Watching the Debate

The Czar summarized the debate in a most excellent fashion so I’ll leave that for you to read.  However, I wanted to comment on watching the debate.  GorT was finishing soccer practice, so he walked in 5 minutes into the debate which Mrs. GorT had on and our other two children were watching.  It was interesting to do so with children, particularly our high school underclassman daughter.  Both she and Mrs. GorT repeatedly pointed out how Obama refused to look at Romney or even up from his podium during Romney’s answers.  Furthermore,  both commented on how awful President Obama was in staying within his time and just ran roughshod over the moderator.  Now, Jim Lehrer appeared frail and not in control and, until late in the debate, provided no control.  The Czar accurately points out that the two debators showed mutual respect for each other which made the evening work – but clearly Obama had trouble answering a question or leaving a topic within the time constraints.

After the debate we flipped around to a number of channels to get a sense of the media spinmeisters take on the evening.  And yes, most, if not all, conceded or announced that it was a clear victory for Romney and that Obama looked like he wanted to get out of there.  For a great summary of watching the debate, I give you the following clip as pointed out to me by Eliana Johnson over at the National Review Online:

About GorT

GorT is an eight-foot-tall robot from the 51ˢᵗ Century who routinely time-travels to steal expensive technology from the future and return it to the past for retroinvention. The profits from this pay all the Gormogons’ bills, including subsidizing this website. Some of the products he has introduced from the future include oven mitts, the Guinness widget, Oxy-Clean, and Dr. Pepper. Due to his immense cybernetic brain, GorT is able to produce a post in 0.023 seconds and research it in even less time. Only ’Puter spends less time on research. GorT speaks entirely in zeros and ones, but occasionally throws in a ڭ to annoy the Volgi. He is a massive proponent of science, technology, and energy development, and enjoys nothing more than taking the Czar’s more interesting scientific theories, going into the past, publishing them as his own, and then returning to take credit for them. He is the only Gormogon who is capable of doing math. Possessed of incredible strength, he understands the awesome responsibility that follows and only uses it to hurt people.