Skip to comments.How to debate President Obama
Posted on 09/26/2012 5:02:40 AM PDT by Evil Slayer
The upcoming Presidential debate on October 3 is the most important single event in Mitt Romneys political career.
The elite news media is doing everything they can to convince Romneys supporters that the election is lost.
Americans will be tuning in that evening to see if Governor Romney turns this media narrative on its head.
This will be the first time Americans will see President Obama and his challenger side by side.
This will be the largest audience to watch the two men side by side without editing or distortion by the media. If Romney wins this debate, the next debate will have an even larger audience. If he loses it, the elite media will be giddy in its intense reporting of an Obama victory and the Obama team will be giddy and energized by the proclamation of victory.
The media will attempt to pounce on a strong Obama debate and try to bring back up Bain Capital, 47 percent, income tax returns and a host of wounds as perceived by the left.
On the other hand, a Romney victory will destroy the false media narrative that is determined to avoid President Obamas failure. Suddenly, unemployment over 8 percent, gasoline rising from $1.89 when Obama was elected to $3.89 today, massive deficits, Obamacare, weakness in foreign policy and a host of other failures will rush to the forefront.
Obviously a lot depends on this debate.
And much of the outcome depends on events and actions which are not part of normal debate preparation.
I have been observing Presidential debates since the very first debates in 1960 between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon.
Sometimes the outcome of a debate can turn on the most trivial thing.
Richard Nixon vs. John Kennedy
In 1960 then-Vice President Richard Nixon turned down professional
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Romney is going to have to cut in and defend himself. Even if his 60 seconds are up. He has to use Newt’s tactic and call the moderators out on their bias right then and there.
2012 Presidential Debate Moderators: Candy Crowley, Jim Lehrer, Bob Schieffer And Martha Raddatz
The "Fix" is already in. It'll be questions like, "Good evening President Obama, how are the kids?" "Fine" says the President. "Now, Mutt, can you look the American Public straight in the eye and tell them why we should not refer to President Obama as the "Messiah"??? "Oops, your ten seconds are up". "Mr. President, you sure looked like "eye candy" on the View. Who do like the most Whoopie or Barbara"?
Don’t constantly say: look; umm: uh.
Agreed. Odingalingadingdong could drool uncontrollably while simultsneously slapping a black toddler, be wearing a Che tshirt and sporting a Death to America lapel pin and the lap dog media will declare him the most articulate, kind, patriotic, freedom-loving president to ever hold the office...and the obvious winner of the debate..in fact, they will insist on cancelling any future debates as unneccessary. The election us over.
Talking points to remember:
“Unemployment was 6.5% when you took office, it went up to nearly 10% WHILE YOU WERE IN OFFICE- That’s NOT “Bush’s Fault”
It went up to 10% even though you claimed the stimulus would keep it below 8%
Health care was predicted to cost $700billion- current new estimates have it up at $2.4 Trillion
You said you would cust the deficit in half- you QUADRUPLED IT
You have not passed a budget YOUR ENTIRE TERM IN OFFICE
HAMMER THIS INCOMPETANT BOOB ROMNEY! Or you will LOSE - TO AN INCOMPETANT BOOB, AND WHAT WILL THAT MAKE YOU?
Romney DOES look comnfident
I think his internal polling is looking good
Obama looks and sounds like he is losing, no matter what the media whorenalists say
Now, that brings up an interesting situation. Romney would simply place an empty chair next to Obama's podium and do a Clint Eastwood on the chair.
Of course the LSM would still declare Zero the winner.
Its good advice that R would do well to heed.
It IS true that the debate can hinge on the smallest things that have nothing much to do with capabilities or command of factoids.
Zero will have an army of apologists in the press and will be getting softball questions. R will have to reach deep and take whatever advantages he can and speak OVER the media to the people and be earnest about it.
You are correct. Mitt Romney is a seasoned debater, and knows the tricks the left will throw at him, while Obama has been protected in a comparative bubble his whole political life, never having to face those he lies about and insults. Romney’s also far more intelligent, and given a fair fight, he will wipe the floor with bambi.
"Jim, that is not really the relevant question because. ... the more revelant question is. ..
Point out the One’s failures in every questions, sooner or later, the narcissist will come out.
p.s. I still don’t think there will be any debate.
And pull the ear plugs from his ears.
Cut Obama off from the brain (his handlers) and he’s a bumbling idiot.
In addition Obozo has been surrounded by synchophants and yes men for the past 4 years, while Romney has had to face tough questions and opponents just to get this far.
You are absolutely correct on all points.
I promise I will never apologize for the right of Americans to exercise free speech, free thoughts, and free expressions.
I promise I will never refer to The Constitution of The United States of America as being outdated, or make claims that the Law of The Land is an ever changing living document and I think that those who do, should find some place else to live.
I promise that should an American be harmed by a terrorist that I will hold the country that allowed the act responsible and accountable and that the consequences will be harsh and punitive with extreme prejudice.
I promise you that I ask you to vote for me, and will never FORCE you to vote for me by removing chances of emplopyemnt, opportunities of free Enterprise and self reliance.
I promise that the stars and stripes make up the flag that I love, and would never replace it with a crayon mockery of Democracy.
I promise to avenge the attack on our freedom, to persecute those that would remove our law of the land, and to remove those that oppose our free republic.
We all know that the questions will be skewed in Obama’s favor. Romney needs to gain control of the debate. What Mitt needs to immediately do is reframe the questions, answer them, and then turn to look at Obama and hammer him with a question of his own. The best defense is a good offence.
Oops. offence = offense
Or out the clear blue sky...
“You wanted to see my tax returns, I am a humble man it did not want to appear that I was playing politics with fact that I donated millions to charity.Well now it's YOUR turn! Tell the American people who paid for your education and what were your grades and political convictions? And once you tell us sir, I will demand that you prove it by dawn.”
maybe ad a little foreign and domestic policy together. How dare you send 2000 firearms into a foreign country with out prior consent and not be able to track them. How do you justify allowing American LEO's to be killed because of your desire to usurp the second amendment.