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Wasserman Schultz On Debate: Can't Discount That Romney Is "An Experienced And Skilled Debater"
Real Clear Politics ^ | 9/27/12 | staff

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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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: dncchairwoman; presidentdebate; wassermanschultz
DNC chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz admits Zer0 is going to bomb on debates.
1 posted on 09/28/2012 11:38:28 AM PDT by Evil Slayer
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To: Evil Slayer

And that Obama is a “Master-Debater”!


2 posted on 09/28/2012 11:41:02 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Evil Slayer

A “moderator” simply isn’t as good as a teleprompter.


3 posted on 09/28/2012 11:42:31 AM PDT by verum ago (Hey UN: Molon Labe applies to our dollars, too!)
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To: Evil Slayer

Just preparing the Obama supporting idiots to not get there hopes up about him winning. Romney needs to pound Obama into the sand!


4 posted on 09/28/2012 11:43:10 AM PDT by Arpege92 (If you don't stand behind our troops...please feel free to stand in front of them!)
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To: Evil Slayer
Lowballing expectations for the Greatest Public Speaker EverTM.
5 posted on 09/28/2012 11:43:38 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Evil Slayer
Wasserman Schultz On Debate: Can't Discount That Romney Is "An Experienced And Skilled Debater"

...and we can't discount that Wasserman Schultz is a generally annoying.

6 posted on 09/28/2012 11:44:28 AM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: verum ago

By bet is that they’ve already forwarded Obama a complete list of the debate questions, and suggested responses.


7 posted on 09/28/2012 11:44:42 AM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard
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To: smoothsailing

so they are already blaming Obama’s poor performance in the debates on Romney ?


8 posted on 09/28/2012 11:45:41 AM PDT by molson209
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To: verum ago

But, but, but you KNOW Obozo has the questions already. He just has to memorize the answers.


9 posted on 09/28/2012 11:45:50 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: verum ago

A “moderator” simply isn’t 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.


10 posted on 09/28/2012 11:45:51 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: smoothsailing

You can’t discount that 0bama’s an empty suit without his teleprompter, either, can you Deb?


11 posted on 09/28/2012 11:47:16 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Evil Slayer

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!


12 posted on 09/28/2012 11:49:30 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Evil Slayer

WOW, I just keyed on something. DWS has been PIN DROP silent lately. I think the Dems muzzled her./


13 posted on 09/28/2012 11:50:20 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The American news media, the 'Pravda Press', is fully Soviet-ized.)
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To: molson209
so they are already blaming Obama’s poor performance in the debates on Romney ?

No way, they're blaming Obama's poor debate performance on Bush.

Obama: "This is the debate performance I inherited".

14 posted on 09/28/2012 11:52:06 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Evil Slayer

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).


15 posted on 09/28/2012 11:53:30 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Proud to be a 53 percenter American.)
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To: Evil Slayer
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.

That simple.

16 posted on 09/28/2012 11:54:24 AM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Evil Slayer
DWS knows very well that Mitt will use the deadly 'Me too' in a variety of formats just to stifle debate where Obamugabe is strong.

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.

17 posted on 09/28/2012 11:54:44 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Lazamataz

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.


18 posted on 09/28/2012 11:56:34 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: US Navy Vet

Most ‘urban’ Obama voters think da bait is something that you use to catch fish!


19 posted on 09/28/2012 11:56:35 AM PDT by Batman11 (We came for the chicken sandwiches and a Sweet Tea Party broke out!)
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To: Evil Slayer

“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.


20 posted on 09/28/2012 11:57:23 AM PDT by Baseballguy (If we knew what we know now in Oct would we do anything different?)
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To: Evil Slayer
It's gotta be true, cause the honey badger says it. And honey badger don't care...

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21 posted on 09/28/2012 11:57:23 AM PDT by newheart (At what point does policy become treason?)
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To: Bitsy

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.


