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Barone: Thoughts on the first
presidential debate

Washington Examiner, by Michael Barone

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Posted By:Hooverdog, 10/4/2012 12:30:11 PM

Did Mitt Romney win the first presidential debate between him and Barack Obama? Did Sitting Bull win at Little Big Horn? You would have been surprised, if you had been the proverbial man (or woman) from Mars, to guess which candidate—the incumbent president of the United States or the former one-term governor of Massachusetts—had a better command of either the details of public policy. Obviously Mitt Romney did. And you would have gotten the sense that one of the two candidates had a sense of command and the other was hugely on the defensive.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Rather Read, 10/4/2012 12:41:07 PM     (No. 8909386)

There are times I think that The Won doesn't want a second term. He can live large as an ex-president for a long time to come.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: horacer, 10/4/2012 12:47:48 PM     (No. 8909404)

Obama is all bullet points. He doesn't go beyond that which is why he makes a fool of himself off the teleprompter. I would bet in school he never read a book, he read the cliff notes. Last night he was exposed. He's ValJars puppet.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: LadyVet, 10/4/2012 2:10:25 PM     (No. 8909665)

May I insert a trivial comment here and make note that Michelle Obama finally found a designer who knew how to sew in sleeves? The slit up the back went too high, but at least she found an outfit with sleeves. And the color was good. I recommend that she order more in different colors and wear them at official functions.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: lakerman1, 10/4/2012 2:41:43 PM     (No. 8909771)

Yes, #3, but the hug that barack gave michelle at the end of the debate was much like the hug Dr. Sheldon Cooper gave Penny or Amy Farrah Fowler.
Except dr. cooper is more masculine than barack is.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: nonsense, 10/4/2012 2:55:22 PM     (No. 8909808)

Wasn't Michael Barone writing negatively about Romney just a few days ago? I think he was one of those Republicans who was not helping the campaign. Has he had a "Come to J. moment"? If so, it's about time!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 10/4/2012 4:27:16 PM     (No. 8910092)

FTA:

Obama suffered tonight from his lack of scrutiny from mainstream media. As I like to say, there is nothing free in politics, but there is some question about when you pay the price. In this first debate Obama paid the price for the hands-off treatment he has received from mainstream media. His talking points, advanced by his spokesmen in the confidence that they will not be seriously challenged, were refuted by an energized and articulated and well-informed Mitt Romney. He stood there petulantly and pathetically, nonplussed by the fact that his flimsy talking points were effectively challenged.

In a nutshell.

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