He leads Romney by double digits among women, despite the fact there are half a million more unemployed women now than when Obama took office. In the War on Women, Obama is the Commander in Chief.
He still has the confidence of almost half the country despite breezily zooming off to Vegas (after telling us not to go) hours after a US Ambassador was murdered in a terrorist attack. Barack Obama is an unserious man in a very serious time.
Anyhoo, George Will, in his usual pithy manner deprecates political debates as little more than sound bite kabuki:
The spectacles we persist in dignifying as presidential “debates” — two-minute regurgitations of rehearsed responses — often subtract from the nation’s understanding. (George Will)A subtraction of understanding can only help President Obama and hurt Mitt Romney.
Will started out this latest excellent column by giving us a stunning factoid:
“the average age of the Supreme Court justices (66) is less than that of the Rolling Stones (68)” (George Will)Although, like the Stones, the Supreme Court appears to be lapsing into self-parody, they have not yet gone on the road to become their own cover band.
Will threw this out as entre to some serious questions for the candidates about recent Supreme Court decisions…
Do you reject the Kelo decision, in which the Supreme Court deferred to governments’ desire to seize private property and give it to wealthier private interests who would pay higher taxes?For Obama:
You deplore the court’s Citizens United decision. What is your constitutional basis for rejecting the decision’s principle that Americans do not forfeit their First Amendment rights when they come together in corporate entities (mostly nonprofit advocacy corporations such as the Sierra Club) to speak collectively?He also has foreign policy and domestic policy questions, and the ones to Romney are no easier than the ones to Obama. If we put Professor George Will in charge of the debates, they might actually be debates. It’s a brilliant article. You can read the whole thing here.
So watch the debates tonight if you must, but you can bet your bottom Obama-dollar the baggy-eyed Bolshevik Jim Lehrer and his fellow leftwing inquisitors will not be bringing the heat to their messiah, but Romney had better watch his back.
Articles I hope Romney and his team have read: