CGI studio Next Media Animation offers this satirical take (see video below) on the first presidential debate called “Mitt Clobbers Obama.” The video even briefly shows Romney dancing “Gangnam Style.”
According to NMA, “Romney handily trounced his opponent on the issues of jobs, the economy, and taxes.”
The creative Taiwan animators are now releasing their popular videos in an alternate version with English narration.
So why did Barack Obama lose the first presidential debate by a huge margin? Some commentators believe that it is simply because the mainstream media has been giving the president a free ride for four years, and he is not used to being questioned on any of his policies.
In sharp contrast, GOP challenger Mitt Romney had to navigate a gruelling primary season and appear at many debates against his Republican rivals to capture the nomination along with dealing with a hostile media ready to pounce.
The Washington Post‘s Jennifer Rubin provided this analysis in the morning after the first presidential debate:
“The liberal media, and MSNBC specifically, have no one to blame but themselves, however. They have never given President Obama the sort of scrutiny he got last night … Obama had nowhere to go. He looked lost without the protective blanket of compliant media and over-eager left-wing bloggers … They might want to rethink their approach to presidential boosterism.”
Immediately after the debate, Jeffrey Lord expressed similar sentiments on the American Spectator website in referencing the “Taranto principle” coined by James Taranto of The Wall Street Journal:
“In short, it means that the liberal media so coddles liberal politicians that they have no idea how to cope outside that liberal media bubble … “
“Barack Obama has been so totally coddled by the liberal media that he looked absolutely shell-shocked in this debate. Stunned, unhappy, angry, sour — and at some points genuinely incoherent …”
“Tonight, the Taranto Principle kicked in. Big time. Outside the liberal bubble — forced to be alone on a stage with a very serious, very prepared candidate — Barack Obama was in trouble. Big Trouble. And he has no one but himself — and his media coddlers — to blame.”
Watch Next Media Animation’s first presidential debate video: