President Obama had a terrible debate last week. Supporters and opponents were shocked that he could be so off his game. They shouldn't have been. That they were indicates that they don't understand Obama's serious, likely insurmountable re-election problem. Obama supporters and detractors expect the old Obama to show better form in the next debate. But that is not going to happen! It cannot, because Obama's critical problem is not correctable.
He will come ready to re-fight the last debate. Pre-loaded with a string of lies to attack Romney with. The audience will be packed with dupes spouting pre-screened questions.
All Romney has to do is not play their game. Sidestep the questions and lies. No matter what is asked or said, use the time to get his own points across. Given that this is a Foreign policy debate, this could be a rout.
Romney: "For one of our greatest allies in a time of increasingly instability and violence in the the Middle East, I took time from my campaign to meet with Prime Minster Netanyahu. I did not think like the President that being a guest on "The View" and saying that he was "eye candy" exhibited any kind of leadership from the world's greatest defender of liberty."
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Mass Minority, 10/8/2012 9:18:44 AM (No. 8917559)
The overarching leftoid response to Romneys win was some variation of "Even though Romney spewed nothing but lies" followed by a long winded recitation of how hard it is to be president and pure amazement at how poorly the annointed one performed, although obviously it wasn't his fault (Romneys cheat hanky and all).
Very few followed the "spewed lies" comment with any refutation of fact. They simply left the word Lie hang out there hoping it would stick. Those that did try to refute were left with unconvincing arguments like "Just because Romney didn't specically call for a 5 trillion dollar tax hike expert economists have shown that it could happen as a result of ... insert boogeyman conspiracy plot here.
If anything Obama is even more vulnerable on Foreign policy. Most of us had Obama's utopian worldview in our late teens. He relates so well with college students BECAUSE he has that same naieve understanding of the world.
He's pushing a worldview most in the country have strongly held, and then completely abandoned in the face of the cold harsh reality of human nature.
He is going to be the Tobacco Salesman in a room full of ex smokers. He's toast.
What poster 4 said. Be ready for spew from obama about ----- "every independent fact checker, according to every independent analysis, all economists who reviewed statements made by Mr. Romney." I'm sure Mitt is well prepared for the ugly attack. He will prevail.
I liked the analogy of the golden and pit bull. Very true. obama does not speak extemporaneously very well and it shows. No teleprompter to read and he just isn't very good or believable. I am sure he will boo hoo with someone from the crowd and offer a Kleenex and he cannot offer any answers. I am also looking forward to the Ryan/biden debate. I know they keep saying how good biden is but I don't believe it for a minute.
#4 "All Romney has to do is not play their game. Sidestep the questions and lies. No matter what is asked or said, use the time to get his own points across. Given that this is a Foreign policy debate, this could be a rout." Exactly! Foxnews had Debbie Blabbermouth-Shultz on yesterday morning. She was asked a direct question…she responded with a thirty second dissertation that had absolutely nothing to do with the question but was actually a repeat of democrat talking points. Of course she wasn't called on it. Romney and Ryan should do the same thing when hit with 'gottcha' questions.
You can bet your boots Romney is not going to fall into his own inevitability of winning the last two debates, but will be more determined to even perfect his last performance.
What I do expect, is for Obama to try to charm his Town Hall questioners. 'Too late the phalarope,' they will be looking past that for answers. The media of course realizes it must find a little something wonderful to prop up their boy.
Look for a manufactured "October Surprise" before the next R/O debate if (probable) the debate on Thursday between Joe and Paul goes south for the administration. Word's out he's thinking about bombing or irritating Libya somehow so he can look presidential. It's all about the ME at this point. Any little skirmish there will require his "leadership" which will trump the debate.
He'd rather not be "present" at anymore of these "ridiculous" events. Give him Hollyweird where he can shine!
The Obamamedia spin-talkers have all gotten the memo that their idol got taken to the woodshed because Romney lied with the journal-list understood implication that Jim Leher was "too passive." [Translation: Leher failed to provide softballs tailored to Obama's know talking-point repertoire.]
