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Obama says all-day debate prep "is a drag"
CBSnews.com ^ | Oct. 1, 2012 | Mark Knoller

Posted on 10/01/2012 10:38:25 PM PDT by Rennes Templar

LAS VEGAS Even at a resort hotel, President Obama says spending all day prepping for a debate "is a drag."

"They're making me do my homework," he said in a phone call with a political volunteer during a visit to his campaign field office in Henderson, about a 30-minute drive from his debate camp at Lake Las Vegas.

He said the debate preparation was going great, but "basically they're keeping me indoors all the time."

But they did allow him to take a break and drop by his local campaign storefront. He walked in with six pizzas as a way of saying thanks to the 20 or so volunteers there.

"I know everybody has been working really hard," he said, though he mistakenly said there were 34 days left to the campaign. His volunteers knew there were 36 days left.

"Whatever it is," he said, "it's really coming up quick." He said the race in Nevada was going to be "be close all across the country."

Can Romney redefine himself in this week's debate? Obama holds slight lead ahead of debate Obama camp plays down debate expectations Let the debates begin He also sounded like he was worried about some kind of October surprise surfacing during this month.

"There are going to be a number of other things we can't expect over the next couple of weeks," he said. He didn't elaborate, but he delivered a decidedly optimistic refrain.

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I think this debate will be the beginning of the end for this lout.
1 posted on 10/01/2012 10:38:30 PM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: Rennes Templar

I hope so. He’s likely only had a few debate prep sessions, because he does not like hard work.

Whereas, Mitt Romney has been debate prepping since at least August.


2 posted on 10/01/2012 10:40:59 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Rennes Templar
Did he say Drag Queen ? .....

Just like when they call us Racist...... respond with ? did you say Crayfish ? nope, don't believe in evolution.
3 posted on 10/01/2012 10:46:45 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Rennes Templar

He’ out on the golf course and his wife is spending as fast as she can.


4 posted on 10/01/2012 10:49:49 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Rennes Templar

F-ing stoner


5 posted on 10/01/2012 10:50:51 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Jonty30

BO truly acts like he is still in High School. He’s such an arrogant punk. I guess he thinks by saying this that it makes him look cool. It makes him look immature and not serious. Hope Mitt wipes the floor with him. Jarrett must be going nuts trying to get the punk to actually sit down and focus on something for more than 15 minutes without ESPN turned on or adoring idiot crowds screaming at him.


6 posted on 10/01/2012 10:51:10 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: Rennes Templar

F-ing stoner


7 posted on 10/01/2012 10:51:09 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Rennes Templar

F-ing stoner


8 posted on 10/01/2012 10:51:17 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Rennes Templar

F-ing stoner


9 posted on 10/01/2012 10:51:17 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Jonty30

Mitt has been running for POTUS, ever since 2004, and yet, Mitt isn’t routing Barack, so far. IMHO, pathetic, for Mitt, when his opponent is blowing it on each and every issue and when Mitt continues to refuse to, really, become a small government conservative with a very strong political backbone.


10 posted on 10/01/2012 10:52:07 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: DesertRhino

Acts like he’s ready to move into that 35 million dollar house in Hawaii-like he’s almost relieved it’s almost over-weird. Very non-chalant about the whole thing.


11 posted on 10/01/2012 10:53:21 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

Or maybe he knows he will win by whatever method they have planned and is truly not worried about any of it. Hmmmmm...


12 posted on 10/01/2012 10:55:02 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: Rennes Templar

Obama is trying to create the impression that he’s coming to the debate poorly prepared so that the audience thinks that he’s speaking from the heart, thus portraying his true self.


13 posted on 10/01/2012 10:55:49 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Rennes Templar

Imagine GWB saying this crap.


14 posted on 10/01/2012 10:56:35 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Rennes Templar

The bastard’s not sounding very enthusiastic about it, and it tells me something.
It tells me that he knows that all he has to do is walk out there, lie his arse off, and be defended by his minions: the enemedia.


15 posted on 10/01/2012 10:57:02 PM PDT by RandallFlagg ("Liberalism is about as progressive as CANCER" -Alfonzo Rachel)
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To: Rennes Templar

0bama is a drag on the country. Can’t wait to get rid of this clown. (yn)


16 posted on 10/01/2012 10:59:46 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Rennes Templar

Hope he gets drunk and then rolled by a prostitute.
Jerk


17 posted on 10/01/2012 11:00:40 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Rennes Templar

Romney needs to BE THE PRESIDENT.


18 posted on 10/01/2012 11:06:09 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: American Constitutionalist

> Did he say Drag Queen ?

Maybe he’ll come to the debate in drag.


19 posted on 10/01/2012 11:07:57 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Rennes Templar

Sununu said it best last week on Greta - Obama is lazy and arrogant. He will be talking in generalities with the usual blame and deflections mixed in with rainbows and unicorns.

