After watching the first presidential debate, I think most would conclude that not only did Gov. Romney win in style, but he seemed to be more knowledgeable about economic issues. The mainstream media were so stunned at Obama's performance they soon were busy creating excuses for our Commander in Chief. Some of the excuses offered by the president's sycophants in the media were absolutely whacko. And then we have Al Gore, eminent climate authority, claiming Obama, who arrived in Denver only a few hours prior to the debate, had not enough time to adapt to the high altitude. This is the same guy who ran for president in 2000.
It is obvious that Romney had a good night, and maybe Obama didn't do enough preparation, but he is, after all, our Commander in Chief. He's supposed to be more on top of things than anyone else, isn't he, but is he? Obama was a guest on David Letterman's show recently and was asked by the host "what is our current national debt"? To which Obama replied that he did not know.
Recently we learned that President Obama, since he took office, had attended less than 40 percent of the daily intelligence briefs provided by the CIA. Some have suggested that the president reads more intel reports than anyone else on the planet, but that excuse doesn't cut it. Those briefings are more than an info dump; they allow for Q&A, but if Obama isn't there, he can't participate. Furthermore the printed version of the brief, which the president supposedly reads, is only an outline, or summary, it is lacking in details. Where the heck is he then, and what else is more important?
I have a feeling that in the coming weeks we will learn that the president will not be held accountable for measures not taken to protect our embassies in the Middle-East. My question is just what does he know?
George B. Gross, Jr.
Old Lycoming Township
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