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Freepers' Debate Advice to Romney and Team (Add Yours)
All of us | 9/30/12 | Self

Posted on 09/30/2012 11:45:18 AM PDT by Yaelle

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To: Yaelle

Pretend Obama is a conservative.


51 posted on 09/30/2012 12:39:06 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Yaelle

1. Hammer home the point about the 47%. No matter what the media says most decent Americans are appalled by the entitlement class with its entitlement mentality.

2. Stand firm behind Akin for standing up for his ideals and defying the media’s thinly veiled command to drop out of the race.

3. Emphasize the fact that homosexuals are deviants and their agenda is a threat to all real Americans.

4. Point out the left wing bias in the media. In fact don’t believe ANYTHING the liberal media says.

5. Don’t be afraid to play hardball with zero (e.g. personal attacks) because he sure isn’t going to play clean either.

6. Get a personality transplant from Rush Limbaugh or anyone else who actually stands up to leftist scum.


52 posted on 09/30/2012 12:43:21 PM PDT by SoCal SoCon (Conservatism =/= Corporatism.)
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To: Yaelle
Looks like the news of LibyaGate will overshadow what ever gains Obama could have gotten from the debates.

The news about what really happened in Egypt and Libya does not bode well for this Administration. Watergate style hearings on the eve of the election ?

GOD LET IT BE SO !
53 posted on 09/30/2012 12:44:12 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Yaelle

Call him Mister Obama as much as possible. Never refer to him as “The President”. It’ll get under his skin and make him all huffy.


54 posted on 09/30/2012 12:48:59 PM PDT by Argus
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To: Yaelle
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.

Not quite; Lee Doren tells how to handle such a biased moderator here.

Mitt needs - NEEDS!- to get the word SOCIALIST or SOCIALISM in there.

I believe that will blow up in his face; Romney seems to be very much a Fabian-Socialist. (Take a look at his implementing of homosexual marriage, via "domestic partnership" as an example of his gradualist/reformist methodology.)

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."

It is arguably socialism, but it is certainly fascism. [See Liberal Fascism for an analysis of the two.]

But Mitt Romney has close to zero chance of winning.
We have to be honest with ourselves; Romney is the personification of the phrase "when you try to please everybody, you please nobody." Which means, ironically, that he is the single most apt person to represent the current Republican Party. (The Party, as a whole, has become absolutely useless in its quest to be "big tent" and "compassionate" -- Hell, they won't/can't even do anything about the obvious Unauthorized Act of War and State Sponsored Terrorism that is Fast and Furious.)

55 posted on 09/30/2012 12:57:10 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Yaelle

Simple. Hit him hard, and then be prepared to hit twice as hard on whatever BS is spewed. It is the counterpunch that will beat Obama. He’ll lie and spin whatever charges are made. You win when you knock down his response.


56 posted on 09/30/2012 12:58:14 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: Yaelle

Be a Conservative and do what Reagan did. Address the American public directly and join them in ridiculing Big Government and all of its waste and failures.


57 posted on 09/30/2012 1:01:45 PM PDT by Salais (conservative soccer mom)
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To: Yaelle

All I would ask is that Romney run his general election campaign like he ran the primaries. I was not a Romney supporter but his campaign instinctively knew when to go for the jugular to get the other guy’s numbers down. Gingrich can testify to that.Apparently, he has been neutered in the general election to date. Still waiting for the knives to come out and the bloodletting to begin. Hopefully the debates will be a kickoff.


58 posted on 09/30/2012 1:03:52 PM PDT by chuckee
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To: Artcore

Don’t think so


59 posted on 09/30/2012 1:13:39 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Yaelle

“I think the day your convention booed God was when many Americans realized how extreme the democrat party has become”

“We can have an honest debate about abortion, but we also have to be honest that advocating the death of babies that have survived an abortion attempt is extremism in its most ugly form.”

“Socialism and wealth redistribution no longer work once you run out of other people’s money to steal.”


60 posted on 09/30/2012 1:15:54 PM PDT by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: Yaelle

If Obama drones on about ‘the economy he inherited’, Romney should steal Rush’s line the other day and say...’well if you win re-election President Obama, the economy you inherit in 2014 will be twice as bad.’
LOL


61 posted on 09/30/2012 1:16:57 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: Yaelle

In the nicest way possible, Mitt should ask (the sissy boy) Obama why he hands over the power in the White House to an Iranian woman!