Romney is debating both Obama and the press. He needs to persuade maybe 1 in 20 to 1 in 40 democrats to either move to him or stay home. If he does that, he will for sure get 2/3 of the undecideds (at least) and be the next President of the United States. I was a Gingrich supporter in the primaries, but Romney came loaded for bear in the FL debate and clearly won. He seems very focused and quiet - I expect him to come out ready and very presidential Wednesday night.

This charlatan Obama is grossly unprepared now as he has been since the democrats discovered him. It is time to defeat him.


20 posted on 10/01/2012 11:11:11 PM PDT by untwist
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To: Rennes Templar

He wouldn’t have to do it if he wasn’t so stupid and had an IQ over 50!

You know damn well the media has given him all the questions in advance.


21 posted on 10/01/2012 11:13:54 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: RandallFlagg

He is counting on his media comrades to push him over the line.

The important question has to be “are “they” dumb enough to re-elect this failure for four more years?”

That answer will tell us more about the future of our nation than the election. “They” seem to grow in numbers every decade. There are many FReepers who would blame this election on Romney should he lose. I really don’t know who we could run that would convince “them” that his ideas are better when so many view the guy like a rock star on American Idol and don’t understand what Obama has actually done (or not done).

Romney might deserve some blame, but a fair historical measurement clearly illustrates that this administration has been horrible. What does it really say that so many of our fellow citizens could measure this man and believe that he deserves 4 more years? I watch the media coverage of this campaign and wonder how so many can lie with conviction. Who could really penetrate the media fog that permeates this nation? Who? Compare any Obama scandal to the news coverage during the Bush administration. The bias is so horrible that it is difficult for people who pay attention to truly measure the Romney campaign.

I am afraid for my country and my children. I am praying that voters will admit that we made a big mistake in 2008. Romney would have to earn a second term then the old fashioned way.... with results.


22 posted on 10/01/2012 11:15:04 PM PDT by volunbeer (We must embrace austerity or austerity will embrace us)
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To: Rennes Templar

I suspect Obama finds anything to do with actual governance to be “a drag.”

Speeches are fun, though! Blah-blah-blah!


23 posted on 10/01/2012 11:15:31 PM PDT by DemforBush (100% Ex-Democrat.)
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To: Rennes Templar

I wonder how many lines of ‘coke’ 0bama will snort before the debate starts?


24 posted on 10/01/2012 11:15:31 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: DemforBush

They finally told him the national debt was over $16 TRILLION and he replied, “Oh my God!!!.. Good.”


25 posted on 10/01/2012 11:17:27 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: volunbeer

People like this love and support him. Concentrate on the video and analyze everything about the person.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpAOwJvTOio


26 posted on 10/01/2012 11:26:51 PM PDT by wastedyears (The First Law of Heavy Metal: Not all metal is satanic.)
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To: Rennes Templar
It's hard to cram a complete grammar school education into so little time.


27 posted on 10/01/2012 11:27:05 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: untwist; Rennes Templar
He seems very focused and quiet - I expect him to come out ready and very presidential Wednesday night.

To those who listen to what Romney is saying, carefully, I think he will be an effective persuader. His words are like a hypodermic needle vs. BO's lawn sprinkler -- if I can make that clumsy analogy.

28 posted on 10/01/2012 11:29:24 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: Rennes Templar

I am surprised at the nakedness of the diminishing of expectations. At this rate tomorrow’s headline will read “Obama Falls Asleep During Debate Prep; ‘Oops,’ He Said, ‘Hope That Doesn’t Happen When It’s For Realz’


29 posted on 10/01/2012 11:33:56 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Jyotishi

E actly. I am embarrassed that fellow freepers seem to fall for it.


30 posted on 10/01/2012 11:36:02 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Rennes Templar

Zer0 is what he is: A big talker but at the bottom of it, an underachiever. In my book, he is a scoundrel.


31 posted on 10/01/2012 11:38:35 PM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: thecodont

Perhaps if you replace the lawn sprinkler analogy with Obama peeing on our legs and telling us it’s raining, that might do it!

Tonight I was watching Donald Rumsfeld on Greta’s show and he has that fantastic voice, tone and word selection that is so wise and convincing. He was talking about the ineptitude of the handling of the Libya Ambassador massacre and used terms that lead you to know the Obama admin is lying and inept. I hope Romney can do the same. He has done it before, so I expect him to do well.


32 posted on 10/01/2012 11:40:40 PM PDT by untwist
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To: untwist

the key is getting inside Obama’s head and off kilter, do that and Obama will collapse like a cheap suit, keep mentioning stuff he does not want to talk about, call him out, his head will just explode, he hates being questioned and arrogant,angry touchy gaffe prone Obama will show up.

Romney needs to float like a butterfly and sting like a bee.


33 posted on 10/01/2012 11:52:35 PM PDT by sunmars
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To: wastedyears

It is these welfare queens that are churning out more of her kind. It is like a cancer cell spreading in the process of metastasis. In this case it is a cultural metastasis. The fabric of America is in advanced stages and we need a leader who will treat the condition before it goes terminal.


34 posted on 10/01/2012 11:55:00 PM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: funfan

Did you mean to say:

“Hope he gets drunk and then rolled by a male prostitute.
Jerk”


35 posted on 10/02/2012 12:01:24 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1350 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: dalereed
"You know damn well the media has given him all the questions in advance."

