The Republican National Committee followed up Romney's debate win with the video 'Smirk.' (RNC)
On Wednesday as GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney dominated the first presidential debate on domestic policy, the Left reeled as the Right watched with a mix of wonder and joy. By mid-debate, if not earlier, it was obvious Romney would own the night.
The governor achieved a sort of social justice for Main Street, within the government-allied media complex.
In January after a debate among the GOP Primary candidates, Politico’s Roger Simon wrote a story, “They are not worthy.”
Simon’s arrogance was breathtaking:
Is the Republican field worthy of the press that covers it?
The pundit then wrote a hearts-and-flowers essay on how great the media were.
As is often said in the Blogosphere, you can’t make this stuff up.
“There are the old and wise heads, who have covered many of these presidential primary races and I shall not name out of deference to their tenuous hold on their careers.”
Show me an “old wise head” in centralized media and I’ll show you a Democrat, but that’s beside the point.
As Romney dismantled President Barack Obama’s rhetoric point by point, was Simon horrified to see his own candidate fit the description he assigned to Republicans?
Politico did a story on Thursday—“Mitt Romney wins a reprieve.”
Heading into the debate, the race was tight and if “reporters” at Politico didn’t realize that, perhaps they’ve been too distracted by their own genius and talents. "Reprieve"?
Romney didn’t just win a victory for his campaign last night. He won for Main Street.
Most of us have waited four years for someone—anyone—to hold our president accountable for his policies. After all, President George W. Bush was and continues to be held to a brutal standard.
Romney did that last night. The governor insisted on correcting Democrat talking myths, and he made his case with dignity, grace and respect.
Romney won so decisively even the Left had to admit the victory.
On Wednesday, America found herself a president more qualified than any candidate who has run since the Reagan years.
The trick now will be to hang onto it as those “old wise heads”—addled might be more appropriate, frankly—circle their wagons around the candidate they helped put in office in 2008.
Now a new front has opened. Democrats will emerge with political guns blazing.
(Commentary by Kay B. Day/Oct. 4, 2012)