Call The Police! Romney Beats Obama Over The Head With A Missing TelepromTer – Holy Cow!

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232 thoughts on “Call The Police! Romney Beats Obama Over The Head With A Missing TelepromTer – Holy Cow!

  1. DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates Romney won without a doubt. See my video tomorrow morning about my full analysis of the debate
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates Romneyu good at laying out differences. He sold the 716 billion medicare cut! Very solid, very good
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates crushed the middle class
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates He has no real ability to speka extempore. Romney does very well, very very well in his answers, fluent. Your VP says you’ve
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates He needs a teleprompter or memorized response to be fluent. Otherwise he pauses after each word and makes no eye contact
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates Contrast Obama’s good closing statement with his performance in the rest of the debate. Now he’s doing memorized answers
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates have to have a plan from a president who never submitted a budget or a helath care bill. he let congress do it
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates Obama smart aleck about first day. Obama cannot talk about bipartisanship. He’s selling his bipartisanship. Tough sell
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates good for Romney on bipartisanship. Common ground great line. Compassion. Really hurting people. good bipartisan rap
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates good for Romney on school choice. Big win for Ropmney. so shut uip and let them debate!
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates Great line about 90 billion being two million teachers and tyig it to donors and Solyndra
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates college affordable. Romney should come back about Obamacare tax for no insurance. Good shot on borrow from parents go to college
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates school choice. bravo. for Romney. 20 pct cut in education after you doubled spending on dept of ed
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates Great statement of fundamental beliefs by Romney so much better than Obama. l Great answer vs Obama’s was terrible
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates Good shot by Romney on defense. Religous tolerance and freedom. Copassion. excellent care for them. all children of same God.
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates Finally, Obama opens his eyes and is effective in speaking. Now lets have debate over teachers and get to unions
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates You didn’t keep our ambassador safe. Lincoln passed homestead act, the greatest empowerment of people by giving them govt land
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates So far this is a decisive Romney win. He got rid of the compassion gap. Romney is more charismatic. Obama seems too laid back
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates Obama trips all over himself. Good explanation by Romney of his general priciples. Obama never looks at Romney
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates I dont understand the difference on pre existing conditions. Obama rambling. He is making good point on lack of Romney specs
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  2. May be a bug with the new site upgrade? In that last thread, when I logged in, it would not load all the comments, as in there is no box like this at the end and some of the comments toward the end don’t load either. It happened with other threads too. I don’t know if others experience similar difficulties.

    That was an awesome performance. The tell Obama was caught off guard by Romney’s agility, was that he had to fall back on his campaign lies about Romney to counter Romney and he didn’t even do that well, his bringing back his dead granny to show his values fell like a lead balloon. .

  3. Checked in on MSNBC: couldnt stand both Matthews and Sharpton spinning their lies.
    Idiot on CNN is repeating O campaign stump lines, while Carville says: Pres Obama looked like he would have preferred to be just about anywhere else.
    Going back to Fox now. It’s more fun.

  4. Obama supporters:

    This is how the Romney camp envisioned the campaign: let O defend his economic policies and have R say, not good enough, I will do better.

    — David Corn (@DavidCornDC)

    Romney: “You don’t pick the winners and losers. You just pick the losers.” Not entirely accurate, but a good line. #DMNdebate

    — Mike Hashimoto (@MikeHashimoto)

    Romney is relaxed and empathetic, while Obama comes across as a constipated professor. C’mon, Mr. President! #Debates

    — Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof)

    Bipartisan feedback im getting right now is that Romney is doing much better than expected.

    — David Gregory (@davidgregory)

    This is a rolling calamity for Obama. He’s boring, abstract, and less human-seeming than Romney! thebea.st/RdXvE9

    — Andrew Sullivan (@sullydish)

    Ouchy, RT @adamnagourney “Who is more absent from the stage? Jim Leher or President Obama. Close call.”

    — The Fix (@TheFix)

    Clearest sign that Romney’s winning: liberals filling up my feed with what Obama *should* be saying

    — Joshua Green (@JoshuaGreen)

    Email from liberal friend: “I think I might vote for Romney.” #scientificpolling

    — Scott Conroy (@RealClearScott)

    Education is the key. But hearing Obama defend his record, after hearing Clinton, is painful. Truly painful. thebea.st/RdXvE9

    — Andrew Sullivan (@sullydish)

    Obama made a lot of great points tonight. Unfortunately, most of them were for Romney

    — Bill Maher (@billmaher)

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  5. #debates I dont understand the difference on pre existing conditions. Obama rambling. He is making good point on lack of Romney specs
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates good for attacking the board. But needs to get into the human cost of it. Good point on public v private on cost reduction
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates Does anybody believe that insurance premiums are going down???? or up slower???
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates Obama defends board on health care practices. I hope Romney blasts it. Obama is disjointed and choppy
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates excellent summation of Obamacare Great Romney rap on Obamacare. Excellent presentation
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates Romney cited bipartisanship. Bringing america together. Great answer. 20 million lose insurance due to obamacare
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates Obama does good job of describing health care problems out there. Keep your own insurance except with employer drops it
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates Excellent answer on Obamacare I like holding Obama to his previous statements. Good equation of obamacare with lack of hiring
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates five banks as too big to fail. Good point on regulation of banks. No regulations out yet. I can udnerstand Romney not Obama
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates How will Obama answer too big to fail? Obama keeps getting his point lost in his own story. Obama isn’t rebutting too big to fai
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates Lehrer is weak and intrusive. Romney rebuts allegation that he doesn’t want to regulate Wall STreet
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates good debate about private v public. you are really putting insurance companies at the mercy of the seniors. The opposite
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates I love that its their choice. Reaganesque delivery. Great answer
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates He seems lost in his own rhetoric and stats. Very inarticulate. Very bad without teleprompter. Romney very good
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates good that we are getting into a Medicare debate. So far Romney has escaped blame for any cuts on Soc Sec and on Medicare now
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates Romney positions himself as better on entitlements than Obama. Big concession that no impact on people udner 55
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates Good answer on Medicare. Medicare advantage. 716 billion on current recipients. Obama smirking
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates lowering payments to providers means no more doctors taking Medicare patients.
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates Big concession to say that Romney and he are the same on Social sEcurity. SAve from Medicare program means cuts
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates Here comes the 47 pct. Medicare is not the big driver of deficit. It is medicaid and welfare and goverment agencies
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates refreshing to hear the word “poor” real English. Romney is so effective!
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates good answer on green energy Solyndra. dont’ pick winners and losers. pick the losers. good defense of block granting
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates Finally Obama talks about real people. Romney’s been doing it all night. Obama stumbling.
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates Obama doesn’t open his eyes. Looks like he’s unsure and groping. Good point on outsourcing.
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates tax hikes never cut the deficit. Romney good point. Obama gets off taxes onto oil companies. he lost the previous segment
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates revenue=taxes investment=spending. got it? the new dictionary
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates voters agree don’t raise taxes on anyone. explalnation of tax increases hurting people.
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates thehistory is that spending cuts never really materialize and we are left with tax hikes that happened under Bush 41
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates He is trying to sell himself as the budget cutter. Won’t sell. Spending cuts never happen but tax hikes do
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates Cut deficit in half, unfortunately he doubled it. Trillion deficit is misrepresentation. it was tarp loan which was repaid
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates borrowing from China. PBS subsidy. Like big bird. excellent rendition of spending cuts. He looks trustworthy
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates Romney is winning big. Romney has great energy level. good point about moral debt. good push on higher taxes slow economy
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates Romney good on his plan. Evidence of last four years Unemployment and recitation of stats is very very effective
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates Clinton’s prosperity was all hinged on cutting the capital gains tax
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates Obama talks to the floor. No eye contact. First time Obama talks to the camera. Obama is the lman of fiscal responsibility
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates I am watching Ronald REagan reborn. His point about 3 percent hiring half is very well made. His eyes are open
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates was cut in capital gains tax cut. Obama is not doing nearly as well as Romney. Obams seems lost
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates Neither candidate will admit that they can only balance budget with eco growth. Cite Clinton cuts. The key to Clinton success
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates boldl idea is never mind? Bad comeback. Romney explained his progrma very well. Cant dismiss it by “never mind”
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates Romney’s line about his boys is good. Great explanation by Romney and point about individual rates not corporate
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates Romney says I won’t add to deficit. What he means is the economy will grow. not reduce proportion paid by rich. He means pct
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  6. …the adult we were waiting for showed up…Mitt did a great job…he has begun to expose the Great Imposter…the fraud…

    O was glaring…

  7. I’m following the commenters calling in to CSPAN. The polarization is amazing. Alot of Obots are calling in as independents. I’m actually a bit worried based on the calls. It would seem that there is a huge gap in understanding what just happened and what it means.

