There is no question that Mitt Romney performed well in the debate in Denver, with most experts saying that he won the debate. However, does that mean that the American voting public will not believe that Romney truly does represent the entire nationÂ—including the middle class?
Governor Romney seems to be trying to pass himself off as a champion of the poor and the middle class now, and the debate showed that, but will voters be fooled? The fact is, Romney has said that he believes that 47% of America don't pay taxes, and don't take any personal responsibility, and that statement contradicts everything he stood for on debate night. So, the question is, do you believe the Romney that knew he was talking to 50 million people watching the debate, or the one talking with his wealthy donors, not knowing that he was being filmed.
Apparently, Romney's new image will include television ads that showcase his performance from the debate. Romney apparently has Senator Rob Portman and son Tagg Romney to thank for the victory on debate night, with Portman (R-Ohio) helping him to prep by playing Barack Obama.
Although the President did not bring up Romney's 47% comment, which was a surprise to many, Fox News did ask Romney what he would have said if the President had asked about it. "Well, clearly in a campaign, with hundreds if not thousands of speeches and question-and-answer sessions, now and then you're going to say something that doesn't come out right," Romney said. "In this case, I said something that's just completely wrong."
He apparently believes that his comment can be disregarded, because of his example, saying "I absolutely believe, however, that my life has shown that I care about 100 percent and that's been demonstrated throughout my life. And this whole campaign is about the 100 percent."
There can be no doubt, even for those who do not support Mitt Romney, that he performed well in the last debate. However, one solid performance does not make a President, and hopefully, American voters will be able to read between the lines. The next debate will be a town hall format.