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Chris Christie predicts Romney will win first debate with Obama
New York Post ^ | 10/1/12 | GERRY SHIELDS

Posted on 10/01/2012 6:17:49 AM PDT by Evil Slayer

Edited on 10/01/2012 7:01:08 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

WASHINGTON — Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie boldly guaranteed yesterday that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney will win Wednesday’s first debate — while every other official from both campaigns tried to lower expectations.

The tough-talking governor declared that Romney, who is trailing in national and swing-state polls, will turn the race “upside down” after the showdown in Denver.


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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: 2012debates; chrischristie

1 posted on 10/01/2012 6:17:55 AM PDT by Evil Slayer
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To: Evil Slayer

How does this help Romney?


2 posted on 10/01/2012 6:23:18 AM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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To: Evil Slayer

I hope he’s right.

LSM will be holding up cue cards for Obama.


3 posted on 10/01/2012 6:27:42 AM PDT by ILS21R (The time is nigh.)
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To: Evil Slayer

The media thinks the debates are a battle for the remaining undecided voter. I think its more than that and this is what the democRATS and media (I know, that’s redundant) are terrified about.

If Barry Soetoro performs poorly, the net effect will not be just the sloss wing voters but the loss of already committed voters. What I am saying is that ObamaLovers, for example, who have undying support for Barry will not cross over and switch to Romney. They will however be so discourage over the performance of their Messiah that they would rather retreat into their despair and not vote at all.

Watch some of the debates from 2008 and Barry is all hope and change rhetoric. He cannot run the same this time. He has a track record to defend and his new mantra will be “the future” and “the children” which will not fly with voters. The future from 2008 is here and now and this current future sucks. Obama will choke and the media will be unable to cover it up because of the blogosphere.


4 posted on 10/01/2012 6:30:53 AM PDT by UglyinLA
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To: Evil Slayer

Romney must go on the attack. A Mr. nice guy approach will guarantee a LOSS! Forget the questions, they will be loaded, its his answers that will matter.


5 posted on 10/01/2012 6:31:45 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Evil Slayer

Romney will need to turn softballs into hardballs.

Moderator: “President Obama. How do you plan on stopping the next Muslim hate film so no more have to die?”

Obama: “blah, blah, me, I, me, blah, blah”

Moderator:”Governor Romney. Your response to such an eloquent answer”?

Romney: “I’d like to ask why he flew straight to Vegas to campaign and why he won’t admit that it was a planned attack! Even when some in the liberal media said it was”!


6 posted on 10/01/2012 6:39:15 AM PDT by albie ("Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow." Benjamin Frankli)
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To: ILS21R

Marcel Marceau could beat “O” in a debate!


7 posted on 10/01/2012 6:41:14 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Evil Slayer
Romney does not have to "WIN" any debate. Despite what everyone hears and all these saying Romney has to "hit a Homerun", etc., etc..

The ONLY THING that Romney needs is to do is VERY SIMPLY..... RE-ENFORCE, CONTRAST, and EXPLAIN the DEBACLE and UTTER FAILURE that this President and his administration have foisted on the American people in both domestic and foreign affairs over these past 4 years....BY RATTLING OFF ALLLLL THE EVIDENCE:

- UNEMPLOYMENT / 23 MILLION JOBLESS
- OBAMACARE / HIGHER COSTS
- DEFICIT / CHILDREN'S FUTURE
- SOLYNDRA / GOVT WASTE AND CRONYISM
- FAST & FURIOUS / MURDERS
- GAY MARRIAGE
- ISLAMIC TERROR / LYBIA MURDERS
- IRAN ATOMIC BOMB

8 posted on 10/01/2012 6:41:35 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: Evil Slayer

A debate has an effect on an election if one of the debators says something so stupid the country laughes at him. Otherwise it is a non-factor.


9 posted on 10/01/2012 6:55:33 AM PDT by DManA
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To: UglyinLA
'new mantra will be “the future” and “the children”''... and that's a problem too because we are living Obama's future now, this is as good as it gets...
10 posted on 10/01/2012 6:59:27 AM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: UglyinLA
If Barry Soetoro performs poorly, the net effect will not be just the loss of swing voters but the loss of already committed voters.

I agree, Obama's support is shaky at best. They're working overtime to lower expectations of his performance, but the lib-tard sheeple think he's a God. If he loses this debate, he will embarrass enough of them into inaction, for Romney to win the election.

11 posted on 10/01/2012 7:04:42 AM PDT by wayoverontheright
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To: Evil Slayer

Even though the lib media are asking the questions, I think we may be in for a pleasant surprise. Not that the media has turned on him, but think about it, the people want answers-actually, the people want questions that haven’t been asked of Obama.