    Hillary 2012

  8. May be a bug with the new site upgrade? In that last thread, when I logged in, it would not load all the comments, as in there is no box like this at the end and some of the comments

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    Same with me, and I use Firefox, some message at the bottom of my screen saying Sync encountered an error…

  9. #debates Romney positions himself as better on entitlements than Obama. Big concession that no impact on people udner 55
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates Good answer on Medicare. Medicare advantage. 716 billion on current recipients. Obama smirking
    78 retweets since about an hour ago Retweet
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates lowering payments to providers means no more doctors taking Medicare patients.
    109 retweets since about an hour ago Retweet
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates Big concession to say that Romney and he are the same on Social sEcurity. SAve from Medicare program means cuts
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates Here comes the 47 pct. Medicare is not the big driver of deficit. It is medicaid and welfare and goverment agencies
    53 retweets since about an hour ago Retweet
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates refreshing to hear the word “poor” real English. Romney is so effective!
    69 retweets since about an hour ago Retweet
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates good answer on green energy Solyndra. dont’ pick winners and losers. pick the losers. good defense of block granting
    91 retweets since about an hour ago Retweet
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates Finally Obama talks about real people. Romney’s been doing it all night. Obama stumbling.
    99 retweets since about an hour ago Retweet
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates Obama doesn’t open his eyes. Looks like he’s unsure and groping. Good point on outsourcing.
    66 retweets since about an hour ago Retweet
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates tax hikes never cut the deficit. Romney good point. Obama gets off taxes onto oil companies. he lost the previous segment
    92 retweets since about an hour ago Retweet
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates revenue=taxes investment=spending. got it? the new dictionary
    88 retweets since about an hour ago Retweet
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates voters agree don’t raise taxes on anyone. explalnation of tax increases hurting people.
    42 retweets since about an hour ago Retweet
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates thehistory is that spending cuts never really materialize and we are left with tax hikes that happened under Bush 41
    42 retweets since about an hour ago Retweet
    253668396862947330

    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates He is trying to sell himself as the budget cutter. Won’t sell. Spending cuts never happen but tax hikes do
    62 retweets since about an hour ago Retweet
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates Cut deficit in half, unfortunately he doubled it. Trillion deficit is misrepresentation. it was tarp loan which was repaid
    86 retweets since about an hour ago Retweet
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates borrowing from China. PBS subsidy. Like big bird. excellent rendition of spending cuts. He looks trustworthy
    101 retweets since about an hour ago Retweet
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates Romney is winning big. Romney has great energy level. good point about moral debt. good push on higher taxes slow economy
    269 retweets since about an hour ago Retweet
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates Romney good on his plan. Evidence of last four years Unemployment and recitation of stats is very very effective
    87 retweets since about an hour ago Retweet
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates Clinton’s prosperity was all hinged on cutting the capital gains tax
    90 retweets since about an hour ago Retweet
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates Obama talks to the floor. No eye contact. First time Obama talks to the camera. Obama is the lman of fiscal responsibility
    87 retweets since about an hour ago Retweet
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates I am watching Ronald REagan reborn. His point about 3 percent hiring half is very well made. His eyes are open
    204 retweets since about an hour ago Retweet
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates was cut in capital gains tax cut. Obama is not doing nearly as well as Romney. Obams seems lost
    108 retweets since about an hour ago Retweet
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates Neither candidate will admit that they can only balance budget with eco growth. Cite Clinton cuts. The key to Clinton success
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates boldl idea is never mind? Bad comeback. Romney explained his progrma very well. Cant dismiss it by “never mind”
    78 retweets since about an hour ago Retweet
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates Romney’s line about his boys is good. Great explanation by Romney and point about individual rates not corporate
    69 retweets since about an hour ago Retweet
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates Romney says I won’t add to deficit. What he means is the economy will grow. not reduce proportion paid by rich. He means pct
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates Romney’s recitation of econoic defects was killing. Obama is doing well in posing the 7 trillion quesiton. He looks nervous
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates good answer on energy. federal lands. Obama makes eye contact with the ground. Without a teleprompter, he doesnt make eye conta
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates they are giving Romney so much time. This long answer is enough to win the whole debate.
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates economy tax crushing. food prices up. midle income families are being crushed just like Biden says. Romney is so compelling
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates He is hugging Romney on energy and taxes. He looks thoughtful but does not seem to be talking to us and Mitt is. Mitt is better
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates Obama: education system improvement. But not teachers union. Race to the top is good. Obama is even more specific
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates get back to basic issues. Big government trickledown govt. great line advantage Romney
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates Reaganesque. Good recitation of program. Specifics. Shows heart. Very good opening by Romney. Obama is what we’ve heard before
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates Good that Romney slows down and shows compassion. Can you help me? Very compassionate. Very good delivery. Barack’s looks cold
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates invest = spend. Invest like Solyndra. Top down eco policies produced a decade of growth. Now taxes are patriotic
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates question is where we’ve been and how you misled us in the past and will in the future
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates no teleprompter. He’s in trouble. Michelle line yuck. begun to fight our way back. You promised it would be over by now
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates red tie v blue tie
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates economy 3 health care, role of govt and governing will be topics. good selection. Especially one on health care
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    #debates Hi everyone! As a former debating champ, stick around while I comment on this debate.
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    Tonight at 8 PM on @FoxNews I’ll be on the @oreillyfactor, hope you’ll join me. #Election2012 #RomneyRyan2012
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    I am looking forward to tonights debate. In case you didn’t know I’ll be live tweeting my opinion on how the debate is going. Please RT!
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    Tonight during the debate I’ll be live tweeting my opinion of the candidates’ answers. Hope to see you there, it should be fun. Please RT!
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    Bill Clinton and I used to share a proverb: Never sleep under the same roof with an unanswered negative. Romney needs to do the same tonight
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    DickMorrisTweetDick Morris
    Romney needs to hammer home two key themes tonight. One is the struggling economy and the other is Obamacare and all its negatives.
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  10. Frank Luntz focus group on Fox gives Romney a big win. Undecided voters, many of whom voted for Obama in 2008, going with Romney.

  11. Frank Lunz has a room full of Obama supporters in his focus group – most will now go for Romney.

  12. Illinois Underground, problems due to very high traffic and hundreds of comments. Should ease up some now with less comments. The Romney win almost shut down the web. 🙂

  13. I seriously think Romney won the WH tonight, the first debate is the first watched, the most important as it forms the initial impression and Romney murdered the narrative on him and Obama fell off the pedestal so far he aint hit the ground yet.

    2 Weeks until the next romney/Obama debate so there is no immediate hit back for Obama, he looked bad tonight, fallen idols fall a long way.

  14. Marco Rubio now on with Sean Hannity: Romney won because for the first time the President’s rhetoric is exposed for what it is.

  15. I guess I should have watched. By all accounts, it sounds like this was the infusion of
    momentum that Romney needed to jump start his campaign and put the focus back on
    Obama’s record instead of that 47% red herring the media has been focused on.

  16. Andrew Sullivan in tears (via HotAir):

    http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2012/10/live-blogging-the-first-presidential-debate-2012.html

    Look: you know how much I love the guy, and you know how much of a high information viewer I am, and I can see the logic of some of Obama’s meandering, weak, professorial arguments. But this was a disaster for the president for the key people he needs to reach, and his effete, wonkish lectures may have jolted a lot of independents into giving Romney a second look…

    The person with authority on that stage was Romney – offered it by one of the lamest moderators ever, and seized with relish. This was Romney the salesman. And my gut tells me he sold a few voters on a change tonight. It’s beyond depressing. But it’s true.

  17. job done…

    Kris Ketz ‏@KrisKetz
    RT @markknoller: Poll shows Romney narrowed gap on empathy. 63% now say Romney cares about their needs/problems (up from 30% before debate.)

    Mark Knoller ‏@markknollerPoll shows 56% of uncommitted voters say their opinion of Romney has changed for the better. 13% say that about the President. Retweeted by Joe Pounder

    Obama killed his campaign tonight, he will slink off badtempered for the next 2 weeks.

  18. admin
    October 3rd, 2012 at 11:14 pm
    Andrew Sullivan in tears (via HotAir):

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Joy to the world!!!

    Hillary 2012

  19. MoonOnPluto, you are right that the first debate is the most watched. The last debate, the one closest to the election, will be in Florida and on foreign policy. Obama is going to be in a weak defensive position and Romney will have the high ground with cannon and firepower to bombard Obama.

  20. I knew it, as soon as someone got Obama one on one with that record, he would be exposed and it was brutal.

  21. The left wing meltdown is amazing, going over to DUmmyland for a laugh. DUers in mourning and in absolute crap the bed mode. Its like a funeral over there.

  22. “Obama came to this debate to have a conversation, Romney came with a chainsaw.” —James Carvile

    Keep it up Romney. I agree with Palin who is on Fox, OTurd’s getting to be a cornered animal, he and his minions might just get more desperate now.

  23. The viciousness of the masses can only get worse as Obama gets exposed more and more. People are watching. Nobody likes being taken for a ride.

  24. http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2012/10/its-over.php

    It’s Over

    I’ve been watching presidential debates for quite a few years, but I have never seen one like this. It wasn’t a TKO, it was a knockout. Mitt Romney was in control from the beginning. He was the alpha male, while Barack Obama was weak, hesitant, stuttering, often apologetic. The visuals were great for Romney and awful for Obama. Obama looked small, tired, defeated after four years of failure, out of ammo. One small point among many: Obama doesn’t even know how to stand at a podium, as he continually lifted up one leg. He would be below average as a high school debater.

    There were 1,800 people on Power Line Live tonight, and the verdict was unanimous: it was a great night for the forces of good. Tweets through the evening tracked how the debate went. At one point, as it became obvious that Romney was dominating, my 16 year old daughter tweeted: “So uh is now a good time to mention that I’ve met Mitt Romney?” Iowahawk kept up a steady stream, including gems like: “‘What the hell is this? I was specifically told I’d be debating John Kerry.’–Inside Obama’s head.” And: “Breaking: Choom Gang revokes Obama’s membership.

    Through the evening, Romney came across as the competent executive, in command and optimistic. Obama was the defeated, out of ammo failure whose ideas have been tried and found wanting. I don’t know how the Democrats will try to spin this one, but it just doesn’t matter. There was only one credible leader on the stage tonight, and it wasn’t our failed president. This was a huge night for the cause of freedom, one from which, one hopes, Obama can’t recover. The pitiful figure that we saw tonight was the real Obama, the loser behind the curtain who is finally revealed as an utter hoax.

    UPDATE: Andrew Sullivan, maybe the dumbest of all the liberals, writes: “This was a disaster.” Yes, it was a disaster, if you are a dope! Meanwhile, they are ballistic on MSNBC. Too funny! Now they think Obama is an idiot. Well, for once they are coming close to the truth.

    It’s not over, but it’s not a good night for Obama. It might be a very good 40 days for Romney now that the air war begins and he has finally made THE case to the American people.

  25. that one is worth repeating moon…

    the Morning Joe crowd must be getting drunk now…they are going to have one big hangover in the morning…take that Joe S…and Mika…

  26. jbstonesfan
    October 3rd, 2012 at 11:13 pm
    I guess I should have watched. By all accounts, it sounds like this was the infusion of
    momentum that Romney needed to jump start his campaign and put the focus back on
    Obama’s record instead of that 47% red herring the media has been focused on.
    ————————————————————
    Jbstonesfan c-span might rerun the debates

  27. So Tingle’s solution for Obama’s debate loss: Obama, watch hardball and other MSNBC shows. We debate every night and you can learn from us.

