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Dem Debate Meltdown: Obama Surrogate Refers To 'President Romney'
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 10/03/2012 8:41:56 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

How utter was Mitt Romney's rout of Barack Obama tonight? In the post-debate spin room, a hopelessly muddled Martin O'Malley, Dem guv from Maryland and supposedly an Obama surrogate, wound up referring to "President Romney"!

For good measure, pressed by MSNBC's Larry O'Donnell—clearly dismayed by Obama's dismal performance—to suggest what he'd recommend the prez do differently next time, a demoralized O'Malley could only mutter "uh, I don't know."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: 2012debates; barackobama; martinomalley; mittromney; presidentialdebate

1 posted on 10/03/2012 8:41:56 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Hilarious Freudian slip as Obama surrogate in spin room speaks of “President Romney.” Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 10/03/2012 8:44:19 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Why are they depressed?

They’ll get a liberal President all the same. Our left-wing media knows this. Why don’t the Democrats?


3 posted on 10/03/2012 8:46:58 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Lol!

Romney looked presidential. The guy we need in charge.


4 posted on 10/03/2012 8:47:42 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Romney kicked down the door of Obama’s house of cards and it all collapsed


5 posted on 10/03/2012 8:49:18 PM PDT by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Two losers, O’Malley and Larry...


6 posted on 10/03/2012 8:49:22 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Romney did all he needed to tonight.
Ryan will cream Biden and the damage may be irreversible after that.
If Romney holds his own in the rest of his debates, he’s won, and likely by a wide margin.


7 posted on 10/03/2012 8:49:47 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

What is it called when in sports someone or a team intentionally loses the game ?


8 posted on 10/03/2012 8:50:15 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Looks like Martin O’Malley is getting in airtime or a photo op for his Presidential run for President in 2016.


9 posted on 10/03/2012 8:51:13 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

‘President Romney’

Of course, we know Obama doesn’t have much of a positive record to run on.

I kept getting the impression that Obama acted like he was running against President Romney. Obama was on the defensive, but he didn’t seem to have much ammunition against Romney.


10 posted on 10/03/2012 8:53:28 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Lol!

Romney looked presidential. The guy we need in charge.


11 posted on 10/03/2012 9:07:14 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: goldstategop

We know what we are getting with Romney. At the same time, we know what we are NOT getting with Obama if he’s not reelected.

Face it, this isn’t liberal v. liberal, it’s liberal v. megalomaniac.


12 posted on 10/03/2012 9:07:54 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Election 2012 - America stands or falls. No more excuses. Get involved.)
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To: American Constitutionalist

O’Malley scored an OWN GOAL.


13 posted on 10/03/2012 9:09:33 PM PDT by WOSG (REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMA. He stole America’s promise!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Comments to an article critical of the moderator...

Right on schedule, the Obama team blames someone else.

Michelle Malkin tweeted earlier she thought liberals would blame Lehrer. And she was right. Is team Obama capable of ever admitted they might have been wrong?

Barry got his ass kicked.

Trashing Lehrer because Obama stank is juvenile. Lehrer asked the questions and allowed Obama four more minutes than Mitt. Other news anchors might have interjected more only because they always want to grab the stage. This was about the two candidates, which is as it should be.

I was certain they would blame Bush for Obama’s poor performance at the debate. BTW, Obama spoke for about 4 mins longer than Romney according to CNN.

Obama appeared to be running for a Governorship not President. Teachers are a state issue.

Lehrer set a new standard tonite, let the guys talk. If either one had a problem with it they sure didn’t speak up.

Obama does a poor job as usual, but it’s someone else’s fault...as usual.

What a beautiful night. I didn’t watch the debate. I just prayed for God to ruin it for Obama, and then I got on the web and saw these wonderful stories. When an Obama underling criticizes the notorious leftist moderator Jim Lehrer, you KNOW Romney won!

Go ahead! Blame Lehrer. That’s all Obama and his henchmen know what to do - blame somebody else for his failed presidency.

Lehrer did everything to help Oblome except leap to the podium and speak instructions in his ear.

Poor Barry, no teleprompter, no softball questions and totally exposed.

The Teleprompter of The United States finally had a night off and was laughing in the green room watching the debate.
You know how you know which side and how bad they lost the debate? They attack the moderator! This was one of the best moderated debates I’ve ever seen!

Out of the three of them Romney was the leader.

