Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The President's Newest Fan!

Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey, who I have often called Governor "Krispy Kreme" will get no such name calling from me today.  I call a truce...The Republican Governor put politics aside and tended to the business of taking care of the populace in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, which has ravaged New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York City...and for that, I give the Republican Gov his due props.

The presidential candidates had canceled all campaign events on Tuesday, but Republican New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie seemed to be stumping for President Barack Obama by appearing on several networks to praise the federal response to Hurricane Sandy.

In an interview on NBC, Governor Christie called  President Obama “outstanding” for expediting relief efforts.

He also told MSNBC that President Obama “deserves great credit.” “He gave me his number at the White House and told me to call him if I needed anything,” Christie said.

The New Jersey governor even took his message to Fox News of all places, saying that President Obama had helped “tremendously.”

“I spoke to the president three times yesterday,” he explained. “He called me for the last time at midnight last night asking what he could do. I said, if you can expedite designating New Jersey as a major disaster area that that would help us to get federal money and resources in here as quickly as possible to help clean up the damage here.”

The president was great last night,” Governor Christie continued. “He said he would get it done. At 2 a.m., I got a call from FEMA to answer a couple of final questions and then he signed the declaration this morning. So I have to give the president great credit. He’s been on the phone with me three times in the last 24 hours. He’s been very attentive, and anything that I’ve asked for, he’s gotten to me. So, I thank the president publicly for that. He’s done — as far as I’m concerned — a great job for New Jersey.”

Now you know that FOX News aint tryin to hear that.Fox News co-host Steve Doocy wondered when Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney was going to get some of the same benefits from the hurricane with a photo op in disaster-stricken New Jersey towns.

Over the last couple of months, you have appeared throughout the country, Governor, on behalf of Mitt Romney,” Doocy remarked to Christie. “[W]e hear that perhaps Mr. Romney may do some storm-related events. Is there any possibility that Gov. Romney may go to New Jersey to tour some of the damage with you?” 

I have to have big love for Governor Christie for what he said next. 

I have no idea, nor am I the least bit concerned or interested,” Governor Christie replied, immediately shutting down that idea. “I’ve got a job to do here in New Jersey that’s much bigger than presidential politics and I could care less about any of that stuff.” “I have a job to do,” he added. “I’ve got 2.4 million people out of power, I’ve got devastation on the shore, I’ve got floods in the northern part of my state. If you think right now I give a damn about presidential politics then you don’t know me.” 

WOW!  He just restored my faith in bi-partisan politics and human decency.....I give credit where credit is due... How nice to see a politician actually concerned about the welfare of the populace he is governing...So big ups to the President's newest fan, Chris Christie! 

Monday, October 29, 2012


This photo was taken a few days ago.....Hurricane Sandy as it is now called is on it's way to my home city of Philadelphia...

They have declared a state of emergency....Told everybody to get off the streets and to "hunker down." Most places of employment ,including all city services are closed tomorrow. I'm firing this blog post off now because according to news services...We may lose power and internet services tomorrow.90 mile winds and gushing rain is predicted... I just hope there is no flooding...

Unlike last year during Hurricane Irene, I am not taking this that serious....I mean...we went grocery shopping yesterday and today...we have batteries and flashlights...The house is secure and my car is parked in what I believe is a safe place... I don't believe I can do anything more... I certainly don't plan to go out in the street if I don't have to and I relish the chance to sleep late ....But for some reason...I'm not convinced that this is all that serious....I guess by the time those of you who live in other parts of the country read this...I'll know for sure.


From Washington to Boston, big cities and small towns buttoned up on Sunday against the onslaught of a superstorm that could menace 50 million people in the most heavily populated corridor in the nation, with forecasters warning New York could be in particular peril.
"The time for preparing and talking is about over," Federal Emergency Management Administrator Craig Fugate said as Hurricane Sandy made its way up the Atlantic on a collision course with two other weather systems that could turn it into one of the most fearsome storms on record in the U.S. "People need to be acting now."

