Mitt Romney, the boss from hell, showed up again last night, but this time when he tried to lie, push and slam his way through the question he got knocked on his ass by The President.
“And the suggestion that anybody in my team, whether the Secretary of State, our U.N. Ambassador, anybody on my team would play politics or mislead when we’ve lost four of our own, governor, is offensive. That’s not what we do. That’s not what I do as president, that’s not what I do as Commander in Chief”-Barack Obama to Mitt Romney
If looks could kill, Mitt Romney would have been vaporized by the look in Barack Obama's eyes, at that moment. Candy Crowley would have had to call for the broom in order to sweep up the smoking pile of shit on the carpet where Willard once stood. End of election. End of discussion. It was over at that point.
All Mitt could do was stutter and badly after that exchange. Make no mistake about it, if you didn't know who is the Commander in Chief of the United States of America, you do now.
Romney blinked. He showed that he is not used to being challenged. What he is, is an excellent salesmen with no people skills in evidence. After more than a decade of running for president this man still has not figured out how to relate to people. It was obvious that he does not consider Barack Obama, nor anyone else for that matter, to be his equal in life and that is his Achilles heel. In Mitt-world, nobody is equal except his boys, his sons and the men of his church.
There is a difference between serving the people and ruling the people. Real presidents understand that. CEO's never do. They lord it over their employees and delegate others to do the grunt work. It's not easy governing from the oval office. Sitting in the oval office requires the man to govern for all of the people, not just the 53% with same size bank accounts.
Prior to the debate, all the pundits wondered which Mitt would show up. The guy who walked onto that stage was the bully who led the attack on the gay kid in high school by cutting his hair. We saw the guy who ran away from the Vietnam War to Paris, while taking part in “support the war” demonstrations full of other young cowardly rich boys who used Daddy's means and power to dodge the draft. We saw the guy who has a fantasy island view about foreign policy.
We heard from the guy who delegated the chore of wooing women in this campaign to his wife, someone as haughty in a Marie Antoinette kind of way, as himself. The “binders full of women” comment felt like another blatant lie given his reticence to talk directly to women.
In another caught on tape moment from earlier in the day, we now know that the Mittens has canceled his appearance on The View, tomorrow because he fears talking to the ladies, especially Whoopi Goldberg. During the debate he barely acknowledged the needs of women for equal pay, equal health care and family planning care.
The looks on his face showed he wasn't too thrilled with the very female Candy Crowley doing instant fact checks either. He bull rushed her too, just like he did The President, but she refused to back up, doing her job of wrangling the two men as she was supposed to do.
For the third straight debate, Blacks, lesbians and gays were not in evidence, not even in the audience.
However, despite what the right wing nutcase pundits will say in coming days, the election is over. There is still one more debate to sit through. But essentially, this election is over.
Mitt will have to wait another four years to “take back his compa-er-country.”
Vote responsibly between now and November 6th.