On October 3, 2012, Mitt Romney and Barack Obama debated on Issues of the United States Economy, and Mitt Romney was the clear winner of the debate.
Where the debate turned on it's head and Obama began to pout:
1) A psychological and emotional non-eye-contact response disappointment for Obama
2) Romney offered the solution that he can help
3) Romney gave 5 specifics
4) Romney showed Obama failed by offering the nation the anti-thesis to Ronald Reagan's Trickle-down Economics (which Obama once allegedly raged about, even though Ronald Reagan was successful in turning a worse inherited economy around): Romney referred to Obama's antithesis and failed approach as Trickle-down Government.
Points 1 and 5 hit home to Obama so hard, it took him out of the debate mindset to where he needed to psychologically and physically get away for more than the next 30 minutes after that.
Time - Circa 4:50ff. on video above:
MR. LEHRER: Governor Romney, two minutes.
MR. ROMNEY: Thank you, Jim. It's an honor to be here with you, and I appreciate the chance to be with the president. I am pleased to be at the University of Denver, appreciate their welcome and also the presidential commission on these debates.
And congratulations to you, Mr. President, on your anniversary. I'm sure this was the most romantic place you could imagine here — here with me, so I — [laughter - Important body language: Obama over-responds with a look to approval and flattered smile within a smile as if having some sort of a homosexual "man-crush" (or some such rot) on the statement as Mitt Romney looks away] — congratulations.
This is obviously a very tender topic. I've had the occasion over the last couple of years of meeting people across the country. I was in Dayton, Ohio, and a woman grabbed my arm, and she said, I've been out of work since May. Can you help me?
Ann yesterday was a rally in Denver, and a woman came up to her with a baby in her arms and said, Ann, my husband has had four jobs in three years, part-time jobs. He's lost his most recent job, and we've now just lost our home. Can you help us?
And the answer is yes, we can help, but it's going to take a different path, not the one we've been on, not the one the president describes as a top-down, cut taxes for the rich. That's not what I'm going to do.
My plan has five basic parts. One, get us energy independent, North American energy independent. That creates about four million jobs. Number two, open up more trade, particularly in Latin America; crack down on China if and when they cheat. Number three, make sure our people have the skills they need to succeed and the best schools in the world. We're far away from that now. Number four, get us to a balanced budget. Number five, champion small business.
It's small business that creates the jobs in America. And over the last four years small-business people have decided that America may not be the place to open a new business, because new business startups are down to a 30-year low. I know what it takes to get small business growing again, to hire people.
Now, I'm concerned that the path that we're on has just been unsuccessful. The president has a view very similar to the view he had when he ran four years ago, that a bigger government, spending more, taxing more, regulating more — if you will, trickle-down government would work. That's not the right answer for America. I'll restore the vitality that gets America working again.
MR. LEHRER: Mr. President, please respond directly to what the governor just said about trickle-down — his trickle-down approach. He's — as he said yours is.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, let me talk specifically about what I think we need to do.
First, we've ...
Then we have two concerns. At 4:41 Obama asks:
"Are we going to double down on the top-down economic policies that helped to get us into this mess, or do we embrace a new economic patriotism that says, America does best when the middle class does best? And I'm looking forward to having that debate."
What does Obama mean by economic patriotism?
At 1:03:43 ff Obama states:
"And the fact of the matter is that when "Obamacare" is fully implemented, we're going to be in a position to show that costs are going down. And over the last two years, health care premiums have gone up, it's true, but they've gone up slower than any time in the last 50 years. So we're already beginning to see progress. In the meantime, folks out there with insurance, you're already getting a rebate."
In other words, if you think you are suffering economically now, just give me another 4 years and I'll really burden you with Healthcare cost and taxes like you will not believe as possible now.
Who says a conversion to a Communist-Socialist income was cheap?
After all, Obama's father believed that theoretically you can tax someone up to 100% of their income, just so long as they got some compensatory value back from the Government.
That's my input. -- Brianroy
[[[[[Update: October 4, 2012 1:50 pm Pacific. Corrected spelling typo outside of and on point 4 and rewrote sentence in Point 4 for more detailed clarity. End of Update]]]]