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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.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: dncchairwoman; presidentdebate; wassermanschultz
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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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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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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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