It surprised me to learn that many experts that I trust believe that the winner of tonight’s debate will win the election. It has been a long time since debates have had that kind of clout. They tell me that it is because of the trouncing that Romney gave Obama in Denver that tonight has become so critical to the election.
Once again I tossed and turned last night and in my time of prayer I became painfully aware that another trap is being set. Since this is Obama’s last chance, HE WILL APPROACH IT LIKE A WOUNDED ANIMAL.
Tonight watch closely. It will happen fast but it will be obvious. Once again there will be a trick. Unless we pray fervently, you will see the debate become a staged gotcha moment for Mitt Romney. I can even tell you that I believe there will be a single word that will be the weapon. The word will be, “WAR.”
Both the moderator and the President will frame Romney as a President that will take us to war. Obama thinks that he can win by appealing to a nation that is sick of war. He thinks that all he has to do is get the word in as many questions as possible. Obama will return to the “W” word again and again. Just watch and see.
If Romney takes the bait by saying that he would arm Syrian freedom fighters and cannot then defend his position effectively it will spring the trap. He must demonstrate that he understands the world is a complex, unpredictable, subtle and rapidly changing place. He must show that he can lead with strength and restraint.
For Obama’s part, look to see him suddenly appear as a voice of reason to a war weary nation. His theme will be that we “simply cannot allow a new voice to come into the White House in this explosive atmosphere in the Middle East.”
To the untrained eye tonight may look like a fair and balanced debate. Only a naïve child would think that the Obama machine that stretches from Hollywood to the Muslim brotherhood will go down easily. They will employ every last shred of influence that they have from the media and everywhere else to save this presidency.
However, prayer worked in the first debate and prayer will make the difference tonight. Join me and let me know you are joining me for God’s will to be done tonight!