Airlines canceled more than 5,000 flights and Amtrak began suspending train service across the Northeast. New York and Philadelphia moved to shut down their subways, buses and trains Sunday night and announced that schools would be closed on Monday. Boston, Washington and Baltimore also called off school.

As rain from the leading edges of the monster hurricane began to fall over the Northeast, hundreds of thousands of people in coastal areas from Maryland to Connecticut were under evacuation orders Sunday, including 375,000 in lower Manhattan and other parts of New York City, 50,000 in Delaware and 30,000 in Atlantic City, N.J., where the city's 12 casinos were forced to shut down for only the fourth time ever.
"We were told to get the heck out. I was going to stay, but it's better to be safe than sorry," said Hugh Phillips, who was one of the first in line when a Red Cross shelter in Lewes, Del., opened at noon.

"I think this one's going to do us in," said Mark Palazzolo, who boarded up his bait-and-tackle shop in Point Pleasant Beach, N.J., with the same wood he used in past storms, crossing out the names of Hurricanes Isaac and Irene and spray-painting "Sandy" next to them. "I got a call from a friend of mine from Florida last night who said, 'Mark. Get out! If it's not the storm, it'll be the aftermath. People are going to be fighting in the streets over gasoline and food.'"

Sandy, a Category 1 hurricane with sustained winds of 75 mph as of Sunday evening, was blamed for 65 deaths in the Caribbean before it began churning up the Eastern Seaboard. As of 5 p.m., it was centered about 530 miles southeast of New York City, moving at 15 mph, with hurricane-force winds extending an incredible 175 miles from its center.

Keep us in prayer folks...

Friday, October 26, 2012

Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Donald's BiG Bombshell!

So we all waited with baited breath when Donald Trump announced that he had some blockbuster news about ''Obama"...News that might change the election!

This is what he came up with! 

And well, I've got to tell you... This sure wasn't worth waiting for. Professional loud-speaking person Donald Trump has dropped the "bombshell" he promised would upend President Obama's campaign for re-election.

 Turns out all the Donald wants is a little transparency from the prez. "We know very little about our president," he says loudly. So in exchange for President Obama releasing his college and passport records, the real-estate mogul will donate $5 million to the charity of President Obama's choice. Sounds like a circus stunt by a carnival barker to me.

Donald Trump says President Obama has until Oct. 31 to produce the documents, and not surprisingly, Social media is disappointed. As @ninatypewriter said, "Donald Trump has a different definition for the word bombshell than the rest of the world."


"We know very little about our president," says  Donald Trump loudly. I'll tell you what we do know about Donald Trump...That's he's an idiot!  I've suspected he was for years now....But today..I'm convinced!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Empty Suit

Okay,so I watched last night's final debate and for the life of me...I can not understand why at this point...Anyone on the planet is undecided about who they will vote for in the coming election.

I listened to Mitt Romney talk about this five point plan he has to get America moving again and to get good jobs, good paying jobs back on the docket and make America ,militarily stronger again.

He sang the same old tired song about tax cuts and sending entitlement programs to the states (who are already financially strapped) to run and increase the military budget by giving them more money than even they asked for.

Mitt Romney had ample time to prepare to discuss foreign policy, and a team of Bush/Cheney administration officials to tell him how to at least sound like he's answering the questions, but he repeatedly tried to change the subject away from foreign policy during the debate on foreign policy.

 Over the course of 90 minutes, Romney mentioned Osama bin Laden twice, mentioned food stamps three times, and mentioned school teachers eight times. Plenty of strategists have said voters will find this compelling, since domestic issues trump international affairs in 2012, but no candidate benefits from appearing weak. This was a debate in which Romney was supposed to appear ready to lead a nation during a time of war and international "tumult." Instead, Romney appeared to be running for governor, not president.

