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President Obama and Mitt Romney must deliver to crucial undecided voters in Wednesday's debate
NY Daily News ^ | 9/29/12 | Thomas DeFrank

Posted on 09/30/2012 2:37:31 PM PDT by Evil Slayer

WASHINGTON — With a handful of genuinely undecided voters holding sway in a tight race, Wednesday’s Denver debate will likely determine the next President.

One way or another, debates are almost always decisive. Just ask Texas Gov. Rick (Oops) Perry — who couldn’t remember a cabinet agency he’d shut down in this year’s GOP primaries — or veterans of Gerald R. Ford’s 1976 campaign.

At the second debate, in San Francisco, Ford made a lethal unforced error, declaring, “I don’t believe that the Poles consider themselves dominated by the Soviet Union.”

The first question asked at a postdebate press conference was how many Soviet divisions were stationed in Poland.

Five, Ford national security adviser Brent Scowcroft glumly replied.

It took two days for campaign aides to persuade Ford to clarify (grudgingly) his mistake, halting his come-from-behind momentum and reinforcing Jimmy Carter’s claim Ford was a weak foreign policy President.

As Barack Obama and Mitt Romney fine-tune their strategies after weeks of skull sessions and mock debates, Ford’s misstep is a reminder that in the television era with millions watching, debates are more often a pitfall to be avoided than an opportunity to be exploited.

“Obama is already President and most people think Romney is qualified to be President, so it comes down to sidestepping a killer mistake or sound bite,” a former senior aide to a Republican President said.

Threading that needle places a greater burden on Romney, who’s trailing in the polls and has to chop Obama down to size without exacerbating his own negatives.

“Romney has two big problems,” Georgetown University’s Stephen Wayne said. “He’s got to move to the center without alienating his base, and he has to demonstrate warmth and caring while criticizing Obama. That will be hard to do.”

For all their meticulous preparation, debaters

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012debates; extended; gaffes; gaffs; romneyobamadebate

1 posted on 09/30/2012 2:37:36 PM PDT by Evil Slayer
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To: Evil Slayer

Nick Clegg


2 posted on 09/30/2012 2:40:20 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Obama at the UN: The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.)
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To: Evil Slayer

Undecided voters = uninformed voters.


3 posted on 09/30/2012 2:40:34 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Evil Slayer

Oh BS. Pure drivel. Both Bush in 2004 and Reagan in 1980 had disastrous 1st debates.

The story line on the debate is all ready being spun. Obama did better then expected while Romney stumbled badly. Obama comes out of the 1st debate looking unbeatable.

Then they will rush out some push polling to validate that story line.

Since 1988 they have NEVER declared the GOP candidate the winner at any of these circuses. As far as the media is concerned nothing will be changed by these debates. Obama will be declared the victor all Oct the same way he was all Sept.


4 posted on 09/30/2012 2:43:15 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: Evil Slayer
President Obama and Mitt Romney must deliver to crucial undecided voters in Wednesday's debate

Must? BS.

“Romney has two big problems,” Georgetown University’s Stephen Wayne said. “He’s got to move to the center without alienating his base, and he has to demonstrate warmth and caring while criticizing Obama. That will be hard to do.”

BS.

Threading that needle places a greater burden on Romney, who’s trailing in the polls and has to chop Obama down to size without exacerbating his own negatives.

BS.

5 posted on 09/30/2012 2:43:45 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Berlin_Freeper

How do we beat :

Free steak, Free beer and free car wash while you eat the steak and drink the beer?

Oh and for those that don’t have cars one will be given to you.

The DNC demographics doesn’t pay taxes.


6 posted on 09/30/2012 2:44:32 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Every conservative knew the attacks were coming... 3.5 years ago when Obama was elected.)
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To: Evil Slayer
Thomas DeFrank

BS'er propagandist.

7 posted on 09/30/2012 2:45:15 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Evil Slayer

“Romney has two big problems,” Georgetown University’s Stephen Wayne said. “He’s got to move to the center without alienating his base, and he has to demonstrate warmth and caring while criticizing Obama. That will be hard to do.”

Actually he has THREE big problems advice from Offal like this jerk, the fact that the “questions” were framed by liberals and the fact that the moderators are Obama supporters.

Romney has got to go AFTER Obama, ILLUSTRATE the differences between HIM and that creep and REMIND the American people of what this bastard DID do to them and what he TRIED to do to them (cap and trade) but wqas blocked.

If he follows the advice of this lying bastard from Georgetown and CONTINUES to play Mr. Nice-Guy, he loses and so do we.


8 posted on 09/30/2012 2:47:33 PM PDT by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: Evil Slayer

Stephen Wayne said. “He’s got to move to the center without alienating his base,
_________________________________________

So Willard should move right from Liberal ???


9 posted on 09/30/2012 2:51:55 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Romney is going to have to debate the media questioners who will savage him, Obama will stand there looking Presidential.

The MSM will report Obama trounced Romney whether it was true or not.

http://asspos.blogspot.com/2012/09/debate-obamas-to-lose-is-romney-ready.html


10 posted on 09/30/2012 2:52:06 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Evil Slayer

The ‘undecided voter’ is a myth... At near October 1st. 2012 and the media tells me that there are people who do not know the different political stances and principles of obama vs Romney? What a joke... ‘Undecided’ translates as chronically indecisive personalities - who can’t decide after five years of thinking about it whether they want a dog or a cat... Undecided voters either have no moral compass pointing to basic principles, or they are just plain attention junkies. Undecided voters are those mentally challenged people who cannot decide where to go on vacation after debating about for six months... or those who cannot make a choice on a restaurant menu after 30 minutes of reading it. These whacko folks should be relegated to the back of the bus and REAL voters paid attention to ...


