You can understand why both the Republican and Democrat camps would fire off an ad as soon as possible once the debate ended. The race has been tight for months and it’s likely Romney definitely moved that oft-mentioned needle.
The US Report featured a post-debate ad from the RNC in our morning column. The ad is titled “Smirk.”
The DNC ad, however, does President Barack Obama no favors.
The ad may just be aimed at the base, because it won’t convince an undecided voter to move to Obama and it probably won’t even rile up the base enough to reach the record turnout most pollsters are projecting in November. That record turnout would have to exceed 2008, by the way.
You can watch the DNC ad at Breitbart.
I think the ad backfires—it actually makes Romney look better than Obama and it certainly makes Romney look better than the Leftist pundits.
Romney prosecuted his case with respect. Obama didn’t lose the debate because of an unfair advantage—he actually spoke for a longer period of time than the Republican nominee. Townhall clocked Romney at 38:30 minutes and Obama at 42:50.
The first debate was the first real debate I have seen since the Reagan era.
One negative no one thought about for Obama—he feeds on applause. In the absence of cheerleading, the president struggles. That’s the entertainer in him—entertainers need the approval of their audience to deliver their best performance.
The Republican National Committee's ad was far more effective and so was the RNC candidate.
(Commentary by Kay B. Day/Oct. 4, 2012)