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The Unofficial Pre Pre-Debate Thread

Posted on 10/13/2004 4:10:17 PM PDT by rocklobster11

Here it is. I'm watching Hardball at the moment. Nicolle Devenish is doing a good job speaking for Bush, as always


TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bush; debate; kerry; thirddebate
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To: silent_jonny; netmilsmom
I'm loving the prayers on this thread.

netmilsmom, I'm also loving that tag! *L*

101 posted on 10/13/2004 4:53:54 PM PDT by AZamericonnie (I'm out of my mind, but feel free to leave a message...)
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To: dandelion
Praying and watching the clock, here!

I have no faith in the MSM and how they'll spin the debate, but I have tremendous faith in our President.

Keep praying!

102 posted on 10/13/2004 4:55:10 PM PDT by NetSurfer (Proud member of the Pajama-Wearing Lunatic Fringe)
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To: Republican Red
I made that mistake with the first debate. I have been on FR for about two years and have never read such a depressing pathetic thread.

Roger that! I came very close to throwing my monitor into the wall.

103 posted on 10/13/2004 4:55:23 PM PDT by silent_jonny (Kicking Ass & Taking Hyphenated Names!)
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To: AZamericonnie

Thanks, pitifully it's too true in my house.


104 posted on 10/13/2004 4:55:36 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: lawgirl

What purpose does tearing down his performance serve?

Best to focus on what is said. The over the top naysaying after the first debate did not help anyone but the dems.

That Bush is the right man at the right time is the message, so listen to what he says and amplify it. At the same time, instead of feeling one must offer "objective" criticism on their own man, focus on what Kerry says and make sure to communicate the harm his agenda would cause and that he is not to be trusted.

It is time to help Bush get his message out, not complain about how he alone sends it.


105 posted on 10/13/2004 4:56:12 PM PDT by cyncooper (And an angel still rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm)
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To: albie

Kerry has talked about his top secret plans for months now, and it is just about to the point where he is getting ridiculed even by the media. Expect him to do more of the same tonite, and perhaps that will be the final straw.


106 posted on 10/13/2004 4:56:31 PM PDT by rocklobster11
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To: Lizarde

I think it is sort of like prewedding jitters except the context is different. For the life of me, I cannot fathom how even 10 percent of the electorate would vote for Kerry. I just cannot fathom it. Maybe it is like my grandmother would roll in her grave if she could spend 10 minutes in modern day America. Maybe I am just old and out of touch. It is so weird.


107 posted on 10/13/2004 4:56:57 PM PDT by cajungirl (Jammies Up!!)
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To: rocklobster11

Kerry supporter on Hardball just said he was looking to hear about Kerry's plan, because he is always mentioning it, but he doesn't know what it is. LOL!


108 posted on 10/13/2004 4:57:22 PM PDT by rocklobster11
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To: Republican Red

Agreed.

The second debate thread was far more positive, but that first was a disaster.

Throwing out a reminder to everyone-

The MSM is NOT your friend. Nor are some of the sleepers and Trolls that have been appearing to depress the mindset around here. It's a strategy they planned far in advance so do not let them influence your mood.

Also, consider your words have weight. A lot of influential people read these threads looking for a weakness to prey on. Don't give it to them or it may turn into the next talking point of the week. Adjust your spines and prepare for battle. Do not fold an inch.


109 posted on 10/13/2004 4:58:50 PM PDT by Soul Seeker
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To: rocklobster11

I agree.

This is Kerry's turf (even though he's dead wrong on the issues) and he'll spare no small expense to frame Bush as a hater of children and senior citizens.

Bush will be labelled as an anti-environment extremeist who's beholden to oil companies and other corporate polluters.

This is old news to us but for those viewers are out there watching, Kerry will do everything possible to make Bush like an unconcerned, uneducated a**hole.

Kerry will try for a knock-out punch, I believe. Bush has got to be on guard tonight.


110 posted on 10/13/2004 4:58:57 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: NetSurfer

I have the debate thread in one window and Tradesports in the other will be flipping back and forth...those will be the best indicator i know as to how POTUS is doing


111 posted on 10/13/2004 4:59:09 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: Christian4Bush

Drink the whole bottle if: *I have a plan.*

Dear God, I can't, have to go to the dentist tomorrow. :( However, I will do my best to keep up with the rest of you :)


112 posted on 10/13/2004 4:59:43 PM PDT by nuclady
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To: AZamericonnie
I did a Yahoo Image search, looking for a pic of W praying. There were many to choose from, but to me this was the most powerful. (Please try to ignore the price tag in the corner)


113 posted on 10/13/2004 4:59:54 PM PDT by silent_jonny (Kicking Ass & Taking Hyphenated Names!)
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To: rocklobster11

DO NOT FREEP THE AFTER DEBATE POLLS: SEE HERE

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1244059/posts


114 posted on 10/13/2004 5:00:14 PM PDT by blondee123 (Proud Member of the FR Pajama Blogger Brigade - New Sheriffs in Town!)
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To: Soul Seeker
Don't give it to them or it may turn into the next talking point of the week. Adjust your spines and prepare for battle. Do not fold an inch.

