Hugh Hewitt has two good posts up on his blog.
A historic defeat for a sitting president. Never has a POTUS been this badly whupped in a debate. It is that simple.
It wasn’t just that Obama was so bad, but that Romney was so good. Conservatives see a candidate they did not know they had, and independents see a candidate who could turn the country around. No way to predict what this will do to campaign over a week.
Take aways: trickle down government, “you pick losers,” and Solyndra and other green energy expenditures of 90 billion could have been 2 million teachers.
The left online and on air savaged President Obama last night in a fit of anger that hasn’t ever been seen in relation to the president.Smug superiority shattered is not very pretty and it will be a day or two before they get their collective blood pressure down and begin to figure out how to try to reclaim the situation. They feel as they may have lost not only the presidency but also the Senate and House last night, and worse for many of them, their own anticipatory gloating. As Jen Rubin pointed out, their guy came very close to “Al Gore-parody territory,” and their post-debate competition among his supporters to slam him the hardest may have pushed him into it. The recriminations will be interesting to watch.
From that anger with their candidate will come an even more intense anger with the man who embarrassed him and by extension them. Turns out the guy is very smart and tough, but he is still a Mormon so expect that nasty side of the left to surface with increasing venom mixed in.