Now I'm not ,nor never have been the best math student in the world....But even I can see that his numbers don't add up. Mitt's right wing base has to see that too...I suspect that they don't care... Their racism and their hatred of President Obama is so great that
it doesn't really matter what Mitt says (He  surprisingly agreed with the way President Obama handled a lot of Foreign Policy issues...So much so that his right wing /Tea party base had to be pulling their hair out.)

I don't think Mitt Romney has an original thought in his head. I also think that he will say anything, agree with any position at the moment to get consensus and win an election... Hell, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich...(not exactly my favorite people in the world) have said as much about Mitt Romney....Face it...He's an empty suit!


You gotta be kidding?

Monday, October 22, 2012

Tied Up?

They tell me that this thing is all tied up!  They tell me that this means that Mitt Romney has gained some momentum....Stranger things have happened..even in American politics...When you have several millionaires sinking a crap load of money into attack ads and mass hysteria...Nothing surprises me.

Heading into tomorrow nights final debate and with just over two weeks until Election Day, President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney are now tied nationally, according the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

PresidentObama and Romney both get 47 percent among likely voters in the latest edition of the poll, conducted entirely in the aftermath of the second presidential debate last Monday. In the last national NBC/WSJ poll, which was conducted before debate season began, the president held a narrow, three-point lead over his GOP challenger, 49 percent to 46 percent.

But among the wider pool of all registered voters in this new survey, PresidentObama is ahead of Mitt Romney by five points, 49 percent to 44 percent. I don't know what to believe at this point.

Looking at some of the most important demographic groups,Mitt  Romney leads among men (53 percent to 43 percent), President Obama is up with women (51 percent to 43 percent) and they are essentially tied among voters in the Midwest.

The full poll — which was conducted Oct. 17-20 among 1,000 registered voters and 816 likely voters — will be released by the time you all are reading this.

The margin of error is plus-minus 3.1 percentage points for the sample of registered voters and plus-minus 3.43 percentage points for the sample of likely voters.

Forget the polls...Watch the debate tonight...The final one....It's getting closer and closer to game time people!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Saturday 7 (Seven Celebrities That Will Be Voting for Mitt Romney)

Seven Celebrities That Will Be Voting for Mitt Romney....Remember Them...After the election!!!


Such a waste of hotness!


Voted for Obama in 08, Switched to Romney in 12.


No surprise here!


Who cares? about his choice or his career?


Again ,Who cares? about his choice or his career?


Wasn't funny on Saturday Night or his talk show that lasted all of a minute...still not funny now!


Enough said here!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Weekend Humor

Okay...Here is the joke-(The other joke!)

While walking down the street one day a Corrupt Senator (that may be redundant) was tragically hit by a car and died. His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance.

"Welcome to heaven," says St.. Peter. "Before you settle in, it seems there is a problem. We seldom see a high official around these parts, you see, so we're not sure what to do with you."

"No problem, just let me in," says the Senator.

"Well, I'd like to, but I have orders from the higher ups. What we'll do is have you spend one day in hell and one in heaven. Then you can choose where to spend eternity."

"Really?, I've made up my mind. I want to be in heaven," says the Senator.

"I'm sorry, but we have our rules."

And with that, St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell. The doors open and he finds himself in the middle of a green golf course. In the distance is a clubhouse and standing in front of it are all his friends and other politicians who had worked with him.

Everyone is very happy and in evening dress. They run to greet him, shake his hand, and reminisce about the good times they had while getting rich at the expense of the people.

They played a friendly game of golf and then dine on lobster, caviar and the finest champagne. Also present is the devil, who really is a very friendly guy who is having a good time dancing and telling jokes.

They are all having such a good time that before the Senator realizes it, it is time to go. Everyone gives him a hearty farewell and waves while the elevator rises.

The elevator goes up, up, up and the door reopens in heaven where St. Peter is waiting for him, "Now it's time to visit heaven...”

So, 24 hours passed with the Senator joining a group of contented souls moving from cloud to cloud, playing the harp and singing. They have a good time and, before he realizes it, the 24 hours have gone by and St. Peter returns.