Absolute certain prediction for debate #2: The "town hall" will be packed with Obama supporters all reading written questions provided in advance by Obama operatives.
We will be lucky if any of the "audience" are Romney supporters rather than Obama supporters who lied in whatever screening takes place.
As Romney was applying the surgeon's scalpel to Obama's half-truths and outright falsehoods in last Wednesday's debate, the outmatched and humiliated incumbent's face wore the phony smile of ignominious defeat.
"Monty Pelerin"--I like that nom de plume!--is surely correct that Obama won't improve in the next two debates because those abilities just don't inhere in him. He's spent a lifetime pretending to be someone he will never be: an eminence grise, a deep thinker, a wonk with abilities above those of the people whom he has chosen to surround him. In truth he's just a noisemaker that someone else must program.
Obama's trembling smile reminds me of a passage in Tom Wolfe's great Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers.
"'Ha-unnnnh,' says the Flak Catcher. It is one of those laughs that starts out as a laugh but ends up like he got hit in the stomach halfway through. It's the first assault on his dignity. So he breaks into his s***-eating grin, which is always phase two. Why do so many bureaucrats, deans, preachers, college presidents, try to smile when the mau-mauing starts? It's fatal, this smiling. When some bad dude is challenging your manhood, your smile just proves that he is right and you are chickens***--unless you are a bad man yourself with so much heart that you can make that smile say, 'Just keep on talking, sucker, because I'm gonna count to ten and then squash you.'"
Obama the Flak Catcher has been transformed into a spear catcher.
Every thing said about b0 is true and it may not matter. See Star Parker's article immediately above. We, Lucialle readers, are not the significant part of the electorate that we once were. We have to show the non-white, non-married, non-religious that b0 is just as bad for them as he is for us. No sale = no sale.
Is the grievance industry trying to create racial Shroud of Turin? The Smithsonian wants to display the hoodie worn by Tayvon Martin the night he was shot by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman. Really, is this what we need now? A modern-day abomination: a Turin Shroud for race-mongerers? Will this become a place of pilgrimage for people looking for reasons to hate?
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Informed consent is a big deal in health care. And it should be. (snip) Once a woman says she wants an abortion, medical standards and norms change. If the process of getting informed consent involves making the unknown, known, the process in the abortion industry is all about unknowing. When I regrettably and wrongly had an abortion many years ago, no one at Planned Parenthood explained anything to me -- and I mean nothing -- about my baby´s development. No one even showed me a picture of a 3-month old baby in the womb.
San Diego mayor and veteran Congressman Bob Filner is a serial molester of women who enjoyed immunity from exposure by his friends in the media who "pretty much knew" about his abuses but chose to ignore them as a non-story. We know this because a brave member of the San Diego media crowd has admitted it.(snip) Scorn is the appropriate response. The San Diego media deserves a big helping of humiliation over covering this up. There is no profession more conscious of prestige than the media. Just look at all the awards they give each other.
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Poor lil´ Huma, croaks the liberal media. A wifey ensnared in her infamous husband´s sordid sexual adventures. Huma Abedin is a victim -- victimhood being a checkbox for libs and a handy excuse for anyone who runs afoul the law, stupid choices, indecency, laziness, Faustian deals with the devil, trumped-up racism, trumped-up homophobia, trumped-up xenophobia, real political corruption, hand-washing compulsion, and whatever else can be appended to victimhood. Poor lil´ Huma is a victim, all right. She´s a victim of her own self-willed choice; of a match made not much from kismet than cold calculation.
Remember when scientists and other truth-seekers used to get all riled up about the way the Catholic Church treated Galileo? The outcry was not over the fact that Galileo was a "peer-reviewed" researcher, and therefore beyond question. Quite the contrary: the argument was that, from the point of view of the quest for truth, no one, including the representatives of official orthodoxy and authority, ought to be regarded as beyond question. In the Michael Mann lawsuit against Mark Steyn and National Review, it is the "award-winning researcher" who is joining the fight for Church orthodoxy
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