Debate Month Begins Tonight, The Race For President Has Just Begun

Update: Thunder in Denver tonight and we don’t just mean rain. It’s debate night.

Big Media will spin Obama as the winner or having done well even if Obama drools, pulls down his pants and moons the nation with his scrawny wrinkled buttocks. Don’t let Big Media win the spin war during, but especially after, the debate. There will be plenty of discussions all over the internet and you should participate on your favorite open thread: The first debate to fight back against Big Media and stooge Barack Obama.

Write letters to the editor tonight and tomorrow as well as comment on Big Media outlets to block the attempts to spin whatever happens as an Obama victory. Big Media wants Obama to win and will do everything to preserve and protect the Chicago gang in the White House. Don’t you let Big Media win. Fight back in the same way you want Romney to fight back.


How to know when Romney scores big tonight? When Barack Obama pulls out some regurgitated witticism written by one of his writers about how that smart line from Romney was written by someone else for Romney. Sure enough Barack will say something about Romney’s “zingers” when Obama gets zinged.

We already gave our best advice to Mitt Romney for tonight’s debate. Now before the debate a short wishlist and advice from others.

We wish/hope that Mitt Romney makes it clear tonight that as President he will not violate the law – specifically the WARN Act. We wish/hope Mitt Romney tells federal contractors that they must stand by the WARN Act’s requirements that they warn workers that likely will be fired within 60 days – and that as President he will not protect them from violations of the WARN Act nor pay for lawyers with taxpayer dollars to protect them as Obama in violation of his oath of office has promised to do.

We’re certain Romney will rebuke Obama for his broken promises to reduce the deficit by half, and to get this economy on track by 2012 or “this is a one term proposition”. We’re sure Romney will note Obama’s 2009 promises as president that if Congress passed what Congress did pass – unemployment would be near 5% at this point. We’re sure Romney will note that Obama’s economic projections and forecasts not only did not do what Obama said they would do but that they made the American economy worse by spending trillions.

We wish/hope that the moderator of the debate, who has the authority to do so, will introduce the Benghazi disasters to this domestic policy debate.

We certainly wish/hope that Mitt Romney prepares the ground for future attacks even closer to election day by noting the above and telling Americans that on the economy they should watch what happens on Friday when the economic numbers come out and that Americans should watch the last debate on foreign policy when Barack Obama will still be stonewalling efforts to find out why an American ambassador and other Americans were killed by terrorists on September 11, 2012.

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We’ve given our best advice. Here’s the advice from others in this Debate preview: How Romney can win. From The Week via HotAir:

“1. Romney has to transcend the debate agenda. Successful candidates use questions as mere suggestions, while answering their own questions to drive a debate narrative. Both Obama and Romney will do this, but Republicans assume that media moderators will drive the debate into territory friendlier for Obama than Romney. Romney has to take control and drive the debate, not let the moderator keep him pinned on defense — and that’s an entirely legitimate strategy for voters, too. As Romney is running against an incumbent president, the focus should be on Obama’s performance and his plans for a second-term agenda.

2. Romney has to assert himself without looking overly aggressive. [snip]

3. Romney has to construct an overarching narrative of executive incompetence in the Obama White House. This first debate will focus on the economy, but Romney needs to draw on more issues than that to make his case. Obama will respond on the economic issues by claiming that the grave nature of the recession handicapped the recovery, and that his policies will eventually work to create jobs faster than population growth, a pace with which the Obama recovery has failed to keep up. Romney needs to use the economy to discuss the inept handling of consular security in Benghazi and the Arab Spring in general, as well as Operation Fast and Furious, to show that the entire administration has run off the rails. That will negate Obama’s blame-Bush-and-Republicans defense for the economy, and strengthen Romney’s case that Obama simply doesn’t have the executive talent for his current position.”

Some more advice for Romney (and we particularly like the tactic of demanding facts and figures from the usually befuddled Obama):

“10 Attack Lines Romney Should Use in the Debates

This is the chance to bypass the Obama-friendly media. [snip]

1. Obama could not remember the size of the debt [snip]

3. Energy policy

Romney should confront Obama with two soundbites on this subject that most Americans are unlikely to have heard, both from an interview he gave to the San Francisco Chronicle in 2008. Obama said that under his cap-and-trade plans, energy prices would “necessarily skyrocket,” and warned that if somebody wanted to build a coal power plant, “it will bankrupt them.” With gas prices rising, Romney might also mention that shortly before being appointed energy secretary, Steven Chu told the New York Times: “Somehow, we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe.”

Romney should point to the efforts of the Obama administration and its supporters in the environmental lobby to thwart efforts to create jobs and to make America energy independent: opposition to the Keystone pipeline and fracking; the moratorium on drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. He should point to the wasting of billions of dollars on failed green energy projects. Foremost of these is Solyndra, and Romney should seize any opportunity to remind voters of that scandal, including the fact that the Solyndra investors who benefitted from Obama’s largesse included donors to his campaign.

Killer line: “You don’t make America energy-independent by wrecking the coal and gas industries, destroying thousands of jobs, and blowing billions of dollars on the pipe dreams of your Democrat cronies.”

4. Millionaires and billionaires

When the subject of taxing the rich comes up, Romney should point out that while Obama routinely demagogues “millionaires and billionaires,” Obama has raised tens of millions of dollars from some of the wealthiest Americans on Wall Street and in Hollywood.

Killer line: “Just once, Mr. President, I’d like to hear you tell an audience of your multi-millionaire admirers in Hollywood that they’ve ‘made enough money’.”

5. The embassy attacks [snip]

6. Free speech [snip]

7. The real unemployment rate [snip]

8. “Flexibility” for Russia [snip]

9. Fast and Furious [snip]

10. The “47 percent” remark [snip]

Romney needs to move the needle further, and playing safe in the debates won’t do it. It’s long past time for him to introduce voters to the issues and to the Obama soundbites that the media would rather they didn’t know about.”

Soon enough we will know if Mitt Romney has taken our advice or the advice of others. If Romney does well tonight, and we believe he will he has a good chance to become president:

“First, October is the month of voter decision making. A lot of the polls that show a narrow Obama lead are actually “pushing” undecided voters to make a decision. This will make for interesting swing in the polls as these people move back and forth, but it nevertheless misrepresents the level of uncertainty that remains in the electorate. [snip]

Second, Team Romney has been raising money hand over fist – as we all know – but have largely held off in spending it. So has the broader GOP constellation – the Romney campaign, the RNC, and the super PACs. [snip]

It’s worth keeping in mind that, as of August 31, that Romney, the RNC, and Restore Our Future had about $191 million dollars on hand to spend. Clearly, very little of it was spent on television ads in September.

