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BEST PUNDIT COMMENTS on Debate #1 [UPDATES]

BEST COMMENT BAR NONE: “Mr. President, you’re entitled to your own airplane and your own house, but not to your own facts.” – Mitt Romney, October 3, 2012

* Bumped Up & Updated (Coulter, Larry Sabato, Matt Drudge, and more) *

TEN-FOUR! ANN COULTER AHEAD: On Fox & Friends, October 4: After the Romney/Obama clip, Coulter lit into Mr. President as she swung that blonde hair because, like most Republican women, it’s cool to look beautiful (Birkenstocks? On Ann Coulter, Kimberly Guilfoyle or Dana Perino?):

“His real problem is that he’s never been challenged in his entire life. He gets a standing ovation wherever he goes. He becomes president and gets the Nobel Peace Prize. He’s never been challenged. And Romney was spectacular.

“I noticed that many of my friends, during the primaries, whenever they’d see him give a speech, they’d say, ‘Wow. That was the best speech I’ve ever seen. If he’d just been talking like that since the beginning. …’ And I’d say, ‘He has been! You’re not watching.’ Which is why I was totally confident that he’d be magnificent. And Mitt was really good last night. He’ll be good in all three debates, even the town hall debate, which I think is so stupid.

“The fact that Obama didn’t prepare is like him not being prepared for the attack on our own consulate. He never prepares. He expects to walk out, be cool, and get a standing O.”

GRETCHEN CARLSON: “Or is it that you can’t prepare for what you can’t defend?”

ANN COULTER: “He was very, very bad last night. He looked depressed, anemic, … The first time I listened, and Romney was killing. The second time, I was watching and the visual made it so much worse. You could see at the end of the debate, he wanted to go home.

COULTER ON MITT: “Throughout you could see what a decent man he is. Not an elitist, a snob. This is a decent man who cares about America.”

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LARRY SABATO, Director, Center for Politics, University of Virginia: “This was the biggest performance gap since 1980” (Reagan/Carter) and, Sabato added, that gap was WAS NOT nearly as wide as last night’s between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama.

– Fox & Friends, October 4, 2012 (looking for video)

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Here are some Tweets via Greta Van Susteran, and I spotted more. Bill Maher was on a roll tonight — rolling his eyes at Obama. Here’s one, and more are below:

I can’t believe i’m saying this, but Obama looks like he DOES need a teleprompter— Bill Maher (@billmaher)

Dana!

Gutfeld (more below):

GOP Research needs its own thread! DONE + here’s the link. It has all those annoying things like facts.)

NOW ROMNEY RESPONSE TOO? That does it. RR and GOP Research get their very own thread. It’s not their fault. Obama made them do it.

Michael Moore:

I think people should start to practice the words ‘President Romney.

Gutfeld was on a roll:

Next Time the President should just throw birth control pills out to the audience.

Is this where O pulls out?

Does someone have Dr. Drew’s number? Somewhere Ben Afflect and Matt Damon are crumbling.

Greta got me going, and I found more Maher tweets:

Romney looks more confident and energetic – he’s about a minute away from holding Obama down and cutting his hair.This better be ropeadope.

Barry, stop nodding at Mitt when he’s lecturing you, it looks like he’s right and you’re chastened!

More Perino:

maybe debate commission should add that little league rule – when the other team is that far ahead, you just call it a day— Dana Perino (@DanaPerino)

I’m pretty sure that sudden drop in air pressure resulted from the GOP finally taking a collective deep breath of relief and optimism.

And this from CNN:

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    Rush Limbaugh called this months ago.
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    DRUDGE headline:
    SURPRISE: 7.8%

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    This guy is incapable of coming up with an original thought.
    http://reason.com/blog/2012/10/04/obama-plagiarizes-own-debate-promises-fr

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  • jrterrier

    unbelieable. the OMSM (and that includes Cobert; don’t know about Stewart on the daily show) is out there churning the story that Pres Obama lost the debate because Romney lied. They have no shame.

    I don’t believe that Romney has ever uttered the words $5trillion tax cut but they keep on hanging that around his head and saying it’s a lie.

    Even Stephanie Cutter, a/k/a the Liar begrudgingly conceded maybe it wasn’t $5 trillion, saying ok $1 trillion. again just picking a number not uttered by Romney.

