Say, the Boston Herald didn’t like all that sarcasm Barack Obama threw at Mitt Romney in last night’s debate, did they?
Start with Page One (via the Newseum’s Today’s Front Pages):
Then the columnists got in on the action.
Paging Howie Carr, paging Mr. One-Note Carr.
Once they got beyond the boring foreign policy part of the foreign policy debate, they reverted to form.
Obama was petulant and petty and, of course, he wants higher taxes on “the wealthiest.” He condescendingly lectured Romney on naval matters, and on these new “ships that go underwater … nuclear submarines.”
Next up, Joe Battenfeld:
The president’s snarky one-liners — such as lecturing Romney that “we have these things called aircraft carriers” — may have alienated some voters and will definitely fire up Republicans.
Certainly worked for Boston Globe columnist Farah Stockman:
At his best, [Romney] came off sounding like a diluted version of the president we already have.
By contrast, Obama sounded comfortable with the material. My favorite moment was after Romney brought up his often-repeated line about the US Navy having fewer ships now than it did in 1916, Obama said: “We also have fewer horses and bayonets . . . We have these things called aircraft carriers. Planes land on them.”
So, obviously, do newspaper columnists.