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Joe Scarborough: Mitt Romney wins debate season
The Politico ^ | October 23, 2012 | Joe Scarborough

Posted on 10/23/2012 5:25:53 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Barack Obama won on points last night. But that victory may not have been enough to undo the damage done to the president by this year's debate season.

President Obama came into the first debate in Denver as a heavyweight champ circling his battered, over-matched foe. But Obama let the challenger off the mat and deliver enough blows to change the contest's momentum in dramatic fashion. The next debate was a messy tossup round that barely went to Barack, and last night continued that trend.

Now the question is whether Big Mo stays with Mitt.

But there is no question that Barack Obama outclassed Mr. Romney on the topic of foreign policy. The Republican nominee was nervous, his answers were formulaic and Romney seemed to be reciting scripts rather than debating foreign policy. That became even more evident when the tone shifted to domestic policy and the confidence Mitt Romney showed in Denver came shining through.

Still, Romney did enough things right to keep the momentum going his way. The former Massachusetts governor's tone was nearly perfect and he abandoned the hard neoconservative line that had concerned more traditional conservatives like myself. Call it flip flopping if you like. I actually believe that realist approach fits Romney better and will be his governing philosophy if he ever becomes commander-in-chief. It's hard to imagine a man so driven by data being swept up in a Wilsonian worldview. Unlike George W. Bush, I seriously doubt President Romney would promise the end of tyranny across the globe anymore than he would vow to stop the rising of the oceans.

President Obama showed superior knowledge to his challenger on almost every question raised involving foreign policy. But I found his tone, at times, to be jarring for a sitting commander in chief...

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TOPICS: Florida; Campaign News; Issues; Polls
KEYWORDS: debate; debates; obama; romney
The headline is correct, but the article is schizophrenic, to say the least.
1 posted on 10/23/2012 5:25:53 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t think Obama won anything last night. He came off as the arrogant, petty, unqualified, unpresidential, community organizing loser that we all know him to be. He tried his best to take the focus off his record of failure and Mitt did a great job of keeping the spotlight on that record without appearing petty and unpresidential.


2 posted on 10/23/2012 6:22:15 PM PDT by RC one
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To: RC one

In regards to Joe’s statement, “Romney abandoned the hard neoconservative line that had concerned more traditional conservatives like myself.”
What a joke this is. This statement of his is more than a “crock” it is a full cesspool. Joe calls himself a “traditional Conservative”? Joe Scarborough is very self serving RINO.


3 posted on 10/23/2012 10:05:51 PM PDT by Islander2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"But there is no question that Barack Obama outclassed Mr. Romney on the topic of foreign policy."

When was that? Was that when he was talking about the military having less bayonets than in 1916? I would argue that we have more bayonets than 1916 since our military is larger than it was back then and everyone in the Army and Marine Corps get issued one. Was that when he was talking about ships going underwater? When ships go underwater, that's a bad thing Mr. President. It means it's sinking. When boats go underwater, that's usually a good thing. Those are submarines.
4 posted on 10/24/2012 5:18:39 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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