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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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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have never seen the mood of a national election change on a dime as it did this year. That debate will go down in history as the inflection point that sent Obozo to his retirement.


21 posted on 10/09/2012 12:26:44 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Meanwhile, the BIG NEWS today with the regular state-controlled “media” is about how the gas prices are about to “plummet”. LOL! The liberals really are hittin’ the recreational drugs hard right now. Come on! How the hell do they know that gas prices are about to drop? And why are they pimping that? I thought their “messiah” wanted the gas prices to go up. Last month, the commie libs in the “media” were pushing a poll telling us that we don’t care about high gas prices. What happened to that? LOL! What a bunch of buffoons.


22 posted on 10/09/2012 12:28:15 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Sorry Algore. It was attitude, NOT altitude.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
All Obama knows how to do is mock, ridicule, and belittle. He's trying to mock Romney's debate performance by minimizing it down to "Romney hates Big Bird".

-PJ

23 posted on 10/09/2012 12:28:15 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too ( It doesn't I naturally when you're not natural born.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ican’t believe they haven’t blamed Bush for his bad performance yet. Don’t tell me Bush gets a pass on this one/s


24 posted on 10/09/2012 12:28:42 PM PDT by Bitsy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The reason they don’t stop talking about it is Romney dealt that little marxist POS the biggest and most one-sided drubbing in his pampered life and they are still literally in shock over it.


25 posted on 10/09/2012 12:31:24 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Record high turnout is our hope for sending 0bama home. Pray hard!!!)
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To: Col Frank Slade

“Romney has infiltrated Obama’s wheel house.”

Yup, looks like Sarah has sublet her condo in Obama’s head to Romney!


26 posted on 10/09/2012 12:31:57 PM PDT by Batman11 (We came for the chicken sandwiches and a Sweet Tea Party broke out!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Funny that MSNBC would be speaking of this. It is the MSM who keep it in the headlines themselves. My gosh the blame game is stupendous. I love it, a very special and beautiful thing to watch, quiet a Reality Show it is.
27 posted on 10/09/2012 12:32:03 PM PDT by annieokie (O)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

I wonder if the school jocks ever tossed that cocky little POS into a locker. What an arrogant little a**hole.


28 posted on 10/09/2012 12:33:28 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Record high turnout is our hope for sending 0bama home. Pray hard!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Because it’s like Noah telling everyone about rain.


29 posted on 10/09/2012 12:35:00 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Amazing that the Big Bird non-issue is considered worthy of an ad campaign. On second thought, not that amazing when they’re obviously grasping at straws. But it’s not the only thing they think they have going out of the debate. The other is that Romney lied so fast about everything that the poor POTUS (and he undeniably is poor) couldn’t begin to keep up. But they promise he will come out with his own barrage of lies next time.


30 posted on 10/09/2012 12:35:44 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Obama for America TV Ad
31 posted on 10/09/2012 12:36:09 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (Obama A man without an American mission.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
There are two aspects to this. The first is obvious and that is that Obama and his crew are suffering from the widely observed Costanza/jerk store effect. They won't let go until they've satisfied themselves that they've gotten in a good retaliatory zinger. The other, more important, aspect is that when Barnicle & Todd ask why can't Obama stop talking they subconsciously mean "why won't Obama stop talking about the debate"? They want it to go away. They are embarrassed. Their self image is challenged in an uncomfortable way when someone they elevated to godhood so manifestly, undeniably messes himself in public. This is Obama's political death knell. The self-annointed "cool" people no longer want to be associated with him because his stench threatens their coolness.
32 posted on 10/09/2012 12:40:55 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It's called Freeway Rubbernecking! Sheesh...hasn't any of these people driven on a freeway where the opposite lanes have a bad akskident and blue lights and all and the traffic on the other side just has to slow down to look....it's like that, only with more pity for themselves at misplaced dreams, allegiance and integrity.... a bad accident you can't help but look at.
33 posted on 10/09/2012 12:42:05 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let them keep talking. Obama just can’t handle everyone knowing he’s a loser and is just determined to try and make people think they can’t believe their own lying eyes.


34 posted on 10/09/2012 12:43:40 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: Paine in the Neck

Truth...the worst thing for an Obama supporter is to be laughed at, derided, and chided for being unhip, uncool and unconnected with reality.


35 posted on 10/09/2012 12:43:42 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; SE Mom; penelopesire
LOL when This one popped up on twitter: Greta Van Susteren‏@gretawire OBAMA campaign says Axelrod in Delaware preparing Biden for debate - tweet @GretaWire your thoughts
36 posted on 10/09/2012 12:46:48 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
I paid 5.29/gal unleaded yesterday in Los Angeles Yippee! it's the "new normal" in Obamaville!!

What me Worry?

At a full service station, I saw 6.09 for unleaded!! - pretty much with these prices, there is no travel unless absolutely necessary. Wait til people start dying because they can't afford the drive to the hospital.

Well, there's always Big Bird to talk about.

37 posted on 10/09/2012 12:50:19 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.u)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, he can only talk about what he knows.


38 posted on 10/09/2012 12:58:39 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

39 posted on 10/09/2012 1:07:54 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine ("On the ascent of Olympus, what's a botched bar or two?" -Artur Schnabel)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

First we hear “It’s a drag. I have to do my homework,” from Zero, then Big Bird becomes a major campaign issue, then the Left attacks Romney for not campaigning at Nickelodeon?

The funniest thing about this is the new attack is on Josh Romney for saying he and his brothers taught his father how to debate an “obstinate child.” Don’t ever imply that a homework-dissing, Big Bird and Nickelodeon loving, adult male is childish unless he’s white, because otherwise it’s a dog whistle for a racist slaveholder term. /snark


40 posted on 10/09/2012 1:10:54 PM PDT by UltraV ("Well you've got to hand it to Mitt Romney, because President Obama sure did." Seth Myers, SNL)
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