  28. jbstonesfan
    October 3rd, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    I guess I should have watched.

    —————-
    Yes you should have watched.
    You missed an infusion of optimism that you needed.
    Watch the tape at least.

  29. Smart comment from an undecided voter in the Frank Luntz focus group: “Barack Obama had defined Mitt Romney. Tonight, Mitt Romney defined himself.”

  30. Politics is a game of momentum. I think this debate will prove to be THE point of inflection in the campaign. Next comes the vice presidential debate on October 11. After this loss, I can only imagine that the Obama team is wishing they had not kept Biden on the ticket, because he will have a tough time of it when he faces off against Ryan. If they had been able to talk Hillary into going on the ticket instead of Biden, then they might have stopped some of the momentum from this debate, but with Biden on the ticket, the Romney/Ryan momentum will build to the point that it is difficult for them to overcome in the final two debates. I think you will see a 6 point swing in Romney’s favor by mid October in the mainstream polls, and if that proves out then the real margin will be 10 points or more going into the election. Two cautionary notes however. First, Romney was aggressive tonight and he needs to keep this up in the future debates. If the slips back into a cautionary mode, then his numbers and advantage will slip away from him. Second, as night follows day, this marginal debate performance–this schooling of Obama tonight will be a call to arms to his hordes in the swing states to ramp up the cheating. The Republicans will need to be on their toes.

  31. “Barack Obama had defined Mitt Romney. Tonight, Mitt Romney defined himself.”

    ——————
    without the interference of Obama’s barking lapdog media.

  32. CNN strong for Romney.

    38% more likely to vote for Obama on 17% for Obama

    More likely 46% Romney Obama 45%

    Better more competent leader Romney 58% Obama 30%

    Goose is cooked.

  33. “Obama came to this debate to have a conversation, Romney came with a chainsaw.” —James Carvile

    Yeehaw!

    I would love to know what Bill and Hillary are saying while eating popcorn. Hillary, “Well dear, seem as though your name was brought up by both candidates as the way things should be run in our counrty.” [High fives and kiss]

  34. …wbboei…I look forward to Paul Ryan’s debate with Biden…Paul Ryan will also bring his A game and be extremely prepared…can’t really assume the same for Joey…

  35. I am glad the moderator told the people no clapping or cheering,
    This let the american people hear every word

  36. CNN – Candy Crowley asking David Axelrod, “Why didn’t Pres Obama show up tonight?” Axelrod, “the challenger always gets a bump when they’re on the stage with the president.” Then lots of stuttering and stammering, Crowley was very impressed with Romney — and she’s moderating the next Prez debate. Rubio now summarizing on CNN.

  37. Remember when i said fallen idols usually get lynched……

    CNN poll: 61% said Obama did worse than expected. 82% said Romney did better than expected.

    Killed the Obama narrative of Romney.

  38. Post-debate CNN focus group of “undecided voters” up next; then rebroadcast.
    On Fox: Rob Portman next, Juan Williams and Kirsten Powers on-deck with Sean H.

  39. CNN : Romney won on Taxes, healthcare,economy, deficit, agrees with your views,

    Killed him dead won by all double digits.

  40. I understand Sarah Palin was on tonight and commented that after scoring this victory over their man tonight, big media will have the long knives out for Romney more than ever. That is probably correct, not because it is smart on their part, but because they can’t control themselves. They are like unrepentant Nazis in that respect. To ratchet up the distortions now is another nail in their coffin. The viewing public liked what they saw tonight, and do not need a biased big media to substitute its partisan judgment for theirs. They have been caught in prior lies, of course, but now the eyes of Texas are upon them. It is never a good thing to defend and indefensible position, but when you resort to lies, distortions and slander to do it, you will be held in contempt. That is where this train leads for them. This election may well turn out to be their last hurrah, as Howie Carr intimated.

  41. You know you stink to high Heaven when this comes from the New York Times:

    No Kind Words for Obama at His Friendliest Network

    The hosts on the cable news channel friendliest to President Obama, MSNBC, groped to find anything friendly to say after the debate on Wednesday night.

    Liberal hosts like Ed Schultz were taken aback by what they thought was a weak performance by Mr. Obama. Mr. Schultz, who earlier said he was stunned that Mr. Obama was “off his game,” later threw up his arms and asked, “Where was the president tonight?”

    His exasperated colleague Chris Matthews said, “Obama should watch MSNBC.” Mr. Matthews said he felt that Mr. Obama went into the debate “disarmed” and suggested that he would learn something by watching his show, “Hardball,” and MSNBC’s other programs.

    “He would learn something about this debate,” Mr. Matthews said. “There’s a hot debate going on in this country. You know where it’s been held? Here on this network is where we’re having the debate. We have our knives out. We go after the people and the facts. What was he doing tonight? He went in there disarmed!”

    http://elections.nytimes.com/2012/debates/presidential/2012-10-03?hp#sha=ff6a859f0

  42. BTW, I think this debate is why early voting should not be allowed earlier than 21 days before an election.

    Wonder how many early voters want to do a “dumpster-dive” to retrieve their votes?

  43. We know you want Michael Moore’s reaction. Here it is:

    :“This is what happens when u pick John Kerry as your debate coach.

  44. Eat $hit and die….Kooks!!!!

    A loss, but not a game-changing one

    by kos
    Republican presidential nominee and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney (L) and U.S. President Barack Obama smile at the end of their first 2012 U.S. presidential debate in Denver October 3, 2012.   REUTERS/Brian Snyder    (UNITED STATES – Tags: POL
    Prevent defenses suck.
    So looking at the snap polls, it’s clear that the president got spanked tonight. It’s one thing to play prevent defense, which is what he was doing, and it was another to completely ignore Mitt Romney and let lie after lie stand unchallenged. It was another thing to refuse to defend Social Security.

    If you’ve got 67 percent of viewers saying Romney won (per CNN’s snap poll), that means a significant number of the president’s supporters were unhappy with the president’s performance. Just 25 percent gave Barack Obama the win. That’s gotta change.

  45. Maybe this will give spine to those trembling towers of tapioca on wall street who were inching their way back to obama because they believed big media that the race was over.

  46. Michael Moore’s reaction. Here it is:

    :“This is what happens when u pick John Kerry as your debate coach.”

    —————
    That’s an instant classic. 😆

  47. Basically, Axelrod was trying to tell (in so many words) CNN reporter Crawley where and how the media should spin the debate (i.e what talking points to go after), but Crawley wasn’t buying it. She wanted to talk about “what happened” to BO tonight. I thought she was going to burst out crying. LOL!

  48. Tonight the country saw the Obama we saw in 2008.
    —————–

    Exactly. I was waiting for this moment and I also think that the fury of the masses that got fooled will be the result in November.

  49. A loss, but not a game-changing one
    —————————-
    Of course not. Sounds like something Napoleon might have said—after Waterloo.

  50. What a laugh. CNN’s focus group — 8 changed their minds to vote for Obama now and 8 others for Romney. Fucking cowards. Erin burnett said she would not show their faces but gave that summary.

  51. Candy should not be involved in this post debate reporting tonight, she should have been taken of it to appear impartial as she moderates the next one.

  52. On CNN focus group of “undecided voters” eight said Obama was clear winner and 13 (61%) said that Romney was clear winner.

  53. “Erin burnett said she would not show their faces but gave that summary.”

    Of course she won’t show their faces, they still need their jobs with the OTurd camp to pay bills even if they are voting for Romney.

  54. admin
    October 3rd, 2012 at 11:50 pm
    We know you want Michael Moore’s reaction. Here it is:

    :“This is what happens when u pick John Kerry as your debate coach.”
    _____________________________________________________

    OMG. ROTFLMAO. I am going to sleep SO WELL tonight after reading that one.

  55. Right now somewhere Joe Biden is seriously shitting himself.

    If Ryan takes Biden apart, it will look even worse for Obama.

  56. oh boy. Uncle Joey..

    Vice President Joe Biden, in post-debate comments streamed to campaign watch parties across the nation, reiterated some of President Obama’s points and urged supporters to “press even harder” in the weeks ahead.

    “Folks, I hope you saw what I saw tonight…”

  57. The only surviving talking point from the left seems to be that Romney gave “no specifics” on any of his plans when anyone who watched observed that Romney gave so many specifics on jobs, the economy, tax reform, energy, health care, education, deficit reduction, etc. that we couldn’t even absorb them all. People will make their own judgments.

  58. Shadowfax, thanks. We wondered what the DailyKooks thought but we could not find our mud boots and take an amble to DailyKooks world. You did the job others feared.

  59. S, we hadn’t thought of that. This means that we won’t get to see any youtubes of happy Hopium Guzzlers cheering their cult leader at the debate parties.

    What we know about the debate parties is that up to the last minute they were sending out desperate emails asking for replies. The hosts of many of these parties did not know how many cookies and cake to get because no one was replying to their invites. Probably no one attended the billions of debate parties the Obama campaign will claim to have taken place. As you write, the few debate parties with attendees must have been funereal.

  60. S
    October 3rd, 2012 at 10:59 pm
    …the adult we were waiting for showed up…Mitt did a great job…he has begun to expose the Great Imposter…the fraud…

    O was glaring…

    —————-
    well said

  61. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/oct/3/hurt-obama-debater-making-jimmy-carter-look-awesom/

    HURT: Obama the debater: Making Jimmy Carter look awesome

    Party like it’s 1980!

    Bewildered and lost without his teleprompter, President Obama flailed all around the debate stage last night. He was stuttering, nervous and petulant. It was like he had been called in front of the principal after goofing around for four years and blowing off all his homework.

    Not since Jimmy Carter faced Ronald Reagan has the U.S. presidency been so embarrassingly represented in public. Actually, that’s an insult to Jimmy Carter.

    The split screen was most devastating. Mitt Romney spoke forthrightly, with carefully studied facts and details at the ready. He looked right at the president and accused him of being miles out of his depth.

    Mr. Obama? His eyes were glued to his lectern, looking guilty and angry and impatient with all the vagaries of Democracy. This debate was seriously chaffing him.