Well said.

116 posted on 10/13/2004 5:01:41 PM PDT by silent_jonny (Kicking Ass & Taking Hyphenated Names!)
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To: All

Do not go to the on line polls. let them tilt way left. The dims have bots running on them so it's futile.


117 posted on 10/13/2004 5:01:44 PM PDT by Tarpon
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To: nuclady; Howlin

Maybe we should have TWO threads for the debate tonite..One for optimists, the other for negative types and worrywarts..


118 posted on 10/13/2004 5:01:47 PM PDT by ken5050
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To: cajungirl

I know how you feel - I especially hate it when Hannity or Brit says that if Bush has one the 1st debate, the election would have been a slam dunk. I just can't believe Bush could lose the election on the basis of what I thought was a good debate but the MSM got the Dems talking points and played them up.

He did so good last debate though, and i heard that John Kerry feels like he will win this one easy. Too cocky maybe? Hope so


120 posted on 10/13/2004 5:02:06 PM PDT by Txsleuth
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To: blondee123

OOOOO!
That is a great idea!
Make them look as skewed as they are!


121 posted on 10/13/2004 5:02:16 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: nuclady

But wouldn't the alcohol help dull the dental pain?


122 posted on 10/13/2004 5:02:31 PM PDT by Severa (I can't take this stress anymore...quick, get me a marker to sniff....)
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To: Christian4Bush

LOL! See ya in rehab ;-D


123 posted on 10/13/2004 5:02:45 PM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: netmilsmom

Links to all the media on post #172 at that thread! (Ha ha, using DU's full page of links)


124 posted on 10/13/2004 5:03:54 PM PDT by blondee123 (Proud Member of the FR Pajama Blogger Brigade - New Sheriffs in Town!)
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To: Lizarde
Please, a plea....let's be strong and not give into fear - it doesn't matter what happens in the debate. That is democrat spin - the media is demoralizing a lot of people here and so the media is winning - don''t let them.

Mega dittos, FRiend!

125 posted on 10/13/2004 5:04:25 PM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: silent_jonny

Re: Your post 113----VERY comforting.

Thanks!


126 posted on 10/13/2004 5:05:33 PM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: NetSurfer

I just want the President to relax and be in command. Every success will flow from that.


127 posted on 10/13/2004 5:05:43 PM PDT by mwl1
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To: ken5050

we need three threads, one for the optimists, one for the worrywarts and one for the undecided!


128 posted on 10/13/2004 5:05:51 PM PDT by cajungirl (Jammies Up!!)
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To: cyncooper

i think it serves our purpose to be objective. If we tell ourselves Bush did great when he did not- such as in the first debate- then we kid ourselves into complacency.

Bush is not doing well overall- this race was pretty much wrapped up before the debates and now it is all in play again. WI was up by 8, now it's 4--ohio was Rep now it's in play. The effects of the debates are obvious.

Everyone needs to get off their kneepads and get real. Bush needs a decisive victory tonight and we need to be objective. Our job gets more difficult if he doesn't pull it out.


129 posted on 10/13/2004 5:06:01 PM PDT by lawgirl ("One life can be the proof of the hope that is You..." - Russ Lee - "Live What I Believe")
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To: small voice in the wilderness

My prayer for Pres. Bush is simple: I pray for wisdom and understanding. With those two blessings, he can overcome anything!


130 posted on 10/13/2004 5:06:16 PM PDT by nuclady
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To: cajungirl

Nah..there's ONE thing you won't find here, and that's an undecided..


131 posted on 10/13/2004 5:06:47 PM PDT by ken5050
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To: cajungirl
we need three threads, one for the optimists, one for the worrywarts and one for the undecided!

Good idea. Can you point me toward the optimists?!

132 posted on 10/13/2004 5:06:51 PM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: cajungirl

check out the new swiftvets.com commercials online. The second one is very good


133 posted on 10/13/2004 5:06:52 PM PDT by rocklobster11
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To: Republican Red
The second debate I watched the whole debate instead of following it on-line.

I mised the first debate thread but caught the second... It was well worth it.

134 posted on 10/13/2004 5:07:07 PM PDT by Lady Heron
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To: rocklobster11

Its been a great week for my alma mater, we move up to #15 in the polls and play the #1 team in the nation, one of our professors gets the Nobel Prize in Economics, and we host the debate. Good job ASU!