Why? The answer gets back to the first chart: The core swing voters are just now starting to make up their minds. Recall Romney’s basic theory of the race: he has 47 percent of the vote locked in, and so does Obama; that means it is a battle for that final 6 percent. These people are not won via a marathon, but by a sprint through this month; via television advertising as well as the debates, they come to make up their minds. [snip]

Or, as was supposedly said during the Battle of Bunker Hill: “Don’t fire until you see the whites of their eyes.”

Third, polls can move quite a bit from October 1 through Election Day. Right now, the Gallup poll of registered voters shows Obama up 6 points on Romney, but 6 points worth of movement is virtually nothing in the month of October. [snip]

In other words, Obama’s lead of 6 points among Gallup’s registered voters (or his lead of 2.5 points in the recent, reliable likely voter polls) is great to have, but at this point is by no means determinative.

Put simply: This race has just begun.

Romney has just begun to fight. Tonight the first presidential debate at 9:00 p.m. (ET). We’ll be watching and commenting.


392 thoughts on “Debate Month Begins Tonight, The Race For President Has Just Begun

  1. In this first, 1-1/2-hour debate, there will be just six questions, all focused on domestic issues.

    Moderator Jim Lehrer, of PBS Newshour, has already outlined what their basic thrust will be: three questions on the economy, one on health care, one on governing, and one on the role of government. Mr. Lehrer chooses the questions.

    This is a change from past years, in which debates have typically had more questions and shorter discussion times. Lehrer, in part, advocated for the new format, and pushed to reduce the number of questions from nine to six, in the hopes that it would encourage more of a television talk-show approach, in which the candidates engage in discussion rather than just deliver talking points.
    What are the rules of the debate?

    Each question will have a 15-minute period devoted to it. After Lehrer asks the question, each candidate will get two minutes to respond. After that initial response, Lehrer can ask follow-up questions to provoke discussion between the two. The candidates will also have two minutes for closing statements.

    The candidates cannot ask each other questions.


    so at least 45 minutes will be on the economy and Obama cannot get away from them, in fact none of the 6 questions hold any good news for Obama because Romney has ammunition on all of them.

    15 minutes on Healthcare……this ought to be a laugh, look where that got Obama in 2010, Romeny needs to highlight Sebelius’s treachery today of hiding $216B Medicare raid hidden until Jan 2013.

    15 minutes on Governing, even more of a laugh.

    15 Mins on the role of Govt.


    If we cannot show up Obama on all of these, we never will.

  2. The candidates cannot ask each other questions…….screw that Mitt just do it and watch the toys get thrown out of his pram.

  3. i’m actually a little nervous. Hope Romney can pull it off. I’d like him to turn to Obama and simply say. YOU SUCK at being president. lol

  4. Mitt : YOU SUCK at being president.


    I think i’d roll off the sofa onto the floor with laughter and so would half of America.

  5. We had some additional code changes made. Hopefully that has cleared up the “script error” problem some like Neetabug were experiencing.

  6. Always thought this was interesting. Kerry is substantially wealthier than Romney, yet it was not even an issue in 2004. The Hypocrisy is astounding.

  7. it is a battle for that final 6 percent. These people are not won via a marathon, but by a sprint through this month; via television advertising as well as the debates, they come to make up their minds.

    I just wonder what category Hillary’s LOYAL army are being counted in…Big Pinkers, and those that don’t know they are Bink Pinkers? All us Democrats that wouldn’t vote for Barry if we were given free gasoline and cell phones for a lifetime.

    Are we just counted as loyal Democrats with a ice pick behind our backs?

  8. moononpluto
    October 3rd, 2012 at 5:06 pm
    So true. The problem for Democrats is that Romney earned his fortune. Kerry married the widow of a man who inherited his fortune. Earning it is bad but marrying someone who married someone who inherited is good.

  9. Here are the final voter stats for 2008. Someone explain to me how the POS can even be in contention in this race after his trashing of the bitter clinger vote which was on full display yesterday during the 2007 Hampton U speech reveal.

    white – 76.3%
    black – 12.1%
    hispanic – 7.4%
    asian – 2.5%

  10. The simple figure to watch out for is Obama’s share of the white vote, if it drops lower than 38% of the white vote, he cannot win. The bigger the share of white voters in this years election, the more chance of a Romney victory.

    If the white vote goes up to say 80% of the electorate in 2012 and Romney took 60% of that, that is 48% straight of the bat and i do think you are going to see an increase in the white voters share this year and a reduction in the minority vote.

  11. Another thing to watch out for…….Obama’s campaign slipping out bad news on the quiet while attention is focused on the debate.

  12. BTW, our recent code changes now allow commentors to post youtube videos on their own. Please use discretion. Don’t post violent or grisly youtubes, such as animal abuse or Michelle and Barack in a hot tub videos, without giving due notice that something ugly will be seen.

    To post a Youtube video simply place the full address of the Youtube url (including the http section) on a separate line. We’re working on posting other video platforms.

  13. moononpluto
    October 3rd, 2012 at 5:06 pm
    Always thought this was interesting. Kerry is substantially wealthier than Romney, yet it was not even an issue in 2004. The Hypocrisy is astounding.

    Yeah, show me all the “poor presidents”.

    Adjusting for inflation, I heard that Washington was the wealthiest. And by the time Abe became #16, he was no longer living in a log cabin.

    As for Kerry, he and all his money bags (attached to his fabulously wealthy wife) didn’t beat the inept W. Tsk, tsk.

  14. moononpluto
    October 3rd, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    Now that’s weird.

    When Barack Obama and Mitt Romney face off for the first time at tonight’s presidential debate in Denver, they’ll also be taking a lie detector test.

    A spokesman for the group Americans for Limited Government told The Daily Caller on Wednesday they have contracted with a company to use new truth detecting technology to determine whether either candidate is lying during the debate.

    “For the first time, within a few hours of a political debate, the American people will know if the candidates are telling the truth, and better be able to judge what promises are real, and which ones are nothing more than political pandering,” Bill Wilson, president of Americans for Limited Government said.

    The conservative-leaning group says they hope to release the results from Voice Analysis Technology within three hours of the debate.

    “The operating assumption by the general public is that if a politician’s mouth is moving, he or she must be lying, by putting Obama and Romney to the test, we will find out if this is true,” Wilson said.

    Voice Analysis Technology, according to a news release, has done work for high-profile criminal cases including for the case of Natalie Holloway, the Alabama high school student who died in Aruba.

