Stephen Green reported live, drunkblogging last night, the first presidential debate:
7:03PM Wow. Obama looks mad, now that the subject is the ill effects of the law bearing his name.
I mean, I CAN BURN YOUR SOUL WITH MY EYEBALLS.
7:04PM From the peanut gallery: â€œYou can stay on your parentsâ€™ Medicare.â€
7:23PM Itâ€™s been more of the same while our servers struggled to handle the load. And that is: Obama, peevish, scripted. Romney, relaxed, and owning the stage like one of the â€œbig, swinging dicksâ€ from Wall Street, which Obama both despises and relies upon.
And thatâ€™s the trick tonight, isnâ€™t it? Obama has always relied on the big money men in private, while disparaging them in public. But what happens when he comes up against one of them in the most public way possible?
Now we know the answer, and it ainâ€™t pretty.
The president appeared small and petulant and reactive. Romney looked presidential and secure and proactive. There was only one president on the stage tonight, and he doesnâ€™t (yet) hold the office.