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Five reasons why Mitt Romney
can win the first presidential
TV debate (seriously)

Telegraph [UK], by Peter Foster

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 10/1/2012 5:41:02 PM

Wednesday’s first Presidential Debate in Denver should be a slam-dunk for Barack Obama: say what you like about his record as president, there can be no doubting Mr Obama’s silky brilliance as a campaigner and his ability to perform on the biggest stage. In fact, the bigger, the better. Mitt Romney, on the other hand, has proved (even by his own, wooden standards) a spectacularly inept presidential candidate: cloth-eared to the needs of ordinary Americans on the stump and strategically out-manoeuvred by Chicago who defined him early, and perhaps fatally, as a heartless plutocrat. So it should be a crushing


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Reply 1 - Posted by: franq, 10/1/2012 5:45:54 PM     (No. 8902833)

It doesn't matter who wins these farsical, questions-in-advance debates. What matters is that right-thinking people get out to vote Nov. 6th in numbers that exceed the 47% of the takers. That is what it boils down to. And if that method fails, we will have a country like we've never seen.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: sinic, 10/1/2012 5:59:54 PM     (No. 8902848)

Right you are, #1. I really don't care who "wins" the debate according to the media. I really don't think that, given the choice of moderators, Romney has a chance in Hurl of coming out with positive press...other than here and a few other conservative sites. My only hope is that the bulk of the 53%ers know what's in store if Obama wins...and hit the polls in droves. That, and the hope that most of the lazy busturds that inhabit the 47% are too freakin' lazy to get off their sorry arses and make the trek to the voting booth. I'm serious here...if Obama wins another term, me and the Mrs. are contemplating a move that's more than "drastic" by our standards. And I'm not talking about some empty Alec Baldwin claim. It's either that, or hang around for the 2nd Secession of the South and the next Civil War...which would no doubt be fought against all those Federal Departments who've been stocking up on ammo. What on earth are these people thinking? Are they that delusional that they think the money tree will never shed it's leaves?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: butch, 10/1/2012 6:25:43 PM     (No. 8902874)

Where do Daily Telegraph writers dream this stuff up?

Maybe this writer is unaware that Telepromters aren't allowed in the "debates," such as they are. Or maybe he just hasn't ever heard Obama speak off the cuff - Obama simply cannot do it without cringe-inducing "uuuuuh"s and "mmmm"s. Obama tries to run out the clock with BS every time he has to speak on his feet, as he did in all two of his press conferences as president.

I can think of a lot of things to say about Mitt Romney as a presidential candidate, but he doesn't even come close to being "spectacularly inept." I think he knows how to get under Obama's thin skin, and I think he'll do it with Alinsky-ite mockery.

We'll see about that Obama slam-dunk (seriously).

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Photoonist, 10/1/2012 7:00:04 PM     (No. 8902920)

'' most notably his peevish and over-hasty response to Ambassador Chris Stevens being murdered in Libya. ''- article. As soon as I saw that opinion of this author it killed the entire article. Romney had the proper response to what happened in Libya and just sooner than this author's feeble comprehension could catch.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Bla Bla, 10/1/2012 7:03:42 PM     (No. 8902925)

The main reason, imho, the debates will help Romney (that wasn't mentioned in this article):

The MSM is forced to cover him for 3 hours, when the rest of the time they discuss his bad sound bites & happily show Obama being affable on talk shows.

That means the independent swing voters that swallow the MSM propaganda get to see him for themselves for a fair amount of time & make up their own minds who has a brain & a plan to get America strong again.

I feel like I live in Soviet Russia & Pravda is telling us all how wonderful the latest dictator is.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: dr fate, 10/1/2012 7:35:31 PM     (No. 8902978)

I will follow the debates as best I can through running commentaries on conservative websites. Since I already know for whom I'll be voting [ha] I have no intention of subjecting myself to an hour or two of the most despised Kenyan in America. Not good for my blood pressure or my flatscreen.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: TXknitter, 10/1/2012 7:38:46 PM     (No. 8902985)

#1 I agree. This election is about sending Obama and his very expensive family BACK to Chicago. Therefore, there is nothing, nothing, NOTHING that Mitt can do to lose my vote on November 6th. It will only be the beginning stages necessary to begin to turn this country around.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: strike3, 10/1/2012 7:42:21 PM     (No. 8902990)

You'd better be serious, Dillweed, because that's exactly what's going to happen. Obama has never faced a serious argument where he wasn't the top dog at the podium and everybody else was subject to his control. You can't even count Clinton-Lite. He even turns his back on reporters when the questions are above third-grade level. All Romney has to do is get under Obama's scales and we may see a debate that will show the tongue and fangs of the serpent. As for barry's legendary oratory skills, that's all they are, a legend manufactured by your kind. Bottoms up to Wednesday, when the one gets barbecued in his own juices.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: formerlyphelps, 10/1/2012 7:52:43 PM     (No. 8903017)

Still grappling with the author’s strange casting of 0 as both a huge stage performer and poor debater…?

#5 makes a very good point – this is a good chance to see the unfiltered candidate Romney. He’s got to go in understanding that 0 will employ the debate tactic of verbosity – dumping so much junk that you can’t begin to address it all, but hoping you will try. Romney needs to focus on his own message, not get bogged down trying to shoot down every bird 0 flushes.

BTW - Really need to abandon the 47% nonsense. The article posted earlier about the looming tax increase due to the expiration of the Bush rates will move a lot of people out of the 47% - but oddly I don’t see the same people griping about the “47%” cheering for the tax increase that will reduce it.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: ricktutt, 10/1/2012 8:41:23 PM     (No. 8903097)

Obvious liberal commentary!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: FormerDem, 10/1/2012 10:38:22 PM     (No. 8903302)

I doubt Mr. Obama's silky brilliance.

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