    They’ve also done interrogations for the Department of Defense, Bureau of Prisons, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and 60 other law enforcement agencies, according to the group.

    The company was also used to show that a woman who accused former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain’s of harassment was untruthful in her allegations.

  15. More pols freed to talk about race. Former FEMA director during Katrina shred the POS’s 2007 comment, says he played the race card.

    It’s about friggin time the race card was recognized as an equal-opportunity slur.

    The former Bush administration official who headed Hurricane Katrina disaster relief said Wednesday that President Barack Obama played “the race card” with his 2007 speech about the Bush administration’s response.

    Michael Brown, the former director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, harshly criticized then-Sen. Obama’s remarks to a black audience at Hampton University, where Obama railed against a double standard for federal relief efforts in New Orleans.

    “I call total BS on the President’s comments about Katrina,” Brown told POLITICO in an email. “He needs to get his facts straight and stop playing the race card with Katrina.”

    Brown added, “The men and women of FEMA work tirelessly for disaster victims regardless of race, political affiliation or any other category he wants to lump people into.”

  16. I won’t watch it either, but I wish Mitt a steady voice, great courage and strength tonight. Get her done Mitt!

    God Bless US

    O Lord, our refuge and strength
    When it’s ‘in God we trust’
    The foe has struck your firstborn
    With a great infamous thrust

    Like history repeated
    A Trojan Horse await
    To massacre the blameless
    A ‘Nine-eleven’ fate

    They’ve dared defy an army
    That does proclaim you Lord
    Deliver US from their hand
    Whet your glittering sword

    Our Father who’s in heaven
    Shield US, your battle axe
    Guard these in Thy replevin
    Then Babylon do tax

    Give US righteous victory
    In Thy name, Lord of host
    So that all the earth may know
    ‘In God we trust’ foremost

    O Lord, our Rock and fortress
    ‘Land of the Free’ protect
    Keep US strong ’til Shiloh come
    Then on to Him collect

    He maketh the wars to cease
    Unto the end of earth
    Breaketh bow, cut sunder spear
    To chariots flame’s birth

    ‘Be calm, and know that I am God:
    I will be exalted among the nations,
    I will be exalted in the earth.’*

    The Lord of hosts is with US
    Our refuge we proclaim
    Bless US in our endeavor
    We ask in Jesus name

    *Psalms 46: 10, Inspired by Jeremiah Chapters 50 and 51..

  17. MICHELLE OBAMA ON The TOM JOYNER MORNING SHOW: Well, we’re understanding that, you know, you can have a president you love, but if you don’t have a congress that’s willing to work, you know, you wind up stalled in so many ways. And I think that Barack has done a phenomenal job working around a congress that has never been willing to help move the country forward on so many different issues. But I think he’s done everything humanly possible to get things passed around the margins. But, you know, just imagine where this country will be when we have Barack Obama as President and we have a congress that’s ready to work hand-in-hand, and willing to compromise to make sure that this country moves forward for everyone.


    Excuse me, Congress is not there to be worked around, they are the peoples representatives. What a bitch.

  18. sending out good vibes to mitt tonight. stay cool, calm, but firm and determined. show the world what a leader looks like. And just for fun, get under the candy-ass’s skin a bit. that shouldn’t be too difficult. 🙂

    ps – still getting the stinking script error, though not as often. go figure.

  19. I didn’t see this posted yet. Not discussed on “Hannity”…. Eric Bolling revealed research on “The Five” that ten days before giving his race-baiting “those white people running the federal government hate all you poor/black people” speech, the US Senate had voted to waive the Stafford Act for significant funds for Katrina relief for New Orleans and – wait for it – then Sen. Obama voted AGAINST.

  20. That is, before then Sen. Obama gave his race-baiting speech – tough to edit on the mobile – apologies!

  21. Speculation from insiders is Hillary is not happy at all with Amb. Rice and is about to have her sacked over the Libya mess.

  22. I bet he does something sickening……..


    So Michelle is gonna have a gob on her because she aint out partying.

  23. MoonOnPluto, the real question is how long before the nasty smirk comes off. That thing is a constant feature. Only if Romney slaps his face will the smirk come off temporarily.

  24. Ann Romney, i have to say is a force to be reckoned with, i bet she’s a lioness where her family is concerned.


    Including leaners, the sample in the poll is D+2. Nationally, Obama leads by 2-3 points, but, in the critical swing states, Romney now has the edge.

    Each candidate leads in states considered “safe” for their party. In safe GOP states, Romney leads by 8. In safe Democrat states, Obama leads by a massive 22 points. But, in the more numerous and more important “toss up” states, Romney leads by 4, hitting the critical 50% threshold.

    In the slightly different category of “battleground” states identified by Politico, Romney leads by 2, 49-47. Romney’s lead over Obama is powered primarily by his edge with independents. Romney leads Obama by 4 among the important swing voters. By 11 points, these voters think Romney would do better on the economy than Obama, 51-40.

    Romney also has a big edge with middle class families, who prefer him over Obama by 15 points, 56-41.

    The media has anxiously portrayed tonight’s debate as a critical moment for Romney to propel his campaign into the final stretch. They have built their analysis around the false narrative that Romney is losing ground against Obama. The Politico poll, however, shows that it is Obama who is losing ground in the campaign. The President needs a knock-out punch tonight.

  26. CNN actually has a half decent panel tonight for once, at least that horrible cow Brazilla is no longer there. Carly Fiorina is a good advocate for Romney.

  27. Gangster government and a “mini coup”. We really wish/hope Romney brings this up:

    Graham is deeply concerned about the move, and about the lack of attention it is receiving — within and without Congress. The manouvre is “incredibly disturbing,” he told me. How disturbing? “It is exhibit A in the march toward an imperial presidency.” The “statute is clear,” Graham continued, “the WARN Act is the law of the land.” Here, “we have a White House saying, ‘we don’t care what the law we signed says.’” The OMB analysis — which holds that as the law might change, there is no need for businesses to comply with it — is “absurd on its face,” the senator told me, and the Department of Labor’s advisory opinion “a political move.” It is “patently illegal for the federal government to absorb the financial cost of a private company for not following the law. Never have we put the taxpayer on the hook for a private company failing to follow the law.”

    Graham wondered aloud, “why are Democrats are not upset about the precedent? This has implications beyond this election cycle.” What implications?, I queried. “Imagine if a Republican president said that, because his proposed tax cuts were likely to become law, there was no need for the existing rates to be paid.” What we have here, I suggested, is the government instructing people to violate the law, and offering to mitigate the consequences. “Yes,” Graham agreed. “It’s crazy legal analysis. We are in danger of being no longer a rule of law nation. It’s a mini-coup.”

