This is from The New Orleans Times- Picayune.

The Obama thumping by Romney did not set well with liberal pundits.

I can just hear the Ragin Cajun James Carville losing his cool and screeching.

The tingle has left the leg of little Chrissy Matthews.

PMSNBC commentator little Eddie Schultz had an attack of apoplexy.


Some liberal pundits were not all that impressed with President Barack Obama‘s performance Wednesday night in the presidential debate with Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

James Carville.jpg Longtime Democratic consultant and now pundit James Carville was not impressed with President Barack Obama’s first debate performance against Republican challenger Mitt Romney. The Times-Picayune

Democratic consultant James Carville on CNN: “I had one ho-hum impression, I did everything I could not to reach it, but I had to reach it, and it looked like Romney wanted to be there, and President Obama didn’t want to be there.

“He (Romney) seemed like he was happy to be there debating, President Obama gave you the impression that this whole thing was kind of a lot of trouble. … I do think that Romney had a good night. I think he wanted to be there, I think he knew he needed this, and I think Obama just gave a sense that he wasn’t happy to be there.”

MSNBC host Ed Schultz: “I was disappointed in the president tonight. The president had an opportunity tonight – he created a problem for himself on Social Security tonight: he agrees with Mitt Romney.

“Every liberal in this country knows that Mitt Romney wants to privatize Social Security down the road. To do a deal with the devil on that I think would be the wrong thing to do.

“I thought he was off his game,” Schultz said. “I was absolutely stunned tonight.”

MSNBC “Hardball” host Christ Matthews: “I don’t know what he was doing out there. He had his head down. He was enduring the debate rather than fighting it. Romney came out with a campaign.”

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ABC anchor George Stephanopoulos: “I think Governor Romney was definitely more crisp in his presentation tonight. He was leaning into the debate, where President Obama was a little bit more laid back. I also think he was able to be aggressive without being offensive. So, even though there were — I didn’t see any knockout punches.”

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman: “OK, so Obama did a terrible job in the debate, and Romney did well. But in the end, this isn’t or shouldn’t be about theater criticism, it should be about substance. And the fact is that everything Obama said was basically true, while much of what Romney said was either outright false or so misleading as to be the moral equivalent of a lie.”

Commentator and blogger Andrew Sullivan: “Look, you know how much I love the guy, and how much of a high-info viewer I am, but this was a disaster for Obama.”