Presidential Debate 2012

On october 3, 2012 President Barack Obama and republican candidate Governor Mitt Romney gave Americans arguably one of the most memorable debates since Nickson and Kennedy. This debate was frustrating to watch as the republican candidate retracted every policy he pitched throughout his entire campaign and even borrowed some of Obama’s anecdotal style from his 2008 campaign. The American people were given a completely different Romney and a frustrated Obama. Americans all over the country stared at the screen in disbelief as the president seems swallowed by all of Romney’s lies. Political analysts criticized the president for being too laid back and not attacking his opponent on the spot for his discredited statements. Romney had been praised for being a great debater in the past, and in the past we have witnessed Obama’s weakness in debating, but Obama choosing not to attack Romney does not necessarily mean that he was weak and uninterested. Obama choosing not to engage and entertain Romney’s sudden “change” in his policy views. Romney successfully showed America that if he is elected, once he is in power he will have no problem doing one thing even though he said another in order to win a debate. A clear insult to the intelligence of the American people but at the same time showed our president in a very defeated light. The Vice Presidential debate will air tomorrow, October 11, it will be interesting to see how Republican candidate Paul Ryan backs up all those empty promises Romney made and still sustain the experienced wise cracking vice president Joe Biden.

Watch the debate in its entirety here: