups support him in heavy numbers. What do they have in common? You figure it out.
Obama also benefits from bigotry and white guilt. A Gallup poll shows that 95% of Republicans are willing to vote for a black president, but only 72% of Democrats are willing to vote for a Mormon.
Most of all, Obama is catering to feminists, as he desperately needs the single woman vote. The NY Times explains:
As much as Ms. Sheradin is up for grabs in this election, so too are the legions of unmarried women who helped lift Mr. Obama to victory in 2008. Single women are one of the country’s fastest-growing demographic groups — there are 1.8 million more now than just two years ago. They make up a quarter of the voting-age population nationally, and even more in several swing states, including Nevada.The future of the Democrat party lies in destroying marriage, and convincing feminist women that it is better to be dependent on the govt than dependent on a man.
And though they lean Democratic — in a recent New York Times/CBS News poll, single women favored Mr. Obama over his Republican rival, Mitt Romney, by 29 points — they are also fickle about casting their ballots, preoccupied with making ends meet and alienated from a political system they say is increasingly deaf to their concerns.
But the Obama campaign, needing their support to offset traditional Republican strength among married women, is lavishing attention on them.
While most married women support Romney, here is an exception:
A 74-year-old Hollywood man has been arrested for allegedly slapping his wife in a heated dispute about the 2012 presidential election, police say.Yes, it is ridiculous for a a 74yo man to be kicked out of his own home because his 47yo has fallen under Obama's hypnotic spell and threw a tantrum about it. Who is this judge to tell a man not to talk to his wife about religion or politics? He is probably under Obama's spell himself.
On Wednesday, Peter Schwartz told Broward County Judge John "Jay" Hurley that he and his wife argued after they had gone out to eat. He said his wife told him she disliked him because of his choice of presidential candidate.
"She said, 'You're like my mother, you like Romney. That means I don't like you,'" Schwartz said. ...
Hurley said that before Schwartz sees his wife again, he wants the issue to "settle down." He ordered Schwartz to stay 500 feet away from his wife until another judge rules otherwise. Hurley allowed him only to talk to her by phone. The judge reminded Schwartz about the adage of never talking religion or politics in polite company. ...
Schwartz reacted by raising his arms in the air. "It's ridiculous, your honor," he said.