Skip to comments.Freepers' Debate Advice to Romney and Team (Add Yours)
Posted on 09/30/2012 11:45:18 AM PDT by Yaelle
Let's get it started in here.
The Romney team may not have thought of everything. What are some important things you think Mitt should get across?
I'll start. First off, we are in enemy territory with these moderators always. So Mitt needs to answer his own questions FIRST, and spend a few seconds at the end of his response to truly slap an answer down to the idiot question actually asked.
Mitt needs - NEEDS!- to get the word SOCIALIST or SOCIALISM in there. He doesn't need to call Obama one, but he needs to say something like "controlling and denigrating the means of production, punishing ingenuity and hard work, trying to be Santa Claus with other people's money -- that is SOCIALISM and every country that has gone that way has failed." He can also contrast capitalism where hard work and ingenuity is rewarded, where families and charities are responsible for voluntarily helping people in hard places, not government creating a class of people who stay dependent and don't achieve their potential. Um, say it better and more concise than I just did...
Stay away from the defensive. I am SURE Obama wants to get you, Romney, on the ropes, because you get visibly flustered and angry when hit with an accusation. Try not to respond to defend yourself, rather HIT HIM RIGHT BACK with a worse accusation. If you can, MAKE IT FUNNY. MAKE IT MOCKING. He will not be expected to be Alinsky'ed himself. " He sends you to the hospital, send him to the morgue." (Secret service, that is a movie quote and no threat meant against anyone.).
Example: Moderator: "Is it true, Governor, that you..." Mitt: "A far more pressing issue right now is .....[hit him hard, mockingly so] ... But in answer to your original question, I absolutely did do ... And here is why." Strongly and confidently.
Come on, brilliant freepers, add your advice here.
Remember the tough questions he got at the Telemundo debate?..Obama was flustered...
Don’t bet him $10,000 that the economy is worse off
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I gave up on the debates the moment I saw the list of moderators. I decided not to watch them the next moment, when I realized Romney, the lamb being led to the slaughter, didn’t protest.
He said that Mitt should go straight at Obama, and IGNORE the moderator
We agree. Mostly ignore the moderator, give his question lip service at the end of your reply only. Say what you want to say about the subject or even slap on a new subject.
Get Obama on the ropes!
Ask Obama questions about things he has done! He will not answer them but the public will see. Like “I’ve wondered why the President chose to...”
Gas prices, heating oil prices, food prices, unemployment, lack of savings, no money for bills....
Make it about personal problems due to Obama and his anti-energy, anti-business anti-growth actions not theoretical political wonk.
Go for BLOOD!!!
Dont stop with the truth of how BAD Obammy has been.
Muslim apeaser. Social engineer. Economic disaster. Sasquatch for a wife. EVERYTHING!!!
I suggest he watch Reagan debate(s). If Mitt can channel Ronaldus Magnus while slapping Bammy with facts about his lousy record, he could mop the floor w/Bam.
Do NOT debate 0bama on his home field. Ignore the moderator. Turn every answer into a litany of economic failures, spiraling debt and economic malaise. Dump it at the feet of 0bama. Make new points and reveal initiatives that force 0bama to think on his feet, which he cannot do.
Romney should ask Obama “Mr President, do you favor Capitalism or Socialism?” Simple question, I want to see what Obama says..and if he squirms around the issue saying that the rich need to pay their “Fair share” nonsense, Romney needs to say “Mr President, can you for once in your life just tell the truth, why do you have to skirt around the issue, just tell the American people, do you favor Capitalism or Socialism, its a simple question” and see what happens
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China missing - this is a crock.
I so wish he could bring this as a visual aid!
He can also show an example of a country that stuck to capitalism when all around it went socialist, and how that worked out for them. Switzerland.
Bill O’reily and a group were debating this very same thing the other day on Fox.
At one point they all agreed that you can’t disrespect Obama.
What I want to know is why the h*ll not??
What has he done to deserve respect?
