Thursday, October 4, 2012
A couple comments on the presidential debate
Full disclosure: I'm going to vote (again) for President Obama on Nov. 6.
Mitt Romney: the same old song ---- mostly general statements, no details; repeated claims that the marketplace and the private sector "do it better" than the government; repeated references to "small business" without defining the "small business" category (hint: it includes lots of "big" small businesses…); he gave a partisan presentation, with dogmatic, familiar talking points.
President Obama: the same old song ---- a fairly well-reasoned exposition of his position and vision for improving the economy and the marketplace and health care and social safety net programs like Social Security and Medicare; he gave a partisan presentation, with backup details.
No secret here, I'm wearing Obama-colored glasses.
I didn't learn much that was new from either one.
Advice for debate watchers