"Well, then, you've spent a day in hell and another in heaven. Now choose your eternity."

The Senator reflects for a minute, then he answers: "Well, I would never have said it before, I mean heaven has been delightful, but I think I would be better off in hell."

So St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell... Now the doors of the elevator open and he's in the middle of a barren land covered with waste and garbage.

He sees all his friends, dressed in rags, picking up the trash and putting it in black bags as more trash falls to the ground. The devil comes over to him and puts his arm around his shoulders.

"I don't understand," stammers the Senator.

"Yesterday I was here and there was a golf course and clubhouse, and we ate lobster and caviar, drank champagne, and danced and had a great time. Now there's just a wasteland full of garbage and my friends look miserable. What happened?"

The devil smiles at him and says, "Yesterday we were campaigning, Today, you voted.."
> Have a great weekend everybody!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Tuesday's Lessons

We've got one more debate to go...Monday night in Boca....Boca hasn't been too good for Mitt Romney....Isn't this where he made the notorious 47% statement at that closed dinner??

He'd better hope that that wasn't an omen of bad luck and bad things to come as he heads toward the final debate next week.

Some final thoughts on Tuesday night's debate...If former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney controlled the terms of the debate two weeks ago in Denver, the opposite was true here Tuesday night. It was President Obama on offense for much of the night, and it was Mitt Romney playing defense.

 The overall outcome at Hofstra University wasn't as one-sided or decisive as it was two weeks ago. Indeed, the GOP presidential nominee was strong on the economy and litigating President Obama's four years in office, and he brought plenty of energy. But just like we saw in Denver, the body language told the real story: You had Republicans, not Democrats, complaining about the moderator this time; there was the Romney campaign saying afterward, “What we really meant to say was blah,blah,blah"

And you saw President  Obama lingering with the crowd after the debate (when it was Mitt Romney who did that two weeks ago). Also, unlike President Obama’s performance in Denver, there were some uncomfortable moments for Mitt Romney (the exchange on Libya, “binders full of women,”et al. President Obama’s my-pension-isn’t-as-big-as-yours line) that have the potential to be problematic for his campaign over the next couple of days.


Did you learn anything Tuesday? If you learned anything Tuesday night, as well as in Denver, it’s that the issue terrain matters. While the first two questions last night -- on a young college student’s job prospects and on gas prices -- were right up Mitt Romney’s alley, many more of the following questions were tailor-made for President Obama. Pay equality for women. Immigration. George W. Bush. 

The President used those questions, which didn’t surface two weeks ago, to draw his sharpest contrasts with Mitt Romney. In fact, a good chunk of the debate was an exercise in micro-targeting, particularly for the President. You saw both President Obama and Mitt Romney making their pitches to female voters and Latinos, who happen to be two of the most important demographic groups in this election.

Monday, I heard pundits on CNN and MSNBC that the town-hall debate was an opportunity for  Mitt Romney to make more inroads with female voters, especially those in the suburbs.  So did a debate that shined a spotlight on the Lilly Ledbetter Act, abortion, and contraception end up helping Mitt Romney with women? I don't think so.
Not the way he answered or rather danced around the questions.

The sharpest and most dramatic exchanges of the night was over Libya, a topic that has dogged the Obama administration over the past few weeks. President Obama said, “The day after the attack, governor, I stood in the Rose Garden and I told the American people and the world that we are going to find out exactly what happened, that this was an act of terror.” Romney later interjected, “I want to make sure we get that for the record, because it took the president 14 days before he called the attack in Benghazi an act of terror.” President Obama fired back, “Get the transcript.” Well, here is the transcript -- and here’s what  President Obama said in that Rose Garden speech: “No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, alter that character, or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for.”

 Now Mitt Romney would have been on safer ground if he charged that President Obama didn’t call it a coordinated terrorist attack by al Qaeda-affiliated elements, and the Romney spinners after the debate made that point. But Mitt Romney used a different term -- “act of terror” -- and President Obama DID SAY that. And afterward, Mitt Romney appeared rattled and shook (as we used to say on the street) after he allowed himself to get caught up on the losing end of a semantic argument. Mitt Romney was not the same candidate after that moment. He looked tired and weary!