    What exactly was Mr. Obama’s strategy here? Did he figure with so many people unemployed in this abomination of an economy he should go for the sympathy vote? Like voters could relate to a guy who is just scared pantsless that he is about to lose his job? [snip]

    Maybe the next debate will be on something other than the economy that won’t be so bad for Mr. Obama. Perhaps they could hold a debate on street organizing.

    Who knew anyone on the planet could make Mitt Romney look easy, relaxed, smooth and human?

    But Mr. Romney was absolutely on fire Wednesday night. He had command of countless specifics from voters and business owners from all across country.

    He explained complex issues clearly, concisely and with good humor. He was not angry. But he was direct and pointed.

    “Maybe you need to get a new accountant,” Mr. Romney advised Mr. Obama in the most devastating understatement of the night. [snip]

    Mr. Romney also came off as genuine by looking Mr. Obama in the eye with every criticism. He also looked moderator Jim Lehrer in the eye when he told him that if he became president he would cut funding to public broadcasting, possibly eliminating his job.

    Mr. Obama weakly offered Mr. Lehrer: “You’ve done a great job.”

    OK, that’s one vote for Mr. Obama in the sympathy strategy. Just 55 million votes to go.

  62. Mr. Obama? His eyes were glued to his lectern, looking guilty and angry and impatient with all the vagaries of Democracy. This debate was seriously chaffing him.

    *********************************

    O is lucky he had a lectern to hold on to…imagine if the debate had been set up in town hall style (as I think one of the upcoming debates is)…O would have been at a loss for what to do with himself…

  63. admin
    October 4th, 2012 at 12:10 am

    —–
    I had on my jackboots admin, and wondered if they could dig up some big lie to protect their tin calf. They just parroted Axeljerk.

  64. S

    yeah, those Obama debate parties must have been a lot of fun tonight…

    ————–
    Tickles us pink.

  65. I am have loading problems, and getting the same script error as talked about earlier. I can get to the first screen, but reading comments, or commenting myself has become a challenge.

  66. here’s one that will tickle…

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2012/10/03/Sullivan-wipe-out-for-Romney

    Andrew Sullivan, the Daily Beast’s designated Obama sycophant (or one of many) declared the debate for Romney early. He described the debate as a “wipe-out for Romney.” He explained that it is a “rolling calamity for Obama. He’s boring, abstract, and less human-seeming than Romney! I can’t even follow him half the time. Either exhausted, over-briefed … or just flailing. He is throwing this debate away.”

    “He choked. He lost,” Sullivan continued. “He may even have lost the election tonight.”

    In his final live blog update, Sullivan lamented:

    Look: you know how much I love the guy, and you know how much of a high information viewer I am, and I can see the logic of some of Obama’s meandering, weak, professorial arguments. But this was a disaster for the president for the key people he needs to reach, and his effete, wonkish lectures may have jolted a lot of independents into giving Romney a second look…

    The person with authority on that stage was Romney – offered it by one of the lamest moderators ever, and seized with relish. This was Romney the salesman. And my gut tells me he sold a few voters on a change tonight. It’s beyond depressing. But it’s true.

    There are two more debates left. I have experienced many times the feeling that Obama just isn’t in it, that he’s on the ropes and not fighting back, and then he pulls it out. He got a little better over time tonight. But he pulled every punch. Maybe the next two will undo some of the damage. But I have to say I think it was extensive.

    When you’ve lost Andrew Sullivan and Nicholas Kristof, you’ve lost the debate, Mr. President.
    **********************************

    you know, when you think of it, Romney let O off easy tonight…I loved when Mitt went on about how he would work with everyone and across the aisle and did it in MA and then hit O with how he wasted time with Ocare when 25 million people were without jobs, etc…

    just think, he could have gone on about what a slacker O is…Mitt is probably holding that one for another debate…foreign policy maybe…when O had the chance to meet with world leaders and instead O went on the View and out to party with Jay Z and Wimp the Pimp or Pimp the Wimp…and then off to Vegas while our Ambassador lay dead…O has to now worry about when that little tidbit is coming…

  67. Admin, I am getting the same script error in IE for this site-it’s still happening. I get a warning pop-up and have to choose to run a script or not. You have to click the yes or no button about 10 times or more before it goes away and the page loads properly.

  68. It’s not over, but it’s not a good night for Obama. It might be a very good 40 days for Romney now that the air war begins and he has finally made THE case to the American people.
    **********************

    Yes, he may not have done it on our time, He did it on his, and wow, what a night!

  69. We’re continuing to work on the script error problem.

    GonzoTx, the link you posted was malformed. There was a period in between the “you” and “tube”.

  70. http://www.mediaite.com/tv/james-carville-on-cnn-romney-had-a-good-night-while-obama-didnt-want-to-be-there/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+mediaite%2FClHj+%28Mediaite%29

    James Carville On CNN: Romney ‘Had A Good Night,’ While Obama ‘Didn’t Want To Be There’

    Following tonight’s first presidential debate, liberal pundit James Carville told his fellow CNN panelists that, despite his support for President Barack Obama, he has to admit that it looked like GOP challenger Mitt Romney had a better performance.

    “I had one overwhelming impression,” he said. “I did everything I could not to reach it, but it looked like Romney wanted to be there and President Obama didn’t want to be there.”

    He continued: “It seemed like Romney was happy to be there. Obama gave me the impression that the whole thing was kind a lot of trouble.”

    The former Bill Clinton strategist then admitted he believes Romney “had a good night.”

    “I think he wanted to be there,” concluded Carville. “I think he knew he needed this, and I think Obama gave the sense he wasn’t happy to be at this debate.”

  71. good morning

    i’m running on about 3 hrs sleep after watching the most amazing debate EVER! now just catching up on your comments. unbelievable.

    from the opening handshake – did you notice romney did the same “handshake while power-steering your opponent with your left arm” thing that obama always does??? hysterical. he wasn’t going to let the POS get away with anything from the get-go.

    congratulations, mitt. i’ve never seen anything like it! total take-down.

  72. ps – for those of you who didn’t watch, romney bit into BO’s ass and shook him like a rag doll for 90 minutes straight.

    BO will never (mentally) recover from this.

  73. Exactly what i said, good quote from a blog…

    ………………………………..

    “Remember how despots like Sadaam or countries like the USSR seem so strong? And then suddenly something breaks and people realize they really aren’t that powerful and they quickly fall?

    We may have seen that with Obama tonight. Up until now, people were afraid to think about taking on Obama. Now he looks weak.

    After tonight Obama’s image and power base could crumble fast like the old Soviet Union. This was big.”

    ……………………………………….

    Could not have said it better…….idols often get torn apart when they fail.

  74. The worst things for Obama in rewatching parts is

    1 : How bored he was, obvious to people it was beneath him to be there
    2 : People have now realized Obama does not like being questioned
    3 : Did Obama present one policy there because in the brutal assault everyone would have missed it.
    4 : How nasty Obama comes across, the evil evil glares to his camp.
    5 : Staring at his lectern.
    6 : The Romney narrative they built up was blown apart in 90 minutes, every bit of the last 3 months ads were flushed down the pan.
    7 : It became clear the biased MSM has been lying to everybody and exposed for what they were.
    8 : Romney became very likeable and human.

    Job done Romney, that was a brutal and very precise strike on the Obama bunker. I don’t think Obama will recover.

    I knew Obama was cocky when he was off visiting Hoover Dam and staying at a Vegas resort, basically he really thought all he had to do was walk in there and he’d win and the debate prep i dont think even happened. He just went on a trip.

  75. the other thing that also may have happened last night is Romney may have just driven a great big wooden stake through the heart of Dem enthusiasm turnout in Nov. They may well just sneak back off into their coffins after that full fledged assault.

  76. Howdy, fellow pinkers! Top of the morning to you all. This debate was a better expose than any of the old videos.

  77. Good morning! Running on too little sleep, too. I usually can’t stand to listen to the Morning Joe echo chamber, but this morning it is interesting to see them scrambling to change their narrative in a way that doesn’t completely eviscerate their anointed one. They’re having anvery difficult time.
    Then re Romney they say, “If only he were like that on the campaign trail!” We’ll, according to Neetabug and others who actually attended Mitt’s rally and met him and those who know Romney well and continually speak on his behalf, this was the real Romney. MSM simply wouldn’t know since they have spent all their time making up their own narrative about Romney and so little time actually covering him. It’s on full display this morning.

  78. PM317…it was the equivalent of Romney planting a bomb in the middle of the Obama Pravda media newsroom, switching it on and walking out the door and walking away smiling.

  79. So i think its clear now how Obama manages to get steamrolled everytime he goes up against Boehner and the congressional negotiators. He flat out capitulates.

    I mean Obama was exposed on the Economy, on Medicare, Healthcare, taxes, was there anything that he did’nt end up making a screw up on.

    Maybe the secret service needs to change Romneys secret service name to “Big Bird”

  80. Many many comments seen this morning from regular readers of newspapers basically coming out for Mitt with comments like

    “This is not the Romney i was led to believe was in Obama ads”

    “The President actually has no clue how to fix the nation”

    “I’m switching my vote to Romney, Obama actually was embarrassing, no command of anything”

    “This man is in charge of our military, scary”

  81. Interesting…..

    SurveyUSA poll of California debate watchers found R won 48-34. Indys said R won 57-23. Sample 42D/24R/32I.

    Amazing

    California folks……………..

    Immediately following tonight’s presidential debate between Republican Mitt Romney and Democrat Barack Obama, SurveyUSA interviewed 1,000 California adults, of whom 869 watched the
    debate. California is a ‘Blue’ state and not surprisingly in California, significantly more Democrats watched the debate than Republicans. Given that, it is particularly striking to find: * 48% say
    Romney was the clear winner.
    * 34% say Obama was the clear winner.
    * 18% say there was no clear winner.
    * Men by 24 points say Romney was the clear winner.
    * Middle-income viewers by 27 points say Romney was the clear winner.
    * Only those age 18 to 34 see the debate as a draw. Viewers age 35+ see Romney as the clear winner.
    * Only African Americans see Obama as a narrow winner. Whites, Hispanics and Asians see Romney as the clear winner.
    * Even greater San Francisco sees Romney as a narrow winner. Greater Los Angeles, the Central Valley and the Inland Empire all score it for Romney. * Republicans by 78% to 13% say Romney
    won.
    * Democrats by 55% to 25% say Obama won.
    * Independents, the most critical, coveted and arguably most dispassionate group of debate watchers, say by 34 points that Romney is the clear winner.
    * Moderates, who typically vote 2:1 in favor of Obama, see Romney as the winner by 15 points. * Debate watchers split on who they trust more on the economy, a significant moral victory for
    Romney in California.
    * Debate watchers say Obama was not forceful enough.
    * Debate watchers (disproportionately Democrats) say Romney was too forceful.
    * Narrowly, debate watchers say Romney had the best one liner.

    http://www.surveyusa.com/client/PollPrint.aspx?g=9ace0839-f6ed-4a7f-8889-7392b50b1dea&d=0

    ………………………………

    When you lose the debate by californian voters, you are toast.

