Last night, I didn't hear anything unexpected between the two candidates.
The news maker? Candy Crowley backing up the president during the debate, and then pulling a mea culpa after. But personally I wasn't shocked by that. I think Americans should expect it. She said before millions BO was right, Romney wrong. Then AFTER the debate said she erred. Oops.
Kind of like running a front page story with errors, and putting the correction in the obits two weeks later.
I'm sure it is different for everyone, but the one thing that really disturbed me? BO's answers on Libya.
On a cerebral level I understood he skipped national security briefings to play basketball, or golf, or go to fund raisers. And I recognize Jimmy Carter (arguably the worst president ever until now) didn't leave the white house during the hostage crisis....not to golf at least...
But last night I saw BO's face as he spoke about it. There was no passion, no burning desire to make things right. Honestly, I don't think he believes it's a big deal.
Sure, he tried to scold Romney about playing politics...but it came across as rehearsed, insincere (knowing what he did during and after the attacks), and frankly SCARY.
Makes me wonder how he would have handled 9-11 the first go round. We'd probably still be talking about it. (Between fund raising and basketball games of course.)
The soft ball questions about birth control and guns. Come on. Really? What the hell were those people thinking? Who approved these stupid questions?
All in all, I didn't learn anything new. And frankly, I'd like my 90 minutes back now.