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Busy schedule forces Obama to cancel mock debates (with John Kerry)
Boston Globe ^ | September 27, 2012 | Bryan Bender and Matt Viser

Posted on 09/27/2012 1:11:36 PM PDT by maggief

WASHINGTON -- President Obama has been forced to cancel several debate practice sessions with Senator John F. Kerry, whom he tapped to play stand-in for Republican challenger Mitt Romney, leaving little time for them to spar ahead of next week’s first presidential debate.

The Massachusetts senator has held at least one mock debate with Obama to help him prepare for the first matchup against the former Massachusetts governor to be held Oct. 3 in Denver, but several others were cancelled due to the the president’s busy schedule, said deputy Obama campaign manager Stephanie Cutter.

(Excerpt) Read more at bostonglobe.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012debates; johnfkerry; obama2012
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1 posted on 09/27/2012 1:11:44 PM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

Theories?


2 posted on 09/27/2012 1:13:37 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: maggief

Fine, this is great news. Without the teleprompter and sufficient practice, this Empty Suit will babble incoherently even more.

Less practice = more self-inflicted trouble.

Romney is taking these debates very seriously.


3 posted on 09/27/2012 1:13:54 PM PDT by mwl8787
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To: maggief

These are not the actions of a candidate who the polls say has this election all wrapped up.


4 posted on 09/27/2012 1:13:55 PM PDT by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: maggief; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

5 posted on 09/27/2012 1:14:44 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Revolting cat!

getting the excuse reading for poor debate performance ,I was working for you


6 posted on 09/27/2012 1:15:12 PM PDT by molson209
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To: Revolting cat!

Lowering expectations for Obama. No matter how lousy he does, it will be miraculous how well he did because he didn’t even have time to prepare.


7 posted on 09/27/2012 1:15:12 PM PDT by No Socialist
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To: Mase

Quote: “These are not the actions of a candidate who the polls say has this election all wrapped up.”

BINGO! +10


8 posted on 09/27/2012 1:15:26 PM PDT by wtd
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To: maggief

the teleprompter president, phoning it in since day 1!


9 posted on 09/27/2012 1:15:32 PM PDT by drewh
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To: maggief

He and Reggie Love need to get to the golf course to see if they can get a hole in one????


10 posted on 09/27/2012 1:15:54 PM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: maggief

He’s making a decision between campaigning or debate practice. The debates will be the difference for Romney IMO. This is strange.


11 posted on 09/27/2012 1:16:46 PM PDT by albie
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To: Revolting cat!

Personally?

He’s losing, knows he’s losing, and is going to enjoy the benefits of the Presidency while being regaled upon by his supporters at campaign stops.

Only reason he’s still fundraising is that the DNC is broke and he doesn’t want to be on their bad side after this is all said and done.


12 posted on 09/27/2012 1:16:46 PM PDT by MNlurker
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To: maggief

This is the Dem setup in the event that Obama doesn’t do well in the debates. They will say: “He didn’t have enough time to prepare because he was so busy being our president, creating jobs, improving the economy and managing our foreign policy.”

They’re already floating excuses so that the MSM can cover for him if he bombs, which I hope he does.


13 posted on 09/27/2012 1:17:03 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: Revolting cat!
I've read other stories which say that Obama is "tired".

Obviously he's working so hard at being President doesn't have time for silly trifles like debates.

(Look for the MSM to tell us how little debates really mean starting the morning of Oct. 4).

14 posted on 09/27/2012 1:17:46 PM PDT by what's up
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To: maggief
Busy? Busy with what?

Here's Zero's public schedule today:

Obama Schedule || Thursday, September 27, 2012
by Keith Koffler on September 26, 2012, 9:51 pm

9:30 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
10:00 am || Departs White House
11:05 am || Arrives Virginia Beach, Virginia
11:50 pm || Deliver remarks at a campaign event; Farm Bureau Live, Virginia Beach
1:00 pm || Departs Virginia Beach
2:10 pm || Arrives White House

Doesn't look all that busy to me.

Just makes me wonder what the heck the boy wonder is up to.

15 posted on 09/27/2012 1:17:59 PM PDT by mojito
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To: maggief
Ubama doesn't need mock debates. He has a phone.

</sarcasm>

16 posted on 09/27/2012 1:18:05 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: maggief

Meanwhile, Romney has been practicing for months. Obama’s ego is so huge, he doesn’t think he needs prep. After all, he beat Haji Hillary and McLame. He’s a god!


