John Ransom

Nothing displayed Barack Obama’s Achilles’ heel better than when the night's big whiner complained the next day that we don't know the "real" Mitt Romney. The man who can't explain his own Christianity without ifs, ands or buts has a lot nerve even if he is lacking in common sense.

"The man on stage last night, he does not want to be held accountable for the real Mitt Romney's decisions and what he's been saying for the last year," Obama, the man who doesn't want to be accountable for anything, said yesterday after the debate. "And that's because he knows full well that we don't want what he's been selling for the last year."

This is what you have after three and a half years of the presidency; Saul Alinsky finger pointing?   

it’s not possible to overstate the lengths to which O’s administration and campaign apparatus go in order to keep secrets from the press and the American people and, mostly, themselves.

In doing so, they have only succeeded in fooling the last on the list, as was displayed so well in the debate against Romney. The cost to the rest of us has been enormous.   . 

As Henry Asquith, British prime minister, once observed of Britain’s war-time bureaucracy: "[They keep three sets of figures:] one to mislead the public, another to mislead the Cabinet, and the third to mislead itself."



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After three years and a half of demonizing, birtherizing and moralizing, Obama finally did what he ought to have done a long time ago: He debated the issues without a fawning press interposing for him.

And he got whupped.  

Being president isn’t a birthright for a favorite son; it’s a privilege.

No fooling.  


John Ransom

John Ransom is the Finance Editor for Townhall Finance.