Hey Liberals, Get The Panic Out Of Your System
One of the things I hate the most about liberals is their passion. Passion makes the lows often lower than they need to be and a sense of angst overwhelms common sense and reason.
Romney won the first debate. Good for him. President Obama should have performed better. He made a bad move. Guess what? The world isn’t going to end. Debates do matter, and I would have certainly preferred the candidate I support to have done a better job, but the liberal drama over a single missed opportunity angers me even more.
What is with you guys? Why must you take every momentary setback as if it is the end of the world? Get a grip. If good debate performances were the single factor in an election, we’d be dealing with President Kerry or a second President Clinton now.
I’m not saying you have to go into the conservative-style defensive crouch or denial of reality, where you see your party screw up in Iraq or New Orleans and insistent that everything is fine. But this is one battle in a wider war — a war that the Obama campaign is still winning, despite the incoming “Romney Rebound” round of stories the media was already dying to write — in some cases, not even bothering to wait for the debate to even be over.
I’m not a blind follower, but I like Obama’s track record here. He may lose a battle or two (everyone forgets the early 2008 cycle debates and the Clinton primary victories and the post-convention McCain bounce) but he’s done pretty well at winning the war.
Even in temporary defeat, I don’t get the compulsion to garment rend, but go ahead and do it if you must. Get it out of your system. And then grow up and move on.