17 posted on 09/27/2012 1:18:05 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Revolting cat!
Theories?

Obama only has time for one meeting a day in his busy schedule, and he was shamed into having to spend it on his daily presidential briefings?

-PJ

18 posted on 09/27/2012 1:18:11 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too ( It doesn't I naturally when you're not natural born.)
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To: Mase

Demonstrates his complete arrogance and laziness.

I think the MSM is going to do its job on Wednesday night, and I don’t think Obama is going to like it.

Hope he loses his temper in public.


19 posted on 09/27/2012 1:18:27 PM PDT by mwl8787
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To: Revolting cat!

http://www.buzzfeed.com/zekejmiller/obama-campaigns-debate-expectations-game-jumps-th

Obama Campaign’s Debate Expectations Game Jumps The Shark


20 posted on 09/27/2012 1:18:47 PM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

Busy schedule? Fund raising, TV appearances, some campaigning. Who are they trying to kid? Not sure if it is an advantage to do the practice with Kerry or skip it.


21 posted on 09/27/2012 1:18:53 PM PDT by kevinm13 (Tim Geithner is a tax cheat. Manmade "Global Warming" is a HOAX!)
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To: Maceman

Kerry is still prepping for the debates, alongside an empty chair


22 posted on 09/27/2012 1:19:18 PM PDT by over3Owithabrain
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To: drewh

getting ready to cancel the debates ,sorry way tooooo busy working for you ,my people ,a phone in every pot


23 posted on 09/27/2012 1:19:28 PM PDT by molson209
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To: maggief
Not to worry!

Some intrepid journalist will leak Obama the questions (poor guy, he's been too busy to prep) in plenty of time to have the teleprompter ready.

24 posted on 09/27/2012 1:19:54 PM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (All Y'all White Peoples is racist!)
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To: Revolting cat!

1) Disinformation
2) Lowering expectations


25 posted on 09/27/2012 1:20:34 PM PDT by Lazamataz (The American news media, the 'Pravda Press', is fully Soviet-ized.)
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To: over3Owithabrain

“Kerry is still prepping for the debates, alongside an empty chair”

He should be doing it next to a woodpile.


26 posted on 09/27/2012 1:20:43 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Socialism only works...in Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they have it." - RR)
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To: mwl8787
They will say: “He didn’t have enough time to prepare because he was so busy being our president, creating jobs, improving the economy and managing our foreign policy.”

I hope they do. It won't sell as soon as people are reminded he misses intelligence briefings and spends his time on The View and jetting off to Las Vegas.

27 posted on 09/27/2012 1:21:31 PM PDT by mwl8787
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To: Mase

The obvious bravado that exudes from the Obama camp reminds one of the aura of confidence of a drunk about to walk a tightrope fifty feet above the crowd, without a net.

Naturally, The Won does not need the practice....

They cannot possibly cue up the Teleprompter quickly enough to provide smooth and relevant responses to what will be coming at him in the course of the debate.


28 posted on 09/27/2012 1:22:12 PM PDT by alloysteel ("You have attributed conditions to villainy that simply result from stupidity".)
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To: maggief
Yeah, right. Zero is traveling on AF1 non-stop from party to party, and in between, I'm sure he isn't trying to prep.

No way do I believe this story.

It is just more pablum for the sheeple! He is not expecting to win, and can keep any money left for his "pResidential Library" in HI!


29 posted on 09/27/2012 1:22:16 PM PDT by WVKayaker (I'm more than happy to be Obama's "enemy of the week" - Sarah Palin)
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To: maggief

I've been too busy to debate Lurch ... and I don't really need to anyway cause the libtard newser moderators are taking their questions directly from DNC talking points!

30 posted on 09/27/2012 1:22:24 PM PDT by Zakeet (Calling the Obozo/Bernack economy sluggish is an insult to slugs)
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To: Mase
These are not the actions of a candidate who the polls say has this election all wrapped up.

I agree. He's having to skip practice so that he can keep busing around Ohio and Florida.

That being said I would think nothing would screw up your timing like practicing debates with Kerry.


31 posted on 09/27/2012 1:22:40 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: maggief

I’m not worried. He’ll get a script from the moderators and the producer.

Seriously, these “debates” are way too staged and prepared in advance. I say let’s do surprise debate, where we tell them both on Monday that it’s gonna be Wednesday in a school auditorium with a pool camera and everybody’s smart phones. Sort of like the problems real life hands out.


