I’ve heard this everywhere. And I’ve read this on the news, blogs and social media. Some are believing that Mitt Romney won the first round. But the issue is, most of what he debated against President Obama. And oh yeah, Obama had his strong points in terms of the country losing 750,000 jobs BEFORE getting the chair in DC, as well as others, but many have speculated that the President may have let Romney in under the radar in terms of strategy. Jennifer Granholm called it on her show The War Room that he would lose the first debate. Well apparently she was right. But then again this had got me thinking: Whom else before who had gone on to repeat as President, lost the first debate in an election year?

The most obvious I know:

George W. Bush. He lost his first debate to John Kerry, but after that, repeated. Remember 2004 when we or most of us were all PO’d yet again?

Ronald Reagan. Yeah, every republicans dreamer, lost his first debate against Walter Mondale back in 1984 due to his age thing, but repeated in the next two debates.

Gerard Ford lost his first round in 1976, the same year when I came into the world, and rebounded.

Bill Clinton for reference didn’t lost his first round to Bob Dole, but still managed to repeat as the 42nd President in 1996.

So yes, it’s happened before! Google the info.

Now, I hate to break this to the Romney Maniacs in the country, but sometimes, history can repeat itself. Overall it’s been repeating since 1976, except for 1996. Don’t be surprised if and IF Obama comes back around and makes a turn around knockout on Mitt Romney along with a renewed confidence. Most likely that might happen. There is no question that the level field of game play will be entirely different.

Now what is up with Romney folks wanting to defund Public Broadcasting? Like the Sesame Streets, Mr. Rodgers Neighborhoods, Reading Rainbows and many other educated programs that most of us used as kids and I dare say adults?Many of us had those memories how to count one-two-three, or asking those to be our neighbors or in the words of LeVar Burton, “You don’t have to take my word for it”.

Speaking of LeVar Burton, and Reading Rainbow, he had a comment to say in regarding the latest gaffe if you will on Mitt Romney’s statement in regarding Public Broadcasting via the Reading Rainbow website:

“Last night Mitt Romney stated that as President he would cease to fund PBS. I am personally outraged that any serious contender for the White House would target as part of his campaign the children of America in this fashion. Educators across the country, as well as millions of children and adults know that the programming on PBS has been responsible for significant improvements in education, literacy, math, science and life skills for generations of our children. PBS represents .00016% of our nation’s budget, yet this free resource benefits kids across all economic circumstances. Defending PBS directly punishes the less fortunate by removing this trusted and extraordinary educational resource available to all.

On behalf of America’s children, I can’t stay silent. I encourage you to join me in fighting this short sighted and frankly mean spirited attack on our children. Let your voices be heard through Facebook, Twitter, in emails and calls to the Romney campaign and in your votes. Reading Rainbow, Sesame Street, Mr. Rogers, The Magic School Bus, Arthur, Bill Nye and dozens more current and past beloved programs cannot be sacrificed.

But you don’t have to take my word for it… Make your own decision about how you feel about Romney’s campaign against PBS, and act.”

Just remember that this is coming from a individual that once played Geordi La Forge on Star Trek. I’m just saying. But he knows his stuff with reading, education, and children. Back in the day, before blogging was cool, I was hooked on Reading Rainbow. Specifically with this:

And this was one of the main reasons why I got introduced to rap music. See what happens when you include this with education? I”m just saying. No lie.  Now I just said that I was introduced to hip hop by watching that one episode of Reading Rainbow. Others might laugh or getting an attitude about I should have watched it on MTV or some other station. The problem of that is, one: I was a young buck. And two, I didn’t start watching MTV until the mid to late 80’s.

But anyway, knowing this. I would yet to believe that the President will indeed bounce back. This past debate was just one round. And if I were a real Romney supporter, I would  be careful to celebrate of beating the President in the first debate. Just sometimes, those one hit wonder victories can be short lived.


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