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Ten Simple Things Mitt Should
Do or Say During the Debates

American Thinker, by Gerald Santovsky

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Posted By:Photoonist, 10/3/2012 6:23:20 PM

If you haven't noticed, the election is slipping away from Mitt. Given the numbers out there -- unemployment, deficit, gas prices, and poverty -- that is amazing. Simply stated, if a Republican can't win this election, he or she can't win any presidential election. (Snip) Every (winning) campaign needs a good tagline (whether official or informal). For Reagan, it was "where's the beef?" For Clinton it was "it's the economy, stupid." Here perhaps this works: "Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me." It's not only catchy and well-known, but it also sends a strong psychological

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A tagline has to be original and not trite too. A few simple numbers that demonstrate the lies and failures of the 0bama regime will work. Just don't bog the whole thing down with numbers. Turning what 0bama has said and says during the debate against him is a good strategy but it requires cool AND fast thinking. One thing I learned about debating in a time-limited format a long time ago is that if you can charm the audience with your wit and a few well-handled facts and make your opponent look befuddled or like a liar you win

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Photoonist, 10/3/2012 6:23:55 PM     (No. 8907518)

.... every time. And that is even with less evidence on your side. The time limit is THE limit that you must win within.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: DARling, 10/3/2012 6:31:21 PM     (No. 8907532)

It was Mondale for "Where's the beef?"

Reagan's tag line involved him not taking advantage of Mondale's youth and inexperience.

Romney needs to find a fun, witty way to call Obama a scummy, job-killing, wealthy white male-hating communist.

Could be a tough order to fill.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: toinee, 10/3/2012 6:34:13 PM     (No. 8907539)

Slipping away from Mitt? What?! What polls are you believing?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: geminale, 10/3/2012 6:35:43 PM     (No. 8907545)

Read the article...if only!

As for tagline, it needs to be current. Where's the beef was awesome because everyone knew the original context.

"Fool me once" might appeal to Trekkers, but that's about it.

Problem is, all the great catch phrases were created in the 80s. ;-)

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Reply 5 - Posted by: gasmeterguy, 10/3/2012 8:17:57 PM     (No. 8907758)

Tag line:

"If you're sick of paying for everyone else's freebies, vote for Romeny/Ryan"

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Reply 6 - Posted by: EnsignO'Toole, 10/3/2012 8:48:02 PM     (No. 8907794)

Let's let Mitt be Mitt. He's done ok for himself over the years. He isn't dumb or stupid, and it's getting old seeing all the articles about what Mitt should do. He's savvy enough and knows what he wants to accomplish. What are people going to do who can't stand Obama but think Mitt should say this or that about a subject - are they going to stay home because Mitt didn't say what they think he should. How childish!

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