It will take God and Romney to turn this mess around. I don’t think God will even be able to help if MR 57 States is re-elected.

I actually thought Jim Lehrer did the job he was supposed to do. Not control Romney and help Obama which seems is what the press wanted him to do.

CNN reports Obama spoke for 45 mins and Romney spoke for 38 minutes, so maybe it’s WHAT was SAID that mattered.

Romney was amazing! He looked like he was really enjoying himself. I’m amazed at the depth of knowledge he has. The man knows his stuff re the economy! He was aggressive without being condecending, something Obama is incapable of doing.

A good night for America.


14 posted on 10/03/2012 9:09:51 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: Viennacon

Romney did great tonight. He showed people who he really is and not what the media says he is. Obamster was p ‘d off and looked weak. I don’t know if that was intentional or not, but look for the obama -axelrod - Jarrett complex to come back viscious in the campaign and the next debates. Romney -Ryan needs to be ready. But tonight’s debate was terrific for Romney and I ‘m glad someone finally gave some public unfiltered push back to the jackass in the WH.


15 posted on 10/03/2012 9:10:44 PM PDT by virgil
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

As Bill Clinton might have said...I don’t think anybody on earth...even me...could have defended Obama’s record in that debate.


16 posted on 10/03/2012 9:37:48 PM PDT by AndyTheBear
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

There’s some funny stuff at this link. It’s contains several tweets from well known liberals piling on the Kenyan.

http://freebeacon.com/liberal-media-calls-it-for-romney/


17 posted on 10/03/2012 9:42:49 PM PDT by 1035rep (Obama: "I killed Bin Laden" ...you didn't do that. Somebody else made that happen.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
My favorite twitter quote I've seen tonite is from James Carville:

""President Obama showed up to have a conversation, Governor Romney showed up with a chainsaw."

18 posted on 10/03/2012 9:43:47 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Mad Dawgg
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19 posted on 10/03/2012 9:47:57 PM PDT by 1035rep (Obama: "I killed Bin Laden" ...you didn't do that. Somebody else made that happen.)
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea
Lehrer did everything to help Oblome except leap to the podium and speak instructions in his ear.

Yes, Lehrer was a disgrace. Lehrer didn't need to "speak instructions" in Ubama's ear - - Lehrer simply sat there and prompted him. Not once, but twice Lehrer begged Ubama, "Tell us more about the 'balanced approach' to cutting the deficit."

20 posted on 10/03/2012 9:48:42 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: virgil; potlatch; PhilDragoo; bitt

Best disgruntled expression of 0bama came when Romney turned around and pointed out they were standing in front of words from the Constitution and Declaration of Independence. LOL when Romney said we are endowed by our CREATOR (pause) with certain inalienable rights, then made comments on rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. I think Romney was tweaking 0 for always leaving out the word Creator.

Ha, nobody on Team Zero thought to prepare him on our nation’s founding documents. If only he had been a real professor of constitutional law, he might have been able to pluck something to work with out of the memory hole.


21 posted on 10/03/2012 9:50:55 PM PDT by ntnychik
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To: Mad Dawgg

Carville is an old-fashioned Democrat. I suspect he is a tad disgusted with the new communist version of his party. My favorite Carville line was when he described Pennsylvania as, “Philadelphia at one end, Pittsburgh at the other end, and Alabama in between.”


22 posted on 10/03/2012 9:53:14 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: 1035rep
One of my fav tweets:
”Obama didn’t speak for four more minutes than Mitt he THOUGHTFULLY PAUSED for four more minutes than Mitt”

23 posted on 10/03/2012 9:57:33 PM PDT by Stand Watch Listen
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To: goldstategop

You’re a regular ray of sunshine.


24 posted on 10/03/2012 9:59:32 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Stand Watch Listen

That was a good one too! lol


25 posted on 10/03/2012 10:00:16 PM PDT by 1035rep (Obama: "I killed Bin Laden" ...you didn't do that. Somebody else made that happen.)
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To: virgil

I have to admit, Romney looked thoroughly in control of the debate tonight. He appeared cool and unflappable; he had command of the facts and was able to effectively communicate at a layman’s level; and he cut a good, energetic appearance. He looked strong and gutsy. I was surprised and impressed.

