There they stood, two men, one in red tie, the other in blue, facing off, facing ahead, facing away from each other; our future. And I knew the “who won the debate” verdict would soon be dancing its way across the airwaves and coursing along the superhighway. As I watched the two presidential candidates spar for the right to be leader of the free world, I came to a conclusion: Obama, 5; Romney, 7. But the real winner? All the rest of us.
Here is what we can agree on: Romney nailed it. He was assertive, competent, gracious and authoritative. Heck, even I liked him (yep, can you believe that?!). Unlike Shrub (George W. to many of you) who made me wince every time he opened his mouth, Romney was statesman-like. He used big words, had big ideas, and made me feel, that at the very least if he does become president, he wouldn’t be railroaded by the likes of a Cheney or a Rove.
Obama? He was as he always is: smart, thoughtful, considered, restrained. In debates, these qualities might not win the day. Running the country? They are essential. Continue reading