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Romney's toughest debate.........politico
« on: October 21, 2012, 09:00:10 PM »

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Re: Romney's toughest debate.........politico
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2012, 09:08:39 PM »
How in the wide, wide world of sports can foreign policy be seen as an Obama strength?

That's like viewing foreign policy as a strength for Jimmy Carter.

Politico is totally smoking the Obama crack.
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Re: Romney's toughest debate.........politico
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2012, 09:08:41 PM »
What Romney needs most of all is to do what he's done in the last two debates - appear Presidential.  If he can do that, and not completely bomb on the substance, then he effectively wins the debate, even if Obama is technically awarded the points.

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Re: Romney's toughest debate.........politico
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2012, 09:12:18 PM »
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...a strength for President Barack Obama.

And that is all the father one needs to read on this article.  Don't waste your time.....


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Re: Romney's toughest debate.........politico
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2012, 09:19:45 PM »
What Romney needs most of all is to do what he's done in the last two debates - appear Presidential.  If he can do that, and not completely bomb on the substance, then he effectively wins the debate, even if Obama is technically awarded the points.

I agree.

But, boy.  VandenHei and Allen are really pimping Obama in this piece.  They make it sound as if Romney just as well not show up.

The fact is, Obama got NO benefit from last week's debate, and he'll get no benefit from this one unless Romney falls on his face. 

There's little Obama can do to turn this thing around. 
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Re: Romney's toughest debate.........politico
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2012, 10:05:07 PM »
I agree.

But, boy.  VandenHei and Allen are really pimping Obama in this piece.  They make it sound as if Romney just as well not show up.

The fact is, Obama got NO benefit from last week's debate, and he'll get no benefit from this one unless Romney falls on his face. 

There's little Obama can do to turn this thing around.

But But But!! Obama has Gloria and her 30 year old story where Mitt tried to keep a girl from getting an Abortion!!! Oh the horrors!

it will be out this week! Gloria will trot that old woman out to talk about it.  Somehow I can't see people relating to a 50+ woman discussing abortion from 30 years ago.. But that is just me :shrug:


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Re: Romney's toughest debate.........politico
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2012, 10:16:53 PM »
Bush started two wars; one very popular, the other quickly turned very unopular.

He failed to end either, despite a long, long time.

Starting out Obama's appeal was popular; to end the unpopular one, and to pursue the popular one, but more expertly.

Four more years, and the once popular one has turned unpopular as well. Obama owns the inexpert conduct of that war.

Hint: Americans don't mind wars, if justified and vigorously fought to victory in reasonable time.

Effing around in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan for longer than WWII will predictably become unpopular.

In Afghanistan we never knew what our objective was at the start. We are still not sure if we achieved it. Looks like we failed, and will walk out soon.

Out of all this Bush/Obama mess Romney ought to be able to say some intelligent things about HIS OWN VISION for our role in the world.

Iran, border with Mexico, islamic extremism worldwide, Arab Spring results, offer a few broad topics.

I will be happy if he says: "On this too, we can and will do better."

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Re: Romney's toughest debate.........politico
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2012, 10:40:25 PM »
The questions are what will determine if Romney has a chance. If the questions are about general approaches to world policy, he will do fine. But if the questions are specific to anything that's going on now - like what should they be discussing with Iran? or when should they get out of Afghanistan? - Romney will be at a real disadvantage. Anything he says will either be a "There's no difference between the two of them" or "Romney is undermining the country to advance his political career".

If Bob Schieffer is anywhere near as much an 0bama fan as Candy is, Romney can't win. Romney won the first debate because Jim Lehrer didn't take sides. He lost the second because Candy did.

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Re: Romney's toughest debate.........politico
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2012, 07:49:29 PM »
What Romney needs most of all is to do what he's done in the last two debates - appear Presidential.  If he can do that, and not completely bomb on the substance, then he effectively wins the debate, even if Obama is technically awarded the points.

Agree ... and by Presidential I hope Mitt reminds Americans that "in best interest of the United States" must be part of foreign policy.
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Re: Romney's toughest debate.........politico
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Re: Romney's toughest debate.........politico
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2012, 07:55:17 PM »
What Romney needs most of all is to do what he's done in the last two debates - appear Presidential.  If he can do that, and not completely bomb on the substance, then he effectively wins the debate, even if Obama is technically awarded the points.

I couldn't agree more!


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