He could have tried to connect.
But he came off distracted and distant.
And, worst of all, controlling.
"Jim, you may want to move onto another topic," Barack said coming off both bossy and whiny.
Jim Lehrer might and he might not. He is the moderator. That's his call to make.
"Let me just finish this point because you're looking for contrasts," Barack declared at another point as if his long, rambling responses were caused by Lehrer and not by Barack's own inability to be concise and convincing.
Moments like these -- and there were many -- also touched on the bitchy.
If there was one term for Barack's performance, that was probably it.
And it's why even the die-hards who still make up the Cult of St. Barack couldn't convincingly pull off the lie that he won. (CNN and ORC International's poll found 67% of those watching the debate said Mitt won). It was a Barack that they had never acknowledged existed. But there was no denying it as Barack repeatedly used his time to tell America (lecture?) what Mitt Romney allegedly stood for.
"Who is this Barack Obama?" America seemed to wonder as they finally grasped just how far down the toilet hope and change had gone.
i love them. i am in awe, total awe.
if i could write like that, every post would be a masterpiece.
from a national election to a state one, this is chris cassidy (boston herald) explaining that elizabeth warren has a new posse: a number of black clergy who insist it is okay that she pretended to be a native american.
this is so stupid.
a) they're talking about her lie and it's a lie.
b) they're acting as though they have some magical power to erase it.
they don't. but acting that way will piss off voters.
i think this is part of the never-ending failure of her campaign.
i went to the mainland today and all i heard were jokes about her and negative comments.
it was telling. so many websites - like the idiotic tennessee guerilla women - keep telling you how awful scott brown supposedly is.
they really need to focus on tennessee. they really need to shut up about races in my state.
they don't live here, they don't know what's happening on the ground. all they do is shoot off their mouths trying to be snarky and thinking that's cute.
there snark makes no sense. they think they're clever.
they think they're the daily show.
they don't have that kind of humor.
some 1 needs to break it to them. harshly.
maybe it's wrong for me to try to impose standards on them?
they're not about anything but propaganda so i really shouldn't be surprised that they can't be factual.
but it would really be nice if they would grasp that they are not an expert on everything and that they should find an area of strength and write from there.
let's close with c.i.'s 'Iraq snapshot:'