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A relaxed Romney rolls by out-of-sync Obama in first presidential debate
Miami Herald ^ | October 4, 2012 | Marc Caputo

Posted on 10/03/2012 11:34:04 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

The presidential debate hyped as an exercise in meticulously planned zingers had little zing.

And President Obama was doubly zinger-less Wednesday night in Denver.

He was flat. He meandered more than Republican Mitt Romney.

Obama used lots of numbers. But it sounded like a calculus lesson. It wasn’t the 2+2=4 math that proves a point during a debate.

And there was a more important figure he missed: 47.

That’s the percentage of non income-taxpaying citizens whom Romney seemed to denigrate in a recently released hidden-video, which played right into the Democrats’ narrative about making Romney the out-of-touch rich man.

But Obama never mentioned it.

And when the debate started, it was Romney talking about the little guy.

Romney was the phrase-coiner fretting about “trickle-down government.” Romney was the great communicator, starting off by congratulating the president on his 20-year wedding anniversary with his wife, Michelle.

“I’m sure this was the most romantic place you could imagine here — here with me,” Romney said.

Ordered to be silent, the crowd couldn’t help itself. People laughed. Obama smiled.

By night’s end, though, liberals from HBOs Bill Maher to MSNBC’s Ed Schultz were in head-shaking disbelief.

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: emptychair; emptysuit; noclothes; obama
Clint Eastwood is having a good laugh.
1 posted on 10/03/2012 11:34:11 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“And there was a more important figure he missed: 47.

That’s the percentage of non income-taxpaying citizens whom Romney seemed to denigrate in a recently released hidden-video, which played right into the Democrats’ narrative about making Romney the out-of-touch rich man.

But Obama never mentioned it.”

Awwwwwwww. All that hard work by the press went unrewarded.


2 posted on 10/03/2012 11:41:11 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I think it threw Obama off as it was in Denver.

“Denver? Where are all my Greek Columns? Last time I was in Denver I had my Greek Columns.”


3 posted on 10/03/2012 11:43:00 PM PDT by 21twelve (So I [God] gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. Psalm 81:12)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
How many hours before we start bombing Libya?
4 posted on 10/03/2012 11:43:06 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: VanDeKoik
Can you imagine how ready Romney was for the "47%" comment?

He was prepared for war, and somewhere there's a great writer seriously pissed off that Romney never got to use whatever line he had written for him.

But not to fear, that bullet is still in the gun.

5 posted on 10/03/2012 11:45:13 PM PDT by dead (It ain't over until the phone lady sings.)
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To: GeronL

It’ll be Syria.


6 posted on 10/03/2012 11:46:52 PM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
The great Obama has just proven that without his teleprompter he is a worse public speaker than Carter.
7 posted on 10/04/2012 12:00:27 AM PDT by crazyhorse691 (Obama is just the symptom of what is destroying the U.S.)
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To: bronxville
It’ll be Syria.

It just might be Syria. Turkey and Syria have been lobbing shells at each other the last couple days. Turkey being a NATO member might be the excuse Obama needs to distract the public, by shelling Syria in support of Turkey. Of course, Obama isn't a leader and won't think of it, and Hillary probably won't tip him off to this opportunity.

8 posted on 10/04/2012 12:10:54 AM PDT by roadcat
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To: 21twelve

Some doctors say it takes many days for an out-of-towner to acclimate to the Denver altitude - oxygen in the blood and all.
I know - I visit there from time to time.

‘Where are all my Greek columns?’
and/or
‘Why does my brain have no oxygen - - ?’
BHO


9 posted on 10/04/2012 12:13:58 AM PDT by USARightSide ( SUPPORTING O U R TROOPS)
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To: 21twelve

“I think it threw Obama off as it was in Denver.”

Maybe, but more likely that he’s just plain lazy. He thinks actually having to do the job is beneath him. And besides, it interferes with his trip to Boulder Dam yesterday when he should have been practicing, his copious golf outings, and the multitudinous. multibillion dollar “family” vacations on the taxpayers dime!


10 posted on 10/04/2012 12:30:19 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Idiot....the reason he didn’t mention the 47% is because the Dems don’t want to REMIND the OTHER 53% that they are CARRYING the 47%’s asses, plus getting FREE PHONES, FOOD STAMPS, FAUX DISABILITY CHECKS.....etc.


11 posted on 10/04/2012 2:21:39 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: vette6387
Part of your preparations for a Presidential debate should be to abstain from drugs and booze. Okay maybe just a quick hit, to calm your nerves before going out on stage, but that's it.
12 posted on 10/04/2012 2:42:17 AM PDT by carumba (The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made. Groucho)
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To: 21twelve

LSM excuse: the air was too thin at 1 mile of altitude, Zer0 was oxygen deprived. Mitt had 3 days to get acclimated to the Rockies.