Everybody said that..CBS, MSNBC and CNN all agreed and all had President Obama walking away with the win... So that makes it Team Obama 2....Team Romney, 1....Monday is the last round....of debates....

Tuesday November 6th is when the real decision will be made by the American People.See you then!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Second Time Around~!

This debate was more energetic... This debate was better, President Obama was better, more energetic, More aggressive.  More passionate!  He checked Mr. Romney everytime he told one of those whoppers.....
He presented his case!.. That's what I wanted to see.  That's what everybody wanted to see.
This night ,President Obama showed up!

The Moderater? She was better than Jim Lehrer (Not a hard thing to do!) but not as good as last week's moderator during Biden and Ryan.

President Barack Obama took the stage at Tuesday’s presidential debate determined to play offense against Republican nominee Mitt Romney, taking every opportunity to put his GOP challenger on his heels. It was clear from the second presidential debate’s outset that it wouldn’t resemble the first, when Mitt Romney was widely-acknowledged to have run circles around President Obama, whom Democrats worried was not aggressive enough in responding to Romney’s attacks.Not the case this night!

This was a street fight.President Obama and Mitt Romney went at each other early and often on topics ranging from the economy and taxes to energy to women’s rights and to immigration. The tension between the candidates was readily clear, as well – the two physically approached each other during one early exchange.

The president insinuated Mitt Romney’s tax proposals were a “sketchy deal” for the American people, and sought to tie the GOP nominee to George W. Bush. President Obama’s attacks extended into personal territory, too, as he frequently made reference to  Mitt Romney’s immense personal wealth to make the broader case about  Mitt Romney and “top-down economics.” "No, I haven't looked at my pension,” he said in one exchange with  Mitt Romney, “It's not as big as yours, so it doesn't take that long." Funniest exchange of the night.

Mitt Romney, in turn, emphasized President Obama’s own failings as president and again adopted the centrist tone he had projected in his first meeting with President Obama. “Why am I lowering taxes on the middle-class? Because under the last four years, they've been buried,” Romney said, alluding to a comment made recently by Vice President Joe Biden saying the middle class had been “buried” over the last four years. The debate also featured  Mitt Romney and President Obama’s first exchange on the topic of last month’s terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, which left four Americans dead, including a U.S. ambassador.

President Obama seemed to flash anger toward the former Massachusetts governor, as he turned and stared down  Mitt Romney, calling the suggestion that his administration would play politics with the attack “offensive.”

"That's not how a commander in chief operates. You don't turn national security into a political issue," President Obama said of  Mitt Romney’s accusation, as details emerged about the attack, that the White House had expressed sympathy for the attackers besieging diplomatic posts in Egypt, Libya and beyond.
Mitt Romney argued that  President Obama had left the White House to go campaigning shortly after the attack, and accused the president of having failed to label the attack in Libya an act of terror.
When moderator Candy Crowley intervened and contended President Obama had actually done so, members of the audience applauded – in violation of debate rules.

President Obama took the stage clearly more eager to play offense versus Mitt Romney, a sign that the president was looking to move past his more laconic and dry  performance versus Mitt Romney at their first debate.

His exchange with  Mitt Romney on energy turned especially tense as the two men walked toward each other, prompting the GOP candidate to scold: “You'll get your chance in a moment, I'm still speaking.” Romney was rude all night and at times I felt as though the moderater was losing control of the entire thing..but I also admit that she didn't have a very easy job... I don't envy her.

This debate was the second of three presidential debates this fall; President Obama and  Mitt Romney will meet one more time between now and Nov. 6, a foreign policy-focused debate on Monday.

Get your popcorn ready for the endgame people!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Crucial Debate!

