TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY POWER BROKERS SHARE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE OPINIONS!!!
Presidential Debate 2012 social media blathering on the Internets might be nice but so many d-bags chattering for themselves are neither insightful nor important enough to command attention.
Instead . . .
TKC REACHED OUT TO KANSAS CITY POWER BROKERS WHO SHAPE OUR COWTOWN DEMOCRACY AND ASKED WHAT THEY THOUGHT OF LAST NIGHT'S PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE!!!
The answers were insightful and reveal a deeper understanding of politics and the impact of this election on our local lives than mostly unfunny tweets.
We asked a lot of people for their opinion. We are pleasantly surprised that Jeff Roe was out enjoying a ball game last night instead of watching TV . . .
However . . .
TAKE A LOOK AT HOW A FEW MEMBERS OF KANSAS CITY'S POLITICAL ELITE VIEWED THE DEBATE LAST NIGHT AND ENJOY THEIR MONEY QUOTES!!!
Kansas City political consultant and power broker Steve Glorioso noted:
"President Obama clearly played it safe. Romney was more aggressive, but did not connect with average voters."
More . . .
"President Obama had a great closing statement. Romney had a laundry list rather than a vision."
From the opposite end of the political spectrum . . .
The Queen of Kansas City Conservative Radio Darla Jaye said:
"Who'd have thought that @barackobama would come across as cold and out of touch? I thought @mittromney was supposed 2 do that."
Now we didn't talk to this opinion maker but he is our FB friend . . .
Far right writer and Conservative scholar Jack Cashill noted:
"I have seen every presidential debate since I was a precocious pre-teen for JFK in 1960. Romney's may have been the best presentation I have ever seen."
But this is TKC and we NEED an ALTERNATIVE look at TV talking heads . . .
Kansas City Liberty Activist Tracy Ward tells us . . .
"For those watching the debate, enjoy the drinking games while watching a statist debate a statist. Is there really a winner in that type of debate?"
A couple of off-the-record comments are always an important part of the TKC discourse . . .
Here's the word from Kansas City's most prominent Northland power broker:
"Romney is the clear winner. President Obama stumbled and stammered all night. A major gaffe shocked the audience. His closing statement was a clumsy incoherent mess. He attacked Romney's ideas and was unable to support his own. Romney was unflappable, and he delivered on mark. Defended his ideas clearly and easily explained difficult subjects. Called Obama out on obfuscating. Simply put, President Obama looked looked out of his league."
Finally, we needed a word from Kansas City's biz community . . .
Read this from a Kansas City biz dude you probably know who dabbles in politics and has inspired more than a few TKC posts. He tells us . . .
"President Obama let Romney control the entire debate. He rambled, came off weak and no matter how Dems spin it, this performance will hurt him."
Let's not forget a KC media power player . . .
Or Twitter friend Kris Ketz authors the definitive Kansas City Twitter journalism tweet that expresses more than a bit of angst that in this day and age re: A dinosaur is running the debate.
And so . . .
A GREAT MANY THANKS TO THESE KANSAS CITY POWER BROKERS FOR SHARING THEIR OPINION AND MAKING THE DEBATE A LITTLE EASIER TO COMPREHEND FOR TKC!!!
Real talk . . . TKC is much more interested in Jordan Carver hotness than whoever is serving the same cup of soup after the election . . .
However, here are some 1st Presidential Debate 2012 links that are far more important than what makes it to the doorsteps of senior citizens in dead tree form sometime before noon.
Check it . . .
The New York Times: An Unhelpful Debate
CS Monitor: Mitt Romney scores points in presidential debate, but will it help him?
NPR provides a sleep-aid as usual - Transcript: First Obama-Romney Presidential Debate
CBS News - Debate analysis: Romney lands blows against cautious Obama
Washington Post - Analysis: In first presidential debate, Romney is aggressor, Obama is careful in pushing back
E!: 2012 Presidential Debate: Michelle Obama and Ann Romney Hug It Out
LA Times: Presidential debate: A lackluster Obama, a revived Romney
New York Daily News: Presidential debate: Romney delivers unexpectedly strong performance while President Obama lacks feistiness he displayed on campaign trail
AP - FACT CHECK: Presidential debate missteps
ABC News: The Presidential Debate’s Biggest Loser: Big Bird
And of course . . .
The Internets has the biggest and most important debate analysis of the past 24 hours . . .
Here's what Mitt & Barack would look like if they switched haircuts . . . Which is really the final "fig leaf" when it comes to how people vote . . .
More later . . .