62 posted on 09/30/2012 1:26:54 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Yaelle

Talk about these unelected czars who are not answerable to the electorate and who have huge salaries, staffs and perks. Romney could list the ones he will get rid of on day one, the dollar amount saved and the department that their duties can be rolled into: http://www.glennbeck.com/content/articles/article/198/29391/


63 posted on 09/30/2012 1:28:48 PM PDT by Anima Mundi (ENVY IS JUST PASSIVE, LAZY GREED)
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To: Yaelle

Fact is Romney will not get the turnout at the polls that he needs unless he goes after Obama hard. Hit him with his own record and please for the love of God bring up his statement about “fundamentally transforming America” and get him to explain what he means by that. What is wrong with our fundamentals. Also Libya needs to be brought up and who is going to be held accountable for that failure. Heads should have rolled by now.


64 posted on 09/30/2012 1:40:28 PM PDT by MomwithHope (Buy and read Ameritopia by Mark Levin!)
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To: patriot08

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?


EXACTLY!


65 posted on 09/30/2012 1:41:14 PM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: Yaelle

Mr President. Gasoline prices have doubled even though North Dakota has more oil than Saudi Arabia. Why?


66 posted on 09/30/2012 1:44:16 PM PDT by Young Werther (Julius Caesar said "Quae cum ita sunt. Since these things are so.".)
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To: Yaelle

Mitt should also bring up the fact that the American people have been made to “support” this “family” of grifters with far more money than the Brits spend on the royal family when most families are struggling to keep a roof over their heads.


67 posted on 09/30/2012 1:44:30 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: patriot08

Is everyone so racist that they think a black president cannot be criticized? I know the mouthpiece media feels that way, but our side needs to drop the McCain maneuver.


68 posted on 09/30/2012 2:05:27 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Steelfish

I love your 1 and 3. Definitely get out there that Obama thinks the death of our ambassador is just a bump in the road. Mitt, let the audience know how much worse the president covering up a terror attack (Benghazi) is than watergate.

And spit out several of obamas promises in 08 that he has not done, and say that ghw bush lost an election just by saying read my lips! Look at what obama’s lips said in 08!


69 posted on 09/30/2012 2:11:27 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Steelfish

I love your 1 and 3. Definitely get out there that Obama thinks the death of our ambassador is just a bump in the road. Mitt, let the audience know how much worse the president covering up a terror attack (Benghazi) is than watergate.

And spit out several of obamas promises in 08 that he has not done, and say that ghw bush lost an election just by saying read my lips! Look at what obama’s lips said in 08!


70 posted on 09/30/2012 2:11:27 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: gorush

Yeah, I was going to say debate Obamas white side. Don’t be afraid of the media calling you racist. They’ll do that anyways.


71 posted on 09/30/2012 2:12:07 PM PDT by Arsynic
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To: Yaelle

That we can rebuild America BACK TO the great country she was so that our children and grandchildren can know what we mean we speak of her “glory days.” But said in a way to appeal to the hearts of young voters who don’t know what the hell that means. Also, that we believe in them as Americans and we believe in THEIR love of country; that they are worthy of more than a free damn cell phone. That they are great enough to move mountains and overcome the struggles we’re facing as a nation, just as their grandparents, parents, etc., did, and in the right way - not accumulating more debt, etc. We are in need of some real encouragement at this point, particularly the young. Something to get our hearts back into America and our minds back on track after these 3+ years of disaster so that we can pick ourselves up off the ground, dust off, and get our country moving BACK in the right direction again.

‘Course I’m no politician and don’t speak gibberish, so the tweaking would need to be done.


72 posted on 09/30/2012 2:15:48 PM PDT by SouthernClaire
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Yeah, Obama will not be forced to answer that question. But if Obama answers it, he probably has an answer ready, something like “we are a capitalist country. But there are times when capitalism isn’t fair. Sometimes people through no fault of their own fall behind. We are a caring nation. Etc”

It’s almost better if he doesn’t answer. It’s actually better if Romney simply declares that such, such, and such Obama policies are basic socialism, which fails and hurts people it attempts to help, every time it’s tried.


73 posted on 09/30/2012 2:17:39 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Jane Long

“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.”

I believe that that is exactly what Romney’s problem is. He is trying to emulate RR by being the “nice guy” but I don’t think that he can handle it. He is not RR and could never hope to be.