Hmmmm,was it less than two weeks ago when, before the first presidential debate in Denver, I was saying that Mitt Romney was facing a crucial moment in his campaign. It was coming right after President Obama's Democratic Convention bounce, the scrutiny over the 47% comment, and all the handwringing over the state of the Romney campaign.

How quickly that narrative can change. Now it's President Obama who is  facing that crucial moment -- to fully turn the page on that first debate performance. Mind you,The president isn't behind, and he still holds more paths to 270 electoral votes than Mit Romney, but he needs to slow Romney's roll, his  momentum and get it back on his side. 

Bottom line: Tonight is all about  women Suburban women; They has been President Obama’s demographic firewall. Mitt Romney has made some progress with them on his fav rating and on handling the economy, but not on ballot test.

Tonight will tell us whether he continues to make progress... Tonight will tell us a lot of things..

Tonight’s debate, which takes place at 9:00 pm ET from Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY, features questions from uncommitted voters selected by the Gallup Organization and is moderated by CNN’s Candy Crowley.Mitt Romney will take the first question, and then President Obama gets the second. There are no closing statements.

Tonight will tell us whether he continues to make progress... Tonight will tell us a lot of things.. Stay tuned!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Friday, October 12, 2012

Weekend Humor

Snow White, Superman and Pinocchio are walking along. They see a sign: "Contest for World's Most Beautiful Woman." Snow White goes in, later comes out smiling, wearing a crown. 

They walk along and see another sign: "Contest for World's Strongest Man." Superman goes in, later comes out smiling, wearing the belt. 

They walk along and see a sign: "Contest for World's Greatest Liar." Pinocchio goes in, later comes out with

his head down crying. "Who the hell is Mitt Romney?"  Pinocchio sobs.

Have a Great Weekend Everybody!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Unsubtle Threat!

I thought that Mitt Romney got a bounce from the last debate....Thought he was neck and neck ( and some say) leading President Obama amongst likely voters???  Apparently some people like David Seigel in Florida doesn't think so...He's afraid that President Obama just might win...

David Siegel, the resort CEO who is building the biggest private home in the country, really, really, really doesn’t like President Obama.

So while Siegel hasn’t sent any money to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, he has gone a step farther to support him. On Monday of this week he sent an e-mail to all 7,000 employees of privately-held Westgate Resorts, many of them in the battleground state of Florida, warning them their jobs are at risk if the president is re-elected.

 “The economy doesn’t currently pose a threat to your job. What does threaten your job however, is another 4 years of the same Presidential administration,” he said in the e-mail.

“If any new taxes are levied on me, or my company, as our current President plans, I will have no choice but to reduce the size of this company,” he says in the nearly 1,400-word e-mail.

Rather than grow this company I will be forced to cut back. This means fewer jobs, less benefits and certainly less opportunity for everyone.” 

Now I should mention in all fairness that David Siegel doesn’t mention Mitt Romney’s name anywhere in the e-mail, and he writes he “certainly wouldn’t interfere with your right to vote for whomever you choose.”

And he insisted Tuesday that he wasn’t threatening to fire employees if President Obama is re-elected. But he proudly stands behind the e-mail.

“I wanted the employees to know what the situation is, and not listen to campaign commercials but hear it from the horse’s mouth,” he told CNNMoney. 

David Siegel actually has been hiring in recent years. He said Westgate had 12,000 employees and $1 billion in annual revenue four years ago, before the financial meltdown caused credit markets to freeze up. “We were fat, dumb and happy,” he said.

Let's stay with Dumb!  This kind of thing is just unconscionable....This is a not so subtle threat.  He says all of the right things to protect himself legally like - "I certainly wouldn’t interfere with your right to vote for whomever you choose.”  but he is in effect telling the employees in so many words that some of them will lose their jobs if the president is re-elected... So he is in fact interfering with their right to vote for whom they choose...If he wasn't there would be no need to even send such an email...

This is in effect- Blackmail....But it's so subtlely done that it's perfectly legal!!!! Shame on you! shame on you Dave Seigel!!!

