George Will says this was the best debate ever!
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A key area of dispute in Tuesday's debate was whether the president called the Benghazi attack an act of terror in a Rose Garden speech the day after the September 11th killing of four Americans. Candy Crowley sided with Obama's claim that he did call it an act of terror, throwing Mitt off stride, but the president didn't, specifically, call the event an act of terror.
The president did use the word terror during his remarks, but didn't specifically call Benghazi an act of terror.
No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, alter that character or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for.
Here are the president's Rose Garden remarks. The key portion happens at about 1:15.
Mitt confronts the president on energy policy and the two bicker. Romney's aggressive posture may have made him lose the debate by a few points, but it made it impossible for Obama to get the turnaround he sought.
Karl Rove's assessment of Debate II: Advantage Obama, but not what the president needed to change the course of the election.
George Will wonders whether the Romney lead will be evanescent. Which depends on what the meaning of inchoate is.
If it is durable, it will be because I think usually what happens in debates that matter is they catalyze an inchoate feeling the electorate had and that and that it becomes articulate and present and powerful.
Inchoate means 'Just begun and so not fully formed or developed.' Evanescent means 'Soon passing out of sight, memory, or existence; quickly fading or disappearing.'
Battery maker A123 declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy Tuesday, announcing it would sell off it's assets.
A123 received more than $250 million in state and federal funding to help it run its operations providing batteries for electric cars and other products. But it has also faced many problems, including defective products.
A123 today said Johnson Controls (JSI) will help finance the filing by buying A123's automotive business assets for $125 million. As part of the transaction, A123 will receive $72.5 million from Johnson Controls to continue operating during the process.
A123 is not the first government-funded alternative energy company to file for bankruptcy. Ener1, another battery company, filed for Chapter 11 in January. At that time, it cited slower demand for its products due to lower-than-expcted adoption of electric vehicles. And energy-storage company Beacon Power and solar power manufacturer Solyndra filed for bankruptcy last year.
Hillary covers for Obama. Doesn't she make him look bad and herself look like a standup guy - even while taking precious little responsibility for what happened in Benghazi?
The president and the vice president wouldn't be knowledgeable about specific decisions that are made by security professionals... They're the ones who weigh all of the threats and the risks and the needs."
The president may turn the race around with the illegal immigrant vote, don't you think?
How 'bout this? Liberal media guy Chuck Todd says there's been a structural shift towards Mitt Romney. Which is obvious, but it's fun to hear him say it.
We're no longer in this 'it's even but the president has these advantages.' The 'but the president has these advantages in the battleground states' is, I think, gone.