Zach F Wrote: Obama did extremely well. He made the case for his policies and why he should be re-elected. He was confident and focused. He was able to stay on topic unlike his opponent who was often bouncing between question, straying WAY off topic, and turning the debate away from the voters. Obama stayed positive and forceful.
I would say Obama took this debate down. He should see some movement in the polls to his favor. Other thoughts?
Leftofcenter Wrote: Dear Dishiki, We will not get a lot of specifics from Obama because the specifics he has in mind will not be popular. He is not planning to eviscerate , for example, Social Security like Romney would try to do, but he will make the provisions weaker. All the so called " entitlement" programs will be on the table He has said this in the past....tho not so much once this campaign got rolling.This is because the military budget is sucking up 60% of ALL the revenues the government collects. When he was elected 4 years ago the people who voted for
Obama were expecting big things ....maybe ala Roosevelt. My wife was one of them. I told her I thought she should curb her expectations. The most we could expect from Obama was a little tinkering with the system. We hardlly got that much. That's why so many people are disappointed with his performance. What needs to be changed is not the person in the Oval POffice, but the system. We are saddled with an economic system that is no longer viable in this new century. The ups and downs, the crashes, the boom and bust which the nation has been experiencing for the past 120 years has reached a climax. The next bust will probably be the last, and the "recovery" that is being ballyhooed right now is very iffy. This is a gloomy prognosis, but given the evidence we see all around us...nationally and globally....it is hard to avoid the conclusion. Apologists for the system say that we have always bounced back from recessions in the past and we will this time. But in the past we had the means to bounce back. Those means are no longer there. Our politicians sat idly by while those means were being shipped to China, Indochina and Bangladesh......Having said this we must hope that Obama wins this election in order to forestall the massive suffering that will surely ensue if Romney is elected. .... These are, of course, just the thoughts of another insignificant earthling hurtling rapidly through space on this insignificant planet........Keep plugging. Ed R