Don't Boo! VOTE!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Something To Think About!

Note to all candidates...Enough with the Big Bird Jokes....It's over!  You're beating a dead horse or in this case... Bird! (I couldn't resist)!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

5 Things President Obama should do before the next debate!

Well Hello....I took a few days off to recharge...Did anyone miss me? I'm sure some people did...And just as sure that some people who comment by not using their real names or any clues to their identity did not!
I was thinking about the upcoming debates...

I'm not worried about Biden-Ryan...I'm certain that that will be spirited and full of high drama (and  possibly high comedy!) I am deeply worried about the presidential debates.... I hope and pray that the President isn't getting burned out!.

Here are some suggestions I have for him for the second debate , which will be next week...

1. Get some Sleep! - This should be self explanatory!  Good sleep  and good rest are essential for an alert and keen mind... President Obama looked and sounded like he was exhausted during his debate with Mitt Romney. To put it more bluntly, I am convinced that had someone who knew nothing about politics watched the debate with the sound off, he or she would have summarized it as "one guy looked like he needed a nap. The other one looked like he had the best night's sleep ever."

The president looked as if he had stayed up all night -- the night before one of the most important job interviews of his life. Compared with Mitt Romney, who is older, the President looked older and slower -- qualities that don't exactly make Americans feel confident in a leader.

The Barack Obama who spoke at a rally in Denver the following day looked and sounded energized and years younger. That  Barack Obama needs to show up at the next presidential debate, hopefully after having gotten a good night's sleep.

2. Anticipate the un-anticipated !  -No time here for any October Surprises...The Day after the debate in a speech in Denver, Colorado, The President joked that "Some energetic fellow claiming to be Mitt Romney showed up last night," but he went on to explain that "this fellow" was espousing positions and ideas different from those previously espoused by the real Mitt Romney. Well we know that!

President Obama was making the point that the Mitt Romney who showed up at the debate was a completely different Mitt Romney from the one who has been present on the campaign trail. This should not have been a surprise to anyone!

 The Mitt Romney on the presidential campaign trail is also a completely different Mitt Romney from the one who served as governor of Massachusetts, changing his positions on issues like abortion and health care along the way. The president seemed caught off guard that Mitt Romney was attempting to distance himself from his previously espoused positions during the debate. He should not have been.

 The one thing that should not be a surprise at this stage of the game is Mitt Romney changing his positions. Now Mitt Romney's even backing away from his infamous "47 percent" comment. The president should not have been caught flat-footed like this, and this can never ever happen ever again.

3.  Get engaged, Get Involved, Get into it! - Once again...Self explanatory....If I sound like an Old James Brown record, it's because....I've heard too many people say that the president didn't look like he wanted to be there... Maybe he didn't...It was his wedding anniversary....Who can blame him? It was his anniversary -- and, well, as Mitt Romney joked, a debate is not exactly the most romantic place to spend it.
(Especially not with him!)

If you recall...Some years ago President George H.W. Bush was famously derided for looking at his watch during a presidential debate, which left pundits and some voters wondering if he felt he had some place more important to be than making his case to the American public. While President Obama did not look at his watch, he certainly did not look as if he was happy to be on that stage...That's got to change....

In the words of James Brown..."Get Involved, Get engaged, Get into it"  Okay...he probably didn't say it that way, but if he were alive...he woulda!

4.Attack, Attack, Attack!  - As my frat brother Nate would say..."It's time to bring it to the block."

We've heard a million complaints that the president needs to get "tougher," that his style is too cool, too laid-back for him to fight aggressively enough with opponents. He clearly prefers substantive dialogue to fighting, which can be admirable in a leader, but the kiss of death to a candidate. Look, half of the people watching don't really care about what is being said or even understand...Let's keep it real...but they wanted to see some fight, some vigor!!!I know....We are superficial, but what can I say?  Even I'm guilty!  I came to see a street fight, not hear a lecture.

5.Pray! -Hey no joke....I always pray before a major event !  It certainly can't hurt!


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