Media questions were booed in the Republican debates, their White House presstitutes have been locked out. They may want to show Obama he can’t get away with not allowing them to be relevant.

If my theory is correct, that they want relevance more than they care about credibility, then he’ll get some tough questions. I’m not saying they will go easy on Romney, they won’t, but they may get a little tougher than we imagine on Obama.


12 posted on 10/01/2012 7:10:03 AM PDT by wayoverontheright
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To: Evil Slayer

Apparently CC isn’t aware that the media decides who wins and who loses. /s/


13 posted on 10/01/2012 7:17:48 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: wayoverontheright

“I’m not saying they will go easy on Romney, they won’t, but they may get a little tougher than we imagine on Obama.”

I’m guessing “boxers or briefs” will be on the table this time and Hussein will “deign” to answer it, and they’ll have to ask him to sing, to eat up time from actual relevant questions.


14 posted on 10/01/2012 7:18:45 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Evil Slayer

The MSM is suddenly portraying this debate as “make or break”.

Translation: We’ve got a REALLY GOOD “gotcha” to spring on Mitt.


15 posted on 10/01/2012 7:20:36 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: .45 Long Colt

How does this help Romney?


I don’t see how it helps anyone but Christie.

I’m not sure how Willard will perform or how the media will say Willard performed...not even sure I think it’s going to matter who is seen to be the ‘winner’.

I do think that what will be important for Willard is to be seen as being presidential. IMO, Willard just needs to be seen as being a plausible alternative to O. I believe the undecided folks just need a nudge to help them rationalize NOT voting for O...or even taking the time TO vote.

IMO...it’s going to be important how the local media in the ‘swing’ states discuss the debates. If folks are still undecided at this point...not sure they will even watch the debates...as IMO...undecided voters just haven’t been paying attention.

I find it so sad that the fate of the election is down to a few states and a few people in THOSE states. And THOSE undecided aren’t going to be among the most aware citizens. JMO


16 posted on 10/01/2012 7:39:01 AM PDT by conservaKate (My vote will be against the One...not FOR Mittens.)
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To: Evil Slayer

I don’t doubt the Whitehouse already knows the list of question. Hopefully, Romney will be prepared for the gotcha questions like who the president of Bangladesh is.


17 posted on 10/01/2012 7:41:09 AM PDT by fso301
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To: Evil Slayer
Photobucket The media will do their part.
18 posted on 10/01/2012 7:54:42 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: Evil Slayer

Folks, something is up with all the RATS saying Ojoker will lose first debate and I just read Omuslim saying, “he’s just okay at debating.” WHAT’S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE?! Something smells REAL bad like a lying stinking dead FISH here. The fix is in, mark it....Obumbler has all the questions and answers already and they are going to make Romney look like a COMPLETE idiot and a doofus. I hope Romney doesn’t get caught flat footed here. I’m telling you SOMETHING is up and it is EVIL! God Help us!


19 posted on 10/01/2012 8:00:23 AM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: Evil Slayer

Yes, Romney can “win” the debate but still be declared the loser by the popular media and the 69 million who voted for Obama in 2008. I’m afraid we are badly outnumbered by the uninformed.


20 posted on 10/01/2012 8:38:41 AM PDT by Theodore R. ( Who among us has not erred? Akin's the One!)
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To: .45 Long Colt
I don't see how it does; it raises expectations and we know Romney will be treated as the loser immediately.

I haven't any idea how the debate will go.

I didn't watch the 2008 debates; I dread these more than any in memory because the stakes are so high.

21 posted on 10/01/2012 10:01:16 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Osama's dead... and so is our ambassador - Coulter.)
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To: Evil Slayer

I will predict with total certainty that after the debate, Gov. Christie will declare Romney the winner. Even if Mitt were to walk on stage having forgot to put on his pants, mumbles incoherent phrases spiked with racist comments, and endorses Obama for President while Obama comes across as the modern-day Abraham Lincoln or Winston Churchill, Christie will declare Mitt the winner. (Of course, Obama’s handlers will do the same regardless of how poorly Obama does.)


22 posted on 10/01/2012 10:49:16 AM PDT by CommerceComet (Obama vs. Romney - clear evidence that our nation has been judged by God and found wanting.)
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To: Evil Slayer

I predict Romney is going to be our next President..so?

Anyhow, its after he is President that I worry about.


23 posted on 10/01/2012 11:00:19 AM PDT by Leep
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