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Here's how debates like
tonight's have mattered

Investor's Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm

Original Article

Posted By:SurferLad, 10/3/2012 9:21:18 AM

Former Vice President Walter Mondale was reminiscing about his defeat at the hands of Ronald Reagan in the second largest lopsided electoral vote total in history, 525-13. [Snip] Some people think Mondale's defeat occurred on election day, Nov. 6, 1984. But Mondale told me that he'd realized his doom weeks before the election. It happened during his debate with President Reagan 28 years ago this month. With a straight face and laser focus, the Republican incumbent had launched his pre-planned zinger: "I am not going to exploit, for political purposes, my opponent's youth and inexperience."

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: FunOne, 10/3/2012 9:36:22 AM     (No. 8906356)

Classic Reagan.

Please let there be another one like him somewhere out there--and soon.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: steveW, 10/3/2012 9:56:11 AM     (No. 8906402)

The difference is, back in Mondales' day there were still a percentage of Democrats with a conscience. That conscience began to be nullified in their blind defense of Clinton in the Lewinsky affair, was further erased in their hysterical defense of Al Gore's Florida 2000 brazen attempt at election fraud, nearly banished from the brain in their post-9/11 attempt to turn the War on Terror into a Vietnam-like loss for the US, then permanently banished from all Democrat souls with the placement of the first anti-American, Marxist fraud in the Oval Office 2008.

Reagan could, at least, appeal to the other side of the aisle and know that some people of good faith would respond. Romney cannot appeal to what, tragically, is now only a black hole of deceit.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: kjack, 10/3/2012 10:40:53 AM     (No. 8906525)

The pResident is prone to interrupt.

A proposed preplanned Romney zinger: "You have demonstrated that agreements, rules, regulations, and law mean nothing to you, in this debate and in governing. Please allow me to continue."

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Reply 4 - Posted by: tusker, 10/3/2012 11:24:04 AM     (No. 8906627)

Anybody that needs these so-called "debates" to make up what we laughingly refer to as their "minds", doesn't deserve to be allowed to vote.

It's simple: Bow-Boy or Romney.

A tin-horned Communist or an American Patriot.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: bob913, 10/3/2012 6:13:26 PM     (No. 8907493)

I will read about it tomorrow as I cannot stand to listen to that condescending socialist obama. I will hear Romney clips on the radio as he speaks like a normal person.

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