Obama just won the presidency tonight. Also, Candy Crowley was awful. The fact the she openly sided with Obama on the "Rose Garden Speech" was both horribly inappropriate and...totally wrong. That is the most heinous piece of "moderating" that I have ever seen. You can see the facts here and here is the actual speech where Obama alludes vaguely to "terrorism" but he does NOT call the act in Benghazi a terrorist attack. In fact, for days afterwards Obama specifically refused to call it act of terrorism. That said, Romney butchered what should have been a slam dunk. BTW, I have CNN on now and the repeating the falsehood and totally misrepresenting what Romeny said. Sadly, Romney got his ass handed to him by a falsehood.
Update: Reince Priebus, the head of the RNC, just called President Obama a liar. Point blank. And you know what, he's right. And Candy Crowley apparently is too ill informed to know it. BTW, I do think Priebus should not use that particular word.
Update 2: CBS says Obama wins 37-31, but Romney on the economy 65-34.
Update 3: So, aside from the Libya debacle for Romney, why do I think Obama did so well? Part of that is what went wrong with Romney. He asked the president a direct question three times (I think) and each time he ended up looking a fool. Second, the questions by these "undecided" voters were clearly slanted in president's favor. There was the Steve Chu question that was a set up for Romney. But the equal pay, outsourcing, guns, and Bush questions were clearly from a liberal premise. And then there was the guy who asked Obama this really tough question: "Why should I vote for you?" How can you NOT hit that out of the park? Obama is a good stump speaker and that's what he got to do tonight. I must say that Romeny might have pulled even, or actually won, if he had just stopped asking President Obama questions that Obama could manipulate to make himself look good and Romney look foolish.
Update 4: For what it is worth, Fat Boy...I mean Frank Luntz's focus group is pro-Romney. Wow, you gotta look at the crappy artwork behind Luntz. Also, the way that the "special sauce" on his tie looks like Richard Nixon. Ha, there is a guy who says he voted for Obama in 2012, but the presient won by lying and "bullshitting." Yep, sounds like an Obama voter to me.
Update 5: Detroit up 2-1 in the 9th. If Verlander blows this my night is ruined.
Update 6: CNN: Obama wins 46-39.
Update 7: The Tigers are like Obama: After trying hard to lose they win a squeeker.
Update 8: Althouse: "Obama's supporters may want to say this is enough. I don't think so. But what is certainly plain is that Crowley's manipulation of the event was unjustifiable. The bias from the moderator tonight was disgusting. But I'm sure it was worth it to her to squander her reputation to help Obama out of what was a very uncomfortable jam."
Update 9: From Charles Cooke: Weird CNN poll results: Obama wins 46-39. But Romney 58-40 on economy; 51-44 taxes; 49-46 healthcare; 59-36 on deficit. Vote for? Tied 25-25...Also from CNN poll: Who is the stronger leader? Romney wins 49-46.
Update 10: From Elizabeth Foley at Instapundit: "Crowley’s intervention to support Obama, in my opinion, was inappropriate, unfair, and lop-sided. She acted like a cheerleader, and as a result of her unprofessional conduct, she provoked pro-Obama folks in the audience to clap, which further amplified the unprofessional, gang-bang on this important issue."