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.”


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)


ROUND WON: Romney Seized Offense in Debate…
You Were Fighting For Obamacare, Not Jobs…
‘The Path We’re Taking Is Not Working’…

FOURNIER: Cursed Obama Falls…
MSNBC MATTHEWS: ‘What Was He Doing!’
Cutter takes swipe at Lehrer…
Carville: ‘Romney came with a chainsaw’…
Andrew Sullivan: ‘This was a disaster’…


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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)


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: