Ann Coulter was one of the first conservatives in the media to say that Mitt Romney was going to be “the guy” for the GOP. She got a lot of heat for saying he was the best choice and Republicans best chance to win.
It looks like Ann was right.
“It was a bloodbath last night,” Glenn said to Ann when she joined them on radio this morning.
“Yes, it was,” she responded. “And as I said earlier this week to you, I thought just letting people get a look at him, what you and I have seen in him: he’s smart, he’s prepared, he’s poised.”
Not only did Mitt Romney win the debate hands down, he was able to present himself to the American people. So many Americans that aren’t tuned into to politics only know what the mainstream media is saying about Mitt Romney. Last night he was able to present himself to the average American.
“People are just shocked to actually see Mitt Romney utterly in control of the facts and competent, and you so want that man in the White House. The way he explains things with facts and figures, but not in a confusing way,” Ann said. “And he just comes across as an incredibly decent man. There’s no elitism. There’s no, “Oh, he reminds me of my first husband” business. He was charming, he was friendly. Even when he was criticizing Obama policies, he always did it with a smile on his face, and it reminds me of during the primaries when I was a big Romney supporter and many of my friends and colleagues were not, and every time they would see Romney give a full speech such as after he won the Iowa caucus and then after he won New Hampshire, different people would say to me at different times, “Wow, that was the best speech he’s ever given. If he would only give them like that all the time.” He does! Watch him.”
No one was really sure what Mitt Romney was going to do in this debate. The media, by underestimating him, actually raised the bar for what President Obama had to do as a result. But, no on expected the poor performance that Barack Obama gave last night. Glenn compared it to Al Gore’s former presidential debate performances – the heavy sighs.
“He kept looking down and frowning,” Glenn said. “Where Romney would look at the president, he addressed him in the eye, looked him in the eye the whole time. It’s one thing to say something about somebody behind their back. It’s another to look them in the eye and kindly say, “Mr. President, you’re wrong.” And he did. When Obama was trying to dish it, which was about four-seconds, when he was trying to dish it, he wouldn’t look Romney in the eye. He really wouldn’t go after him and look him in the eye like a man.”
Not only was Mitt Romney’s demeanor stronger and more presidential, but his appearance was much stronger.
“I mean, Obama looks like a guy who has grown ‑‑ who’s lost so much weight, he’s wearing a suit that’s too big for him. He looks anemic,” Ann added. “I seriously am wondering whether he’s trying to communicate to us that he doesn’t want this job anymore.”
One of the most telling parts of the debate for the president was the closing.
“Thank you. And I want to thank Governor Romney because I think this was a terrific debate and I very much appreciate it. All those things are designed to make sure that the American people, their genius ‑‑ their grip, their determination is channeled. And they have an opportunity to succeed. And everybody’s getting a fair shot and everybody’s getting a fair share. Everybody’s doing a fair share and everybody’s playing by the same rules.”
After hearing the audio clip, this is what Ann had to say: “As I think Romney pointed out to him that it was relatives and friends and donors to the Obama campaign that were getting all these massive grants for green companies that then went under, another fantastic line ‑‑ sorry, we’ll get back to what you think the point was. Another fantastic line was when Romney said about Solyndra and all these green companies that have lost, he said, you know, one of my friends said, “You don’t just pick winners and losers. You pick all losers”.”
Glenn believes that after the president’s performance last night, we’re about to see a full assault on the senses of the American people. The media and the administration’s candidate is in trouble, and they’re going to have to unleash.
“What do you think is coming?” he asked Ann.
“I have been anticipating, and the reason I wrote the book [Mugged], that there would be a lot of racial Mao Maoing again trying to guilt Americans into reelecting the first half‑black president and I don’t know, maybe they’ll give up on that now,” she responded. “I must say, and I hate to even mention it because it sounds like, you know, conservative paranoia, but it is simply a fact that no book of mine has been so ignored, completely ignored. I mean not even attacking me when I’m not there, as this book.”
“The mainstream media does not want anyone to know this book exists.”