    This should be woven in by Romney as Obama lying to the American voter about the state of the American economy and trying to hide the upcoming Obama layoffs using illegal government orders. Romney can us this the moment Obama brings up Bain.

  28. I cannot watch it, OTurd makes me sick to watch.

    Rooting for Mitt Romney all the way. Stay calm Mitt, you can do it… and every single repub, independent, ex-dem is watching c-span, no a$$hole Obot pundits

  29. “Eric Bolling revealed research on “The Five” that ten days before giving his race-baiting “those white people running the federal government hate all you poor/black people” speech, the US Senate had voted to waive the Stafford Act for significant funds for Katrina relief for New Orleans and – wait for it – then Sen. Obama voted AGAINST.”
    Latest Title: U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans’ Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act, 2007 ”
    “(Sec. 4501) Sets the federal share of assistance provided for Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, and Texas in connection with Hurricanes Katrina, Wilma, Dennis, and Rita under the Stafford Act at 100% of eligible costs. Provides that such federal share shall apply to disaster assistance applied for before this Act’s enactment..”

    The Senate vote:

    Obama voted No

  30. May as well rename them to Pravda……

    Obama Twitter feed takes over WaPo’s website and the Columbus dispatch.

    See that gigantic Twitter widget in the right third of the Washington Post‘s main web page? That’s the Obama campaign’s Truth Team 2012 Twitter widget, purchased as an online ad. You’d need a magnifying glass to see the “Advertisement” disclaimer at the top, which is less than an eighth of an inch high in gray type on a gray background. Here in the newsroom, it took a few minutes to realize the thing was an ad.

    But it gets better. Just last night, the Post put up its own piece on how the Obama campaign is taking over the web page of the Columbus Dispatch:

    Residents of Columbus, Ohio, might be forgiven if they thought their local newspaper had been commandeered Tuesday by President Obama’s reelection campaign.

    A major portion of the Web site for the Columbus Dispatch was taken over by advertising for Obama, whose campaign is pushing supporters to the polls as voters in the crucial swing state begin casting early ballots. By early evening, Obama for America campaign ads still flanked both sides of the newspaper’s landing page, with more ads across the top and bottom and a large display ad that took up much of the remaining screen when expanded.

    Scrolling down led the user to a regular Dispatch news story on… the start of early voting.


    Seriously and you want us to believe you aint in the pocket……………

  31. Update: Thunder in Denver tonight and we don’t just mean rain. It’s debate night.

    Big Media will spin Obama as the winner or having done well even if Obama drools, pulls down his pants and moons the nation with his scrawny wrinkled buttocks. Don’t let Big Media win the spin war during, but especially after, the debate. There will be plenty of discussions all over the internet and you should participate on your favorite open thread: The first debate to fight back against Big Media and stooge Barack Obama.

    Write letters to the editor tonight and tomorrow as well as comment on Big Media outlets to block the attempts to spin whatever happens as an Obama victory. Big Media wants Obama to win and will do everything to preserve and protect the Chicago gang in the White House. Don’t you let Big Media win. Fight back in the same way you want Romney to fight back.


  32. as my younger relatives would say. OMG
    The OTurd is a radical marxist. Wait until the internet exposes this and spreads it as the MSM will cover for it.

    Who in there right minds will want to start, expand a business?!?

    Barry Soetero in 2002: “Rich People Are For Non-Violence… They Don’t Want People Taking Their Stuff”
    The new “democratic” party ==> socialists, radicals, marxists.

    Why the hell doesn’t every single republican running for state, federal, school board, whatever just use this one clip in their ads and say “IS THIS THE AMERICA YOU WANT??”

  33. SHV
    October 3rd, 2012 at 8:37 pm
    great find. American Crossroads should make an ad out of it — use the 2007 video and if there is roll call vote on that act, side by side.

  34. tim
    October 3rd, 2012 at 8:25 pm
    I cannot watch it, OTurd makes me sick to watch.

    Rooting for Mitt Romney all the way. Stay calm Mitt, you can do it… and every single repub, independent, ex-dem is watching c-span, no a$$hole Obot pundits

    Hi, tim. I can’t believe this. I turned on C-Span at 8 for the pre-debate and they were interviewing a guy from…wait for it…POLITICO!

    Even C-Span is part of the spin gang.

  35. unbelievable!!

    “According to the Wall Street Journal, as the attack on the U.S. consulate was raging, Obama took a “wait and see” approach.

    Ninety minutes after news of the attack reached Washington, Obama, Sec. of State Hillary Clinton, JCS Chair General Martin Dempsey, and a national security adviser convened for an oval office meeting in which they ultimately rejected the course of U.S. military intervention. Instead, they decided to reach out to the Libyan government to ask if they would send reinforcements.

    When the U.S. personnel at the consulate left the main building for what was supposed to be a safe house, questions regarding the deployment of forces seemed moot.

    But the battle was still raging, and Ambassador Stevens’ life was close to its end.”

  36. I expect the world of punditry to have a collective cow and cry foul if Romney dares to allude the the Obama administration’s horrible record on foreign policy during a debate focused on domestic issues…NR


    They knew it was terrorism within hours and yet they lied, over and over and over again about some stupid movie!

    “Within hours of last month’s attacks on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya, President Barack Obama’s administration received about a dozen intelligence reports suggesting militants connected to al Qaeda were involved, three government sources said.

    Despite these reports, in public statements and private meetings, top U.S. officials spent nearly two weeks highlighting intelligence suggesting that the attacks were spontaneous protests against an anti-Muslim film, while playing down the involvement of organized militant groups. Cont….”

  38. Shock! Michelle Obama has sleeves on. She must be worried if she is not wearing her usual cocktail dress.

  39. so the a$$Hole voted against the stafford Katrina fund match exemption that he was ranting about at that 2007 speech?

    what a scumbag. Reminds me of when he says he cares about the poor people, while not lifting a finger when those people in public housing froze to death. *crickets* from the MSM. Or when that troll Valerie Jarrett and Mooch dumped patients off so the hospital could make more money. Disgusting scum, all of them.

    The only thing these morons give a damn about is how to use poor people as a prop.

  40. LOL

    When I was 15, I counted the days until I could drive.
    When I was 20, I counted the days until I could drink
    Now that I’m 60, I’m counting the days until Obama is fired.


  41. 1st Question : Jobs : what are the major differences between the 2 of you about creating new jobs, lethal for Obama.

