You know, I'm not even going to talk about the various and sundry issues and complaints involving your terrible performance as president. We don't just have an 800 lb gorilla in the room (and no, that's not racist), but we have an elephant as well, and several skeletons in the closet. You've been a disaster on every level. Those who suggest that the result of your presidency has been moderateness don't get it; you don't elect a radical to achieve moderateness. I'll vote for the guy with my ideals on the tin, plain and simple.
The American people aren't always so good at remembering. They do recall though, when reminded. Prior to the debates, most had forgotten that past presidents never talked about what "they inherited," nor did they shamelessly and continuously construct strawmen that bear no resemblance nor pay respect to the opposition's opposition. They do recall though, when reminded.
When Romney faced you in the first debate, America was reminded what it was like to have a president who deals in reality. What it was like to have a president who has answers and accomplishments, rather than excuses and questions. Experience and intellect versus liberal ideology. See, it wasn't just a bad night for you. It has been a bad four years for us. It's not just that you looked down. It's that since day one, your entire premise has been based on blame gaming, and lowering expectations. Hope and Change turned out to actually be worse than what we had with Bush, with the one exception of a critical, and constantly harping press.
But re-electing a failed president because you like the positive media coverage doesn't make sense. Not when so many people are hurting, and even those who are doing OK, are just bobbing along when they'd like to actually thrive and do better. You might be riding high on the flimsy cover Candy Crowley provided you last night, but while you may have won that small battle, it was amid losing the war.
Romney reminded people that it really doesn't have to be this way. We don't have to deal in class warfare of the 99 percent and the 1 percent. We don't have to vote like our lady parts depend on it, because actually, they kinda don't. We don't have to construct strawmen about everything and say that things are above our pay grade, or unilaterally relax democratically passed laws to help our chances at re-election or any of the countless other impositions you've imposed on us these last four years. Before you showed up, we at least paid lip service to the sanctity of our process and laws.