I’ll say it right off the top. Obama owned the night.
Mostly because Romney in a blatant attempt to prove he’s not in sway to crazy right wingers spent most of if agreeing with Obama on most foreign issues. But all it did was making him seem even more hollow and desperate than usual. And keep in mind, Romney at this point owns the patents on “Hollow and Desperate”.
However…Sadly I need to dump a log in the punchbowl and point out two kind of disturbing things about last night that we need to keep squarely in our heads.
1. For the fourth debate, no one bought up Climate Change at all. And considering how badly that’s going to affect living conditions, food output, etc, maybe we should bump that up over Iran on the list that should scare us shitless right now.
2. For those of you upset about the Drone Program, last night was a sobering reminder that The Republicans ain’t gonna fix that!
MR. SCHIEFFER: Let me ask you, Governor, because we know President Obama’s position on this, what is — what is your position on the use of drones?
MR. ROMNEY: Well, I believe that we should use any and all means necessary to take out people who pose a threat to us and our friends around the world. And it’s widely reported that drones are being used in drone strikes, and I support that entirely and feel the president was right to up the usage of that technology and believe that we should continue to use it to continue to go after the people who represent a threat to this nation and to our friends.
So, game this out for a moment. You don’t like the idea of Obama using drones to kill Terrorists suspects without due process?
I am with you.
But putting the drones in the hands of Mitt Romney and his several former Bush II era advisors would be jumping out of the frying pan, brushing up against the fire and doing a belly flop into the acid bath.
And again, this is why I’m still voting for Obama and then the day after the election, calling my Senate guys Wyden and Merkley to yell at them to start trying to shut this down from their end.
As I’ve said before, first you jump out of the burning building and then you worry about the landing.
Make no mistake, whoever wins, the next four years are going to be Goddamn ball busters! So I’m choosing the candidate who going to do the least amount of busting.