China’s not missing. They’re approx. 27th in global competitiveness and edging upward.. GC is a problem for them due to state-owned industry.. This probably also explains why the U.S. has fallen from #1 to #7 under 0bama.
Great idea. Of course they won’t be allowed To ask each other questions, but Romney should do this! Will the lib moderator actually follow up by asking mister preezy to answer? Are there avalanches in hell? But ET that question out there, Governor! Ask it twice if you can. Repetitions get into the voters’ brains.
My advice.....grow a pair of balls. Hit Obama hard...not with that namby pamby crap you have been bringing so far. Honestly, I think it is too late.
......and when the “moderator” tries to stop him, Mittens should say; “America is clear on how you think Mr/Ms moderator, what we need to hear are real answers from this President.
QUIT TELLING US WHAT A NICE GUY OBAMA IS...GOT IT??
We understand you're trying to show people that you “really are a nice guy”, but this crap has got to stop! Obama is not a nice guy; he is destroying our country and it's intentional! You might think this dumb strategy is helping you with the Media and these so called “independents”, but it is pissing off your base!
NO MORE TELLING US HOW NICE OF GUY OBAMA IS! This is only neutering the rest of your argument against him! Sheesh!
Heres’ something for the Romney Strategy Team:
WITHOUT BRIDGING THE GAP AMONG WHITE SINGLE WOMEN, ROMNEY LOSES.
Women in general are moved by emotion not by abstract numbers, graphs, and statistics about debt and budget deficits.
Run ads 24/7 that:
1. Show burning embassy buildings, our ambassador and ex-seals arriving in coffins with a tag line that Obama thinks all this is a “bump in the road.”
2. Show DNC delegates booing God during the DNC Convention.
3. Show Obama’s same old same old promises in his own words 2008 and 2012.
This is a hands down winner. It appeals to women. This is the one voting bloc that Obama needs to win.
Vet, the debates are crucial. People do turn away from candidates who come off looking weak. Also, the debate will live on quite long in late night comedy shows. Even SNL will be forced to mock Obama if he has any slipups.
Romney will be the only one outside of maybe one lighting crewman who will be trying to make him look good.
He can’t do this alone.
Romney ought to watch Vice President Dan Quayle’s 1992 debate with Al Gore, in which the VP thoroughly trounced his challenger.
Were one of the panel members Dana Perino? Easy on the eyes, but as Moderate and GOPe as they come!
If America only knew....
Will America be lost because noone had the guts to expose Obama?
Will SOMEBODY out there tell America the truth about this Marxist/Muslm usurper???
The best Obama exposure site on the net:
(by our own FReeper, Beckwith)
The Obama File
The United States Library of Congress has selected
TheObamaFile.com for inclusion in its historic collection
of Internet materials
Just a few of the pages:
Obama will try to weasel his way out of the question because that is what he does best but Romney should keep on hammering him on it. Make Obama answer the most simplest of questions, does he believe in Capitalism or Socialism..Obama will eventually have to admit he is a Socialist, now even though that will work with his far left freaks who are ALL Commies and Socialists, that wont work with the Independent voters and Undecided voters, I doubt they want to live in Socialism. I want to hear Romney use the word Socialism a lot because that is EXACTLY what Obama is, a Socialist..actually he’s a Communist but I doubt Romney will call him that
If the moderator tries to stop him, ignore him. Raise the volume and DO NOT GO OFF MESSAGE.
“Mitt needs - NEEDS!- to get the word SOCIALIST or SOCIALISM in there.”
For what? As if the general public knows what Socialism is, or enough to equate it with a negative.
If they did, they would have already known Obama is one.
If people want to give suggestions, give real ones, and not pretend as if Romney can act like Mark Levin on stage. Because he isn’t going to call him a Muslim, Socialist, Communist or ask about his birth certificate.
