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Published:October 6th, 2012 11:02 EST

How Could Romney Not Have Won The Debate: He Faced Two Empty Chairs!

By Robert Paul Reyes

Mitt Romney diligently prepared for his first debate with Barack Obama, little did he know that all he had to do was show up to win. You don`t have to be eloquent, charming or a master rhetorician to win a debate against an empty chair.


Obama came into the debate with a tiny lead in the national polls, but more importantly a significant lead in most of the battleground states. The President played it safe, he wasn`t out to hit a grand slam, he would have been content with a few singles, but no errors, but his "play it safe" approach amounted to a colossal defeat.

Obama was convinced that if he had a lackluster performance, the press would still crown him the victor. But Obama`s performance wasn`t merely lackluster, it was simply dreadful, and even the liberal pundits turned against him.

Romney did an even better job than Clint Eastwood of bulldozing the empty chair, he ran roughshod over the hapless Obama, and he also pulverized the other empty chair on the stage, the one where a moderator should have been sitting.

Romney proved that even an empty suit can beat an empty chair.

A picture is worth a thousand words, here`s the cover of the New Yorker depicting Romney debating the empty chair:

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