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Low Obama expectations will save him
Washington Times, by J. T. Young

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 10/14/2012 11:19:05 PM

You can almost chalk Tuesday’s presidential debate up as draw before it even starts. This verdict should not depress Republicans because it does not mean Mitt Romney won’t again do a stellar job. What it means is that because of the first debate, the landscape has changed and there are factors in play this time that are largely beyond his control. Expectations have been reset, if not entirely reversed, because of Mr. Romney’s first debate victory. The first time, Mr. Romney benefitted from unrealistically low expectations –- a product of Mr. Obama’s campaign strategy of personal diminution

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: pc504, 10/14/2012 11:25:53 PM     (No. 8933490)

Low expectations?...Wait till his petulance is on full display. Ideally Rommney will get under his skin and make him loose it.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 10/14/2012 11:28:31 PM     (No. 8933495)

He's only the sitting president of the United States. Yeah, sure - not much should be expected.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Passion, 10/14/2012 11:28:37 PM     (No. 8933496)

I agree with 1. This dude's ego and temper have gotten the best of him, and I think we can count on him over playing his hand and that debate 3 will be another disaster for Obama.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: devnull, 10/14/2012 11:32:21 PM     (No. 8933499)

So the new strategy is: "I suck and you know it so get over it". Wow, that's a winner.......

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Reply 5 - Posted by: SteelTurman, 10/14/2012 11:35:34 PM     (No. 8933501)

What an upside down world we live in.

Zippy will be the mumbling pontificator he always is without the aid of a prosthetic teleprompter.

He will look small and eminently ignorable as he always does without the adoring crowds.

And he will be every bit the preening self-aggrandizing narcissist he is because that is what he is, is all he ever was or will forever be.

No, the veils have been torn away ...

... he has been exposed.

No one is buying his crap anymore.



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Reply 6 - Posted by: snowcloud, 10/14/2012 11:37:24 PM     (No. 8933505)

It's gonna be a LONG three weeks. This whole campaign season has been insufferable! Come on November 6th already! PLEASE!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Patchy groundfog, 10/14/2012 11:46:03 PM     (No. 8933519)

Sorry but this line of prediction has already failed with the first debate.

The debates arent for the politically attuned, they are for the masses. Which is why Obama will fail again.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: lotsamojo, 10/14/2012 11:56:37 PM     (No. 8933532)

Prediction . . . no matter what the actual results are, the headlines will read . . . The Comeback Kid Knocks It Out Of The Park!!!!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: nigella, 10/14/2012 11:58:18 PM     (No. 8933536)

I just saw where obama said the debates would be "interesting." Cryptic to say the least. Either he has the questions or he has some "scandal' to drop on Romney...

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Safari Man, 10/15/2012 12:00:07 AM     (No. 8933537)

Biden has set the bar for Obama. If Barry doesn't open a can of Jerkwad Express and stomp all over Romney with maniacal arrogance, the dims are gonna wonder why Biden is not at the top of the ticket.


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Reply 11 - Posted by: wi cynic, 10/15/2012 12:01:08 AM     (No. 8933541)

If Obama can get off the stage without falling, spilling his water, or drooling all over himself, the media will call it a win for him.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 10/15/2012 12:06:35 AM     (No. 8933548)

As I recall, the Obamedia were also providing his cover of low expectations before debate #1.
He didn't disappoint then, that's for sure. But we did see what's real about the jerk.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Spidey, 10/15/2012 1:59:47 AM     (No. 8933595)

Romney's not going to allow Obama to butt in on his answers.Ryan took Biden's buffoonery,probably out of respect for him being an elder statesman.

I haven't seen where the MSM has called Biden out on his packs of lies,especially him claiming he didn't vote for the two wars.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Deedo, 10/15/2012 2:35:10 AM     (No. 8933613)

I fully expect a question to Romney such as, "Do you know who the prime minister of Uzbekistan is?" A question for which Obama will have prepared.

There could also be questions asking if Romney has stopped beating his wife, too.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Butch, 10/15/2012 3:07:19 AM     (No. 8933636)

Watch for Romney to pound Obama on Libya, and hard. And that 1.1% wholesale price inflation number for September alone ( over 13% annualized)? That's another nightmare for Obama.

Don't forget that Mitt Romney is a real lawyer, one who knows how to drive a point home and nail this dissembler's shoulders to the wall.

Q. How on earth can Obama defend the indefensible? A. He can't.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: thelmalou, 10/15/2012 4:28:35 AM     (No. 8933684)

Hello? Does anybody remember Algore in 2000? First debate terrible. Massive adjustment in the opposite direction in the second, just as terrible. Another adjustment for third debate, just as terrible.

This debate stuff may be so much trivia in the end. Benghazi may decide this election.


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Reply 17 - Posted by: bpl40, 10/15/2012 6:17:50 AM     (No. 8933733)

Of the two people that show up, only one is a sitting President. He can run but he can't hide. IMO he has triggered an exactly opposite set of expectations which he will fulfill.

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