Debate Report Card: Grading Obama and Romney Performances at Hofstra
Before Tuesday’s presidential debate, we outlined five things that President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney needed to accomplish at the Hofstra University debate. Here’s a quick report card grading their efforts:
This is just amazing to me. Look at this particular topic and grade for Willard:
4. Appeal to independent voters.
Romney strongly distanced himself from former President George W. Bush on issues ranging from the deficit to China. He sounded much more moderate on issues such as immigration, where he distanced himself from the Arizona law he backs, and taxes, where he disavowed his primary campaign promise to lower everyone’s taxes — even the top 1 percent of Americans.
In this American Idol-infused culture of style over substance, Mitt gets a B for LYING, because he sounded good when he did so. Would someone please tell me why a respectable newspaper gives high marks for dishonesty? Unbelievable. The Chronicle should fire Richard Dunham’s ass. This is an opinion piece, not a report card.