Obama, on the other hand, looked tired and lifeless, like the whole thing was “a drag”. He kept looking down, and seemed to be constantly on the defense. Oddly, much of the time Obama positioned himself half-turned away from Romney, and even appeared to lean away at times. Rarely did Obama fully face Romney. It was more like he was looking over his shoulder at Romney. (Maybe this was just a general impression I got from the way the debate was going.) Anyway, there was some weird body language going on there.

Conclusion: It looked to me like Romney blew Obama away in tonight’s debate.


26 posted on 10/03/2012 10:00:32 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: sauropod
a hopelessly muddled Martin O'Malley, Dem guv from Maryland and supposedly an Obama surrogate, wound up referring to "President Romney"!

Gotta luv our guv.

27 posted on 10/03/2012 10:06:05 PM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: goldstategop
They’ll get a liberal President all the same. Our left-wing media knows this. Why don’t the Democrats?

The only thing the Democrat newsrooms care about is flexing their muscles and showing they are still relevant, still powerful enough to fix an election the way they want it to go. They couldn't care less about Ubama or Romney. Those guys are only pieces on the chessboard. The election is all about THEM, the dinosaur Democrat newsrooms and their desperate efforts to prove (mostly to themselves) that they still control the nation's political and cultural course.

28 posted on 10/03/2012 10:08:55 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

Obama had no position to defend. You can’t defend the indefensible. What was he supposed to say, yeah, I want to redistribute the wealth, the healthcare and the opportunity that defines America from the successful to the losers? It just wouldn’t work.

Obama’s body language at the debate was similar to those pictures of Obama meeting with Netanyahu.


29 posted on 10/03/2012 10:08:55 PM PDT by Eva (Obama and Hillary lied, Americans died.)
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To: TomGuy

I think that Obama didn’t bring up the 47% or other attacks on Romney that he has been making for two reasons, one, he didn’t want to give Romney the opportunity to counter the attacks and thus take them out of circulation and two, he couldn’t back up most of them and knew that he would be hit with, you didn’t build that.


30 posted on 10/03/2012 10:12:01 PM PDT by Eva (Obama and Hillary lied, Americans died.)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Watched CNN for a while reight after the debate, and Carville was real close to having another “brown bag” moment!


31 posted on 10/03/2012 10:13:09 PM PDT by milagro (There is no peace in appeasement.)
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To: hellinahandcart
Gotta luv our guv.

Nope--can't stand that vapid jerk O'Malady.

32 posted on 10/03/2012 10:31:07 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: tflabo

Did I really need to add a sarcasm tag?


33 posted on 10/03/2012 10:32:37 PM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: tumblindice

I always avoid unwarranted optimism like the plague.

Its human nature to want to want to put the fear of God in your enemies. Maybe the Left had a taste of it tonight.

The difference between me and Mitt Happens is I see no common ground with them.


34 posted on 10/03/2012 10:39:54 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: milagro
"Watched CNN for a while reight after the debate, and Carville was real close to having another “brown bag” moment!"

Hahaha.

I bet Obummer does better in the next debate though, I believe it is a "Townhall" style debate and I guarantee you the audience will be packed with Obama psychophants if the Obama campaign gets its way.

35 posted on 10/03/2012 10:40:01 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: goldstategop

“Why are they depressed?”

The downticket follows the upticket.


36 posted on 10/03/2012 11:02:57 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: goldstategop

Hey, the primary reasons for Romney are
A) He’ll let us keep more of our stuff
B) He’ll let us be better armed
C) As many as 3 SCOTUS bench warmers

Anything else rational or constitutional is frosting on the cake...


37 posted on 10/03/2012 11:28:54 PM PDT by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: goldstategop

I just have one question, who would you have wanted for a Republican candidate?


38 posted on 10/03/2012 11:38:34 PM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: Stand Watch Listen

All those uhhhhs take a lot of time. How much time did zero spend stammering around trying to complete a sentence?


39 posted on 10/03/2012 11:45:10 PM PDT by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: ntnychik; potlatch; bitt
Romney shone--because he lives this stuff.

DBA OBAMA stunk--because he's a demagogue and a self-centered ass.

Lehrer tried to help but kept sinking into the La Brea Tar Pits.


40 posted on 10/04/2012 12:13:49 AM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Fakistan)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; ...

Maryland "Freak State" PING!

41 posted on 10/04/2012 8:53:21 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Obama should change his campaign slogan to "Yes, we am!" Sounds as stupid as his administration is.)
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