22 posted on 09/28/2012 11:58:06 AM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....)
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To: Evil Slayer

I bet Obama already has the questions.


23 posted on 09/28/2012 11:58:27 AM PDT by rushmom
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To: Bitsy
I hope “0” gets his butt handed to him on a plate so even a moron can see what he is made of.

We already know: Hate and stupidity.
24 posted on 09/28/2012 11:59:57 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: rushmom
Of course there is one other option. Obama could cancel his appearance and appear on Letterman during the debate. 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.

25 posted on 09/28/2012 12:00:22 PM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....)
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To: originalbuckeye

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.


26 posted on 09/28/2012 12:04:26 PM PDT by henkster (With Carter, the embassy staff was still alive.)
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To: verum ago

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.


27 posted on 09/28/2012 12:08:33 PM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....)
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To: smoothsailing
Greatest Public Speaker EverTM.

Precisely.

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!

28 posted on 09/28/2012 12:09:43 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Evil Slayer
DNC chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz admits Zer0 is going to bomb on debates.

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.

29 posted on 09/28/2012 12:11:08 PM PDT by Kharis13 (That noise you hear is our Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: US Navy Vet

William B. J. Clinton: Master Debater or simply a Cunning Linguist?


30 posted on 09/28/2012 12:15:05 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: rushmom

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.


31 posted on 09/28/2012 12:16:02 PM PDT by twyn1
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To: Kharis13
Obama can't talk without reading a script. Priceless!!
32 posted on 09/28/2012 12:16:29 PM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....)
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To: Flycatcher

“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.

That simple.”

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.


33 posted on 09/28/2012 12:17:06 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: mrsmith

I’ve got to believe that more and more voters are figuring out what you and I already know! ;-)


34 posted on 09/28/2012 12:17:37 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: twyn1
It would be priceless if they gave him the detailed questions and THEN changed them to entirely different ones just before the debate. He would end up doing what my video shows in my post #29. LOL
35 posted on 09/28/2012 12:20:54 PM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....)
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To: twyn1

Woops, I mean in my post 32.


36 posted on 09/28/2012 12:23:04 PM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....)
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To: Parley Baer
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

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."

37 posted on 09/28/2012 12:34:37 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Evil Slayer
Ha! I remember that video. Wasn't there some excuse run out about how he was so "exhausted" and making it all endearing to see him stumble a bit. At least he didn't spell potato wrong, eh?

Come to think of it, they've been running that same excuse again lately, his grueling schedule.

38 posted on 09/28/2012 12:34:37 PM PDT by twyn1
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To: Evil Slayer
Wasserman Schultz On Debate: Can't Discount That Romney Is "An Experienced And Skilled Debater"

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."

39 posted on 09/28/2012 12:47:08 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Evil Slayer

Whaat??
Obama has a day job?
I didn’t know that!


40 posted on 09/28/2012 12:47:28 PM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

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!


41 posted on 09/28/2012 12:56:24 PM PDT by JAKraig (Surely my religion is at least as good as yours)
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To: Evil Slayer

Lets not lose sight of the fact that Obummer’s track record is a veritable banquet of ammo for Mitt.


42 posted on 09/28/2012 1:53:53 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Evil Slayer

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”.


43 posted on 09/28/2012 2:09:16 PM PDT by paudio (Post-racial society: When we can legitimately hire and fire a Black man without feeling guilty.)
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To: Evil Slayer

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...


44 posted on 09/28/2012 4:03:23 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: Evil Slayer

I’m praying Romney leave him a figurative smoking crater.’’

If the Willard of the primaries shows up, its over.


45 posted on 09/28/2012 6:47:34 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine ("On the ascent of Olympus, what's a botched bar or two?" -Artur Schnabel)
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To: JAKraig

AFAIK, I believe that I am the originator. I was using it in 1992 at the water cooler discussions.


46 posted on 09/29/2012 6:10:41 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Evil Slayer

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.


47 posted on 09/29/2012 6:13:48 AM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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