32 posted on 09/27/2012 1:23:01 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: Viennacon
“Obama’s ego is so huge, he doesn’t think he needs prep.”

Ding, ding, ding, we have a winner.

Obama: What can this loser (John Kerry) teach me?

33 posted on 09/27/2012 1:23:22 PM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: maggief

His double is preparing so that Barry doesn’t have to do the work.


34 posted on 09/27/2012 1:23:30 PM PDT by COUNTrecount (What Clint Said !!!)
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To: maggief

No matter. BO knows that his presstitutes have already written their articles proclaiming him the winner of all three debates.

After all, they all agreed that Reagan lost, Papa Bush lost, George Bush lost and I’m sure Romney will lose too. It’s a tradition with the Democrat media to see their candidate as the winner, no matter how lame the performance. Fortunately, 60% of the American people now refuse to believe anything these grifters report.


35 posted on 09/27/2012 1:23:45 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: maggief
In a rare instance of mental clarity, Dem handlers decided that out of all the things Obama needed, learning from the master to be a bigger flaming tool isn't one of them.
36 posted on 09/27/2012 1:24:31 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: maggief

Why does he need to practice? He already has the questions, and his staff has prepared answers for him.


37 posted on 09/27/2012 1:24:48 PM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: maggief
The real story.

Obama got one mock debate and had enough. Either his ego wouldn't let him go through that again or he is just to lazy. This stuff about a "busy schedule" is horsehockey.

38 posted on 09/27/2012 1:24:56 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: maggief

Who’s kidding who? Obama already has the questions that will be asked and has memorized his cute little digs and quips and one-liners. I could score 100 on any test if I had the questions in advance. The press/media know that’s the only way Obama could win the debate without his teleprompter telling him what to say.


39 posted on 09/27/2012 1:25:09 PM PDT by ImNotLying (Politicians and diapers should be changed often and for the same reason!)
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To: Viennacon

BINGO2!


40 posted on 09/27/2012 1:26:02 PM PDT by X-spurt (It is truly time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: maggief

Those two dufuses are made for each other too.


41 posted on 09/27/2012 1:26:28 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: maggief
Busy schedule forces Obama to cancel mock debates

Really?
What are the days that were cancelled?
We'll check the white house's pResident's schedule ;)

42 posted on 09/27/2012 1:27:11 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

the msm will just blackout the debates.

The NYT probably has their stories already in the can.


43 posted on 09/27/2012 1:27:21 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: mwl8787

Well being short tempered will appeal to his base and that is who he has to gen up..


44 posted on 09/27/2012 1:27:58 PM PDT by X-spurt (It is truly time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: mwl8787
I think the MSM is going to do its job on Wednesday night

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45 posted on 09/27/2012 1:28:12 PM PDT by Lazamataz (The American news media, the 'Pravda Press', is fully Soviet-ized.)
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To: MNlurker

“Personally?
He’s losing, knows he’s losing, and is going to enjoy the benefits of the Presidency while being regaled upon by his supporters at campaign stops.”

Interesting. I’ve noticed he’s looking awful, defeated. Kevin DuJan (Hillbuzz) also says this but more succinctly: “Look at Barack Obama. Just look at him. This is not a man who looks like he thinks he’s winning. This is the kind of look people have on their faces when they stay awake night and day wondering if tomorrow is the day the Sheriff will knock on their door to evict them from their homes. He looks terrified. He has no idea what to do. He doesn’t understand why his old magic is not working. The crowds are tiny. No one wants to hear the old “soaring speeches”. Outside of the corrupt, vintage media, nobody’s legs are tingling. This guy is TOAST and he knows it.”


46 posted on 09/27/2012 1:29:48 PM PDT by plushaye (Election 2012 Prayer Force)
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To: jessduntno

Truth is stranger than fiction.


47 posted on 09/27/2012 1:30:03 PM PDT by X-spurt (It is truly time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: mojito

Netanyahu Draws Israel’s Red Line for Iran Amid Secret Discussion With US On Spring Attack
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2937123/posts


48 posted on 09/27/2012 1:32:06 PM PDT by drewh
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To: maggief

Odds on a “crisis” that calls Obama back to the WH and prevents his participation in the debate?


49 posted on 09/27/2012 1:32:11 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: maggief

The media is going ot carry his water; the “moderators” are going ot give him the questions ahead of time; the polstrers are going to give him the win. Why does he need any practice in these fake debates?


50 posted on 09/27/2012 1:33:37 PM PDT by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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