Realville: The Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations pays for Obama

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Realville: The Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations pays for Obama

Look­ing at the media reac­tion to the debate par­tic­u­larly from our friends in MSNBC per­fectly illus­trates the dif­fer­ence between Strat­egy and Tac­tics that I dis­cussed in one of my pre­mium commentaries.

The left seems unan­i­mous that Obama won this debate deci­sively, they point to the “women” ques­tions. They point to Candy Crowley’s “tackle” of Mitt Rom­ney. They point to polls at both CBS that had Obama win­ning by 8 and CNN that had Obama up by 7.

Unfor­tu­nately Barack Obama and the left are look­ing tac­ti­cally and not strate­gi­cally, they are sub­ject­ing Barack Obama to as George Bush called it: The Soft Big­otry of Low Expectations.

Two weeks ago Barack Obama turned in com­par­a­tively one of the worst debate per­for­mances since Admi­ral Stock­dale. The media and the left has been in panic ever since. They weren’t wor­ried about Obama los­ing the debate, they were wor­ried about Obama drool­ing all over him­self, as I tweeted last night:

If you grade Barack Obama on the Den­ver Scale he got an A+, in real­ity this debate was about even, I gave Rom­ney a 2 pt win but I have no prob­lem with some­one who gives Obama that same mar­gin, but the goal here isn’t to be given the a nod on point, the goal is to win the elec­tion. In the Frank Luntz focus group out in Nevada, a swing state it was DEVASTATING.

Note the only defend­ers of Obama were all “Rom­ney is after our ladyparts”.

On MSNBC while the entire table was ABSOLUTELY pos­i­tive Obama won, the ver­dict of actual vot­ers of the focus group was quite different.

and when Chris Matthews threw a loaded ques­tion attempt­ing to push the women in the panel away from Rom­ney, he failed.

I don’t have the CNN panel video but they also split on where they were voting.

That’s the bot­tom line, it doesn’t mat­ter what peo­ple think about win­ning the debate it’s who they will vote for as John King on CNN said:

Yan­kee fans agree the Tigers won last night but they’re not vot­ing for Detroit”

Rom­ney is ahead if Obama doesn’t move those vot­ers he is toast. I’ll give Chris Bar­ron the last word:

This race is over, start prac­tic­ing say­ing: Pres­i­dent Romney

Update: I sus­pect if the pres­i­dent did as well as MSNBC thinks there would not be a legion of idiots pub­licly vow­ing to kill Mitt Romney

Funny how the MSM doesn’t find this a story, isn’t it?

Update 2: the Evil Blog­ger Lady gets it.

Looking at the media reaction to the debate particularly from our friends in MSNBC perfectly illustrates the difference between Strategy and Tactics that I discussed in one of my premium commentaries.

The left seems unanimous that Obama won this debate decisively, they point to the “women” questions. They point to Candy Crowley’s “tackle” of Mitt Romney. They point to polls at both CBS that had Obama winning by 8 and CNN that had Obama up by 7.

Unfortunately Barack Obama and the left are looking tactically and not strategically, they are subjecting Barack Obama to as George Bush called it: The Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations.

Two weeks ago Barack Obama turned in comparatively one of the worst debate performances since Admiral Stockdale. The media and the left has been in panic ever since. They weren’t worried about Obama losing the debate, they were worried about Obama drooling all over himself, as I tweeted last night:

If you grade Barack Obama on the Denver Scale he got an A+, in reality this debate was about even, I gave Romney a 2 pt win but I have no problem with someone who gives Obama that same margin, but the goal here isn’t to be given the a nod on point, the goal is to win the election.  In the Frank Luntz focus group out in Nevada, a swing state it was DEVASTATING.

Note the only defenders of Obama were all “Romney is after our ladyparts”.

On MSNBC while the entire table was ABSOLUTELY positive Obama won, the verdict of actual voters of the focus group was quite different.

and when Chris Matthews threw a loaded question attempting to push the women in the panel away from Romney, he failed.

I don’t have the CNN panel video but they also split on where they were voting.

That’s the bottom line, it doesn’t matter what people think about winning the debate it’s who they will vote for as John King on CNN said:

“Yankee fans agree the Tigers won last night but they’re not voting for Detroit”

Romney is ahead if Obama doesn’t move those voters he is toast.  I’ll give Chris Barron the last word:

This race is over, start practicing saying: President Romney

Update: I suspect if the president did as well as MSNBC thinks there would not be a legion of idiots publicly vowing to kill Mitt Romney

Funny how the MSM doesn’t find this a story, isn’t it?

Update 2: the Evil Blogger Lady gets it.