"Patronizing And Juvenile"
For Barack Hussein Obama, these last two debates and the vice presidential debate have been dedicated to re-invigorating the Democrats' leftist base. It says something about both Obama and the Democrats that infantilism revs them up.
The president risked coming off as un-presidential. His comments during the exchange about military spending, in particular, could read as patronizing and juvenile. When Romney noted that the Navy is now smaller than at any time since World War I, Obama shot back: “Well, governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets, because the nature of our military’s changed. We have these things called aircraft carriers, where planes land on them. We have these ships that go underwater, nuclear submarines.” Even if you think that exchange worked for Obama, the sarcasm was a bit jarring. (What’s that adage? ‘Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit?’)