  82. Joe and the echo chamber and others are talking about “It’s clear that the Prez is not used to being challenged.” They are still not willing to follow that story to the real truth: BO never seeks out contrasting opinions, challenges his own beliefs, or reaches out to find common ground with the opposition – that’s part of his character, or lack thereof.

  83. My husband just said that Romney even had a nice comment about their anniversary.. The contrast in demeanor can’t be highlighted enough.

  84. You have to love this:
    AARP bashes Obama for using it to promote himself in debate | The Daily Caller
    …“While we respect the rights of each campaign to make its case to voters, AARP has never consented to the use of its name by any candidate or political campaign,” AARP vice president John Hishta said in a statement immediately after the debate. “AARP is a nonpartisan organization, and we do not endorse political candidates nor coordinate with any candidate or political party.”
    The president mentioned AARP to support his attack on Romney’s Medicare plan.
    “And then, what you’ve got is folks like my grandmother at the mercy of the private insurance system precisely at the time when they are most in need of decent health care,” Obama said. “So, I don’t think vouchers are the right way to go. And this is not my own – only my opinion. AARP thinks that the – the savings that we obtained from Medicare bolster the system, lengthen the Medicare trust fund by eight years. Benefits were not affected at all…. “
    http://dailycaller.com/2012/10/04/aarp-bashes-obama-for-using-it-to-promote-himself-in-debate/

    Now we have reasons to smile and reasons to laugh!

  85. Regarding this photo mentioned upthread, “President Obama and First Lady appear stunned after first debate” : http://washingtonexaminer.com/photo-president-obama-and-first-lady-appear-stunned-after-first-debate/article/2509824?custom_click=rss#.UG2VVZikC9K

    if this kind of thing interests you, have a look at Obama’s right leg. It appears longer than his left, and bowed. Perhaps this is why he runs up and down stairs? Perhaps it is easier to control that way? Also less obvious? Perhaps it is why he often appears to “lean forward” [so MSNBC ironic] when he walks.
    There exists another photo, one with Obama and Prime Minister Cameron at a basketball game, where Obama appears to need to prop up his right arm in order to point to something in the distance.
    A long time ago Hillbuzz talked about a scar on his head.
    We only have the one sheet of info on his health. ???

  86. HTA, those were my thoughts as I posted the Drudge pic up thread. There is something wrong with his leg. Let us see his medical records.

  87. Good morning all.

    Turned on some of the Obot MSM channels, the jerks are whining, and still talking about the “47%” and how no one really won, little Georgie as usual, “no knock out punch”, so not sure if anyone won. What a joke these people are! a pathetic joke.

  88. Tim, it makes the MSM look even more ridiculous to the voters who watched that debate. they saw what they saw and that was Obama getting kicked from one end of the stage to the other and back again several times.

  89. http://theulstermanreport.com/2012/10/04/veni-vidi-vici-whi/

    latest from WHI… I agree with it, the Oturd and his minions will be even more desperate now.

    “How was that? The governor delivered big time. Amazing prep work by the campaign. Almost like they had a few pages right out of Obama’s own prep book hand delivered to them about 48 hours earlier.

    Obama looked very uncomfortable, tired, and agitated.

    Watch donations to Romney rise in the coming days.

    And we got another big deal about to be delivered. Not just the one I already told you about.

    Pushing in the walls from all sides now.

    This wasn’t a good night. THIS WAS A GREAT NIGHT.
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    « Items of Interest

    The governor tonight was better than BC at his best.. No joke. He was damn good. Shocked the hell out of a whole lot of people tonight. Guess Christie was right on. Wow.

    Now Jarrett shows her teeth. Governor’s team has been warned. They are prepared.

    God I love this sh-t when it goes good like this.

    Will be in touch.”

  90. moononpluto
    October 4th, 2012 at 7:40 am

    exactly. Its too early for me to watch MSDNC, might start cursing after watching those obot fools. I have no doubt they are unearthing all the dirt about Romney and repeating it, and if it doesn’t exist, they are outright making it up to take attention away from the a$$ whopping Romney delivered yesterday.

  91. http://minx.cc/?post=333463

    In complete agreement with Ace of Spades, “”keep calm and finish him”

    “Bryan Preston, who linked that cool gif above, has one warning about Romney’s domination: There’s no place of Obama to go but up.

    Romney was so dominant that he can only get worse from here. Obama was so awful that he can only improve.
    Do you see what the mainstream media can do with those trajectories?

    They’re already writing the script at the New York Times. Now Obama just has to look better in the next debate than he looked last night.

    So the advice for Romney: Treat tonight like a loss and do even better next time.

    Cont…..

    Blame the Moderator! The big liberal line is that Romney beat up both Obama and poor Jim Lehrer. The wanted Jim Lehrer to do what journalists do most of the time, protect Dear Leader from criticism.

    Cont….

    Advise to Romney, do not let up, even for a second. Do even better next time.

  92. There was more than a few moments when Big bird glared at Lehrer as to say “you need to do your job and help me out here”

    I am going to see if I can find video of it.

    I am still pumped, what like 3 hrs sleep. I finally watched it on rerun on FOX

  93. george is such a scumbag!
    ******

    October 04, 2012
    NYT: Okay, We’ll Call It a Draw
    —Ace

    No, really.

    Wary of split screens on CNN and other networks, Mr. Romney managed, despite a dry throat and some rapid blinking, to keep a choirboy smile pasted on his face while Mr. Obama spoke; Mr. Obama was quicker to drop his bonhomie and adopt the look of a long-suffering headmaster enduring the excuses of a bright student he is going to expel.

    If anything, these confrontations look more like a dispute in couples therapy: neither partner can really win, but either one could get rattled and blurt out something unforgivable.

    George Stephanopolous declared the Democrat the winner in eight of the nine debates he “analyzed” as a “journalist.”

    Now, Newsbusters credits him with breaking this streak.

    No, Newsbusters. You are too charitable. He in fact refuses to say Romney won, and changes the question from “Who won?” to “Did Romney do enough to seriously change the race?” — a question he seems to think is answered in the negative.

    So, yes, he understands Romney won, but he’s not saying so. He’s just saying Romney didn’t do enough to really help himself.

  94. The smirk…New Video by GOP. It’s really good and does show Big Bird glaring at Lehrer

    I can’t seem to embed, not sure I am doing it right.

  95. the pattern, if Barry got completely eviscerated, how Obot MSM reports it: DRAW.

    If the roles has been reversed and Romney fell on his face like Barry: OTurd wins.

    There is no objective MSM in America anymore, worthless garbage to even watch them with any level of credibility. Only for entertainment value.

  96. Strange… MSNBC is repeating the first two hours of their show – budget cuts for these losers?

  97. “It’s worth seeing twice”

    Indeed Gonzotx it is, indeed! well off to run errands, I’m going to bring up this debate in every conversation I can, and if I meet any Obots covering for their Messiah, will ask them, what debate they watched? liars.

    have a good day all.

  98. ACE
    Blame the Moderator! The big liberal line is that Romney beat up both Obama and poor Jim Lehrer. The wanted Jim Lehrer to do what journalists do most of the time, protect Dear Leader from criticism.

    Of course Obama actually spoke for four more minutes than Romney.

    However, this argument is about juicing the refs for the next game — because they know Biden is weak, and now know Obama needs some special TLC, they’re trying to get the moderators to dog Ryan and Romney. They know their candidates aren’t up to it, so they want the press, as usual, to ride to their rescue.

    This will intensify all this week– the calls will be for moderators to vigorously challenge the Republicans in order to aid Obama and Biden.

    Expect it

  99. had to come back to post this, just heard on Fox that Romney is indeed planning some major high profile foreign policy speeches. Makes complete sense, people are now going to pay full attention. timing makes a lot of sense.

    Go Mr. Mitt Romney!! Keep charging on, all the way to November. Do not let up against the chicago thuggery for one second.

  100. Lehrer did fine last night, set questions, asked follow ups when needed and then let them get on with it, they seem to forget that Obama actually got 5 minutes more answer time last night and still lost by an absolute flipping mile.

    More of this, don’t need moderators other than ask questions.

  101. Romney is going to do what Obama did in 2008, it will piss him off. Maybe Romney needs to go to Israel and do a big old Foreign policy speech there.

  102. and it gets worse…….

    BREAKING: U.S. unemployment benefit applications rise to 367,000, level consistent with only modest hiring.

  103. Agree, Lehrer deserves some of the credit for helping deliver what most agree was “the most informative and substantive debate in recent memory.”

  104. i imagine Bill and Hillary were laughing their legs off last night at Obama and Mooch looked like Obama screwed up her anniversary.

  105. One of the most noticed lines last night from the debate……

    Obama: “Jim, you may want to move on to another topic.”

    ……………………….

    Sent a message that Obama was running scared and there were a couple of times where Obama looked in complete panic looking at his team.

  106. Aah last night was the best night i’ve had in a long time politically watching Obama implode followed by his media minions having a total on air meltdown on an epic scale.

    it was like watching a surreal movie where the ending got changed because the focus group did’nt like the original ending presented by the film maker.

  107. NY Post : Massacre leaves liberals in tears

    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/massacre_leaves_liberals_in_tears_oHzj12IcI5XIZDbO4dGQ4K

    Slaughter. It was a slaughter.

    Mitt Romney put on the most commanding presidential debate performance of the insta-commentary era. One could literally watch, on Facebook and Twitter, hundreds of people on both sides of the political divide react in real time as the debate went on.

