Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Good news and bad news for Fred...

From Fred's debut in the debates:
The good news: He had a quality outing - no real serious flubs, and he got better as the debate went on. He's like a pitcher who goes seven innings and allows two runs.

Now the bad news: If Fred has a quality outing, Romney had a better one (only one verbal misstep) - kind of like the pitcher who only gave up one run in seven innings, and Giuliani had an excellent debate - kind of like a pitcher tossing a one-hit shutout.

3 comments:

Galrahn said...

Really? Romney may have lost me yesterday. Did I watch the same debate?

Example:

MATTHEWS: Governor Romney…if you were president of the United States, would you need to go to Congress to get authorization to take military action against Iran's nuclear facilities?

ROMNEY: You sit down with your attorneys and tell you what you have to do, but obviously the president of the United States has to do what's in the best interest of the United States to protect us against a potential threat. The president did that as he was planning on moving into Iraq and received the authorization of Congress...

MATTHEWS: Did he need it?

ROMNEY: You know, we're going to let the lawyers sort out what he needed to do and what he didn't need to do. But, certainly, what you want to do is to have the agreement of all the people — leadership of our government as well as our friends around the world where those circumstances are available.

Sounds like lawfare to me. Sorry, I have yet to see how he is a decisive leader.

Harold C. Hutchison said...

Romney's lawyer line was a mistake - but he's also had a track record of leading as Governor of Massachusetts and the turnaround of the 2002 Olympics.

But he made no other mistakes in that debate. He even got off some very good one-liners.

Upstate IT Guy said...

Governor of Massachusetts? I live only a few mines from Massachusetts, and I'm amazed he gets a pass on his record. If people like the fiscal responsibility of Bush, their going to love Romney.

Don't get me wrong, he is a likable, good looking guy, who has shown the ability to occasionally be a statesman, but that is also why he got elected in a blue state where image is everything.