Sarah Palin: Obama did not have the answers tonight
Former Alaska governor weighs in on presidential debate
- Duration 6:08
- Date Oct 4, 2012
Former Alaska governor weighs in on presidential debate
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All joining us now is the former Republican vice presidential nominee who went head to head with senator Joseph Biden.
During the 2008 campaign.
And that that was the VP debate and that is former Alaska governor Fox's contributor.
Sarah Palin is with -- governor thanks -- -- us.
Thank you so much John.
-- let's start with the general observations that debate.
Just want to turn it seems is a great night for anyone who has been longing to know that truly -- turn things around they don't have the go bankrupt you know we can weaken and restore all that is good and strong and secure our private sector in our families -- -- small businesses in the middle class.
Mitt Romney was able to articulate.
That contractor so many of us have been to the -- to see.
This big government agenda -- social policies that Barack Obama do we have to repeat those.
Or can only go another direction.
And the kind tested truths rely on those principles that built up this country into the greatest nation on earth.
Can only go that direction now and Mitt Romney -- the reason why now we know we have a.
Weird choice the contract was made tonight.
I've found that the president was stammering I found the president was on defense Mitt Romney was on offense the whole night -- one moment that was very interesting to me is little.
When President Obama couldn't even explain his own -- why have a plan to reduce the deficit by four trillion dollars but he's given a six trillion dollars in new debt.
I wasn't sure that worked very well for him.
Does that Romney was able to point out and many things like that.
Promises that Barack Obama had made for instance he had said at that.
Candidate that he would cut the deficit in half and instead he more than doubled with that bid deficit and added.
Trillions and trillions to our our reading mind boggling debt that is drowning in this country that rob was able to point out so many of these.
Points that many of us -- in the audience that it if you will have BN longing to hear Barack Obama he questioned about have to get answers.
Barack Obama did not have the answers tonight -- you know why.
Even -- -- buddy that teleprompter in front of him.
Right eat out somebody had written out for him in all these years of being a candidate and the president.
The answers he finally had to be candid and relying on his own well lack of experience and knowledge about how the economy it really worked.
To answer these points that Mitt Romney with me.
You know and it's also when the president spoke about the economy he didn't think that it didn't seem to.
Basic economic principles I mean you know anyone governor Romney said ninety billion dollars insulin -- and you pick the losers.
They're pretty direct attack and the president no answer for any of this or this or the deficit of the data the lack of job creation.
We're showing some video you saw annoyance I felt throughout the night.
With President Obama he wasn't looking down and at his notes and looking for Jim -- to kind of bail amount he was looking annoyed like he'd want to be on that stage tonight.
Because time Barack Obama is not used to this he's used to being sheltered.
He's used to being coddled by the media and by those surrounding him.
Tonight he wasn't able to rely on that -- comfort zone that he is used to.
The reason that he seems so inept tonight and -- disenchanted and and disconnected if he has a record that he can be called out on and that is exactly what Mitt Romney was supposed to do and what he did he succeeded tonight and calling Barack Obama out.
On broken promises.
Can't wait for the next debate to hear more and more he tells of these things and -- policies and obviously Barack Obama just wants to repeat.
And you know again without having that teleprompter in front of him to basically tell him feed him what to say.
That is why you saw the Internet -- tonight.
All -- did not have an answer for the 716.
Billion dollars that he took out of Medicare.
He didn't have an answer for Social Security is not an entitlement it is.
I'd -- what was the -- return on investment but.
But welfare is in fact an entitlement.
Net on every single substantive point he lost on points lost on style.
I was actually a little shocked.
You know we're told that the president has this great communicated but apparently is only good at delivering speeches that were written by other people on a teleprompter.
Anybody could be an actor anyone.
Can that get up there on a stage and repeat what other people are telling them to say -- have written for them.
It's completely different situation when one is -- -- -- candidate really stand out.
On their record and what their true beliefs are I you -- manifestation of that tonight and that's why you saw them.
Truly believe there is a choice for the American -- in which direction America.
Will go under which candidate to be chosen in November -- you saw that their contract tonight now we have to be aware though in the next couple of debates also.
If that Mitt Romney continues to -- -- gaining gained just by being truthful.
Intelligent that doing a good job as a presidential candidate.
The case and the Obama he -- they're not.
Go down without slowing and -- pull something shot and -- at the American public.
With the -- help these lap dogs in the media it.
-- -- going along with whatever it is but Obama and his people want to do to shake some things up if Mitt Romney continues to do so well.
The American public just needs to be aware that.
They got -- your own homework don't rely on that the filter of the media and just be aware that.
Gotten good people here to turn things around at Mitt Romney continues to gain so much ground.
We we got 354.
Days out of an election and this president's never been asked about his promise that he cut the deficit happen its first term but yet Davis six trillion in debt.
Fewer Americans working he'd never been asked about any of these things that is the media.
Is basically sold out the American people -- -- not done their job but governor great to see -- thank you for being with us and still ahead on this post.