Hitting 0bama too hard would backfire. Romney would offend the ladies who see 0bama as ‘eye candy’. This election is about getting into 20-something bimbo female’s panties just like it was in 2008. Sad but true. Manly men offend most females today because they’ve been vilified as ‘sexist’. Another sad but true. Too many ‘sad but trues’ to overcome, frankly.
Thanks but what kind of a measurement system do they use to rank China as 27th in world competitiveness? China is eating everyone’s lunch with labor rates.
MITT, don’t let them do your MAKEUP! Use your own makeup person. By all means, don’t refuse to use a bit of makeup like Nixon did in his debate with Kennedy; but don’t let the media sabotage you there! - Also, watch them on the LIGHTING! They’ve been known to use sickly greenish lighting for the Republican. (Tell Ryan!)
The only one with the guts to attack Obama and hit him where it hurts is Allen West- and maybe Herman Cain.
They should be put out there every day to attack Obama.
Reply to every moderator question: “That is an interesting question, although I do not accept your premise.” Then launch into Obama with whatever the hell point about his wretched Presidency you want to make. When the moderator attempts to shut you up, repeat again and again: “Mr. Moderator, all American knows which side you support in this debate.” After applause dies down, go back to kicking Obama.
Debate: Obama’s to Lose, Is Romney Ready for Prime Time?
Start out with a summary of the past four years. Things like the current bad economic data (unemployment, GDP and so on), and the disastrous foreign policy, and add something about Obamacare too.
Then at the end turn to Obama and ask him a simple yes or no question: “Mr. President, would you vote to reelect this person”?
My advice is for Romney to channel Newt Gingrich ;-)
He should ask himself at every turn “What would Newt say?” And then say it!
"Mr. Obama, I have been a leader my entire career and I've been handed messes to clean up before, from the Salt Lake City Olympics to the state government of Massachusetts. Never in any of these situations did I even refer to my predecessor nor did I attempt to lay blame on them. For blaming others is not what true leaders do. True leaders assume responsibility and they get things fixed. True leaders do not blame their predecessors in order to make an excuse for their own inability for that approach is the hallmark of a poor and ineffective leader. Mr. Obama, in just over four months, I will be inheriting your mess but you can be assured that I will take full responsibility for it on Day One and I will put the right people in place to turn this nation back in the right direction."
In a world dominated by the likes of Ali Khamenei, Hu Chin-t'ao, Vldimir Putin, Hugo Chavez, Mohammed Morsi and Bashir al-Assad, we've got to be led by manly men or we're doomed.
Mitt should compare Mass.mhelathcare to 0bamacare...for instance, how many waivers were granted to exempt certain businesses/unions from the Mass. Law as opposed to the 1600+ currently on 0bamacare?
Moderate Republicans tend to campaign with more enthusiasm against conservative opponents, so maybe Romney should pretend that Obama is Newt Gingrich.
100% know what Obama’s record is and 90% have been made up and they either like him or hate him. The other 10% know Obama but they need to know more Romney. This is his opportunity to set out his agenda. This election will be about choice.
In an opening statement, take off all your electronic prompting earpieces, etc.. Challenge Obama to do the same.
No teleprompters. mano et mano.
“When the moderator attempts to shut you up, repeat again and again: Mr. Moderator, all American knows which side you support in this debate.
I hope he does that, but I would advise R&R to tell the State Run Media that they are not showing up to their Obama butt-kissing, dog and pony shows, unless Mark Levin and/or Rush are also moderators. I dont care if they dont like it, they are our enemy. It would be a great opportunity to let the voting public know that they are not putting up with this crap anymore and expose the SRM for what the are. (Tass and Pravda rolled into one!) I dont care if they have to broadcast 2 hours of Obama playing with himself in a town meeting. Do not let them set the agenda and frame these debates. They attempt, and succeed, at damaging our candidates every day. It is insanity to cowtow to them and let them damage our candidates to their faces! This is all a big fing set up!! Obama will have all the questions in advance! Tell the SRM to add conservative moderators, or to go pound sand!! This media bullshit needs to end!!
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