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Tough reviews for Jim Lehrer as debate moderator
San Francisco Chronicle (SFGate) ^ | 10/4/12 | David Bauder

Posted on 10/04/2012 5:33:52 AM PDT by Haiku Guy

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To: Haiku Guy
I thought it was a great debate

"So, do you think I won, honey?"

101 posted on 10/04/2012 8:32:39 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: Haiku Guy

Old liberals’s performances under today’s scrutiny and the rapid post evaluations on the internet sites often suck, and the world knows instantly, that they sucked big time without their fellow mediots covering for them.


102 posted on 10/04/2012 8:35:19 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (We are the 53%, who pay taxes and keep this country going inspite of the 47% rat moochers!)
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To: jersey117
It’s about time obama had to stand on his own two feet. He’s had media cover since 2008. If obama was able to support his own record he wouldn’t have lost the debate. It’s that simple!


103 posted on 10/04/2012 8:38:45 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (We are the 53%, who pay taxes and keep this country going inspite of the 47% rat moochers!)
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To: Haiku Guy

Leher failed his marching orders. Or maybe barry just sucks and can’t defend the indefensible.


104 posted on 10/04/2012 9:00:15 AM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: Haiku Guy

Love the “Princess Bride”.......as you wish. ;-)

I’m just waiting for the foreign policy debate. I want to hear what Obama has to say about two things: Fast and Furious and Benghazi.


105 posted on 10/04/2012 9:20:07 AM PDT by stansblugrassgrl (PRAISE THE LORD AND PASS THE AMMUNITION!!! YEEEEEHAW!)
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To: Haiku Guy
Lehrer was supposed to tilt the playing field for Barry.

That was understood by the MSM to be his main function.

That this old man just tried to moderate an honest and fair debate is viewed by the left as a treasonous betrayal.

106 posted on 10/04/2012 9:28:47 AM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: kabar
I thought it was the best moderated Presidential debate in the last 40 years. Like a good referee in a boxing match, the moderator should be almost invisible letting the combatants go after one another. The debate is about the participants and their views, not the moderator. The public got an unfiltered look at Romney and Obama. Now the libs and their MSM allies are upset that the emperor has no clothes.

Exactly right! The media & dems are in a hysterical panic stricken mode, because of 0dumb0's dismal, lackluster performance, and they are trying to shift the blame onto Jim Lehrer. In reality, Jim Lehrer tried to tilt the debate in favor of 0dumb0 and got called out by Romney on it (On the first topic 0dumb0 answered 3 times and Romney only twice. When Lehrer tried to shift to another topic, Romney hit back hard....."He answered first, I get to finish").

Otherwise, I think that Lehrer did a good job, which is to direct the debate to the next main topic, but otherwise let the candidates in essence debate each other. 0dumb0 just plain sucked, which is why the lefties are hysterical & deranged this morning.

I love listening to the meltdown by Chrissy (Tingle) Matthews, in fact all the leftie retards are in full meltdown & blame mode this morning. Love it!!!

107 posted on 10/04/2012 9:58:52 AM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: Haiku Guy

I listened to the debate on the radio. Lehrer sounded a little irritated with Obama on more than one occassion.
Overall,he sounded a little irritated that the both of them were using up the allotted time.
He said someting at the end that they didn’t get to the “last pod”
Anyone know what the last queston was suppose to be?


108 posted on 10/04/2012 11:07:34 AM PDT by Leep (Forward! To Surfdom)
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To: CMAC51
On the first question, Obama spoke first and Lehrer was going to proceed to a new question after Obama had spoken a third time and Romney only twice. Romney stopped him and said, "He spoke first, so I get to speak last." The contest was over at that point, Romney had won. He had removed Lehrer's ability to provide an advantage to Obama, he had shown command and control in a presidential manner, and he flatly pissed Obama off. Neither Lehrer or Obama recovered after that.

Great summary & recap of Romney owning the debate!

109 posted on 10/04/2012 11:15:02 AM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: Haiku Guy

Waaah, waaah, waaaaaah. Jim Lehrer didn’t defend Baby Barack against that nasty old Mitt Romney!


110 posted on 10/04/2012 11:19:18 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: Haiku Guy

Jim Lehrer did fine. He even tried to help Obama focus in on the issues. Obama’s coke addiction is frying his brain and no one could have helped him last night.

I liked the format. It focused in on the candidates not the moderator. It went very well.

I am sure Michelle Obama and Valerie Jarret were upset. After all, they are the Co-Presidents of the USA. Obama likes to shoot his mouth off and pretend he is emperor of the world. He is too busy to be president.


