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The Romney Comeback Began Tonight
Washington Post ^ | October 03, 2012 | Carter Eskew

Posted on 10/03/2012 8:58:25 PM PDT by Steelfish

10/03/2012 The Romney Comeback Began Tonight By Carter Eskew

The Romney comeback began officially tonight. He didn’t just hold the own with his president tonight; he repeatedly schooled the president on jobs, taxes, energy, health care and the deficit. Tonight, Romney erased doubts about his competence and sense of fairness; his performance will transform his standing in the race from a position of weakness and decline to strength and ascendance. Repeatedly, Romney was thematic in his criticisms and his vision; often Obama was left wandering in the weeds.

From the opening question, Romney took command. He deftly managed to make a strong, coherent critique of the president’s economic record in a calm, factual tone. He also repeatedly and effectively disputed Obama’s central critique about his tax plan, denying repeatedly that he will lower taxes on the wealthy or add to the deficit. The fact-checkers will have a field day with this, but Romney sounded credible and Obama failed to dent his confident assertions.

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TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: 2012debates; romney
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To: Steelfish

Zero’s performance was clearly BUSH’S FAULT!!!


21 posted on 10/03/2012 9:42:30 PM PDT by Snuph ("give me Liberty...")
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To: Steelfish

The start of: debates don’t matter articles starts tomorrow morning.


22 posted on 10/03/2012 9:44:03 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Every conservative knew the attacks were coming... 3.5 years ago when Obama was elected.)
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To: Kenny

Yep, I heard it.


23 posted on 10/03/2012 9:45:18 PM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: NoLibZone

Nothing ever matters unless it matters, so debates not mattering could be true.

However, its more than Romney winning the debate; its about making this a change election and Romney finally did that.


24 posted on 10/03/2012 9:46:59 PM PDT by goodolemr
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To: MNJohnnie
It is really really funny watching the incompetence of the Obama campaign surrogates on display om the post Debate spin. They were so arrogantly certain of their man that they are out there mindlessly repeating the talking points they were given before the debate. It is painfully embarrassing to watch them fumble about trying to spin this disaster.

Interesting also is the fact that after this debate the MSM will not be able to ignore Romney. (they will probably try)

25 posted on 10/03/2012 9:47:33 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: Steelfish

When the WaPo turns on a Lib they know they are screwed.


26 posted on 10/03/2012 9:52:41 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Irish Eyes

Who is moderating the next debate? Soledad? They are working out as we speak to help ole Barry out of this mess.


27 posted on 10/03/2012 9:55:50 PM PDT by taterjay
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To: MattinNJ

Romney was clearly the better debater tonight.

But it is discouraging to see two progressives up there arguing about nuances in differences in their progressiveness. Both agree that the following are issues the federal government should be deeply involved in: Education, Health Care, Energy, Jobs, and on and on. Their only difference is the degree and type of involvement.

I’m still voting for Romney. But there will be no fundamental shift in American politics under a president Romney. He will drive me nuts once he is in office, should he win.


28 posted on 10/03/2012 11:25:19 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: MNJohnnie
While I'm not going to say Romney is going to be another Reagan politically, no one can deny his competency. This is a very calculating, intelligent man who will accomplish whatever he sets his mind to as President.

I don't think anybody in the political world has seen true competence at the Presidential level since Ronald Reagan. We have all forgotten what it looks like, right or left.

There's a reason why leftists are out there slashing their wrists tonight.

I believe this might be the night that Romney won the election. Not because he won over undecideds. Undecideds are stupid and fickle. But because he crushed the leftist perception of both candidates and their hearts also, and because he re-energized the right with a vision of competence.
29 posted on 10/03/2012 11:33:46 PM PDT by Cruising For Freedom (Don't be the proof that MSM PsyOps works.)
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To: Cruising For Freedom
I believe this might be the night that Romney won the election... because he crushed the leftist perception of both candidates and their hearts also, and because he re-energized the right with a vision of competence.

A vision of competence. That'll suffice...

30 posted on 10/03/2012 11:42:42 PM PDT by sargon
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To: Steelfish

Chris Christie was DEAD ON! He said that after the debate on Thursday, the race would be turned on it’s head! That is exactly what happened.


31 posted on 10/04/2012 3:06:59 AM PDT by MrDem (Founder: Democrats for Cheney/Palin 2012)
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To: taterjay
Who is moderating the next debate? Soledad? They are working out as we speak to help ole Barry out of this mess.

I believe that it will be Candy Crowley.

32 posted on 10/04/2012 1:51:23 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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