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10/23/2012 (2 years ago)

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U.S. historian Tim Stanley says president looked 'like a lawyer' in the third debate

According to U.S. historian Tim Stanley, Mitt Romney won the third presidential debate. Stanley says that while Romney looked like a proper head of state, Obama's antics made him "look like a lawyer," at the third and final debate in Boca Raton, Florida, last night.

Historian Tim Stanley points out that both Romney and Obama basically agreed on all the essentials. 'Romney refused to tackle Obama directly on Libya (I shouted at the TV that he should, but he just wouldn't listen) and Fast and Furious seems to have been forgotten by the GOP.'

Historian Tim Stanley points out that both Romney and Obama basically agreed on all the essentials. "Romney refused to tackle Obama directly on Libya (I shouted at the TV that he should, but he just wouldn't listen) and Fast and Furious seems to have been forgotten by the GOP."

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

10/23/2012 (2 years ago)

Published in Politics & Policy

Keywords: Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, debate, performance, glib, sarcasm


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Stanley says the debate was encapsulated in a single exchange. When Romney says that the U.S. Navy now has fewer ships than it did in 1916, Obama glibly retorted, "I think Governor Romney maybe hasn't spent enough time looking at how our military works.

"You mentioned the navy, for example, and that we have fewer ships than we did in 1916. Well, governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature of our military's changed." Audience response was favorable, as everyone laughed.

However - as Stanley points out, the Internet lit up with examples on how the U.S. military still uses horses and bayonets. As a most recent example, horses were used during the invasion of Afghanistan.

Stanley is especially scathing in describing Obama's overall debate performance. "This was one example of many in which the President insulted, patronized and mocked his opponent rather than put across a constructive argument. His performance was rude and unpresidential.

"Obama seemed to have a touch of the Bidens, wriggling about in his chair, waving his hands dismissively and always - always - smirking in Romney's direction. By contrast, Romney sucked up the abuse and retained a rigid poker face all night. He looked like a Commander in Chief; Obama looked like a lawyer. Who would you rather vote for?"

Stanley later describes the debate as uneventful, "essentially a debate without incident. Part of the fault was the format. It's interesting to note that Romney won the first debate while standing up and Obama did better in the second when walking around. But when both men were forced to sit for 90 minutes, the energy was inevitably reduced and neither broke through the fourth wall convincingly.

"Romney had a slight edge because he didn't use his hands so much: Obama blew his closing statements by developing ultra-energetic conjurer's hands ."

Stanley points out that both Romney and Obama basically agreed on all the essentials. "Romney refused to tackle Obama directly on Libya (I shouted at the TV that he should, but he just wouldn't listen) and Fast and Furious seems to have been forgotten by the GOP.

"In everything else, Obama has become so homicidally neoconservative and Romney so desperately peaceful that they've met in the middle on most issues. Both would defend Israel in the event of an attack, both want out of Afghanistan in 2014 and neither would let Iran get the bomb. If you want a real debate on foreign policy, you're just going to have to wait until Rand Paul gets the nomination in 2020. At times this felt almost as boring as that Gingrich v Huntsman debate that I and about 4 other people watched during the primaries."

Stanley says that the former Massachusetts governor clearly won last night's debate. "Romney now looks like the President and Obama looks like the challenger."

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