James Lipton on the Debate: A New Romney Debuts


Following up on his acting advice for Mitt Romney, delivered right here on Daily Intel, “master thespian” James Lipton reviewed last night’s debate performances on NOW With Alex Wagner. Romney, he explained, has been “that boss who makes lame jokes at which we are compelled to laugh at the peril of our jobs,” but “last night he more or less erased that image.” For Obama, Lipton added, “split-screens are dangerous,” describing the damaging ways “he looked down, he looked away, he looked uncomfortable.” After all, “This is not politics,” Lipton said. “This is performance.”