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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

1 posted on 10/03/2012 8:58:25 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

The Washington Post’s comment section is FULL of spin. Libs are crying HARD tonight. Meanwhile, some media outlets are actually zeroing in on the Big Bird line rather than focusing on Obama getting MASSACRED.


2 posted on 10/03/2012 9:04:06 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Steelfish

Honestly? I don’t think Romney needed a “comeback”, he was only behind in the polls because of ridiculously democrat-friendly turn out models.


3 posted on 10/03/2012 9:04:19 PM PDT by Truthsearcher
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To: Steelfish

Comeback?? Ah, those honest, non-biased “reporters” at the WaPo.


4 posted on 10/03/2012 9:09:00 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: Steelfish
One of the best catch phrases of the debate - "Trickle down government".

One of the best visuals - middle class has been crushed the last four years- reduced income, high gas prices, high food prices, high unemployment.

Romney kept repeating that the middle class is being crushed and squeezed, and I could feel the dems cringing each time. Barry looked like he was caught with his hand in the cookie jar.

5 posted on 10/03/2012 9:10:22 PM PDT by Moorings
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To: Steelfish

It was like Romney was debating an empty chair.


6 posted on 10/03/2012 9:11:27 PM PDT by Sparky1776
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To: Steelfish

In the words of LL Cool J, “Don’t call it a comeback!’


7 posted on 10/03/2012 9:12:49 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: Steelfish

This is what happens when a successful, long time businessman goes up against some flat foot community organizing, affirmative action fool with work experience totaling 2 weeks at Baskin Robbins go head to head on facts and figures.

Obama looked like the floor sweeper getting called into the GM’ s office for an explanation of why he cannot do his job.

Obama! You’re fired!


8 posted on 10/03/2012 9:13:59 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.u)
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To: dfwgator

It was a bloodbath.


9 posted on 10/03/2012 9:15:10 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a mad man's face, his reason tends to fly away.)
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To: Sparky1776

I think Mitt has a “there you go again” line for the next debate, Mitt is pay per view fight material. Mitt knocked it the ball out of the park and hit the lights!


10 posted on 10/03/2012 9:16:47 PM PDT by agincourt1415 (Tired of the current State, and Federal Tax System go here: APTTAX.com)
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To: Steelfish
Better get the pop corn ready to watch the fun when they debate about National Security and Foreign Policy.

Romney needs to keep chipping away with questions about how this administration majorly failed, and their incompetence of their handling of what happened in Benghazi Libya.

In the debate with Paul Ryan and blabber mouth and jabber jaws Biden, no contest... Ryan wins.
11 posted on 10/03/2012 9:16:54 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Steelfish

I am not a Romney fan so I can be pretty objective. Romney was masterful and Obama was exposed as a spoiled buffoon.


12 posted on 10/03/2012 9:22:20 PM PDT by MattinNJ (Romney? Really? Seriously?)
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To: Steelfish

Booyah!!! They’re preparing the padded cell in the West Wing right now.


13 posted on 10/03/2012 9:23:59 PM PDT by albionin
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To: Steelfish

It was good, it was really good, even though Romney the Moderate peeked out from time to time.


14 posted on 10/03/2012 9:25:12 PM PDT by Thorliveshere
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To: Truthsearcher

The ‘comeback’ term is probably because the writer is a self-described liberal.


15 posted on 10/03/2012 9:25:53 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: Steelfish

Now Romney & his team need to start spending all that money he has raised and bomb the airways for the next several weeks cause, for the first time in months, the R/R ticket is on the move. Then....bring on the knockout punch next week with the VP debate.


16 posted on 10/03/2012 9:27:27 PM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: Steelfish

the problem is that yes, romney won and obama looked bad tonight- however, you can bet that the left is putting together their ‘I Feel Your Paqin’ bubba routine, whiel at the same time honing obama’s attacks against romney to make him look like a rich out of touch aristocrat, and the fickle, easily swayable crowds will swoon again toward the left weeping tears of joy and washign his feet with hteir tears and hteir hair.

IF Romney doesn’t get a HUGE boost tonight, and obama doesn’t drop significantly, then to me, that is a sign that many in the coutnry are still believing obama’s BS (as well as the MSM’s BS)-

By all rights, after years of havign our constitutional rights assaulted by obama, having our supreme court bullied and intimidated by o, having religious church assaulted and belittled and bullied by o- after several LAWLESS actiosn by o- after having unions the only ones to really profit while good citizens by the millions lost hteir jobs, and even lost their homes, by all rights, romeny shoudl have been WAY ahead of o even before this debate and hte peopel should have been completely fed up with the current do nothign president- but as we saw, that simpyl wasn’t the case- This is why I say romney NEEDS to get a HUGE boost in ratings or else he won’t be able to sustain a small lead after o comes out with his predicted ‘I feel your pain’ comedy routine- but we’ll see-


17 posted on 10/03/2012 9:33:11 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: Steelfish
One good thing about OBummer, with his narcissism, he'll blame everybody but himself for the debate loss.
Should be a bumbling fool on the next one also.
18 posted on 10/03/2012 9:35:18 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: Moorings

I thought I heard Mitt quote Biden with “the middle class has been buried” comment.

Did anyone else hear that?


19 posted on 10/03/2012 9:35:58 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: Viennacon

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.


20 posted on 10/03/2012 9:40:10 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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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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