  • iert2

    “His real problem is that he’s never been challenged in his entire life. He gets a standing ovation wherever he goes. He becomes president and gets the Nobel Peace Prize. He’s never been challenged. And Romney was spectacular. ”
    Except Hillary challenged him. Except Obama has likely been challenged his entire life, not like Romney who was born with a silver spoon in his mouth.
    Underestimate Obama at your own peril.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hank-DeCat/100001190387982 Hank DeCat

      Ah yes, the 11th dimensional chess argument. Good luck with that.

    • MJP

      Still drinking the Koolaid, are you? Believing the lies? Hopelessly.
      He and his army of close supporters are a tough thuggish bunch, I’ll grant you that. We saw that with Hillary. But that’s it. The 2002 video on Martin Luther King Day from the University of Chicago (on Hannity) show the core of the man.

  • JohnnyTwoDog

    maybe debate commission should add that little league rule – when the other team is that far ahead, you just call it a day— Dana Perino
    She said they should invoke the Mercy Rule. It was hilarious. Almost felt sorry for Beckel. I almost heard the little bell going off in his head.

  • JohnnyTwoDog

    Woodward ays Obama was distracted, something personal but related to foriegn security.
    Hillary says the investigation will go as high as it takes.
    Larry’s sources say Obama is toast over Benghazi.
    Obama would have sucked at the debate anyway, but I do believe these are all related.

    • getfitnow

      There are no excuses. This is the real guy. This performance is the prime example why many are against Affirmative Action. And notice, surrogates/msm still reach for excuses to continue to prop him up. If the msm had done their job, firstly, he wouldn’t be POTUS. But even if they started challenging him later, it would have been chrystal clear, the emperor is naked.

      Let’s not forget the Univision interview just days before. But many Americans didn’t see it.

      I wish his debate with Bobby Rush would surface. I hear he got smoked there too.

  • DianaLC

    I am more than angry, mostly highly annoyed with the kind of people who will fall for the rhetoric of the POTUS. Just now I watched a clip of Obama talking to a crowd of people about this “other guy” who looks like Mitt Romney who showed up at the debates.
    If there is a shape shifter in this race it is Obama. Romney ought to take that comment from O and put it in an ad that shows the two different Obamas, the way Hannity recently did in regard to the two speeches on racism made by Obama.
    Now his excuse is that he is such a nice guy that he didn’t want to be too harsh on Romney as it might not look nice.

    • JohnnyTwoDog

      Saw that. It’s a pretty bizzare thing to say. Obama would have done better to say “See, I told you he is a better debater than me.”
      Obama and his handlers warned us and they exceeded their estimation. That’s a first for them.

      • getfitnow

        They really underestimated Mitt Romney. They thought he’d be long gone, or so beat up by this point, he’d limp through the debates.

        I saw the clip of Romney’s appearance yesterday at a local event with his sons. Wow, he looked fresh, invigorated, talking policy and ready to take charge. Likewise, I heard a clip of That One at an event taking a dig — he didn’t know who that was on stage last night. Wow, the kid is deep, ain’t he?

    • http://lesstalkmoreactivism.blogspot.com/ Canaan

      Just like he didn’t want to be ‘too harsh’ with the Muslim Brotherhood when they rejected American security personnel at our embassies.

      Team Obama’s post-debate strategy is mostly psychotherapy for Obots on suicide watch: blame the moderator, that wasn’t really Romney it was a shapeshifter, the altitude, Obama was all worn out from fundraising, I mean, ‘being President.’

    • getfitnow

      Such a nice guy—right. Let’s go back to the ads about Romney being a felon and killer.

      Sorry, Barry, you’re not likable enough.

  • JohnnyTwoDog

    Best comment I heard, Obama brought nothing to an everything fight.

    • getfitnow

      Ironic, isn’t it, he was the one that talked about bringing a gun.

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    http://www.wnd.com/2012/10/october-surprise-obama-secret-iran-deal-cut/

    anybody heard anything about this????
    deal with Iran to make backtrack look good before election

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    Revised!

    Jake Tapper


    @jaketapper

    Nielsen: An estimated 67.2 million people watched the debate.
    And this doesn’t include CSpan, Univsion, Telemundo. Did BET air it?

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