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Romney's Going to Win
American Thinker ^ | 10/03/2012 | The Drive-By Pundit

Posted on 10/04/2012 5:33:41 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

After viewing Wednesday's presidential debate I continue to strongly disagree with the polls and with the conservative crowd who assume this election is far from over.

The election's been over for a while, only not in favor of the current president, which has been the meme of the mainstream media for months now.

Obama is toast so Mr. Romney, sir, let me be the first to call you in print, "Mr. President." Remember that when you get my application for a communications job in your administration.

Wednesday's debate revealed Obama isn't the greatest orator of modern times as he so arrogantly believes and as many dubbed him. He was defensive, hesitant, ill at ease and spent most of the evening mouthing one lie after another about his record and Romney's proposals.

I wasn't surprised. Obama's the equivalent of a basketball player who has a "sweet spot" on the court where he's virtually unstoppable. The best example is Kareem Abdul Jabbar and his famous "sky hook," the deadliest shot in NBA history. The key to stopping Kareem was to deny him his "sweet spot" before he set up there and launched it.

Obama's "sweet spot" is in front of a teleprompter. When he's there he's the silver-tongued lothario that slickly seduced a nation into electing him president four years ago. But when he's sans teleprompter and forced to speak extemporaneously, he's all "ums" and "ahs," displaying all the rhetorical skills and command of the facts as Mushmouth, the blubbering, slack-jawed simpleton from the cartoon "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids." Obama just dresses better.

For those still obsessing over the polls, Obama's performance should put some of your fears to rest. However, don't be surprised if Obama's six-billion-point lead over Romney doubles in the polls over the next few days.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012debates; obama; potus; romney

1 posted on 10/04/2012 5:33:48 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
"For those still obsessing over the polls, Obama's performance should put some of your fears to rest. However, don't be surprised if Obama's six-billion-point lead over Romney doubles in the polls over the next few days."

D+87 sample coming right up! LOL!
2 posted on 10/04/2012 5:35:56 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s a lot different when you’re NOT running against Bush! - which was what Obama was doing in 2008.


3 posted on 10/04/2012 5:35:58 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: SeekAndFind

Oh come on!

Was the writer born yesterday? This is the first step of what is a long journey. I am greatly relieved that Mittens did well, but this is just a single battle. There are many more to come. The democraps have yet to pull out their worst tricks.

There are few things worse we could have than overconfidence.


4 posted on 10/04/2012 5:37:35 AM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: SeekAndFind
don't be surprised if Obama's six-billion-point lead over Romney doubles in the polls over the next few days

The pollsters, at some point are going to have to recognize that for there to be a future for them they will need the one thing they are rapidly losing (or already have)-- Credibility.

Continuing to ride the Obama wagon is not going to get them that.

5 posted on 10/04/2012 5:40:35 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (Ambassador Stevens is dead and the Chevy Volt is alive!)
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To: I cannot think of a name

I know it is not over. I trolled on democraticunderground and they are threatening “another shoe is going to drop on Paul Ryan!” This means they are so mad about Obama’s debate failure they are promising hell to pay for the debacle. I am sure the hatemongers are going to cook some half truth to destroy the momentum the Romney side got last night.


6 posted on 10/04/2012 5:40:59 AM PDT by RochesterNYconservative (ROMNEY/RYAN 20121)
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To: SeekAndFind
" However, don't be surprised if Obama's six-billion-point lead over Romney doubles in the polls over the next few days. "

Correct me if I am wrong.... but, I disagree with this..... I believe the left, the MSM and the MSM pollsters are all shell shocked and know deep down Obama lost big, and possibility know he lost the election so they lost their momentum, hope, and enthusiasm and will report more accurate polling data.
7 posted on 10/04/2012 5:41:52 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: SeekAndFind
Here's my take: The debate verified what many Conservatives have been saying for a long time, namely, that Obama is an ideologue. Last night was like watching a Poly Sci. major take on a corporate CEO who has actually had a real job.

Obama keep spouting road philosophical thoughts and concepts. It actually appeared that he really didn't have a firm grasp on the details or facts, he just kept falling back to partisan philosophy hoping that that would carry his argument.