    Their reactions were identical, though their moods were not: As Romney dominated exchange after exchange with a surprisingly effective combination of pointed personal touches and remarkable factual preparation, conservatives and Republicans grew more and more jubilant while liberals and Democrats grew more and more alarmed.
    see more videos

    The conservative response could be boiled down to: “Who is this guy? Where have they been hiding him?”

    Meanwhile, the president was so off his game that he failed even to create an “aww” moment at the very start, when he noted that last night was his 20th wedding anniversary.

    And he went downhill from there.

    He chose to turn the very first topic, creating jobsin a slowing economy, into a disquisition on the need for a better education system. And with the exception of an effective hit at Romney on Medicare funding more than an hour in, he rambled, was unclear and seemed at times to lose his own point.

    At the end of the debate, the highly excitable pseudo-conservative-turned-hot-leftist Obama fancier Andrew Sullivan spoke for many on his side when he was reduced to heartbroken profanity on Twitter: “How is Obama’s closing so f–king sad, confused, lame? He choked. He lost. He may even have lost election tonight.”

    Forget the substance, even though this was a pretty substantive debate with wonky disputes on the mechanics of financial regulation and the restructuring of health-care payments. Presidential debates are about the impressions they create in the minds of viewers and listeners and the big moments they sometimes feature.

    There was no big moment, and that was by design. Indeed, the Romney campaign apparently engaged in a bit of amusing misdirection when someone told The New York Times that Mitt was preparing “zingers.” That may have led the Obama people to think Romney would be aiming low and that they should rise above his cheap tactics.

    Instead, Romney finally showed the quality for which the people who worked with and for him in business have long praised him: his astonishing command of detail. There were glimmers of it in the 20 debates in which he participated with his Republican rivals in 2011 and early 2012, but nothing like his stunt last night.

    He not only had 10,000 factoids, numbers, details and bits and pieces of policy in his head, he was able to summon them up, recombine them, improvise with them and take advantage of that knowledge in relentlessly rebutting every jab the president threw at him.

    Obama seemed entirely unprepared for the Romney onslaught, and retreated into comforting soundbites from ineffective past speeches — about how his grandmother needed Medicare, and how Abraham Lincoln liked to build infrastructure just like Obama does.

  108. Some numbnut “network” the wife watches which goes by the letters “HLN” has been scrambling all morning to rehabilitate asshole. It seems the point their trying to rally around is ‘Romney will cut Big Bird”.

  109. moononpluto
    October 4th, 2012 at 10:00 am
    NY Post : Massacre leaves liberals in tears

    Obama seemed entirely unprepared for the Romney onslaught, and retreated into comforting soundbites from ineffective past speeches — about how his grandmother needed Medicare, and how Abraham Lincoln liked to build infrastructure just like Obama does.

    ___________________________________________________________________________________________

    Obama can’t defend anything because everything he has done is indefensible when he is confronted with facts rather than allowed the safety of Big Media narrative.

  110. Lehrer did what he was suppose to do last night. He coordianted the debate, but did not protect or interfer with what was going on.

    O needs someone to fight his battles for him, and at a debate he expects the narrator to do that for him.

    Was obvious in 2008 and it is obvious today. IT STILL ANGERS ME THAT THE VOTERS TOOK SO LONG TO UNDERSTAND THIS.

  111. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    This is Obama’s campaign email this morning………

    I hope I made you proud out there explaining the vision we share for this country.

    Now we need to go win this election — the most important thing that will happen tonight is what you do (or don’t do) to help in the little time we have left:

    Thank you,

    Barack

    ………………………

    No, but you made the netire Dem party depressed and the entire republican party absolutely walking on cloud nine.

  112. The great thing as i explained earlier and thinking about it is true, Romney destroying Obama last night probably did more to supress Dem turnout more than anything else this election, they will have come out angry at Obama and demoralised last night, i heard a lot of info today of Dems just saying “screw him, he does’nt deserve re-election” very angry at Obama. Very very low Dem party today and that helps with early voting a lot. The more depressed the Dems are, the better for Mitt.

  113. Have heard the ratings for Last night were enormous, an awful lot of people saw Obama die on his ass……..

    National Review :

    An NR-reading friend who works in Indianapolis media writes in to Campaign Spot, reacting to the overnight data for local television’s debate coverage.

    He says that the viewership for local affiliates of CBS, ABC, NBC, FOX and PBS in the Indianapolis market, about 350,000 households, “much bigger than any night of the conventions.” That’s about 32 rating points or the equivalent of one third of all homes in the area. That’s slightly more than what a typical Indianapolis Colts NFL game does here. And that’s before the cable numbers are in, which probably add another 10 to 20 rating points.

    He concludes, “Unless Indianapolis was an anomaly last night, this debate was a huge event and probably exceeded the 40-50 million figure pundits had been predicting.”

    Other ratings data will be released shortly, around 11 a.m. eastern.

  114. S
    October 3rd, 2012 at 11:25 pm
    omg…on CNN 67% say Romney won, 25% say O won…
    &&&&&&&&&

    Pray tell, how could any single person say Obummer won?? Let alone 25%. You have to be so far self-deluded to even say, “Obama was almost as good”.

  115. “i guess you can say 25% is his floor……..”
    *********
    22-25% has been the “strongly approve” floor in the Ras. Daily Tracking Poll for several years.

  116. moononpluto
    October 3rd, 2012 at 11:45 pm
    CNN : Romney won on Taxes, healthcare,economy, deficit, agrees with your views,

    Killed him dead won by all double digits.
    &&&&&&&&&&

    However, Obama won the category, Most Time Spent Looking Down.

    He totally sucked. Uh, um, er…

    Hey, anyone have the time breakdown? Chris Tingles said Romney hogged the conversation, but I know Obama had more air time, he just did a LOT less with it. He was trying to run out the clock to keep Mitt from speaking. When Mitt spoke, it was concise, informative, and artfully cutting when needed. MR had to fight because Lehrer was letting Oturd ramble on.

  117. All of these trust-funded parrots — the pundits, the bow-tied bumkissers, the throne sniffers — will agree that it’s all over and Mitt might as well throw in the towel. (snip)-

    Tonight’s Lord Haw-Haws will be trying to destroy morale from posh TV studios in New York and Washington. They ride around the East Side in limousines, make seven-figure salaries and summer on Nantucket. They’re the one percent. (snip)-

    But there’s good news. For a lot of these obsequious, squirrely Uriah Heeps, this is the last go-around. Their newspapers — and maybe networks —aren’t going to exist in another four years. (snip)

    Your average elite reporter is about as truthful as Granny Warren

    Howie Carr
    ————————-
    Following the debate, NYT exectutive editor, then quintessential “limosine liberal, Nantucket vacationing, throne sniffing son of the former Chairman of Chevron blew the dog whistle that the collapse of Obama in the debate was not neither the fault of Obama, nor the fault of his toxic policies, but the singular fault of a 78 year old journalist with stellar credentials who came out of retirement at the request of both sides to moderate this debate. His name is Bill Keller. And when this asshole speaks the entire network of left wing pundits, jurnolisters and elite reporters as defined above, sally forth from the shadows and the netherwold in response to his command.

    But with the exception of the jurnolisters, who need to have their eyes plucked out, the rest of this creaky entourage is an artifact, a hierarchy of yesteryear, a forgotten memory four years from now. Many of them will be out of work, and writing memoires no one will read. The jurnolisters are a special case, because they are, to the core, anti-American, and they ally themselves too easily with those, like Soros, who are bent on destroying this country. Their motive is not political, it is systemic and perverse. Ezra Klein at WashPo is their de facto leader.

    Kellers scathing attack upon Leher moments after the debate is disingenous on the merits. In 2008, it was Obama who took over the debates and he did so because left wing political hacks posing as big media moderators–like Brian Williams (NBC), George Step and Fetch It (ABC) and Cambell Brown (CNN) allowed them to do precisely that–especially against Hillary. Yet Keller raised no such objection then, now did he? Trust fund babies like him are perfectly content to let due process slide, unless that slippage prejudices their interestes. In a word: a whore.

    No one is fooled by this phony line of attack. It smacks of sour grapes. But few realize the strategy behind it. It is an attempt by the scions of big media to influence future moderators to protect the Obama/Biden ticket–as they did in 2008. There are only two problems with this strategy.

    First, Romey is a superior debater to Obama, and Ryan is a superior debater to Biden–and by superior, what I really mean is vastly superior. As such, there is very little a moderator can do to minimize that shortfall, without tripping all over themselves.

    Second, and more important perhaps, nearly 2/3 of the American Public today distrusts big media, thus any attempt by big media moderators to turn the proceedings into a kangaroo court are doomed from the outset, and will redound to the detriment of Obama.

    Thus, it is, for them, something of a sticky wicket, as the British say. It is one thing to issue these orders by cellphone from a limosene speeding up the Long Island Expressway to a safe wealthy haven, and quite another to exectute them effectively. But for a pagan like Keller who worships the God of Mammon, it is the closest he can come to a Hail Mary.

  118. To blame Jim Leher for the collapse of Obama in the debate, it strikingly similar to blaming the collapse of Obama’s foreign policy in the middle east on a video tape. If you apply Occums Razor to these problems, you discover there is one common element: the failure of Obama himself. As the French President told him “we live in the real world, not a vitural one”. The same can be said of big media.

  119. Axelrod: Obama is “very, very eager” for next debate

    Honey he did’nt want to do this one obviously,its very clear no prep went on and he’s throwing the election, i dont think he wants it, all that “debate prep is a drag” tells you really he is disinterested and wants out but is being dragged kicking and screaming into this campaign. He wants to retire, so does Mooch.

  120. ELEANOR CLIFT SHOWS HOW THE CLUELESS MSM ARE LEFT TO EXPLAIN AWAY OBAMA’S WATERLOO

    I guess she is still expecting Obama to win. Had to expect this from Clueless Eleanor:

    “Even so, Romney did little Wednesday night to cure his biggest problem, a failure to create a bond of trust with the American people. His glib, even slick performance may score with debate coaches but the American people may not be similarly wowed.”

    Also, she confirms that Obama was running out the clock, and Romney had to be on his game in order to get all his points across:

    “The speaking time clock CNN posted on the bottom of the screen showed Obama with an edge over Romney in airtime, but if there were a word count, Romney would surely come out ahead.”

