Skip to comments.Wasserman Schultz On Debate: Can't Discount That Romney Is "An Experienced And Skilled Debater"
Posted on 09/28/2012 11:38:21 AM PDT by Evil Slayer
On MSNBC's "The Ed Show" tonight, DNC chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) severely downplayed any expectations one might have of President Obama at his first debate with Mitt Romney.
Wasserman Schultz called Romney an "experienced and skilled debater," that he has done severe debate prep and that the incumbent has lost to his challenger in the first debate in previous election cycles.
"Let's not discount the fact that Mitt Romney is an experienced and skilled debater," Wasserman Schultz said to Ed while discussing the upcoming debate next week.
"Keep in mind though, he's a pretty decent closer, and he's had a lot of time to prepare for these debates. During the Democratic National Convention, reportedly he did a week of debate prep camp, he's gone through 48 hours and done five debate practices," Wasserman Schultz said in response to host Ed Schultz, who said Romney has been all over the place politically.
"President Obama has been practicing but he's got a day job and he's been trying to balance that," she added.
"He's going to be prepared -- just coming on to the stage with the President of the United States gives you some gravitas right there," the Congresswoman said.
"Five out of the last six first debates in a presidential campaign, the challenger was declared the winner. So let's just keep in mind that we can't take anything for granted. We're focused on the ground game, we've got 40 days to go," Wasserman Schultz noted.
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And that Obama is a “Master-Debater”!
A “moderator” simply isn’t as good as a teleprompter.
Just preparing the Obama supporting idiots to not get there hopes up about him winning. Romney needs to pound Obama into the sand!
...and we can't discount that Wasserman Schultz is a generally annoying.
By bet is that they’ve already forwarded Obama a complete list of the debate questions, and suggested responses.
so they are already blaming Obama’s poor performance in the debates on Romney ?
But, but, but you KNOW Obozo has the questions already. He just has to memorize the answers.
A moderator simply isnt as good as a teleprompter.
I hope “0” gets his butt handed to him on a plate so even a moron can see what he is made of.
You can’t discount that 0bama’s an empty suit without his teleprompter, either, can you Deb?
First time this lyin’ beeyotch has ever told a half truth. Obama off teleprompter shows what a clueless jackass he really is. LOL
You know it has to be bad if she says anything nice about Romney. LOL again!
WOW, I just keyed on something. DWS has been PIN DROP silent lately. I think the Dems muzzled her./
No way, they're blaming Obama's poor debate performance on Bush.
Obama: "This is the debate performance I inherited".
As long as Barry Soetoro is giving out free phones to the 47 percenters, he’ll do okay in the debates. He’ll hit a “home run” and they all will be “game changers”. (A little commie lib lingo there).
If he plays nice with the Marxist Kenyan, he'll lose.
That's going to lose him some votes ~ maybe half the Republicans.
I'd advise Mitt to forget everything he knows and read some old Ronald Reagan speeches over and over until he gets the 3X5 card stuff down pat.
Then he can walk away from the debate with some votes in his pocket.
just another face lift for the coming sessions in Congress. nothing more than that, but there’s little even a skilled surgeon can do to fix the problem so recuperation has been short for an older lady.
Most ‘urban’ Obama voters think da bait is something that you use to catch fish!
“just coming on to the stage with the President of the United States gives you some gravitas right there”
What does this mean? I she saying something is special about being the president of the USA? He is just an American right. Our elected officials do tough jobs and challenging work and do need to be protected not of who they but its what you do.
During the debates they are equal and both should act like they are the president.
Even if Zero breaks out in a flop sweat and starts talking in tongues as he walks aimlessly on and off the stage, the lame stream media will declare him the winner.
I bet Obama already has the questions.
Of course the LSM would still declare Zero the winner.
Yes, he has the questions already, and is practicing the robot answers so that he can spin them even without TOTUS. However, if he is put in a position where he will have to respond to something Romney says, he will be in trouble.
Romney’s best approach is to try to take a very unorthodox and unexpected position on an issue, and force 0bama to respond to it. Then you will see idiotic gaffes from 0bama that will make Joe Plugs Biden look like the greatest mind of the modern era.
Zer0 will probably have a mini teleprompter surgically implanted in his eye courtesy of NASA’s muslim techs so he can receive downloaded answers to the questions.
For the next week the media will create unrealistic expectations among their dumb sluts for Romney until even a great performance will be unsatisfying.
Then announce he 'failed'.
AND then quote the good things they said before his performance as proof they're not biased LOL!
Don't be fooled, DWS and the rest of the Dims are saying this now so they can rave how great our Dear Leader did. When expectations are low, anything average will be called a home run by the media. More psyops from the Dims and the MSM.
William B. J. Clinton: Master Debater or simply a Cunning Linguist?
I’m sure Obama has the questions.
There was an article last week (?) stating that both “sides” would be given the debate topics in advance, but I have no doubt that Obama will be/has been given the actual questions, and his team will help in formulating answers. The trick will be to make him look “spontaneous” and “warm/in touch with the people”. The cancellation of the practice debates with Kerry make me think there will be hush-hush script-readings and rehearsal instead.
But, even if Obama bombs it with all that help, he’ll still be declared a HUGE winner by the presstitutes, and the sheeple will eat it up.
“If Romney goes bulldog and attacks Obama like he did Gingrich in the Florida primary debate, he’ll win.
If he plays nice with the Marxist Kenyan, he’ll lose.
The media is going to say that Obama won no matter what. Now if it really is a blow out in favor of Mitt the media will say it was a draw and neither side won. Mitt can not be allowed to win his thing in the media’s eyes.
I’ve got to believe that more and more voters are figuring out what you and I already know! ;-)
Woops, I mean in my post 32.
Ain't that the truth.
According to the mainstream press, it's never happened that a Republican has won a debate. But once in a blue moon, they may "tie."
Come to think of it, they've been running that same excuse again lately, his grueling schedule.
Not to worry.. I remote viewed the 3 October debate.
MSM employee and moderator: "Okay gentlemen our first question is from President Obama's book Dreams From My Father.. on page . . . . "
On the other hand I decided to channel Obama's thoughts: "D'oh! Now I wish I wrote the book."
Obama has a day job?
I didn’t know that!
William B. J. Clinton: Master Debater or simply a Cunning Linguist?
I’m rollin on the floor.
This is the best response I have ever seen on FR.
Wow, just wow!
Lets not lose sight of the fact that Obummer’s track record is a veritable banquet of ammo for Mitt.
I hope Freepers don’t fall to this trap. Politics is a game of expectations. They try to hype Romney’s debate ability that if he does good but not excellent,they will say “Romney’s performance is off” and “Obama is unexpectedly great today”.
DNC chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz admits Zer0 is going to bomb on debates.
Yeah, sure. It will be Mr. Narrator vs. Mr. Romney who has faced off in many settings. Mr. Narrator is famous for walking away when being forced to make an argument...
I’m praying Romney leave him a figurative smoking crater.’’
If the Willard of the primaries shows up, its over.
AFAIK, I believe that I am the originator. I was using it in 1992 at the water cooler discussions.
He’s a no-show for the debates.....Why would he come? His constituency will just say the debates are “rascist oppression” ....which the heterophobic MSM will parrot on the evening news.