Obama has never had a real job before. He has never had a job that somebody didn't set him up with, and it showed. Obama looked like the dumbest guy in the room who got promoted and who had to rely on everyone else to do the work while he takes credit. And when asked about the details, he really can't answer because he really doesn't know.

Obama is an ideologue who like being president, but who has clearly outsourced the day-to-day work to his staff.

8 posted on 10/04/2012 5:46:50 AM PDT by Obadiah (The corrupt MSM is the enemy of the American people.)
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To: RochesterNYconservative

” I am sure the hatemongers are going to cook some half truth to destroy the momentum the Romney side got last night.”

I am reminded of that line from the Untouchables movie, “never stop fighting till the fight is done.” We won one last night - hooray! But liberals are willing to stop at nothing to hold onto power. And we’d better realize this fight is FAR from over, and we do need to fight until the fight is done. Zero’s people would rather see the country descend into civil war rather than lose power. We need to be ready and stay ready for much more bad stuff to come.


9 posted on 10/04/2012 5:51:19 AM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: SeekAndFind

I was listening for substance. I wanted to hear one of the candidates say something that indicated they had figured out what was wrong with the economy and how to fix it.

I felt like I had just watched two pigs wallowing in the mud.

I was actually surprised they could debate as well as they did, given that neither candidate has given details. They were making up crap about the other’s plan, and then disputing it.

There was several times I laughed out loud. One was when Obama accused Romney of not having any details. It’s true, Romney doesn’t. But Obama ran the same kind of campaign for his first election. And doesn’t seem to have a plan this time around either.

Another was when they were discussing Obamacare. And Obama standing up there saying it’s the same plan. Well? Yeah.

Still disgusted with both.


10 posted on 10/04/2012 5:55:02 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Obadiah

Exactly. I also think this is the correct path for Romney’s camp to keep hammering. For example Clean Energy. It’s such a nice sounding soundbite for all the unthinking soccer moms yet it simply cannot stand up to any real critique. The left lives in this fantasy world believing that you can legislate scientific advances and such. They REALLY do believe many falsehoods. SMASH THEM WITH REALITY!


11 posted on 10/04/2012 6:04:40 AM PDT by The Toll
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To: SeekAndFind
Up to last night, I was a "cringing" supporter of Romney.

Not now.

Romney reduced Pres Zer0 into babbling nonsense.

I am confident that during the next 30 days, Romney will continue to bury Berry (grin) under facts and pointing out past performances....

This is the very first time that Pres Zer0 has been challenged on anything. He has always had the way cleared for him thru affirmative actions and fawning sycophants. From an early age, all Zer0 had to do is enter a room, and everybody would symbolically bow down and swoon.

This treatment is over, and Zer0 is bewildered and without response.

12 posted on 10/04/2012 6:06:47 AM PDT by B.O. Plenty (Elections have consequences....)
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To: VanDeKoik

Poll sampling will include dead democrat voters.


13 posted on 10/04/2012 6:11:28 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Obadiah
Obama has never had a real job before. He has never had a job that somebody didn't set him up with, and it showed.

Why didn't peple listen 4 years ago?

"I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a community organizer, except that you have actual responsibilities."

14 posted on 10/04/2012 6:14:50 AM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: I cannot think of a name
There are few things worse we could have than overconfidence.

Spot on. Just because you've knocked your opponent down doesn't mean you shouldn't step on his throat while you gut him. Finish the job.

15 posted on 10/04/2012 6:23:17 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.)
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To: ScaniaBoy

That Palin speech and Giuliani’s gutting of Obama was so incredibly effective. That theme probably could have won the election if there was no economic crash and a more competent candidate at the top of the ticket.

I know most us are not big Mitt fans, but imagine last night’s performance 4 years ago to address Obama’s empty resume. Imagine that expertise on economic issues to take down Obama’s ridiculous ideology.


16 posted on 10/04/2012 6:26:07 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

I agree we should not at all be overconfident. Obama DOES have 47 percent of the vote no matter what.

But there is a chance that last night will go down in Presidential election history. Never before has a challenger so significantly beat down an incumbent President in a debate.

