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Obama Will Be More
‘Aggressive’ in Second Debate,
Axelrod Says

ABC News, by Mary Bruce

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Posted By:JoniTx, 10/14/2012 1:55:23 PM

After his lackluster performance at the first presidential debate, President Obama is making some “adjustments” and will be more “aggressive” in his second face-off with Republican nominee Mitt Romney, senior Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod said today. “Nobody’s a harsher critic than the president is of himself and he viewed the [debate] tape,” Axelrod said on “Fox News Sunday.” “I think he’s going to make some adjustments on Tuesday.” Axelrod would not detail any strategic changes that the president might be making, but said he’s “going to be aggressive in making the case for his view of where we should

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: formerNYer, 10/14/2012 2:01:58 PM     (No. 8932499)

FTA: Nobody’s a harsher critic than the president is of himself
0 10/13: But the truth is, when you read the transcript, everything I said was true and a lot of what he said was not.”

2 administrations in one!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: tulipwood, 10/14/2012 2:05:25 PM     (No. 8932505)

I guess that means they will take him off the weed and put him on some speed.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Malia2012, 10/14/2012 2:08:43 PM     (No. 8932515)

Cannot wait to see the coward-in-chief get more "aggressive" at the next debate! Pass the popcorn!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: franq, 10/14/2012 2:11:31 PM     (No. 8932521)

Maybe instead of counting how many times he blinks, they'll monitor how many times he wipes his nose.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 10/14/2012 2:21:18 PM     (No. 8932537)

Why does a guy that's been in charge for years,
need days to cram ,
so he can debate his own policies ?
Why does Obama have to be " aggressive " to defend himself ?
If the election was on who should be CEO of Bain , with Obama challenging,
I can't fathom Mitt Romney requiring days and days
to " cram " so he could explain how he ran Bain.
Nor could I imagine Romney faltering , like Obama did, trying
to explain what he's been doing for years as company CEO.
Obama has two moods.
Lazy and possibly doped up , which the media
euphemistically describes as cool.
And desperately nasty, where his voice rises to screech levels , as in
" You didn't build that ".
Both are offensive.
Bring it.



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Reply 6 - Posted by: sgtfox of the jarhead clan, 10/14/2012 2:22:38 PM     (No. 8932540)

Make believe prosthetic testicles are being made up special for this event. As he bounds on stage there will be sound effects like clank clank clank. Some worshippers in the front rows will faint at the glory of his presence. Watch for it.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Bubbasuncle, 10/14/2012 2:25:42 PM     (No. 8932549)

0dumbo is going to look like Mongo after getting a Candygram!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: provide, 10/14/2012 2:26:55 PM     (No. 8932554)

Since it is near Halloween, Bammy will come dressed as the emperor he believes himself to be.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: oriton, 10/14/2012 2:38:31 PM     (No. 8932587)

So is he going to wail for his daddy instead of mommy this time? The thing is people are going to be focused like a laser on bitty o and he's going to have to bring it the whole debate. If he slips up once, it will completely alter any momentum he might have had up to that point. He'll feel it too and he won't be able to recover. He'll either crawl into his shell with head down or overdo the mean boy thing. I'm so excited!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: john56, 10/14/2012 2:38:47 PM     (No. 8932588)

Obama and his minions know that Obama can be "agressive," or impolite as much as he wants. Candy Crowley is going to basically do just what Martha Radditz did with Biden ... take sides.

Heck, Obama could walk across stage, slap Romney in the face, and the media stooges would applaud his "agressiveness."

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Reply 11 - Posted by: southernboy, 10/14/2012 2:44:35 PM     (No. 8932602)

Bidens' demeanor changed about half way through the debate from obnoxious drunk to mean drunk. Expect O'bie to bounce out all full of p*** and vinegar…then when Romney gets in a good punch, turn into a sulled-up
specimen of his real self. I'm looking forward to it!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: byzantine, 10/14/2012 2:46:50 PM     (No. 8932605)

Mitt Romney is a expert at debating. I have a feeling that "0" is going to play right into his hands in the next debate. The Romney team is expecting him to go negative. The only objective for Romney is to simply counter "0"'s foolish accusations while appearing Presidential and taking the fight back to him. It's going to be a 'Town-Hall' style debate, where negative attacks are not viewed favorably.



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Reply 13 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 10/14/2012 2:55:02 PM     (No. 8932620)

LOL. He's never aggressive when his opponent can respond directly to his nonsense. And he's never had to defend his ''accomplishments'' before. Romney will win debate #2 as well.


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Reply 14 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 10/14/2012 3:04:56 PM     (No. 8932644)

LMAO #2.

"I guess that means they will take him off the weed and put him on some speed."

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Patriot Forever, 10/14/2012 3:06:17 PM     (No. 8932647)

Translation: To Obama, more aggressive means less truthful.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 10/14/2012 3:08:08 PM     (No. 8932650)

So e's going to go from comatose academic to merely academic?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: pgvoisin, 10/14/2012 3:28:45 PM     (No. 8932704)

LOL!

Style over substance!

If Obama has to play to his base at this point in the election, he is toast!

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Calico Al, 10/14/2012 3:37:47 PM     (No. 8932723)

He is studing Biden's How To Debate on you tube.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Safari Man, 10/14/2012 3:40:42 PM     (No. 8932731)

So does this mean he'll be employing his ghetto accent per Hampton University? He was ghetto fabulous for that.


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Reply 20 - Posted by: Wetlandz, 10/14/2012 3:54:48 PM     (No. 8932769)

Going after Romney tax records, big bird and Bain isn't discussing the issues. How many times will he mention 47%? I'm guessing 3-5

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Reply 21 - Posted by: pomom, 10/14/2012 4:00:57 PM     (No. 8932795)

I hope there's a split screen so I can see his reaction when Romney speaks. The townhall debate style doesn't lend itself to this kind of faux agressive demeanor. I'm sure Barry will be very animated, however.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: MissMann, 10/14/2012 4:04:13 PM     (No. 8932803)

I smell a drinking game in the offing...


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Reply 23 - Posted by: Former lurker, 10/14/2012 4:05:31 PM     (No. 8932810)

Both polls today have Obama at 47%....must be a way to exploit this coincidence.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: redink, 10/14/2012 4:35:54 PM     (No. 8932844)

Obama will probably mark his territory, ala Al Gore. It doesn't really matter though. When there's no truth there's only acting. And you can't keep it up next to the person exposing you as an actor.

All Romney has to do is state facts, counter lies, and have the courage to make sure he's heard. There's only so much the media can do to help Obama.


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Reply 25 - Posted by: Salt5792, 10/14/2012 5:06:45 PM     (No. 8932901)

Ohhhhh! Aggressive Obama. I'm so scared.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: radrelic, 10/14/2012 5:16:17 PM     (No. 8932917)

Shades of Kicksss Rick and his strategies? Romney will be Romney and seems not worried, already having mastered the issues for the first debate?

Has Axelrod stacked the townhall meeting?

Who wins in the personable category? Should be the one with least to hide and the least need to redo himself? obama a lose lose IMO.

Personal insults way below the dignity of a POTUS as the Marxist/Alinsky method expert puts his insides 6to work. He cannot relate or understand a man like ROMNEY SO WILL OVER-CALCULATE?

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