  42. he starts the debate with talking about his america-hating wife?

    yea, tell that to that 25 million who are suffering who care, you slimebag.

  43. Obama wants to talk about the future not his record. Now he is making the same promises he made in 2008. He seems shaky as he talks about a “new American patriotism”. What’s wrong with traditional patriotism?

    Romney is nice about the Obama wedding anniversary nonsense and it comes off as “nice”. Now Romney is hitting on jobs and the economy. Romney giving his plans for the future. Romney looks and sounds good. No spin. He is on his game.

    Romney “I know what it takes” to bring back jobs and the economy.

  44. Don’t expect tonight’s post-debate-spin to be any more objective. Look instead for one of these story-lines to gain traction:

    If Romney does or says anything that remotely savors of indiscretion, expect to hear that “it’s hard, at this point, to see how the man wins in November . . .”

    If Romney does okay, expect to hear that “he didn’t do what he needed to do to stop the president’s momentum . . .”

    If Obama does okay, expect to hear how “once again at a high-stakes moment, Barack Obama came through with a dazzling performance that would have reduced Cicero himself to abject stammering . . .”

    If Obama trips and falls flat on his face, expect to hear about the “wonderfully elegant way he picked himself up . . .”NR

  45. Obama now talking about education and “race to the top”. Now he wants to hire more teachers – this is a retread promise from 2008. He agrees with Romney on bringing down corporate tax rates. Obama is agreeing with Romney again on energy production. This is a good opening for Romney to attack on what Obama has actually done not what he says.

  46. I peeked to see if romney looked ok, no gray there, he looks great, he seems very very calm, I watched all the repub debates, he seemed much more calm and in control here now.

    ok turning off tv now. Wife cannot stand watching the fool.

    Thanks to all who are blogging. Very much appreciated.

  47. Romney going after Obama on specifics. Wants to cut taxes on middle class. Romney calling Obama a liar in a nice way. Doing very well.

  48. “new American patriotism”…AKA
    That would be “redistribution” Where your unpatriotic if you don’t want to give 75% of your money toward obamaphones, obamamoney..obamagas

  49. Romney beating the sh*t out of Obama on energy policy. Defends clean coal. Romney says no tax cuts that add to the deficit.

  50. IMO

    Mitt is doing really well.

    He hasn’t said Barry is a nice guy, so my shoes are till on.

    Keep it up MITT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  51. Obama going back to what he said in 2008. He is a retread. He’s going overtime to attack Romney on tax cuts. He seems worried and not authoritative.

  52. Romney is doing VERY WELL. He is demopnstrating a very thourough knowledge of business AND government policy. Bumbles is still giving his stump speech. Romney is killing him with specifics!!

    Hillary 2012

  53. Obama is spewing out word salad. Looks very weak. Pants are on fire. Lie detector already overheating,

  54. he is getting right under Obama’s skin, bambi looks like he wants the ground to open up and swallow him.

  55. Romney says everything Obama has just said about the Romney tax plan is inaccurate. Lehrer wanted to shut Romney down but Romney did not let that happen. Romney said he knows that Obama is trying to do what his sons did when little – repeat a mistruth until it is accepted as truth. Romney doing very very well.

    Nerves here are getting calmer.

  56. We can’t even follow what Obama is saying. It is disjointed. Romney has been speaking clearly and in thoughtful paragraphs. Obama misses the TelePromTer.

  57. Yup as i thought, Obama has not shown up and phoning it in and Obama looks so weak and not in command of facts.

  58. admin
    October 3rd, 2012 at 9:18 pm
    Romney says everything Obama has just said about the Romney tax plan is inaccurate. Lehrer wanted to shut Romney down but Romney did not let that happen. Romney said he knows that Obama is trying to do what his sons did when little – repeat a mistruth until it is accepted as truth. Romney doing very very well.

    That is actually a great analogy, a child in the WH!

  59. Obama sounds like he’s doing the math in his head on the spot. Reverting to stump speech. Mitt cleaning O’s clock.

  60. Jim Leherer is a lefty just like Gwen Ifill, who is probably writing her second book praising her Messiah, and is still shocked she wasn’t picked to moderate a debate.

  61. Mitt seems to have had a hardware and software upgrade tonight, this is torture for Obama, he has no answers to this.

    Independents going to go heavy for Romney after tonight.

  62. Obama wearing blue polka dot tie, Mitt wearing red striped.

    Mitt going into specifics rue small biz tax burden. Awesome.

  63. so in 2008, he hid behind Hillary’s pantsuits, now in 2012 the PO$ OTurd is trying to hide behind Bill’s pantsuits.

  64. Romney giving Obama a first year course in business. Mittens has brass knuckles on as he pounds Obama. 🙂 (Someone should tweet that line).

  65. Romney is MIRRORING admin’s avice to STAY ON MESSAGE!!!! REPEAT! REPEAT! REPEAT! Idiot boy keeps talking about something that doesn’t exist!! ASSHAT!!

    Hillary 2012

  66. Obama is really really floundering, actually this worse than i expected from him, he really wants out of the job.

  67. Mitt is doing what i said, Keep it simple so people understand it and keep it clear and just hammer it and ignore the moderator.

  68. BO: “Bill Clinton….blah…blah…blah.”

    Glad Romney didn’t let BO have the last word in this segment.

  69. Thanks Illinois.

    Could you all add some details please – you know, face gestures, tone, facial expressions

    Hehehehehehe. Just kidding. I am the WORST coward tonight.

  70. Romney “My priority is to bring back jobs.” Food stamps. Slower growth year after year. Strong first half hour for Romney.

    Next is the deficit.

  71. TheRock
    October 3rd, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Romney is MIRRORING admin’s avice to STAY ON MESSAGE!!!! REPEAT! REPEAT! REPEAT! Idiot boy keeps talking about something that doesn’t exist!! ASSHAT!!

    Hillary 2012
    A big fat yup to that.

  72. Time to make another donation to romney if he is doing good as you all are saying. Do not let up Mr. Romney!!! not for a second against a lying cowardly chicago snake.

  73. Differences on the deficit? Romney makes the moral case against deficits of one generation passing on debt to another. His test is “is this program worth borrowing money from China?” Make government efficient.

    Romney: Obama said he would cut the deficit in half.

  74. The other 3 liveblo0gs I’m checking are saying the same things you guys are. Maybe I can watch the repeat.

  75. Obama’s excuse: I came into office with lots of troubles.

    Obama says he cut 77 programs. Says he cut waste. But we have to do more. Has a $4 trillion deficit reduction plan.

