Latest update: October 5th, 2012
Romney charged that the money was simply the result of the government reducing its payments to hospitals and insurance companies, which are already causing some hospitals to refuse treatment to Medicare patients/
Romney’s most stylish moment, in my opinion, came when he addressed the issue of his proposed cuts in what he considers frivolous government spending. He made no secret last night of killing PBS funding, as he told the debate moderator Lehrer whose name is practically synonymous with the PBS brand:
“I like PBS. I love Big Bird. I actually like you, too. But I’m not going to keep on spending money on things to borrow money from China to pay for,” Romney said.
I believe the Republican nominee has already done a lot last night to change the lackluster course of his campaign. If he can repeat and make Obama appear dry, over-rehearsed and inauthentic—yes, yes, the great political crooner actually looked out of touch last night—if Romney can do it one more time, he could win this thing.
The next debate, on Thursday, October 11, will be between the vice presidential candidates. I expect it to turn out more or less even. the next time the heavy weights spar will be on Tuesday, October 16, in a town hall meeting format, debating foreign and domestic policy. Obama won it decisively in 2008. I believe Romney can beat him, but watch out – Obama will be better prepared this time.
About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.
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