By Carole on Oct 23, 2012
With a respectful nod to Ernest Thayer, TalkingSides presents...
Obama At The Debates
The outlook was quite rosy for the president that day
The polls showed just a tiny lead but the media had its say
So even though there seemed to be no need to play the game
To Denver went the candidates to rumble just the same.
By Carole on Oct 12, 2012
Vice President Joe Biden's behavior at last night's debate proved one thing: Team Obama has given up trying to win over independent voters and is betting it all on their base. Mr. Biden's laughter, dismissive comments and smirks whenever Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) spoke was obviously an effort to placate those who react the same way when someone dares to point out President Obama's failures and offers alternatives.
By Carole on Oct 7, 2012
Spin is nothing new in politics and sometimes it reaches the level of outright lying. When recently asked about campaign ads being "misleading" and "just not true," President Barack Obama admitted that "somebody could dispute how we are presenting things." No surprise there but what is surprising and exceedingly dangerous for Team Obama, is that they have started to believe their own presentations.
By Carole on Oct 5, 2012
For the past twenty-four hours, the mainstream media and other supporters of President Barack Obama have been trying to figure out why their candidate lost Wednesday night's debate. Some blamed his professorial manner. Others blamed his body language. Al Gore even blamed the altitude in Denver. But the truth is Mr. Obama was not able to defend his record or make a case for extending his presidency because he, and those who support him, are just plain wrong. The president didn't let liberals down. The ideology they share with him did.
By Carole on Feb 23, 2012
The buzz before last night's GOP presidential debate was that former Senator Rick Santorum could solidify his front runner status with a win and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney could be in big trouble if he lost. Well, Mr. Santorum didn't win and Mr. Romney didn't lose and that's about all the news that was made at debate #20.