He needs to get down in the gutter and get dirty...figt fire with fire.


74 posted on 09/30/2012 2:21:43 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (I wanna start a Seniors' Motor Scooter Gang. Wanna join?)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Which reminds me. Mitt might get a “war on women” question.

Mitt needs to skirt the stupid reproductive rights crap and keep stating that the economy is more important to women than to men. Women often are responsible for both children and. Elderly parents. Women need good jobs and a way to save for the future. Etc. women want their teens to be able to get productive jobs. To afford schools without going into serfdom debt to the government. Women are often dependent upon the small inheritances that Obama wants to tax away from them. Etc.


75 posted on 09/30/2012 2:24:55 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: OffMyMeds

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.


Brilliante!


76 posted on 09/30/2012 2:27:03 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: OffMyMeds

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.


Brilliante!


77 posted on 09/30/2012 2:27:03 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: SouthernClaire

But your point is excellent. Take one question and build a mental image of Reagan’s shining city on a hill in people’s minds. Explain that a few simple tweaks in the economy and foreign-policy will have us as great as we ever were. But you actually have to believe in the American people and this president clearly does not.


78 posted on 09/30/2012 2:31:11 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Bobalu

Yes he should channel newts and attack the moderator every so often.


79 posted on 09/30/2012 2:32:41 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: SamAdams76

Excellent! great post.


80 posted on 09/30/2012 2:34:10 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle

Thanks. The audience is listening and this is the “single white woman voter” (single, divorced, separated or widowed) who according to Gallup voted “OVERWHELMINGLY” for Obama in 2008 and Obama has opened up a 12 point gap with this demographic according to the latest CBE News/WaPo poll and WSJ/Marist poll.

Hence the “War on Women” theme and meme that the Rats keep pounding on. This falsity needs to be shredded. So Romney needs to go to blood and guts, stark hypocrisy and religion: issues that have traditionally moved women voters.

We need IMAGES (24/7), not graphs, statistics, reams of data on the economy etc. This glazes over this demographic and is not moving the needle. If Romney narrows this gender gap to 4-points he wins.

So why isn’t the Romney camp listening? I surmise that the Bush bluebloods like Ed Gillespie and Stuart Stevens who are in charge of campaign strategy are either simply too conceited to heed advice or feel reluctant to engage in bloody trench warfare.

Its not too late to pivot lest we hear the dreaded words from CNN on election night: “CNN can now project that Mr. Obama has been re-elected to a second term.” God forbid.


81 posted on 09/30/2012 2:35:12 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Yaelle
Point out that:

1. Senator Obama was one of those who blocked GOP efforts to reel in F&F
2. Much of the intelligence that was used to get Bin Laden was found in Iraq during the Bush years.
3. In 2007 when the Democrat majority Congress replaced the GOP majority Congress, unemployment was at 4.4%, the DOW was at 14,000, and the deficit was 1/10 of what it is now AND SHRINKING.
4. General Motors is becoming China Motors This in spite of promises that the bailouts would save or create American jobs.
5. Chrysler is now a foreign owned nameplate.
6. In spite of billions spent to bailout the auto industry, the Big Three (assuming you count foreign owned Chrysler as an American brand) still only account for little over half of US car sales. That's because with all of the money spent to bail out the UAW, the real problem wasn't addressed. Namely, American car buyers are still largely rejecting American cars.

82 posted on 09/30/2012 2:36:32 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (Ho, ho, hey, hey, I'm BUYcotting Chick-Fil-A)
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To: Yaelle

Have Newt coach you.


83 posted on 09/30/2012 2:40:12 PM PDT by McGruff (Support your local Republican candidates. They are our last line of defense.)
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To: OneWingedShark

I watched your video. Thank you. I think there is something to that by Mitt Romney looking polite and answering politely after the moderator Shows clear bias, then it will put Romney in a good light.

But it is important that Romney speak on-topic he wants to tAlk about and not answer the question directly until possibly the end of his blurb and then quickly answer the question.


84 posted on 09/30/2012 2:45:21 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: OneWingedShark

I watched your video. Thank you. I think there is something to that by Mitt Romney looking polite and answering politely after the moderator Shows clear bias, then it will put Romney in a good light.

But it is important that Romney speak on-topic he wants to tAlk about and not answer the question directly until possibly the end of his blurb and then quickly answer the question.


85 posted on 09/30/2012 2:45:26 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: GeronL

Romney> How’s that slowing of the rise of the oceans going for ya?