135 posted on 10/13/2004 5:07:09 PM PDT by Central Scrutiniser (If you destroy that machine, you will have to answer to the Pepsi Corporation!)
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To: silent_jonny

O Lord,
You who hold the world
in the palm of your hand,
who paid such a price
in agonizing love
in blood
in pain
to show us the way
to live,
to walk,
to care,
Be with your servant George this night,
brighten his eye with the touch of your Spirit,
strengthen his heart with the fire of your love,
fill his mouth
with the words you would have him speak,
and may each word,
action,
gesture
thought
be under your control,
under your watch
under your care.

Thank you Lord,
for giving us a leader who loves you,
who understands the truth of godliness
who cares that his actions, words and deeds
are more than chess pieces
in some power game
to please the ego.

I plead your blood to keep him whole,
your fire to strengthen him,
your love to guide him
this day,
and all the days he walks this earth,
Amen.


137 posted on 10/13/2004 5:07:28 PM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Giving Comfort to the Enemy Is Not Something A Presidential Candidate Should Do)
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To: Lovergirl

We're all gonna be looped before the thing is half over if that's the word, specially if we have to do those shots for every time he does that snake thing with his tongue.


138 posted on 10/13/2004 5:08:04 PM PDT by GoLightly (If it doesn't kill ya, it makes ya stronger.)
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To: Lizarde

Agree. We've reached the point where it's time to mute all talking heads. (Except FR!)


139 posted on 10/13/2004 5:08:06 PM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: VRWCTexan

OOPS - I see what you mean - when the nerves go, so does the spelling sorry guys.

Heard Dan Bartlett on Hannity today and he reassured Sean that Bush was ready for all of the crap that Kerry will throw at him. I think he gained confidence last debate and has fun talking back to Kerry -- maybe he will take him down and step on his neck!


140 posted on 10/13/2004 5:08:24 PM PDT by Txsleuth
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To: silent_jonny; All

Wonderful! Now, I've been looking for that pictue of a young W. pushing his brothers away as he catches a football?

Anyone?

Anyone?


141 posted on 10/13/2004 5:08:40 PM PDT by unspun (RU working your precinct, churchmembers, etc. 4 good votes? | Not "Unspun w/ AnnaZ" but I appreciate)
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To: Txsleuth

watching my favorite dem, Pat Caddell, an honest man. I think he wants Bush to win.


142 posted on 10/13/2004 5:09:29 PM PDT by cajungirl (Jammies Up!!)
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To: Right_in_Virginia
Re: Your post 113----VERY comforting. Thanks!

You're welcome. If Reagan was there, that would make the pic perfect.

I don't know what it is tonight, but I feel very peaceful. The other debates, I was wound up like a toy mouse. But not tonight. My heart is not troubled.

143 posted on 10/13/2004 5:09:54 PM PDT by silent_jonny (Kicking Ass & Taking Hyphenated Names!)
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To: GoLightly

Looped? Shit. I'm 5'6" and about 140lbs. Never been drunk in my LIFE. (Seriously) I'd be passed out halfway through the debate if I participated in the drinking game *LOL*


144 posted on 10/13/2004 5:09:55 PM PDT by Severa (I can't take this stress anymore...quick, get me a marker to sniff....)
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To: rocklobster11

Let's Roll.


145 posted on 10/13/2004 5:10:35 PM PDT by 80skid
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Man, this thing really smells fishy. A lot of people would like this to be the tip of a real nasty iceberg, including me. Why doesn't someone big ask Kerry to clear this up. The timing of all these things is too much coincidence for me. On the other side, it seems that if the potential charges were true, someone would have spilled the beans by now. We can't let this guy even get close to getting into the oval office without clearing this up.


146 posted on 10/13/2004 5:10:36 PM PDT by furball4paws ("Facts are very stubborn things" - Peter Wimsey)
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To: Severa

Not when I breath in their face! Listerine can only do so much. :)


147 posted on 10/13/2004 5:10:46 PM PDT by nuclady
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To: unspun

Please.... More pictures of the Young George W. Bush. The one of him in the Texas Guard increase the number of women voting for him.


148 posted on 10/13/2004 5:10:48 PM PDT by Mootey
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To: Txsleuth; All

Sure, they SAY that but neither of them have the slightest clue what would have happened under a different events timeline. It's just another way of running down the Prez and it needs to stop.

It isn't serving Bush's interest or ours, but rather the DNC camp. And I place a huge chunk of blame in the right's lap for making it worse than it actually was, which at the time Kerry's camp labeled a DRAW. A lot of people can nitpick the Prez but fail to see how their own actions can bear responsibility as well.

Then last week when they had a chance to redeem themselves, they bashed the President when he won the debate clearly. Except for Hannity. Since the MSM has turned against us, including FOX, we need to double the effort for the Prez to compensate.


149 posted on 10/13/2004 5:11:02 PM PDT by Soul Seeker
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