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MSNBC: Why canít Team Obama stop talking about the debate?
Hot Air ^ | October 9, 2012 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 10/09/2012 12:06:01 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Chuck Todd appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe earlier today to discuss Team Obama strategy — and perhaps staffing — in the wake of their debate debacle. Six days later, not only is the Barack Obama campaign still talking about the debate, they’ve released an ad about perhaps the least important issue mentioned in it … Big Bird. Instead of changing the subject, they’re continuing to extend the damage, and Mike Barnicle asked Todd about their strange obsession with the debate rather than finding anything else to discuss. Todd agrees, and says that “Chicago” may be making some personnel changes in the final days of the campaign, according to his sources on Team Obama:

(TWO VIDEOS AT LINK)

Yesterday, I wrote that the continuing focus on the debate by Team Obama was one reason that Romney’s bounce could turn into a surge. Instead of putting the debate in the rear-view mirror by offering a substantive declaration of a second-term agenda — which is already several months late in coming — Obama and his campaign chose perhaps the least substantive moment from the debate to bring it all back up to voters. This is a campaign that has entirely run out of gas, so much so that the only topic they can handle is Big Bird. That doesn’t look presidential; it doesn’t look like anyone at Team Obama really cares about looking presidential and addressing the big issues any longer. They’re defaulting on the big issues and second-term agenda to Romney. If that continues, the polling shift will soon transform into a surge.

Update: The RNC has some fun with the Obama campaign’s self-immolation today with this graphic:



TOPICS: Illinois; Campaign News; Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012debates; bigbird; debate; debates; democrats; msnbc; obama; polls; romney
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You can't make this stuff up.
1 posted on 10/09/2012 12:06:09 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Too bad Chuck U. Todd doesn’t have the guts to admit Axelrod is a Chicago brownshirt thug.


2 posted on 10/09/2012 12:11:10 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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Why can’t Team Obama stop talking about the debate?

The same reason someone can't stop talking about their house burning down: they might have just lost everything.

Or more likely they're just stuck in damage control and spin mode, trying to make some perceived progress before giving it up.
3 posted on 10/09/2012 12:11:46 PM PDT by verum ago (Some people must truly be in love, for only love can be so blind.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well after talking about Romney’s innocuous Libya statement 24/7 for a week while there were still bloody hand prints of the tortured victims on the consulate walls. I guess it was time to change the subject.


4 posted on 10/09/2012 12:13:10 PM PDT by Blackirish
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ha!


5 posted on 10/09/2012 12:13:14 PM PDT by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I see a sub headline on Drudge...

ROMNEY: ‘You have to scratch your head when president spends week talking about saving Big Bird’...

Oh man, this is just an amazing turn of events.


6 posted on 10/09/2012 12:15:01 PM PDT by goodolemr
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Big Bird is a 1%-er, counting all the merchandising fees.


7 posted on 10/09/2012 12:21:03 PM PDT by Calpublican
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To: verum ago
What else are they going to talk about? The economy? Foreign policy? Gas prices? Everything these guys touch goes to crap.
8 posted on 10/09/2012 12:21:30 PM PDT by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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"MSNBC: Why can’t Team Obama stop talking about the debate?"

They have obviously never read "The Rime of The Ancient Mariner".

9 posted on 10/09/2012 12:22:06 PM PDT by rlmorel ("It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong." Voltaire)
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My theory is the obama cap is happy to use anything to distract from obama’s record - even obama’s poor debate performance itself. Note they focus on “performance” and try to make it about debating skills rather than romney’s better ideas. They will continue to distract and bring up big bird or anything except obama’s record.


10 posted on 10/09/2012 12:22:35 PM PDT by plain talk
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Why can’t Team Obama stop talking about the debate?

Obama thinks he won..


11 posted on 10/09/2012 12:22:49 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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The same reason, you can’t stop picking at a scab, or scratch a pox, or pick your nose for a dried booger.

His, Obama’s performance, falls in that category...these poor ideological losers who have invested their integrity, their credulity, and their fortunes [not to be confused with the lives and fortunes their forbears risked so many years ago] need to have some kind of closure, incomplete as it will be, in order to put the matter to rest and realize they were completely, horribly wrong and move on.


12 posted on 10/09/2012 12:23:23 PM PDT by Gaffer
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They’re commiserating. Misery loves company. Plus they’re broadcasting to their eager MSM puppets so they can help “fix” the next one. This is a coordinated effort between thousands of Marxists in radio, TV, newspaper, mags, congress, the senate etc. All working together for the common cause of communism.


13 posted on 10/09/2012 12:23:23 PM PDT by albie ("Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow." Benjamin Frankli)
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They’re commiserating. Misery loves company. Plus they’re broadcasting to their eager MSM puppets so they can help “fix” the next one. This is a coordinated effort between thousands of Marxists in radio, TV, newspaper, mags, congress, the senate etc. All working together for the common cause of communism.


14 posted on 10/09/2012 12:23:38 PM PDT by albie ("Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow." Benjamin Frankli)
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To: Hugin

Romney has infiltrated Obama’s wheel house.

Now he’s just goading Obama into epic campaign failures and embarassments.


15 posted on 10/09/2012 12:24:17 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: rlmorel

For the benefit of those who don’t know, it boils down to COMPETENCE=ALBATROSS AROUND NECK.


16 posted on 10/09/2012 12:24:23 PM PDT by rlmorel ("It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong." Voltaire)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They know the concrete is starting to settle on the election results.


17 posted on 10/09/2012 12:24:23 PM PDT by AU72
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in the wake of their debate debacle. Six days later, not only is the Barack Obama campaign still talking about the debate....."""""

hahahahahahaha. Meanwhile Mitt Romney is off talking about the strength of our Military and his foreign affairs campaign plans. Hey Obama, over here!!! We're playing in this field now.

Mitt is snubbing/ignoring them, BIG TIME. GO MITT GO.

By next week, and after Ryan smashes Biden, the confusion in the Obama camp would be priceless to witness. Moochhillary may start throwing ashtrays again.

18 posted on 10/09/2012 12:25:40 PM PDT by annieokie (O)
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Oh my...MSNBC, Big Bird AARP...yikes bad week for the regime!

hehehe!


19 posted on 10/09/2012 12:26:01 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; STARWISE; maggief; onyx; SE Mom; penelopesire; LucyT

Evil October chuckle.....

But..but...uh...but BB is a 1%er. Get your priorities stright 0. Do you want to tax the one percent of subsidize it?


20 posted on 10/09/2012 12:26:31 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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