86 posted on 09/30/2012 2:53:42 PM PDT by Bassfire (Remember the Alamo!)
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To: Bassfire

lol


87 posted on 09/30/2012 2:55:39 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: henkster

Obama is going to do what he always does. Whenever Romney makes a good point, Obama is going to try to own the idea as his and tell sob stories to waste time. The democrats always promise a “PLAN”, but there isn’t any plan. Talk about issues important to Catholics, Jews, military, youth, minorities, women, small businesses and the middle class. Don’t get bogged down in stats. Show you know and care about all issues but talk about what you are most passionate about. Use Obama’s favorite words against him - ex. unprecedented


88 posted on 09/30/2012 3:10:55 PM PDT by cnsmom (csmom)
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To: Yaelle

Romney needs to look straight into the camera and talk to the electorate rather than trying to have a conversation with the moderator or the Kenyan liar. No matter what the question is, turn to the camera and inform the people of what’s really going on and maybe wrap it up with a rhetorical question to the moderator about why they’re all so biased and have completely abdicated their duty to be the watchdog of ALL politicians.


89 posted on 09/30/2012 3:15:51 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad (((( ))))
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To: shankbear

What if Romney announces in his first answer that he’s put up a website that lists all of Ubama’s failures and lies and has a photo slideshow of his presidency for all to see. Of course, the photos would be of Ubama not putting his hand on his heart during the pledge and bowing to Muzzie dictators and so-called royals, having his coat buttoned incorrectly without even noticing it, etc.

Romney can get a million hits on his site within hours. I’d suggest www.obamatrainwreck.com or something of that nature. Repeat the url multiple times during the debate.


90 posted on 09/30/2012 3:20:14 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad (((( ))))
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To: Steelfish

Your lips to Gd’s ears.

We do NOT want to hear Wolf Blitzer projecting Obama the winner. We do NOT. We don’t have much time left.

We used to have a book at home called “They Also Ran.” Here is hoping that Romney isn’t hoping his legacy lies in an upcoming edition. We need the win!


91 posted on 09/30/2012 3:20:39 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Two Kids' Dad

Yes. Reagan did that. You paid for that mike, Mitt. USE IT! Talk directly to us. All of us. Believe in us.


92 posted on 09/30/2012 3:23:12 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle

Pre -empt the mods and demand Obama explain himself over 911 Libya....and watch the puddle grow under his podium


93 posted on 09/30/2012 3:28:04 PM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: Two Kids' Dad

Yes. Reagan did that. You paid for that mike, Mitt. USE IT! Talk directly to us. All of us. Believe in us.


94 posted on 09/30/2012 3:33:11 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: icwhatudo

Those lines are MONEY!

Romney would be well-served to use them (or something very similar) in the debates.


95 posted on 09/30/2012 3:37:33 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad (((( ))))
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To: Yaelle

I apologize to all for my double posts. I think my wifi is acting up. So sorry. I wish FR would program in a no identical post stop.


96 posted on 09/30/2012 3:37:45 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: penelopesire

If Obama drones on about ‘the economy he inherited’, Romney should steal Rush’s line the other day and say...’well if you win re-election President Obama, the economy you inherit in 2014 will be twice as bad.’


Hee Hee! Rush will not mind.


97 posted on 09/30/2012 3:45:16 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle
And Romney needs to make sure he has the latest U-6 unemployment numbers handy and repeat that at least 4 or 5 times. Drive home that actual unemployment in this country is far higher than the 8.__ % number they keep feeding us.
98 posted on 09/30/2012 3:48:54 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad (((( ))))
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To: mo

This is crucial. Thanks. Mitt should tell the American people that he, Mitt, cannot see any possible way to explain to the American people

- that the warned administration did not protect its ambassador
- forget warning, it was 9/11
- lying to America and blaming it on a cheesy YouTube clip when they knew it was a terrorist attack
- people were fired, jailed, and the president was forced to resign in Watergate, when no one died - it was a cheap payoff and cover up of a break in.


99 posted on 09/30/2012 3:50:12 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Two Kids' Dad
I’d suggest www.obamatrainwreck.com or something of that nature.

Great idea. I hope Romney and his staff are reading this thread.

100 posted on 09/30/2012 3:51:59 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (Ho, ho, hey, hey, I'm BUYcotting Chick-Fil-A)
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