  76. Barry just brought up aircraft’s that were eliminated…could it open the door to the tax burden on public by not talking about Lockeed and companies holding back layoffs.

  77. Romney: Obama said he would cut the deficit in half.

    Would that be the 5 trillion he is responsible for?

    Does ME chell still have sleeves on?

  78. The Obot MSM pundits are really going have to work overtime and much harder to lie and carry their Messiah Barry.

  79. Romney: “You’ve been president for 4 years.” Your plan does not get the job done. In 2010 Obama said he would not raise taxes because the economy is slow. Romney says nothing has changed, the economy is still slow.

  80. Litmus test for trimming the deficit, according to Romney: Deficit is a moral issue…doesn’t want to burden future generations with more debt. Cuts will be based on one criteria: is X program worth or important enough to borrow more from China? If not, then those programs will be cut by attrition (i.e. not abruptly).

  81. Side by side, there is no doubt who the adult in the room is. If the on-site spin guys can cover Bumbles pile of shit, they should be made millionaires for one night’s work!!

    Hillary 2012

  82. Obama is using his soundbites but Romney is prepared. Obama talks about “corporate welfare” and getting rid of it. Romney will hit this one out of the ballpark.

  83. O keeps agreeing with Mitt

    He did the same crap with Hillary, when Hillary was called on first all the time, and she was saying Medvedeve’s name, Barky didn’t know it, so said, “I agree with Hillary”

    No chit Sherlock! How this idiot ever got elected!! MSM carried him all the way and will try again this time around.

  84. the stuttering and umming and aahimg is clear, this really is pure panic time. He looks like a lost kid on here.

  85. O is floundering on the deficit. Jumping all over the place. Reverting to example about quality of education – a state issue. Mitt wisely letting him hang himself.

  86. JEEZUS! Why does Lehrer let MR ramble on in search of a cogent thought?

    Now Mitt gets right to the point.

    Talks about green energy grants.

  87. BO: “Get rid of corporate welfare…corporate jets…outsourcing jobs. Oil….” Looks like he’s using OWS terminology…. Let’s see if he mentions “the 1%”…medicaid….

    LOL! R called him on his meandering from topic to topic.

  88. Romney using facts and figures. Hits Obama on Solyndra. Obama is not picking the winners and losers you’re picking the losers. You need to get a new accountant!”

    Mitt is wielding an ax and chopping Obama into pieces. Call the police!

  89. I’ve been in business for 25 years. I have no idea of what you are talking about. Maybe you need a new accountant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    That’s what Mitt said ver batim!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  90. pm317
    October 3rd, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    OMG, nerdy Romney is so sexy!

    He is impressing the Hell outta me too.

  91. I’m a coward too! Can’t watch the debate, but praying for Mitt.Thank you all for posting how he’s doing
    I promised myself after Hillary in 2008 I wouldn’t engage in another election, but I can’t wait until we get rid of the America’s hater!

  92. Social Security now. Obama starts by talking about the “values” of Social Security.

    Romney should mention the Bob Woodward statement today on Morning Joe that Obama wants to cut Social Security. Romney is so well prepared we have no doubt he will.

  93. Bumbles tells stories. Romney gives facts and solutions. I can’t WAIT to see the heads of the MSM explode as they try to spin a win out of this for Bumbles….

    Hillary 2012


    Robert Costa ‏@robertcostaNRO

    “I have no idea what you’re talking about.” Big line. Romney inferring that Obama isn’t competent.


    “I have no idea what you’re talking about.”

    the new “There you go again”

  95. tim
    October 3rd, 2012 at 9:42 pm


    “I have no idea what you’re talking about.”

    Yes, total burn.

    Yeah, I went against my word, and am watching…

    Omumbles is just a rambler. Romney is looking sharp and aggressive.

  96. Romney talks in a soothing manner on Social Security. Tells seniors not to worry. No cuts. Then takes the ax out and says Obama cut $700 billion from Medicare to fund Obamacare. Obama looks furious and forces himself to smile.

    Those of you not watching are missing a lot of fun.

    Romney says he wants young people to have Social Security.

  97. “Those of you not watching are missing a lot of fun. ”

    LOL, sorry admin, cannot afford a new TV right now. and I would need one if I watch the Chicago scumbag. 🙂

    really really appreciate all of you who can stomach watching the fool from Chicago.

  98. Obama now attacking Romney on voucher plan for Medicare. Romney looking at Obama thinking “now I have him”. Obama sees the look and adds that Romney’s plan includes a stay the same option.

    Obama says he is fond of the term “Obamacare”.

  99. admin
    October 3rd, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Romney using facts and figures. Hits Obama on Solyndra. Obama is not picking the winners and losers you’re picking the losers. You need to get a new accountant!”

    Yup. Burned!

  100. “Entitlements”…SS….

    BO: $716B ‘saved” by not over paying services.

    MR: BO wants to cut medicare by $716B for CURRENT recipients…this will get rid of Medicare Advantage.

    BO: Doesn’t like voucher program which will cost seniors over $6K a year.

    MR needs to ask BO why Sebelious is giving “bonuses” to make up for BO’s cuts to Medicare Advantage.

  101. Romney says he supports no change for current seniors but Obama took $700 billion plus from Medicare. Romney then adds his plan has an option to keep the Medicare that exists now. Romney says for higher income people the benefits must be lower. Romney says that idea of choice comes from Bill Clinton’s staff.

  102. the famliy is actually watching the debate. a first. the wife who hates politics is sitting here laughing at obama.
    I personally have trouble following what the hell obama is talking about as he meanders from talking point to talking point. wtf is he trying to get across.
    Mitt is pounding the shit out of obama.

  103. the fraud will need an ear check, my guess is they will plant a mic so he doesn’t sound as stupid as he actually is.

  104. moononpluto
    October 3rd, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Obama wants to go home.

    He looks slow footed, and yes, uncomfortable.

    Mitt is really enjoying toying with a weaker opponent.

  105. There must be people around the world watching going, “who is this asshole standing in as President”

  106. This is just laughable. If Bumbles get re-elected, this country is just plain dumb. Romney is wiping the floor with this chump….

    Hillary 2012

  107. “Leher rolls his eyes at Romeny…. A-Whole!!!!”

    He’s going to go to Gwen Ifill to see how to help their mutual Messiah.

  108. If you’ve been getting all your info from Obama ads up to now, you’re starting to feel like you’ve been lied to.

  109. Romney is having a blast. He’s got a nice pink flush on his cheeks, his hair is touseled, his eyes are bright and he speaks with enthusiasm and gusto,

    LOVE IT!