13 posted on 10/04/2012 3:18:34 AM PDT by rfp1234
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To: USARightSide

Oops, didn’t see this post; beat me by a few hours ;-)


14 posted on 10/04/2012 3:21:21 AM PDT by rfp1234
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To: USARightSide

they will roll that out today too.. make some excuse about the “thin-air” and bring race into it.


15 posted on 10/04/2012 3:22:08 AM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I guess Obama shouldn’t have played hooky from debate prep.


16 posted on 10/04/2012 3:52:18 AM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: Delhi Rebels; All

“How decisively did Mitt Romney win Wednesday night’s debate? All you had to do was watch the most pro-Obama network to see it. “I personally do not know who won this debate,” MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow said as soon as the debate ended. She was obviously the only one who didn’t know.

When Maddow brought on her colleague Ed Schultz, he moaned that President Obama “created a problem for himself tonight on Social Security. He agreed with Mitt Romney.… I thought he was off his game.” Nor did the president’s performance send a thrill up the leg of Chris Matthews. “I don’t know what he was doing out there,” Matthews complained. “He had his head down. He was enduring the debate rather than fighting it.”

If ever there were a night when conservatives wanted to watch MSNBC, this was it — an all-you-can-eat buffet of schadenfreude, as one after another of the liberal network’s personalities tried to come to grips with what was perhaps the most one-sided presidential debate since JFK beat a shifty-looking Richard Nixon in 1960. “In terms of debate tactics, Romney was on the offense most of the night,” a glum Howard Fineman acknowledged, while a shell-shocked Chuck Todd admitted that the result “automatically elevates Romney as a credible alternative” and later added, in reference to the Obama camp’s post-debate mood: “They know they lost tonight.”

Everybody knew it.....................”

http://spectator.org/archives/2012/10/04/mitts-biggest-turnaround-yet


17 posted on 10/04/2012 4:03:52 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

WEB VOTE
Who do you think won the first debate, President Barack Obama or former Gov. Mitt Romney?
Obama 148
34%
Romney 292
66%
Total Votes: 440
Obama, Romney clash on economy in first debate


18 posted on 10/04/2012 4:59:34 AM PDT by Humble Servant (Work for the most conservative one in the race, and keep up the pressure.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Stephanie; I don't think I want him on my show now.

19 posted on 10/04/2012 5:06:54 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Humble Servant

That’s more like it (believable).

The “forever” 30% who make you scratch your head in despair (the socialists).


20 posted on 10/04/2012 5:07:37 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Clint Eastwood is having a good laugh.

LOL - Pricless lead-in to this thread!

21 posted on 10/04/2012 5:34:01 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Caipirabob
Uhm...Priceless...lol!
22 posted on 10/04/2012 5:34:27 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: rfp1234

Mitt had 3 days to get acclimated to the Rockies.Zer0 was oxygen deprived”””

Soooo—who barred Obama from going to Colorado early himself???


23 posted on 10/04/2012 6:34:33 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: roadcat; GeronL

The reason one can predict Syria is because they’re Shi’ra. We’re going to be a witness to an Ottoman II, if obamov has his way, or at least his boss’.


24 posted on 10/04/2012 5:04:34 PM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: newnhdad; rfp1234

‘______some excuse about “thin air”______’

Well, like minds - - -
At that hour in the am, I was not aware the media was hinting at this - were they? I was on Free Republic.
Was making a joke.
However, there is no ‘original’ idea (about anything).
If I have thought of it, so has 10,000 others!

BUT - I should get the credit - not Gore!
If I was ‘in’ before him.

I have been going now and again to Littleton, 30 minutes south of Denver, since 1996 to visit eldest daughter and family.
Truth be told, I don’t remember feeling any ‘altitude’the first day or 2, so why would Obumpo be affected?
But it makes for an excuse - - -
And jokes first.

Bamo is really loosing it today with the “Real Romney up there - !”
He should give up the D.C. job and become an (obscure) comedian.


25 posted on 10/04/2012 5:14:44 PM PDT by USARightSide ( SUPPORTING O U R TROOPS)
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To: rfp1234

Why should someone who spends half his time in Air Force One at 30,000 or 40,000 feet (probably pressurized to 8,000 feet) suffer at 5,200 feet in Denver?


26 posted on 10/05/2012 12:24:53 AM PDT by tdscpa
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