11 posted on 09/30/2012 2:52:56 PM PDT by ICCtheWay
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To: Revolting cat!

Willfully Uninformed people...


12 posted on 09/30/2012 3:01:23 PM PDT by ICCtheWay
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To: Berlin_Freeper

How is anyone undecided? Either your informed or your a complete dumb a##.


13 posted on 09/30/2012 3:40:27 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: Evil Slayer

Actually, I loathe the undecideds and respect the decideds more. Any moron who has no clue at this juncture deserves nothing.


14 posted on 09/30/2012 3:49:21 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: Evil Slayer

The myth of the undecided voter.
If after 3.5 years (Obama) you can not decide between President Obama and Governor Romney you are obviously not intelligent enough, not American enough, to deserve to vote.............


15 posted on 09/30/2012 4:11:57 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

Your post is outstanding!


16 posted on 09/30/2012 4:14:37 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: Evil Slayer

Want to watch the debate. But, hate the thought of hear Obummer’s voice.


17 posted on 09/30/2012 4:20:25 PM PDT by garjog (We do not want another four more years of the last four years.)
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To: Evil Slayer

I’m going to guess that both will disappoint more than impress the majority of the general public, during their debates. Both seem to be fighting to lose.


18 posted on 09/30/2012 4:41:36 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: garjog
Want to watch the debate. But, hate the thought of hear Obummer’s voice.

I think it will be quite fun. Zer0 will be so frustrated, he won't be able to say anything without his teleprompter. Oh, did I mention the part about "don't EVER let them see you sweat." LOL


19 posted on 09/30/2012 4:54:03 PM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....)
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To: Evil Slayer

President Obama and Mitt Romney must deliver to crucial undecided voters in Wednesday's debate

All four of them?
20 posted on 09/30/2012 4:59:39 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm not voting for Obama, so therefore I must be helping Romney!)
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To: Evil Slayer

Romney must explain “who”, while Obama must explain “what”.


21 posted on 09/30/2012 5:02:15 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Take two Aspirin and call me in November - Obama for Hindmost.)
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To: Evil Slayer

If Romney doesn’t get off the ‘Obama is a nice guy’ sh*t, we’re done for.

He is NOT a nice guy.

If America only knew....

Will America be lost because noone had the guts to expose Obama?

The best Obama exposure site on the net:
(by our own FReeper, Beckwith)

The Obama File
http://www.theobamafile.com/index_next_personal.html

The United States Library of Congress has selected
TheObamaFile.com for inclusion in its historic collection
of Internet materials
http://theobamafile.com/LibraryOfCongress.html

Just a few of the pages:

http://www.theobamafile.com/index_next_politics.html

http://www.theobamafile.com/BarackObama.htm

http://www.theobamafile.com/_family/FamilyPage.htm

http://www.theobamafile.com/ObamaEducation.htm

http://www.theobamafile.com/ObamaPsychology.htm

http://www.theobamafile.com/ObamaReligion.htm

http://www.theobamafile.com/ObamaWife.htm

http://www.theobamafile.com/_associates/ObamaAssociates.htm

http://www.theobamafile.com/ObamaIconography.htm

.

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22 posted on 09/30/2012 5:59:48 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Evil Slayer

Romney, watch the Regan debate tapes.

You’ve got the upper hand. You look like an American president straight out of central casting.

You’re handsome whereas that jug eared, purple lipped
sob is laughable.


23 posted on 09/30/2012 6:04:03 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Revolting cat!

The MSM has all ready written the stories for Thursday—Headline:
Romney Gaff machine in full gear. Last nights debate proved that a twitching and confused Mitt Romney simply fell apart, calling on tired old quotes filled with falsehoods and lies in his debate with the calm and cool president who, at times just shook his head in disbelief at the Gaff-a-matic Romney as he dug himself deeper into defeat. Romney proved what many in the GOP believe—he’s not up to the challenge of running for president of the USA...


24 posted on 09/30/2012 6:11:16 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: ZULU
You left out that obaba already has been given the questions and has his people working on the answers. It may be the first teleprompter debate ever.
25 posted on 09/30/2012 7:22:25 PM PDT by Colorado Doug (Now I know how the Indians felt to be sold out for a few beads and trinkets)
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To: Evil Slayer

I can’t stand to listen to Obama, so I’ll just have to read about the debate the following day. ;o)


26 posted on 09/30/2012 8:33:37 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Evil Slayer

I just don’t like the format of the second debate...A “townhall meeting” featuring “undecided voters”...


27 posted on 09/30/2012 11:35:31 PM PDT by L.A.Justice
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To: L.A.Justice
You mean we still have 4 undecided voters left?
28 posted on 10/01/2012 2:10:30 AM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....)
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To: Colorado Doug
“You left out that obaba already has been given the questions and has his people working on the answers. “

I forgot that one. You are right.

AMERICA OUT OF THE UN AND THE UN OUT OF AMERICA!

29 posted on 10/01/2012 6:20:39 AM PDT by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: Revolting cat!

Undecided voters = people who shouldn’t vote.

It’s really sad that our fate as a country will be decided by the most uninformed.

(Sheeperals are willfully MISinformed, but at least they have a dog in the fight.)


30 posted on 10/01/2012 6:23:27 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: Colorado Doug

I’m sure the Romney folks are not unaware that ‘bammers already has the questions and has focus grouped his answers.


31 posted on 10/01/2012 6:24:40 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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