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/10/03/mitt-romney-s-glib-performance-won-the-debate-but-what-about-voters.html

    Mitt Romney’s Glib Performance Won the Debate, but What About Voters?
    =========================

    by Eleanor Clift
    Oct 3, 2012 11:48 PM EDT

    Mitt Romney was fired up and ready to go Wednesday in Denver, turning in a performance that exceeded expectations and had President Obama on the defensive for much of the night. “It’s fun, isn’t it,” Romney exclaimed when moderator Jim Lehrer noted the candidates had gone over the time limit on the first segment—and no wonder. Romney was on a roll.

    Mitt Romney’s Glib Performance Won the Debate, but What About Voters?
    by Eleanor Clift Oct 3, 2012 11:48 PM EDT
    Romney was on a roll, and Obama seemed curiously passive. But while the former governor won the Denver debate on style, his slick performance may not have wowed voters who don’t trust him, says Eleanor Clift.
    Print Email Comments Mitt Romney was fired up and ready to go Wednesday in Denver, turning in a performance that exceeded expectations and had President Obama on the defensive for much of the night. “It’s fun, isn’t it,” Romney exclaimed when moderator Jim Lehrer noted the candidates had gone over the time limit on the first segment—and no wonder. Romney was on a roll.

    Eric Gay / AP

    He didn’t let up for the entire 90 minutes, while Obama seemed curiously passive, never mentioning the 47 percent tape that has hampered Romney’s campaign, and failing for most of the evening to drive points in a concise way, the professorial flaw the three days of debate camp was supposed to correct.

    The speaking time clock CNN posted on the bottom of the screen showed Obama with an edge over Romney in airtime, but if there were a word count, Romney would surely come out ahead. And if the debate was viewed through the facial expressions shown on camera, Romney looked pretty happy with himself while Obama looked peeved and frustrated, remembering only occasionally to flash a smile.

    Romney won on style and debating points, filling the screen more substantially and confidently. But Obama, for those who paid attention to what he said, stuck more closely to the facts, refuting Romney’s gauzy promises about cutting tax rates without cutting tax revenue, repealing Obamacare while keeping the parts he likes, and doing away with the Dodd-Frank financial reform while accusing Obama of coddling the banks.

    Lehrer did a good job following up, and he nabbed Romney on more than one occasion for a glib assertion that didn’t line up with the facts. When Romney lit into Obama for failing to adopt the deficit-cutting recommendations of the Simpson-Bowles commission, Lehrer asked if Romney supported Simpson-Bowles. “I have my own plan,” Romney said, quickly skittering away.

    Romney delivered several zingers as expected, but none were home runs. His skill is in mixing facts and falsehoods, and speaking in such rapid-fire fashion that Obama appeared flummoxed much of the time. Even so, Romney did little Wednesday night to cure his biggest problem, a failure to create a bond of trust with the American people. His glib, even slick performance may score with debate coaches but the American people may not be similarly wowed.

  121. When I speak of a kangaroo court, what I mean is that political hacks posing as journalists will attempt to select the topics for discussion, formulate have you stopped beating your wife questions, and demanding a simple yes or know, in order to cast the Obama opponent in the worst possible light. In a courtroom, a similar motive exists, but it is tempered by the time honored rules of the forum. In that forum, the cross examiner can ask a question, IF he has a good faith basis for doing so, he can demand a yes or no answer, BUT once he is finished there is re-direct, where the witness is given the opportunity to explain his answers, and avoid the distorted response which the cross examiner sought to create. In a kangaroo forum presided over by the alphabet networks, no such safeguards exist.

    Consequently, when and if they attempt to do to Romeny what they did to Hillary and to a lesser extent McCain, this needs to be pointed out in the moment, as Hillary did. The difference here is that it is four years later, and the opposition to the machinations of big media is fully mobilized. As I said above, it will redound to the detriment of Obama, and invite further analysis of the incestuous relationship between them and the Obama campaign which is destroying this country.

  122. Axelrod: Obama is “very, very eager” for next debate
    ———————————————-
    Very very? Not strong enough.

    How about very very very very very very very . . .

    Verily, verily I say unto you:

    The lady doth protest too much, me thinks.

    Make no mistake.

    This is an admission of failure.

    From the head of his campaign.

    But he cannot cover up four years of failure in the Oval Office.

  123. Mitt Romney’s Glib Performance
    ———————————
    Glib? This is what Crazy Eleanor aka Screech Owl calls him?? How about substantive? I doubt that little loon could even spell it. I saw her one time at the capital hilton in washington. She was wearing different colored tennis shoes. She can’t even dress herself, much less solve national problems, or fairly evaluate a boffo performance when she sees one. Prosac is indicted/

  124. How bad was it…

    CNN post debate poll: According to a CNN/ORC International survey conducted right after the debate, 67% of debate watchers questioned said that the Republican nominee won the faceoff, with one in four saying that President Barack Obama was victorious.

    That is the highest victory margin of any candidate since the first time they scored the debates in 1984.

    Got that…..HIGHEST EVER, in other words torn apart.

  125. After tonight Obama’s image and power base could crumble fast like the old Soviet Union. This was big.”

    ——–
    And, remember that the MSM does not like to back a loser…they won’t like backing Mitt, but they may just be more absent in defending their fraud.

  126. moononpluto

    When you lose California in the debate, you know something epic happened.

    ——-
    I am going to keep my ears open for obot comments, but even before this, most of the young folks around here were probably not going to vote at all in the election because they now think Barry is just another lying politician.

  127. AARP objects to Obama invoking group’s support during debate

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/10/04/aarp-objects-to-obama-invoking-group-support-during-debate/#ixzz28LjlpDf4

    The AARP, which put itself in the middle of the health care debate by endorsing ObamaCare, now is telling President Obama to keep the group out of his political talking points.

    The nation’s leading senior advocacy organization objected after the president during Wednesday’s debate twice mentioned the AARP while defending his health care plan and attacking Mitt Romney’s plans for Medicare.

    The AARP posted a blog saying that while the group is “grateful” the candidates had a “robust” debate on health care, the organization is not aligned with either candidate.

    “While we respect the rights of each campaign to make its case to voters, AARP has never consented to the use of its name by any candidate or political campaign. AARP is a nonpartisan organization and we do not endorse political candidates nor coordinate with any candidate or political party,” the group said.

    Obama invoked the AARP during the Denver debate because the group had endorsed his health care overhaul earlier in his term. He used that endorsement to challenge Romney’s claims that the law’s cuts to Medicare would weaken the health care system.

    “And this is not my own — only my opinion. AARP thinks that the savings that we obtained from Medicare bolster the system, lengthen the Medicare trust fund by eight years. Benefits were not affected at all,” Obama said.

    He went on to say that Romney’s plan, which he describes as a “voucher system,” would put seniors “at the mercy” of insurance companies.

    “And this is the reason why AARP has said that your plan would weaken Medicare substantially. And that’s why they were supportive of the approach that we took,” Obama said.

    The AARP, while having gotten involved in the health care debate, stressed that it is trying not to take sides in the presidential race itself.

    Some, though, have questioned the AARP’s objectivity.

    Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., in a recent op-ed in Politico, said the group “poses as a disinterested senior advocate” while taking positions that “just happen to coincide with its financial interests.”

    He claimed that group’s support of the health care law could yield “windfall profits” by forcing seniors off Medicare Advantage and into a separate supplemental coverage program.

    “AARP knows it can protect its financial interests by aligning with Democrats, no matter what its members think,” DeMint wrote.

    Romney said during Wednesday’s debate that his plan for overhauling Medicare would give seniors a decade from now a choice between traditional Medicare and private insurance.

    “And by the way, if the government can be as efficient as the private sector and offer premiums that are as low as the private sector, people will be happy to get traditional Medicare or they’ll be able to get a private plan,” Romney said.

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/10/04/aarp-objects-to-obama-invoking-group-support-during-debate/#ixzz28LjWH930

  128. Tim @ 7:40 AM

    Two comments on UM after what WHI wrote from the road…

    Essa
    October 4, 2012 at 4:57 am

    A hailstorm of truth rained down on Obama tonight, pummeling him down so that his soulless eyes looked down and away most of the time with the exception the flash of anger when he demanded the subject be changed when the cauldron of lies got too hot.

    The curtain of the great and powerful oz was thrown back tonight to show us all the deceitful pathetic little weasel.

    I cannot wait to see plugs squirming behind the podium when Congressman Paul Ryan gets his turn next Thursday night.

    Reply

    Stirrin the B.S.

    @Essa – Very good use of literary techniques to describe a good old fashion ass-whoopin’. 🙂

  129. good morning…

    a few observations from a great night…

    …did you notice how O was trying to squeeze in his old debating trick when the question first came to him (and he really had no answer)…and he would say “I think the Governor and I agree…bla, bla, bla…I think he even did that on the Social Security question…same old trick he used with Hillary…just did not work this time…

    …someone definitely told MO to tone it down…she wore a tailored suit appropro for the evening…she would have looked foolish in her cocktail attire next to the tasteful AR

    …have to laugh…just prior to this debate we have been told for weeks that the race is over…this morning I am hearing, ‘it was only one debate, we have a long way to go’

    …prior to the debate, O is complaining and he actually said, ‘It’s a drag, they are making me do my homework’, but he couldn’t even do that for the weekend…instead he went for photo op with pizzas and to Hoover Dam…typical for O… ‘Mr Eye Candy’…any distraction, any time…to avoid doing the genuine hard work required, instead of the appearance of the visual fluff…

    …got to give kudos to Chris Christe…he was not afraid to go out on the limb with expectations of MR and he was right on…

    …one of Mitt’s memorable, great lines “trickle down government, if you will”

    …have to laugh at critics complaining for more ‘specifics’, in what time frame? as it is, O had almost 5 more minutes of speaking time…and Mitt had to fight for his time to respond and avoid being interrupted by Leher…especially as O was glaring and pleading with his eyes for Leher to ‘help him out’ and stop MR from talking

    …speaking of MO, did anyone catch her expression when she first went on the stage after the debate and O motioned to her when he went to speak with the Romneys…you can only see her expression from the side…but it says alot…(O and MO look reduced and lost)

    …saw a great comment at Washington examiner:

    “Help, my teleprompter broke and I can’t get up”

    …and finally something that makes sense out of Bill Maher’s perverted mouth, he says: “He is beginning to believe O needs his teleprompter” (only four years too late, took you long enough)

    …bottom line…you live by being ‘eye candy’ you suffer for being ‘eye candy’

    …missed Debbie WS…she must have been off the rails…

    the dims sound so shrill…

    …O must be trying to think of an excuse he can use to get Bill Clinton to sub for him in the next two debates…(ah, Karma)

  130. tim
    October 4th, 2012 at 7:39 am

    Turned on some of the Obot MSM channels, the jerks are whining, and still talking about the “47%” and how no one really won, little Georgie as usual, “no knock out punch”, so not sure if anyone won. What a joke these people are! a pathetic joke.
    &&&&&&&&

    Add sad little Gail Collins, the demoted-from-Editor columnist of the NY Times, to the list of those pooh-poohers saying, “oh, these things don’t matter anyway”.

