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By Alex Thorne

The reviews are in and the unanimous consensus is that Mitt Romney trounced Barack Obama in the debates.  There’s no doubt that Romney was going to come prepared for a fight.  What shocked me about last night’s debate was how badly Obama performed.  We all know that Obama has no real answer for his dismal performance on the economy, however you’d think he would have been more effective in delivering the typical DNC talking points.  What you’ll find when reading the articles below is the overwhelming conclusion that Obama was completely out of his league last night.  After last night’s decisive win by Romney, it is clearer now that Obama hasn’t the ability, the ideas or the leadership skills to move this country forward.  Republicans must redouble their efforts to get Mitt Romney elected in November.

Below are just a sample of articles from a wide variety of news outlets analyzing last night’s debate.

Presidential race reset, Romney backers say

Dogged by criticism from his party and by flagging poll numbers in key swing states, Romney pulled off a clear victory in the first debate Wednesday night, according to several polls, besting President Obama by a wide margin.

Romney energizes campaign with feisty debate performance

Mitt Romney energized his campaign for president Wednesday night, charging out of his first debate having, by most accounts from both sides of the political spectrum, dominated President Obama in a standoff for which he was evidently well-prepared. (more…)

From the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association:

By Jon Coupal

While voters’ attention is being diverted to the three major statewide tax increase measures on the November ballot, Propositions 30, 38 and 39, many taxpayers are about to be hit below the belt by local politicians, who are just as anxious to get their hands on more cash as are their Sacramento brethren.

Michael Coleman, the creator of CaliforniaCityFinance.com, has tallied the number of local tax hike measures that will appear on the November 6 ballot. Voters will decide on 237 tax increases or extensions including 106 school bonds with a face value of $11.7 billion — about half of the eventual cost after interest is paid. Additionally, there are 25 measures to increase or extend school parcel taxes, property taxes that are placed on parcels of property without regard to the parcel’s value. Then there are another 106 non-school related revenue measures that include 23 parcel taxes, 35 sales tax increases or extensions, and 42 special taxes — those earmarked for a specific purpose. (more…)

Like Reagan, Romney can still win

This is the best of the mix of pre-debate articles and one every Republican needs to read.  Marc A. Thiessen at The Washington Post writes about how Ronald Reagan was trailing Jimmy Carter in the polls prior to the debates.  Reagan’s strong debate performance dramatically changed the course of the campaign.  Thiessen’s article makes a powerful case for why Romney could easily change the trajectory of the polls with a strong debate performance and win the election easily.

Here’s an excerpt:

The electorate may be similarly volatile today. A recent ABC News poll found that 22 percent of the electorate is “persuadable” — both anxious about how their preferred candidate would perform as president and interested in finding out more about the other candidate. Among independents, the number of persuadable voters is even higher — 26 percent. In other words, the election could swing dramatically in the closing weeks and even the final days — and it could swing in either direction. According to ABC, persuadable voters “include essentially equal number of Barack Obama’s and Mitt Romney’s supporters.” (more…)

From Elizabeth Emken for U.S. Senate:

Let’s look at an opportunity for California’s U.S. Senate candidates to have an open public discussion on the issues affecting our state and our nation:

Feinstein Sees `No Evidence’ Deadly Libya Attack Planned

SHOT: The White House announced today that there is now clear evidence that the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya on September 11th were premeditated and orchestrated by Al Qaeda. The facts contradict the statement on the attacks made by Dianne Feinstein on September 13th that reversed her original position: (more…)

This is an incredible speech, given by a true leader.  Israel deservers the United States’ support more than ever as the “Arab Spring” turns into something darker and more sinister in countries throughout the Middle East.  Not to mention that Iran is growing in strength and influence within the region.  President Obama’s “leading from behind” is proving to be a devastating miscalculation.  If you want to see what true leadership is, watch this video.