Forget the polls, forget the pundits — President Obama debate performance last evening is being severly underated. I believe Obama won the debate. I loved that he refused to get down and roll around in the mud, with the now transformed, right-wing Mitt Romney. I also loved how, unlike Romney, Obama, in a heartfelt — unteleprompter moment — asked for my vote.
Yes, Romney was on his game, and Obama looked tired. He looked like he’d rather be at a nice candlelit dinner with his lovely wife, celebrating their wedding anniversary. Who can blame him for that? All that aside, nothing Romney said last night changed my mind about Obama as my vote for president this November is based on the candidate who agrees that the bailouts to Wall Street must NEVER happen again.
Who can forget that only a few years ago our economy was on the brink of disaster. Are we better off today than we were back then? Absolutely! Taxpayers must never forget, that under the Bush administration — we witnessed the single largest transfer of wealth from Main Street to Wall Street.
Romney did a great job whipping up the base last night, but it was a performance filled with several untruths that fact checkers are sifting through as we speak. At the end of the day — we all know that the Romney campaign is run by the same corrupt, right-wing Bush/Karl Rove/Nathan Sproul machine that got us into this mess. We are not electing a great debater — we are electing a president. We are not going backward — we are moving forward — Obama2012.
BEST QUOTE OF THE DEBATE:
RE: Dodd-Frank: Obama opined — if anyone thought the Great Recession was brought on by too much oversight of Wall Street. “If so, Romney’s your guy.”
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Bio: Paula Pennypacker has been a conservative and independent political activist since 1990. She is the founder and president of Scottsdale-based Just for Redheads Beauty Products.
A registered Republican, Paula is neither an ideologue nor a zealot. She is a broad-minded independent thinker with conservative economic beliefs and practical political ideas. She is interested in uniting, not dividing.
Born and raised in Toledo, Ohio, Paula was a popular political radio show host and a Republican candidate for mayor before relocating her business to Arizona in 1998. She lives in Scottsdale with her husband and 12-year-old son.
Paula’s personal and political motto -- "Only those who dare!" -- epitomizes the way she lives her life and conducts herself politically. She is not afraid to stand up to established or entrenched views and interests, even in her own party.
Her signature political issues are ending the war on drugs, ending welfare as we know it, tax and immigration reform, and weeding out waste and corruption in government.
She recently finished third in the 2010 primary election for state representative in District 8.