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Media: Romney won the debate
Washington Examiner ^ | OCTOBER 3, 2012 | Joel Gehrke

Posted on 10/03/2012 8:27:15 PM PDT by RobinMasters

Media outlets and personalities across the political spectrum agreed that Mitt Romney won the first presidential debate of the general election.

“That wasn’t a debate so much as Mitt Romney just took Obama for a cross country drive strapped to the roof of his car,” The Weekly Standard’s Mark Hemingway tweeted. But it wasn’t just conservatives saying Romney beat Obama.

“What was Romney doing? He was winning!” MSNBC’s Chris Matthews said. “Obama should watch MSNBC every night” to improve his debate prep, he added.

Newsweek’s Andrew Sullivan, a fervent Obama supporter, denounced his performance. “He choked. He lost. He may even have lost election tonight,” Sullivan tweeted.

“Has Obama ever been this off his game?” Vanity Fair tweeted, adding “Good LORD Obama wouldn’t win a student council election against a chubby nerd with that closing argument.”

James Carville, a former Clinton adviser, said on CNN that it “Looked like Romney wanted to be there & Obama didn’t,” per Laura Ingraham, who also noted that Anderson Cooper said Obama appeared “rusty.”

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012debates; mittromney; obama2012; romney2012
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1 posted on 10/03/2012 8:27:15 PM PDT by RobinMasters
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2 posted on 10/03/2012 8:30:21 PM PDT by Baynative
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To: RobinMasters

I still maintain Obama really doesn’t care if he wins.... he has got his millions. He just wanted the money anyway.... like Clinton.

If you look at Obama’s record he never governed - he didn’t care.

The only people that care are the media and left wing nut jobs.


3 posted on 10/03/2012 8:39:22 PM PDT by mike_9958
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To: Baynative

OFF WITH THEIR HEADS!!!

Dang peasants!!!


4 posted on 10/03/2012 8:39:39 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: mike_9958

Yup. I’m under no illusions Mitt Happens is a conservative.

He has no core principles and will do and say anything to win.

I’m surprised Obama didn’t point that out to the American people tonight.


5 posted on 10/03/2012 8:45:06 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: RobinMasters; pepsi_junkie; God luvs America; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; ...
RE:”Media outlets and personalities across the political spectrum agreed that Mitt Romney won the first presidential debate of the general election........ But it wasn’t just conservatives saying Romney beat Obama.
“What was Romney doing? He was winning!” MSNBC’s Chris Matthews said. “Obama should watch MSNBC every night” to improve his debate prep, he added.

I wouldn't call Matthews mainstream media.

I could tell early on that Obama was getting whipped but the icing on the cake is the whine-fest on MSNBC, still going on (1136 pm EST). Not just Matthews who was in a panic, but Ed Schultz and him BOTH said the words “Obama was losing”. those exact words.

If Rush says Obama lost, that means nothing. He will say that no matter what. But the Obama Koolaid factory saying it signs the verdict.

Other highlights, they (MSNBC) Dem channel are blaming the moderator (typical sign of losers), Blaming the format and Saying they are mad that Obama that didn't fight back. Sounds familiar?
SMELLS LIKE LOSERS.

6 posted on 10/03/2012 8:47:41 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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To: RobinMasters

ABC network news post mortem was very gloomy. They tried gamely to minimize the outcome but were not convincing. It appears Romney left a mark tonight.


7 posted on 10/03/2012 8:53:05 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard (uired them to keep ;ayoff noitces secret untiol after the eelcvtion.)
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To: RobinMasters
.......Mitt Romney just took Obama for a cross country drive strapped to the roof of his car,”

lol...now that's funny.

anyone else having problems with FR tonight?
8 posted on 10/03/2012 8:56:09 PM PDT by Girlene
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It was such a huge win...the Fox focus group was incredible in that many have already changed their minds and will definitely vote Romney.

Being this smashing, the media could NOT frame this as a tie as they would have.

Romney needs to keep doing this and keep in mind probably Obama will be ON HIS GAME during one of these debates. If Romney is off it even slightly, Obama could win that one.


9 posted on 10/03/2012 8:58:22 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: Baynative

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=RQRIOKvR2WM#!
Martha Reeves and the Vandellas- Nowhere to Run


10 posted on 10/03/2012 8:59:06 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Girlene

Major internet trouble tonight during the debate. Twitter and Fark.com went down too. I would say it was a high load event and that is great for Romney if everyone was watching and talking about the debate. On the other hand, Netflix’s went down too, so it may have been an unrelated datacenter problem.


11 posted on 10/03/2012 9:02:31 PM PDT by ClayinVA ("Those who don't remember history are doomed to repeat it")
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To: goldstategop
He has no core principles and will do and say anything to win. I’m surprised Obama didn’t point that out to the American people tonight.

You may dislike 0bama, but dislike Romney more, don't you? You really want Romney to lose so you can say, "I told you so"? Hence, you are saddened that people of all political spectrums declared Romney the winner and increase the likelihood of him being elected.

12 posted on 10/03/2012 9:10:29 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: Girlene
.......Mitt Romney just took Obama for a cross country drive strapped to the roof of his car,”

When only a Presidential "Face Palm" will suffice.


13 posted on 10/03/2012 9:10:48 PM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: ClayinVA; Girlene
Major internet trouble tonight during the debate. Twitter and Fark.com went down too.

Many lurkers could have been refreshing the thread. I know I was.
14 posted on 10/03/2012 9:13:58 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: mike_9958

I agree, he really doesn’t care if he wins.


15 posted on 10/03/2012 9:42:35 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: sickoflibs

CNN poll, Luntz focus group, pretty convincing case. Romney won.

The MOST PERCEPTIVE THING I READ POST-DEBATE:

This debate just PROVES that if Romney had been given FAIR treatment by the media all along, he’d be ahead of Obama by 20 points by now. When people get to see Romney without the liberal media filter beating him down, they like him way more than Obama.


16 posted on 10/03/2012 9:48:46 PM PDT by WOSG (REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMA. He stole America’s promise!)
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To: RobinMasters

Mitt was not a McCain tonight.
A no Teleprompter Obama was not good for Dems.


17 posted on 10/03/2012 9:48:57 PM PDT by right way right (What's it gonna take?)
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To: Girlene

Yes FR seems to be overloaded. Very slow, many connection time-outs on the client side at least for me.

Either an enormous number of people are “tuning in” (always possible) or there’s a DOS attack going on (also unfortunately always possible).


18 posted on 10/03/2012 9:54:01 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: mike_9958

I don’t think he really cares either. Wants to go live in Hawaii in that fabulous house. Saying this, I wonder how much he will prep for the next debate. Not much I imagine.


19 posted on 10/03/2012 9:59:22 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: WOSG; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; Gilbo_3; NFHale; Impy; AuntB
RE :”This debate just PROVES that if Romney had been given FAIR treatment by the media all along, he’d be ahead of Obama by 20 points by now. When people get to see Romney without the liberal media filter beating him down, they like him way more than Obama

More of that??? The Dems are whining about the unfair media tonight because that is the talk of losers. Winners don't whine, they WIN. Losers whine about how it is so unfair.

I posted this a little over a week ago : For Romney to win he must act like a winner. We cant do that for him. If Romney acts like a winner and starts winning then lines of followers will form behind him. It will be headlines.
Another SOL brilliant prediction observation ( September 27, 2012 2:10:13 PM ·#130 of 136)

20 posted on 10/03/2012 10:13:18 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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