  110. Federal regulation of economy. Romney says regulations are good and necessary for the economy. But says regulations can get out of date and that under Obama regulation has become excessive and hurts the economy. Romney says Dodd-Frank categorizes some big banks as too big to fail and that is a big kiss from Obama to banks.

    Lehrer stops Romney and gives Obama time to respond.

    Obama says the banks were irresponsible and that led to the near collapse of 2008. Obama says the 2008 problem was not too much regulation.

    Romney responds that he would not call big banks “too big to fail”. Romney says there is no “qualified mortgage” definition in Dodd-Frank and that now hampers banks from making loans.

  111. Romney just nailed Obama on making it his priority when he should have been focussed on the economy.

  112. Obamacare. This is the test topic. Obama will attack Romney on this. Romney says he wants to repeal and gives anecdotes of Obamacare hurting families and that Obamacare cuts Medicare by $700 billion and it also hurts families. Romney cites studies on Obamacare hurting business. Obamacare hurts jobs says Romney. Obama should have concentrated on the economy.

  113. YIPPEE!

    Healthcare. POS said he would cut costs by $2500 and the opposite has occurrd and people are paying $2500 more.

    He is LOVING this. He’s like a wriggly puppy! He looks so happy.

  114. Barry looks like shit, how does a guy that plays golf all day and speak about how great he is, look like shit?

  115. MSNBC Liveblog:

    Krystal Ball:
    Romney is stepping on the Lehrer too much. Line between being aggressive and bullyish

    Yep, that will be the line, you watch

  116. Obama talks about families worried about getting sick. No facts or figures to defend Obamacare. Obama says Obamacare lets you keep your doctor and your health plan and keeps kids on until 26 years old. Obama says Obamacare is a group care program. Obama snips at Lehrer when he steps on Obama as Obama is about to cite Romney’s health plan in Massachusetts.

  117. gonzotx
    October 3rd, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    If they call Romney a bully, racist, etc, then Romney is doing SUPERB!

    The lefties only whine when the repub/conservative/opposition doesn’t just sit there and take it, with Hillary it was “polarizing”, now with Romney, they’re new phrasing will be “bullying”

    Time to kick out the chicago scummy garabage out of the WH.

  118. Romney says his plan was passed with Democrats and Republicans but that Obama pushed through his plan crafted with Pelosi and Reid. Denounces the panel that determines health care. Romney says no taxes were raised like Obama did. No cuts to Medicare like Obama did.

    This was possibly going to be the toughest segment for Romney and he did spectacularly well.

  119. OUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    MR Says he likes the way Massachusetts crafted healthcare – on a bi-partisan basis. Points out the POS locked out the repubs and jammed down the countries throat.

    I LOVE this

    Says people don’t want ACA. Needs prez to reach across aisle.

  120. Oy Jeez – here comes out the rambling run out the clock prevent mitt from speaking anymore ploy and Lehrer doesn’t say a word.

  121. O getting into the weeds with his stupid, unpopular takeover of the healthcare industry. Very boring and rife with lies.

  122. MSNBC Liveblog:

    Joy Reid:
    I suspect Mitt may lose a few more likeability points based on this performance.

    Yup, the bots are going to call him mean, unlikeable…I say FU*K UM…Keep kicking his racist ass Mitt

  123. gonzotx
    October 3rd, 2012 at 10:01 pm
    Lehrer is being an ass to Romney

    It doesn’t even matter. There are NO specifics in Bumbles responses. AND Romney is SUPERBLY staying on message, both with facts and figures. Romney probably just picked up 2% of hardcore Democratic votes….

    Hillary 2012

  124. Easy to overstate impact of a debate, but did anyone in the MSM expect Romney to be this good, or Obama this shaky & meandering?

  125. Obama says Obamacare is modeled on Romney’s plan. He defends the health panel he created as a bunch of experts on health care.

    Obama lies when he says that this panel can use the purchasing power of Medicare to get lower prices. This is a lie. Obama gave that away to Big Pharma. C’mon Romney hit him on this.

  126. Funny comment by a poster at another website:

    Obama’s expression when Romney’s talking: ‘You little…’
    Romney’s expression when Obama’s talking: ‘Why am I in the room with this clown?’

  127. Romney attacks the health panel Obama defends. Romney says the examples Obama used are in the private market and prove his point. Obama is now staring at his papers and ignoring Romney. Obama is on the run, checked out of this debate. Obama has screwed up because Romney is on his game tonight.

  128. Romney more than answered the Presidential question tonight. Perhaps this race is over tonight and its Romney finished Obama off.

  129. Perhaps this race is over tonight and its Romney finished Obama off.

    I fervently hope so.. No more media, no more Obama minions..

  130. mitt explains his plan – says it’s lengthy – but the POS and Lehrer exchange a meaningful glance and now POS is speaking again.

    Anyone else hear that thud in the background>? Both candidates looked over their shoulders.

  131. That last segment with Obama looking down while Romney explained his plan reminded us of the Clint Eastwood conversation with the empty chair.

  132. People will watch this tonight and think of Obama “does’nt he look tired” and that is not a good look or response to get.

  133. so he is going back to his rehearsed line, Romney has no details..But Romney is rattling off numbers and ideas..

  134. MoonOnPluto, the clip of the night will probably be Obama sniping at Lehrer. Big Media is obsessed with itself.

  135. Anyone else hear that thud in the background>? Both candidates looked over their shoulders.

    Yes one of O’s people having a heart attack

  136. Bumbles is trying to campaign. He says that (despite the fact that Romney has been VERY specific) Romney is saying exactly what he will cut.


    Hillary 2012

  137. Romney talks about principles and cites Reagan’s principles. Romney giving an introductory course to Obama on management and setting priorities. Romney says he wanted health care to be determined state by state.

  138. Neetabug, if you get an answer to “what is o talking about” please tell us. BTW, is the script error problem still happening to you?

  139. No wonder they were talking Obama down as not having debated in 4 years, they must have saw this privately and went “wtf”

  140. gonzotx
    October 3rd, 2012 at 10:07 pm
    tonight was the end of Obama whining about Romney not giving details.

    GET OUT OF MY HEAD!!!!!!!!!! 🙂

    Hillary 2012

  141. from ACE
    Romney is dominating BOTH Ogabe and Lehrer, he came to play tonight!! Kicking ass taking names!!

