As a life-long conservative Republican, I believe that President Barack Obama’s debate performance Wednesday night was respectable. There is no doubt that conservatives reading this are immediately skeptical of my claim of being a conservative, but please hear me out.
Conservatives, name anyone who could have done a better job of defending the president’s record over the last four years. The record is $6 trillion in new debt and unemployment barely below 8 percent despite this massive stimulus spending. Even with these abysmal numbers, he stood on his two feet and tried to defend it.
Where President Obama admittedly faltered in the debate is offering any remedy to this malaise. Mitt Romney had the hopeful remedies to pull us out of this economy, and that is why he won the debate and should win the election. If voters were truly informed and the press was unbiased, Romney would be ahead by 20 points or more.
I truly don’t think Obama has any idea how to fix this. This is evidenced by the fact that the budgets he has submitted have not received even one vote from a Democrat or Republican in the Senate.
Yes, Romney clearly won the debate. Obama did a respectable job of defending the indefensible. Romney gets my vote. Heck, Bernie Madoff would get my vote over Obama. Madoff only squandered $65 billion of innocent investors’ money (Source: Wikepedia bio on Madoff). Obama has squandered over $90 billion on green energy alone (Source: http://www.whitehouse.gov) and over $6 trillion in innocent taxpayers’ money.