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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: Paine in the Neck
The self-annointed "cool" people no longer want to be associated with him because his stench threatens their coolness.

Ding ding ding, we have a winner! Obama is a laughingstock and embarassing all the "cool" kids who supported him. LOL, this is fun.

41 posted on 10/09/2012 1:11:27 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (Praise to the Lord the Almighty the King of Creation)
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To: Focault's Pendulum

I watched it without sound. It is a racist ad with only White people handcuffed.


42 posted on 10/09/2012 1:13:10 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This shows how important it is to control the message. The MSM/Democrat Axis has lost control of the message.


43 posted on 10/09/2012 1:13:21 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mmmmmm. Roasted Big Bird, mashed and gravy. Barry, please pass the peas.


44 posted on 10/09/2012 1:14:07 PM PDT by JPG (Make it happen)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That is a great cartoon to mock 0dumb0 & the demoRATs attempt to build a campaign strategy based on Big Bird & Elmo. 0dumb0 is such a vain, arrogant, prideful, narcissistic pig, that he & the demoRATs are doubling down on this infantile strategy...let em go and just keep mocking 0dumb0 & the demoRATs. His vain ego will not allow him to let go of this!


45 posted on 10/09/2012 1:20:26 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They keep talking about it for one pure and simple reason... SPIN!

They can’t afford to leave that debate hanging in the air until the next debate. That leaves the impression that Romney won and solidifies it and it them becomes the narrative. They can’t have that. So they are continually trying to throw things against the wall to see what sticks so that they can spin it to their favor.


46 posted on 10/09/2012 1:22:28 PM PDT by Syntyr (Happiness is two at low eight!)
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To: ScottinVA

No, and that’s one of his problems. He’s never had his d*ck knocked in the dirt, literally or figuratively.


47 posted on 10/09/2012 1:27:24 PM PDT by technically right
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To: atc23
I'm sorry for you. It's $ 3.75 in the DPRM (Democratic People's Republic of Massachusetts.)
48 posted on 10/09/2012 1:28:41 PM PDT by HenpeckedCon (What pi$$es me off the most is that POS commie will get a State Funeral!)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

Exactly. It’s hard to believe, but he thought he had won it, and probably still thinks his advisors are wrong when they tell him he didn’t. Since he knows EVERYTHING better than everyone else around him, he probably knows in his gut that the Big Bird issue is a winning issue for him. What else would this arrogant POS think.

I love it.


49 posted on 10/09/2012 1:29:52 PM PDT by kevslisababy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
their strange obsession with the debate

they realize that the emperor has no clothes and is not able to get any to put on.

50 posted on 10/09/2012 1:37:40 PM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: Emperor Palpatine; TheOldLady; RedMDer; onyx; STARWISE
This one needs to be spread on all the threads.
51 posted on 10/09/2012 1:38:54 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: hoosiermama

Just like the other democratic donors getting paid off with stimulus money........


52 posted on 10/09/2012 1:40:33 PM PDT by rxtn41
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Prepareness envy?


53 posted on 10/09/2012 1:43:00 PM PDT by Leep (Forward! to serfdom)
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To: Hugin

54 posted on 10/09/2012 1:45:12 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: nhwingut; 2ndDivisionVet
I have never seen the mood of a national election change on a dime as it did this year.

It is breathtaking to see the completeness of the change in perception.

Romney is inside Obama's OODA Loop and the left and Obama are in a panic. They have lost control of the narrative and they are lashing out and doing really stupid things.

When I saw the Big Bird ad I though is this a National Lampoon parody? But they were serious!!!

It is as if the hand of God has passed over America and changed how everyone sees things. The left cannot do anything about it. As we say around here "What has been seen cannot be unseen".

55 posted on 10/09/2012 1:45:39 PM PDT by Solar Wind
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To: nhwingut; 2ndDivisionVet
I have never seen the mood of a national election change on a dime as it did this year.

It is breathtaking to see the completeness of the change in perception.

Romney is inside Obama's OODA Loop and the left and Obama are in a panic. They have lost control of the narrative and they are lashing out and doing really stupid things.

When I saw the Big Bird ad I though is this a National Lampoon parody? But they were serious!!!

It is as if the hand of God has passed over America and changed how everyone sees things. The left cannot do anything about it. As we say around here "What has been seen cannot be unseen".

56 posted on 10/09/2012 1:46:56 PM PDT by Solar Wind
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

57 posted on 10/09/2012 1:46:56 PM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: rxtn41

Yelp!


58 posted on 10/09/2012 1:47:39 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Excellent point. After that sort of an arse whoopin’ the sensible thing would be to let it go and try to move on. But it’s like they can’t allow an actual “fail” to exist out there.


59 posted on 10/09/2012 1:48:41 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Batman11

She invited Ann over for a Kaffe Klatsch and Mitt came along.


60 posted on 10/09/2012 1:51:59 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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