He beat him on style and substance. For the first time a big part of the country is wondering if Obama really was simply an affirmative action hire that doesn’t have the goods to do the job.

You can’t understate what happened last night. It was historic.


17 posted on 10/04/2012 6:28:16 AM PDT by SteveAustin
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To: ilgipper

I was really impressed when Romney explained how a vague regulation was causing banks to be gun-shy about issuing mortgage loans. In engineering we call it Root Cause Analysis, and doing it competently is a critical skill to have in order to solve problems. A Dem would only treat the symptom, i.e. force banks to issue more mortgages, which only masks the real problem instead of fixing it. In my experience masking a problem is a Very Bad Thing since it can let problems fester and grow unnoticed until something Really Bad happens.


18 posted on 10/04/2012 6:34:20 AM PDT by Windcatcher (Obama is a COMMUNIST and the MSM is his armband-wearing propaganda machine.)
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To: DannyTN

I don’t know how you can possibly say that. One candidate came up there with all the competence in the world. The other stuck on rhetorical phrases and BS campaign propaganda.

Who would you hire to run a company? Who would you put in a room with a group of people to help mediate a solution?

I am far from a big Mitt fan, but that was the most indisputably one-sided debate I have ever seen in my life. The only that might come close was watching Rubio and Crist two years ago... albeit on a much more important stage.


19 posted on 10/04/2012 6:34:33 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: I cannot think of a name
"first step"

But you have to remember this is the first time millions of Americans have ever seen or heard Romney close up. And he easily looked more presidential than President Teleprompter. Whatever happens after this debate, millions now know that Romney is more than equal to the occasion...at least in these types of settings. They're seeing that the "great genius" Obama is not much of a genius after all.

20 posted on 10/04/2012 6:37:13 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: I cannot think of a name

+1


21 posted on 10/04/2012 6:46:40 AM PDT by Natufian (t)
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To: ilgipper
I must admit that 4 years ago, when the field had whittled down to McCain, Romney and Huckaby I hoped Romney would get the nomination. After this debate I feel I wasn't all wrong then, though, this year I would so have liked to have Sarah Palin as the GOP candidate. But, alas, she chose not to compete....

McCain was a weak candidate, but with the support of Palin and Giuliani he might have overcome his weaknesses, if it hadn't been for the financial crash, and the complete hash his campaign made of that.

22 posted on 10/04/2012 7:12:09 AM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: ilgipper
"One candidate came up there with all the competence in the world."

Uh no. That was not competence. Maybe competence with debate skills. After all it's not easy to tear apart your competition for implementing your Romneycare plan at the national level and make it look good.

It was one sided, because Obama has a record and neither candidate has a plan or a clue. Neither candidate has a decent economic plan. Neither candidate is competent.

One did come up there better prepared to debate. And did an excellent job of reminding us of many of the problems of the Obama administration. But he was still almost every bit as much Hope and Change as Obama was in 2008.

Trade was barely mentioned. And when it was, it was Romney expressing support for more free trade, which will outsource more American jobs.

Obama is not wrong when he says Romney has presented no details. And without details his goals are suspect. It's true. Obama hasn't either.

It's Hope and Change 2008 vs Hope and Change 2012. It's not competence at all.

But I did see a headline quoting Van Jones as saying Romney out Obama'd Obama. LOL

23 posted on 10/04/2012 7:31:38 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: ScaniaBoy

I am with you exactly. In FL, it was the pivotal vote between Romney and McCain, and Romney was the absolute better choice. I have no delusions that Romney has real weaknesses as a conservative, but I have admired his leadership since those 2002 Olympics. He’s a highly capable guy, and I respect that.

My major concern this year with Romney was his Romneycare support. I felt like it was an albatross, much like McCain’s was going against Bush’s tax cuts in the early 90s was to him in 2008. Romney handled that quite well last night....he did a nice job illustrating the differences. He could go further, and there are things I wish he would have said, but he had a nice response none-the-less.

Much as you, I felt last night that my decision to support Romney four years ago bore out to be the right choice.


24 posted on 10/04/2012 9:59:15 AM PDT by ilgipper
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