111 posted on 10/04/2012 11:41:13 AM PDT by BlessingsofLiberty (Remember Brian Terry...)
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To: tsowellfan

I think if 0dumb0 thought he would get a little nookie from Wookie on their so-called anniversary, he’s got another thing coming after his debate debacle. It’s the spare bedroom or couch for him. Not that he’s really complaining. Who would want to sleep with or wake up with godzilla? She must be a fright to behold in the morning, since she is such a hideous sight during the rest of the day!


112 posted on 10/04/2012 12:46:00 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: Col Frank Slade
Libs mad at Leaher for failing to throw Obama a life line as he thrashed around in the water.

Bingo. That's what this whole thing is about.

113 posted on 10/04/2012 1:02:46 PM PDT by GoodDay
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To: workerbee
We’ve gone from Bush’s fault to Lehrer’s fault.

Lehrer did fair, on the other hand Bush was an utter disaster.

114 posted on 10/04/2012 1:56:30 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: golux
Our American Cousin wasn't a lousy play at all, you sockdologizing old man-trap!

LMAO ... Mr. Hawk, is that you?

115 posted on 10/04/2012 2:09:52 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: Onelifetogive; Haiku Guy

I’m now watching the debate for the first time. Effin’ Lehrer was clearly (and predictably) trying to coach the Marxist revolutionary as much as he thought he could get away with.

If I NEVER see Lehrer The Shill “moderate” another bipartisan debate, it will be too soon.


116 posted on 10/04/2012 2:12:25 PM PDT by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Haiku Guy

It’s Lehrer’s fault Obama got FOUR minutes more than Romney.


117 posted on 10/04/2012 2:16:01 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Osama's dead... and so is our ambassador - Coulter.)
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To: GoodDay
That and the fact Obama is clearly not leadership/presidential material.

Without the teleprompter, prepared notes and having to face an opponent, Obama was clearly not able to hold up.

The man revealed he's out of his league, which was not only depicted in his responses, but his demeanor and body language etc.

118 posted on 10/04/2012 2:18:12 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: sunmars

This was my favorite format for a debate. The moderator should just ask the question and then stay out of it. I am sick of the media thinking they are the star of the debate. it’s about the candidates!!! David Gregory, are you listening?


119 posted on 10/04/2012 2:20:23 PM PDT by 2rightsleftcoast
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To: newgeezer

Rush played a montage of Lehrer’s helpful hints & propping up of Obamagube. It was priceless!


120 posted on 10/04/2012 2:25:18 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: Haiku Guy
Lehrer said from the start that the format was different, that it was a setup question and then 2 minute responses by each candidate, and then an open discussion between them for the remaining 10 minutes.

The liberals are just mad that Obama didn't perform well in this format. Obama needs the structure of an Igo Ugo debate to contain him and his opponent.

The next debate is a townhall format, which I suppose means questions from the audience by Democrat stooges posing as undecided voters?

-PJ

121 posted on 10/04/2012 2:27:34 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too ( It doesn't I naturally when you're not natural born.)
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To: Haiku Guy

One thing is for sure, at this years press correspondence dinner Jim Lerher will get a milk crate to sit at the back door.

Jim Lerher was suppose to be asking questions with skewed liberal promises, that’s the mainstream media’s oath. He may well be excommunicated, if not virtually burned at the stake.

Jim ole boy, it’s time to start spending your days at the horse track. No invite to Dan Rather’s house. No lifetime acheivement award.

The good news, you can leave with your pride!


122 posted on 10/04/2012 3:29:08 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: Haiku Guy; All

In my words, Romney was happy that Obama kept taking more rope to keep tying his own hands behind his back.


123 posted on 10/04/2012 8:34:53 PM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: Haiku Guy

The commie ‘RATS need to lighten up on Lehrer. Nobody could have saved Barry’s ass last night. Just because Lehrer refuse to try is no reason to beat him up.


124 posted on 10/04/2012 8:55:07 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Sorry Algore. It was attitude, NOT altitude.)
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To: Haiku Guy
Now they’re going after Jim Lehrer for screwing up as Moderator.

He let Obama speak for 5 minutes longer than Romney.

OBAMA FAIL.

125 posted on 10/05/2012 9:10:01 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: Haiku Guy
0bama didn't have a chance!

The altitude was against him, the stars were obviously aligned against him, the falling level of the oceans was against him, the questions were stacked against him, and even the conservative icon Jim Lehrer was against him - if he weren't Allah's gift to the universe, he would have done even worse.

126 posted on 10/05/2012 9:17:16 AM PDT by jda ("Righteousness exalts a nation . . .")
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To: a fool in paradise
He let Obama speak for 5 minutes longer than Romney.

It would have gone better for Obama if Lehrer had not let him talk at all...

127 posted on 10/05/2012 11:01:19 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die!)
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