Spot on! Zer0 is rehearsing his lines with a teleprompter feeding him his lines over and over. He has a whole week to get it straight without a teleprompter. Otherwise, it will come out like, "Um, er, ah, ah, c-could y-you re, re, repeat the ah, que question?"

If Zer0 is stuttering, he did not have the questions. If Zer0 is as smooth as teleprompter, he had the questions and rehearsed the answers.

Also, look for a finger in the ear. He has a wireless earpiece for last minute coaching. It means, turn it up or turn it down.

36 posted on 10/02/2012 12:06:38 AM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

If Reagan had the level of deception and hostility the current media running him down, Jimmy Carter might have gotten a second term. At the very least, General America wouldn’t have heard about the Iranian hostages.

Yes, the media was hostile towards Reagan, but not on this level and not so deliberately deceptive, even to the point where they won’t report American deaths in a hostile world.


37 posted on 10/02/2012 12:09:23 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Rennes Templar

Watched Obozo talking his “jive” talk at one of his campaign stops. He was hyping the debates and “appeared” to be downplaying his own debate skills.

I always watch his eyes. He isn’t happy he has to face Romney in these debates. It is almost as though he resents having to face the challenge...as though his policies are above reproach.

I have read he really dislikes Romney. Why? Because he resents having to answer to his opponent in the campaign. I don’t think he believes he should have to run again for reelection.

Bammy isn’t normal. He has big time mental issues. I would go as far to say that he is probably the most frightening individual we have encountered in politics.

Obama doesn’t intend to lose the presidency. He will try to keep the power by any means he can devise. He has no limits.


38 posted on 10/02/2012 12:10:29 AM PDT by BlessingsofLiberty (Remember Brian Terry...)
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To: Rennes Templar
This is where Zer0 will rehearse his lines for the debate . . .

. . . between his rounds of golf and his lines of coke.

39 posted on 10/02/2012 12:24:20 AM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: BlessingsofLiberty

40 posted on 10/02/2012 12:29:42 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1351 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: American Constitutionalist

So debate prep is a “Drag”. Must be getting his debate prepping from Barney Frank.

Figures!!!!!


41 posted on 10/02/2012 12:37:47 AM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Jonty30
He's probably not getting much out of it anyway because he thinks he already knows everything and is too narcissistic to think he needs to change his condescending mannerisms..
42 posted on 10/02/2012 12:43:01 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
Mitt Romney needs to ask this when the moderator asks him what does he think about that " Innocents of Islam " film that this administration says caused the " Spontaneous " upraising and attacks on the US Embassy in Libya.

( BTW ? did you know there were other attacks in Libya prior to the 9/11/2012 attacks ? )

Mitt Romney to Obama : It is said that your administration's official word is that the " Innocents of Islam " film was the cause of the " Spontaneous " attacks and what happened in Libya ? is that correct Mr. Obama ?

So ? where are the other 4 films that caused the other attacks in Libya prior to the 9/11/2012 attacks to use for justification for those attacks since June ?
43 posted on 10/02/2012 12:48:17 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Rennes Templar

[”There are going to be a number of other things we can’t expect over the next couple of weeks,” he said.]

If “we can’t expect” them how does he know they’re going to happen? This is how this guy thinks and talks without a script.


44 posted on 10/02/2012 1:02:02 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: American Constitutionalist

Romney won’t get the chance unless he has an opening, this is domestic policy, if he can work it in somehow, he needs to devote the last debate to all that.

This first debate Romney needs to make it 2 full hours of complete ridicule and shame on Obama for his economic policies. Keep dragging it back to the economy and it will be brutal for Obama, that is what hits home....the money in the pocket.


45 posted on 10/02/2012 1:20:22 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: Rennes Templar

Sadly, he’s going to CREAM Romney in the debates. Hes GLIB and he turns on that smile that makes people forget the EVIL behind it.


46 posted on 10/02/2012 1:42:56 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: sunmars
Romney needs to ask why is the Obama Administration asking multiple companies ( Lockheed Martin is one of them ) who were going to send out pink slips and notices of layoffs to hold off on those notices until after the election, now who is politicizing this election and the economy now ?
Romney needs to ask, just a month ago, 1,200 coal workers jobs where lost...
Campbell Soup laid off people... Gas prices are much higher now than they were 4 years ago.

47 posted on 10/02/2012 1:44:56 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Rennes Templar

Aw, man. They’re treatin him like a dog.


48 posted on 10/02/2012 2:18:32 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Obviously, when you are the “smartest man in the world”, you don’t NEED coaching. He will be ever soooooo cool at the debates......until Romney wipes the floor with him.

I can only hope Mittens goes for the throat right out of the box and never lets up till Odumbo is HISTORY, bad history.


49 posted on 10/02/2012 2:53:27 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Jonty30

Guess he’d prefer to be on the View than prep for debate.


50 posted on 10/02/2012 2:58:43 AM PDT by somerville
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