    We have never seen a debate performance like Mr. Romney’s! Wewere shocked by his lack of decorum, his utter rudeness, his relentless bullying and his complete disrespect for the President! We’ve seen a lot of things in our time, and we thought we saw it all, but quite frankly, the nasty, condescending tone and non-verbal communicationMr. Romney displayed was absolutely appalling. We are, at a loss of words and can only express our shame at being American at this time. Mr. Romney sullies us all. It is time for Mr. Romney to resign from his campaign.

    President Obama called for civility and respect. Mr. Romney showed absolutely none. Why, it harkened back to how young, black men were treated by racist, white southerners. Mitt Romney transformed into Bull Conner right before our very eyes. Angry, defiant, and rude, Mr. Romney turned the firehoses on our president, trying to knock him down with his elaborately crafted lies, obfuscation, and good old fashioned intimidation, and we are absolutely disgusted. His own father would be rolling in his grave.

  142. Its that good :

    Kristol: Best Debate Performance By a GOP Presidential Candidate in More than Two Decades

  143. The role of government. Obama talking about ladders and Lincoln or something. Transcontinental railroad makes the debate. Obama now borrowing from Romney and saying he is talking about “principles”.

    Obama is all over the place giving example after example (more teachers, etc.) instead of talking about the role of government.

    Romney loves good schools. Thinks great teachers are great and that every state should determine that. The role of government is to live up to the great founding documents. Romney hitting it out of the ballpark again. This is his best answer. Brilliant. Wonderful. Hooray!

    Romney defends the rights of the individual. He is answering the question with aplomb. Poverty, unemployment, food stamps, graduates without jobs.

  144. O. M. G. He is rambling and blathering and searching.

    Now Mitt on the role of government. The Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. The role of government is to protect and enforce those two documents.

    WOW. This is goof. This is tingle-worthy. He’s quoting lines from the docs and expandingd on the, giving the function is this like.


    Government thinks it can do a better job than free people fulfilling their dreams and that can’t work,


  145. Race to the Top, Oturd is saying that everyone likes it. BS. The teachers hate it, it’s basically Bush’s No Child Left Behind: too much testing, and punishment for bad test scores.

  146. Must be very very bad

    Bill Maher : i can’t believe i’m saying this, but Obama looks like he DOES need a teleprompter

  147. Mr. president. You are entitled to your own plane, your own house BUT NOT YOUR OWN FACTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  148. Education.

    Romney defends school choice.

    Obama says the federal government has a significant role to play. Obama says “budgets matter”. Goes back to saying Romney wants to cut taxes. Attacks Paul Ryan plan. Says no detail and that no details is “a trend”. More anecdotes from Obama.

    Obama attacks Romney on borrow money from your parents line.

    Romney: You’re entitled as president to a plane and house but not to your own facts. You put $90 billion in green jobs. That would have hired 200,000 teachers. The government should not pick winners and losers or take over the health care system. The government should get the private sector to work.

    I don’t want to cut our commitment to education I want it to work better. I care about education.

  149. The “time management” issue of this debate is yes, Obama is getting a bit more, but his rambling makes it seem like an eternity.

  150. The narrative the Obama campaign has been building about Romney just popped tonight like a huge balloon.

  151. Hitting the preezy on crony capitalism! It’s like the New England Patriots versus Illinois Weslyan playiong football….

    Hillary 2012

  152. Romney says he worked with a Democratic legislature in Massachusetts. He says he met every day with legislative leaders. Brings up the Middle East in passing. Says “We need leadership.” I’ve done it before, I’ll do it again.

    Obama clowns “Romney is going to have a busy first day.” What a jerk.

  153. my SIL who has Obots in her family emailed us and wrote, Romney just popped the OTurd zit, and what popped out was not pretty to see.

    LOL. (ok, I thought it was funny)

  154. “Obama clowns “Romney is going to have a busy first day.” What a jerk.”

    Oturd interrupted Romney’s closing statement? What an arrogant PO$!

  155. admin
    October 3rd, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    LOL, no worries, not posting something that disgusting, people see enough of the OTurd on TV as it is.

  156. Another BO talking point: “R is not giving us “details” about his plan to work across the isle…. blah…blah…blah…..”

  157. Closing statements. Romney won – goes last.

    Obama says 4 years ago there was trouble. His confidence in the American people. Auto workers with pride. How do we build on those strengths? Closing deficits in responsible way. And, and, and, annd… I promised I would fight every single day and I kept that promise. I’ll fight just as hard in the second term.

  158. Great debate! Can’t wait for the next one. I have a feeling that vice-presidential debate is going to be a humdinger as well…

  159. Romney: This is an election about the course of America. There are two very different paths. They lead in very different directions. You don’t have only words to know what we will do. Look at what we have done. I will create 12 million jobs. If Obama is reelected health premiums will go up. If I’m elected health costs will go down. With Obama $700 billion cuts to Medicare. I’ll restore that money. Obama will be devastating cuts to the military. I will keep America strong.

  160. I can’t wait for Ryan to embarrass Biden, although he does that drunk VP very well all by himself!

    yep, can’t wait for plugs to embarrass himself.

  161. Yes! Doing the happy dance. Mitt the Viking OWNED it! His closing was superb and he ended with a vow to maintain a strong military.

    I pronounce Mitt the VIking the Death Star candidate!

  162. lol….

    RT @Heminator That wasn’t a debate so much as Mitt Romney just took Obama for a cross country drive strapped to the roof of his car.

  163. I can imagine the next debate, it’s Steph right? They will be trying to pull this lame ass again over the finish line. Mitt knows it. He showed that tonight. He will be ready.

  164. PBS review — Romney did the “best” … did “very well”; BO had several lost opportunities during debate. Overall, too much and too dense info.

  165. Go Mitt Romney!!!!

    Let me guess what Obot luving MSM will say, Barry won!!! Don’t believe what your eyes see, trust us, Barry won. He’s the greatest thing ever!

  166. Yes, HAPPY DANCE!!!!
    Thanks all for the fun, everyone! THANK YOU, MITT for taking down the fraud!

  167. turned on MSDNC for a few mins, they look like they’re hyperventilating. LOL. Kept calling Romney a bully!, what next? are they going to call him “polarizing”??

  168. CNN–Romney has his best debate ever, rose to the moment….BO seemed almost mad at times….no one has ever talked to BO this way these past few years.

  169. Jim Lehrer is about to plow through a pint of cookie dough ice cream while Gwen Ifill tells him, “It’s all right, Jim.”
    (Hat tip to Huffpo)

  170. ut oh, Brazille nut says Romney was more aggressive tonight.

    Another asshat is saying Romney changed his positions tonight.

    Republican spokesperson says Obama did himself no good with voters undecided.

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