Andrew Sullivan: Obama May Have 'Lost the Election Tonight'

Andrew Sullivan: Obama May Have 'Lost the Election Tonight'

Andrew Sullivan, the Daily Beast’s designated Obama sycophant (or one of many) declared the debate for Romney early. He described the debate as a “wipe-out for Romney.” He explained that it is a “rolling calamity for Obama. He’s boring, abstract, and less human-seeming than Romney! I can’t even follow him half the time. Either exhausted, over-briefed … or just flailing. He is throwing this debate away.”

“He choked. He lost,” Sullivan continued. “He may even have lost the election tonight.”

In his final live blog update, Sullivan lamented:

Look: you know how much I love the guy, and you know how much of a high information viewer I am, and I can see the logic of some of Obama’s meandering, weak, professorial arguments. But this was a disaster for the president for the key people he needs to reach, and his effete, wonkish lectures may have jolted a lot of independents into giving Romney a second look…

The person with authority on that stage was Romney – offered it by one of the lamest moderators ever, and seized with relish. This was Romney the salesman. And my gut tells me he sold a few voters on a change tonight. It’s beyond depressing. But it’s true.

There are two more debates left. I have experienced many times the feeling that Obama just isn’t in it, that he’s on the ropes and not fighting back, and then he pulls it out. He got a little better over time tonight. But he pulled every punch. Maybe the next two will undo some of the damage. But I have to say I think it was extensive.

When you’ve lost Andrew Sullivan and Nicholas Kristof, you’ve lost the debate, Mr. President.

Read More Stories About:

Big Journalism


Comment count on this article reflects comments made on Breitbart.com and Facebook. Visit Breitbart's Facebook Page.

Like Breitbart on Facebook

BREITBART VIDEO PICKS

FROM THE HOMEPAGE





From Our Partners