I was about 5 minutes late tuning into the debate, but when I did the first thing that struck me was how exhausted the President looked.
I was used to my (excuse me, Mr. President) my cutie as being bright- eyed and ready to spar, but last night he didn’t look that way. Though it’s somewhat nderstandable when you consider that President Obama HAS A FULL-TIME JOB (more than full-time, actually) AND he’s running an election. It’s like I tweeted last night: “President looks a bit tired. But then, he's juggling BEING PRESIDENT and running in an election. THAT'S A LOT OF WORK.-- unlike Romney. HOWEVER, looking through all of the FACT-CHECKS this morning, it all comes off as this: A lot of the important points Romney made SIMPLY DOESN’T ADD UP. And to add to that, Romney did some back-pedaling, something the President didn’t do… For the next two debates I’m making this suggestion to President Obama: Let Hilary and Joe handle things while you rest up. BTW, here is the link to the fact-checkers: http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2012/10/03/162263539/romney-goes-on-offense-pays-for-it-in-first-wave-of-fact-checks
Doug Cooper Spencer is a novelist, short fiction writer, and essayist living in New York City. Doug is the author of four novels: 'This Place of Men' (1999), 'People Like Us' (2008), 'Leaving Gomorrah' (2011) (which are books in a trilogy), and 'Ella Pruitt' (2015), as well as a book written as an epistle 'A Letter to a Friend' (2007). He has also written numerous essays, short stories and autobiographical memoirs which he calls ‘memory pieces’.
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