The Great Debate (LIVE)

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


Here’s a handy drinking game. Take a drink every time Obama says “I” or proposes hiring an army of teachers to bring this country into the future.

  • PaulRevereNow

    Romney is too nice. A few minutes ago, Obama commented, referring to Romney Care, "No, Governor…that's not what it (Romney Care) did…." So, Obama knows more about Romney Care than Romney himself? Not likely.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      Romney needed to be less nervous, but he did okay overall. The media is conceding that he won. He just didn't run out the clock the way Newt would have.

      • PaulRevereNow

        Yes, Romney did well, and he clearly won; but I'm still not sure he has enough "fire in the belly" to reduce the welfare state, cut the national debt down to manageable proportions(and keep it there); close the Mexican border, push to fully repeal Obamacare, establish that Jerusalem is the capitol of Israel, restore the morale of the U.S. military, and restore our terrible trade imbalance with China. But he will get over his nervousness.

        • jules

          I can tell you one thing, Paul, Obama can't do any of these things either, but he did say. " I will work real hard!"

          (you can count on King Barrack Hussein to make them all worse.)

  • Daniel Greenfield

    Obama can't deliver a speech without applause breaks. This is not his forum.

  • Daniel Greenfield

    Romney hanging out on the stage and enjoying the show, while Obama walked off in a sulk. Mitt is channeling Bill.

  • Anamah

    Mitt was simply superb. Barack has spent all his time on free scamming the American people, now he can not impeach anyone to take a look at his failure as president and his deceptions to their voters. Now he seems funny with is professorial tone over his huge basic ignorance about everything.

  • Chezwick

    There was Barry….saying things like "Gov Romney and I share a concern for small business owners"….which made me want to puke. From day one, he's done everything in his power to impede the success of small business in America.

    And Romney, instead of standing his ground on the necessity for real and extensive budget cutting, tried desperately to convey the impression it would all be painless….limiting his targets to Planned Parenthood and PBS (worthwhile targets to be sure, but hardly the source of tangible savings). Se la politics.

    As far as I could tell, I was watching a couple of used-car salesmen trying to pawn off a lemon. After about 45 minutes, I turned the channel and watched re-runs of 'Raymond'.

    One thing is certain, if there was ever a lessor-of-two-evils choice, this is it. With Romney, there's at least the chance of arresting our debt-accumulation death-spiral. But only if – once elected – he grows some hair on his balls and begins the real work of dismantling the entitlement state.

  • jules

    Thanks, Daniel, for pointing out what I noticed during Obama's "I shot bin Laden speech" he gave when Green Berets took out the Islamic devil. US Presidents in the past were trained "never" to use the pronoun "I" during a speech but the Narcissist, Anointed One cannot but help it.

    Also Thank you for trumping his route platitude about EDUCATION. Every politician uses that old manipulating tactic to get the voters to shake their heads, yes, we need to educate our young.
    As a teacher, I have watched $billions go into state programs that were wasted and misused. Federal funds put $Trillions into bad schools and mediocre teachers salaries, again to no avail for the most part.