When one of your loudest cheerleaders in media literally pitches a fit immediately after your debate? That should tell Obama and the American people something. The still photos and the comparisons of lack luster head down performance by Obama are all over the media and the web this morning.
And Chris Matthews is literally not feeling the tingle. Maybe the teleprompter got fogged up last night. Who knows. But one thing I do know, the left is in shock this morning at the revealed candidate in the spotlight and being compared to the challenger. And I like it.
"Tonight wasn't an MSNBC debate tonight, was it?" Chris Matthews said after the first Obama-Romney presidential debate concluded on Wednesday night.The CNN Poll taken immediately after the debate says it all.
"I don't know what he was doing out there. He had his head down, he was enduring the debate rather than fighting it. Romney, on the other hand, came in with a campaign. He had a plan, he was going to dominate the time, he was going to be aggressive, he was going to push the moderator around, which he did effectively, he was going to relish the evening, enjoying it," Matthews said.
"Here's my question for Obama: I know he likes saying he doesn't watch cable television but maybe he should start. Maybe he should start. I don't know how he let Romney get away with the crap he throughout tonight about Social Security," Matthews complained.
Matthews then demanded that President Obama start watching cable news, specifically his program.
"Where was Obama tonight? He should watch -- well, not just Hardball, Rachel, he should watch you, he should watch the Reverend Al [Sharpton], he should watch Lawrence. He would learn something about this debate. There's a hot debate going on in this country. You know where it's been held? Here on this network is where we're having the debate," Matthews said.
"We have our knives out," Matthews said, admitting his network is trying their best to defend Obama and his policies. "We go after the people and the facts. What was he doing tonight? He went in there disarmed."