    Really, dude, is that all ya got???

    Sad revealing quotes:

    “If you watched the whole thing, you now know that the president has taken to calling his health care reform law “Obamacare,” which is really a tad strange.”

    “Do debates really matter? The experts say that, barring total disaster, the answer is actually no. The committed are already committed.”

    Yeah, and if Obama mopped up the floor with Romney, she’d be saying, “These debates can really make a difference; Obama may have just wrapped up the election last night”.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/04/opinion/collins-the-season-of-debates.html?_r=0

  131. blowme0bama

    Some numbnut “network” the wife watches which goes by the letters “HLN” has been scrambling all morning to rehabilitate asshole. It seems the point their trying to rally around is ‘Romney will cut Big Bird”.

    moononpluto

    Thats it, thats all they got “Romney will cut Big Bird” well savings have to be mad. Tough shit.

    ———-:lol: 😆 😆

  132. A hailstorm of truth rained down on Obama tonight, pummeling him down so that his soulless eyes looked down and away most of the time with the exception the flash of anger when he demanded the subject be changed when the cauldron of lies got too hot.

    The curtain of the great and powerful oz was thrown back tonight to show us all the deceitful pathetic little weasel.

    I cannot wait to see plugs squirming behind the podium when Congressman Paul Ryan gets his turn next Thursday night.
    ———————-
    Damned good.

    Lets not go too hard on poor Bary.

    As his gushing supporters have been heard to say: ” He is doing the best he can.”

    Ironically, the current issue of Newsweek coronates Obama as “The Democrats Reagan”.

    But at no time that I can recall did President Reagan have soulesss eyes that dropped to the podium as a hailstorm of truth rained down on his weasel head except for that flash of anger when his lies got too hot and he demanded the moderator move on.

    That is the sole providence of Messiah Obama, the darling of the hard left, the legend in their minds, the destroyer of worlds, who mistakenly assume that the flames from his gotterdamerung will not singe their sorry asses.

  133. BREAKING: CNN about to air 90-minute pro-Romney ad called LAST NIGHT’S DEBATE.

    ROFL.

    I think Romney should DVD that debate and send it to undecided voters homes.

  134. Obama saying today on the trail…….”That was not the Mitt Romney i’ve seen out on the trail”…………hahahahaha really thats your comeback to getting murdered on stage.

  135. Tingles is upset with Obama, but like others, he thinks mean ole Jim Lehrer did not keep Mitt from being too tough on The Fragile One. lol. Don’t you love it when the Obama lovin’ media hacks get their panties in a twist about their One. I’m sure a whole lot of them had to have an extra drink or two last night. LMAO.

  136. Breaking from two decades of tradition, this year’s election exit poll is set to include surveys of voters in 31 states, not all 50 as it has for the past five presidential elections, according to multiple people involved in the planning.

    Dan Merkle, director of elections for ABC News, and a member of the consortium that runs the exit poll, confirmed the shift Wednesday. The aim, he said, “is to still deliver a quality product in the most important states,” in the face of mounting survey costs.

    The National Election Pool — a joint venture of the major television networks and The Associated Press — has not announced the states that won’t be included, but the decision is sure to cause some pain to election watchers across the country.

    Voters in the excluded states will still be interviewed as part of a national exit poll, but state-level estimates of the partisan, age or racial makeups of electorates won’t be available as they have been since 1992. The lack of data may hamper election night analyses in some states, and it will almost certainly limit post-election research for years to come.

    A growing number of voters casting early ballots has added to the complexity of carrying out surveys in 50 states, the District of Columbia and nationally. In more and more states it has become crucial to supplement in-person precinct polling with relatively costly telephone interviews in order to achieve representative samples.

    In 2008, only 18 states included interviews with early voters, with notable absences in Indiana (24 percent of voters casting early ballots), Wisconsin (21 percent) and Virginia (14 percent), according to early voting estimates by United States Elections Project.

    This year, exit pollsters are set to carry out phone polls in 15 states, about half of all states covered, and increase the sample sizes of those polls by 32 percent, according to Merkle. Moreover, the continued rise in the number of voters using cellphones also bumps up the price of phone surveys, another challenge motivating the changes for 2012.

    Continue reading Here; http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2012/10/04/networks-ap-cancel-exit-polls-in-19-states/

    ……………………….

    I wish they’d drop them all, it serves nothing, just let the votes roll in and make it suspenseful. I want you to stop calling races 2 secs after polls close.

  137. Sununu was just on Fox News’s Happening Now w/Jon Scott and they closed their segment like this:

    Scott: Do you think Obama will be better prepared for the next debate?

    Sununu: “When you’re not that bright, you cannot get better prepared!”

  138. I cannot help but notice how these limosine liberals who were contemptous of the rest of us, guided by high moral principle, and told us that e must suck it up for the greater good–meaning their good, are reacting to the exposure of Obama both for what he is and for what he is not.

    They were determined to keep this a secret and denigrated anyone who got near it. They made money off this, and enjoyed vast political power. They wrote the scene, the script and the ending. Not unlike an off Broadway play. A failing one. No Shubert ally for these schmucks.

    Ah but now the worm has turned. We see them react in utter desperation, and scapegoat everyone but themselves and their messiah. To hell with the rest of the county. NOW their wealth and power are at risk, and they are in a state of panic.

    For the past four years they have lived a lie, and like the Nazi general in the Battle of the Bulge, portrayed by the late actor Robert Shaw they cared not about the devastation it was doing to the country, they wanted it to go on and on and on. They hate the truth. The truth scares them. The truth imperils their economic interests, and negates the political power they have amassed at the expense of the country.

  139. moononpluto
    October 4th, 2012 at 11:50 am

    Axelrod: Obama is “very, very eager” for next debate

    Honey he did’nt want to do this one obviously,its very clear no prep went on and he’s throwing the election, i dont think he wants it, all that “debate prep is a drag” tells you really he is disinterested and wants out but is being dragged kicking and screaming into this campaign. He wants to retire, so does Mooch.

    ——-
    I agree, BO and MO can be taken care of for the rest of their lives on our dime, protection, library…the works.

    Admin

    My thinking lately is wondering about the majority of Dems in Congress that must have worried about this horror (Barry circling the drain), would like to replace him with Hillary… now what can they do to fix the problem?

    The convention is already over, is there any way Barry could say he doesn’t want to be President another 4 years for ‘health’ reasons or some other bs excuse and have Hillary run?

    Don’t get me wrong, if he doesn’t step down and Hillary can’t run…God knows our girl needs a freakin’ rest with her Bill………..

    and I couldn’t be more happy or proud of Mitt’s performance, sense of humor and intelligence that we finally got to see last night.

  140. jbstonesfan
    October 4th, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    Seems like the first good day we have had in almost for years was last night.

    ———-
    Yes, with one exception….the pride most of us feel when watching the kick ass job our girl Hillary is doing as SOS.

  141. From the Obama handlers playbook:

    We have a problem. Last night, the Messiah took a whooping. He was forced to look in the mirror and behold what is not there, what he has not done and others–millions of others got to watch is reaction. So now he is sullen, depressed, morose, and just not his usual ebullent bon vivante self. What to do about this.

    I have an idea. He responds well to perks. For Obama, perks are like heroine. He cannot get enough of them, as long as he can stick taxpayers for the bill. Let’s see, he has got an airplane, he has got a gymnasium, he has got the Oval Office, until recently he had a body person–loveable reggie love, he has got a secret service detail for life, he has got a lifetime salary, a place on Mount Rushmore has been talked about, a plush estate at Camp David, a mansion in Chicago, a seaside villa in Hawaii.

    In sum, and not to sound racist, you might say Messiah Obama is a little spoiled. So what can we give him to lift his sagging spirits. I suppose we could name the Augusta Golf Course where they play the Masters after him–and give him the title to that property in fee simple absolute. But the members might object because they are all racists. We could give him the Enterprise (CV-65) and let him pretend he is Horatio Hornblower but he might turn the task force into a demolition derby. We must take this entire question under advisement.

  142. moononpluto
    October 4th, 2012 at 9:03 am
    One of the most noticed lines last night from the debate……

    Obama: “Jim, you may want to move on to another topic.”

    ……………………….

    Sent a message that Obama was running scared and there were a couple of times where Obama looked in complete panic looking at his team.
    ***************

    They are all mad because the deal was suppose to be sealed. Rescue Big Bird at all costs. Jim tried, but Romney was too much for him.

    One can only imagine the traps being laid out for the next debate.

  143. Now the numbers.

    Over 65 million watched the debates last night.

    Fox had the highest viewership at 10.4 mill.The Alphabet channels came in near 10 mill each.

    How many voted in 2008?

  144. Damn, the Kooks got into my email mailbox and left this turd…

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    Spare Change, a media narrative is starting to emerge about last night’s debate — Mitt Romney may have won, but he only did so through repeated, flat-out lies.

    Please click here for a list of Mitt Romney’s biggest lies from the debate, and share it over Facebook, Twitter or another social network. If we can spread the facts about Mitt Romney’s problems with the truth, we can more than reverse any damage the debate may have caused.

    Keep fighting,
    Chris Bowers

  145. moononpluto
    October 4th, 2012 at 8:55 am
    Hilarity……

    NBC’s Peter Alexander: Obama Has Prepared More For This Debate Than Any Sitting President
    &&&&&&&&&

    ….by relaxing at a Las Vegas resort with multiple golf courses. Don’t want to get all TENSED UP.

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