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Sam Donaldson: 'If Obama Comes to the Next Two Debates With the Same Demeanor He's Losing'
NewsBusters.org ^ | October 7, 2012 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 10/07/2012 5:40:27 PM PDT by Kaslin

Sam Donaldson had some harsh words this weekend for President Obama's performance at Wednesday's debate.

Appearing on the syndicated Chris Matthews Show, the former ABC White House correspondent said, "If he comes to the next two debates with the same demeanor, with the same passive resistance, he’s losing" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

Sam Donaldson: 'If Obama Comes to the Next Two Debates With the Same Demeanor He's Losing'

CHRIS MATTHEWS, HOST: Sam, huge impact of that debate Wednesday night?

SAM DONALDSON: Big. Think John Kennedy in 1960, think Ronald Reagan in 1980. It's possibly that big because the president seemed to be on a glide path toward re-election, and all of a sudden here comes the raging bull, Mitt Romney, out of the dock, and the toreador runs for the safety exits instead of counterpunching, instead of getting him hard. What happened to Barack Obama? I'm not certain. I don't know. But I know this: if he comes to the next two debates with the same demeanor, with the same passive resistance, he’s losing.

MATTHEWS: Wow!

Wow indeed.



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1 posted on 10/07/2012 5:40:31 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

He’s losing no matter what, Sam.


2 posted on 10/07/2012 5:41:56 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Kaslin
Two genius minds at work.
3 posted on 10/07/2012 5:44:20 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Kaslin

Sam’s still alive?


4 posted on 10/07/2012 5:45:49 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: ladyjane

He may be alive but not the hair.


5 posted on 10/07/2012 5:47:23 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET
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To: ozzymandus

Exactly!


6 posted on 10/07/2012 5:47:55 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (d)
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To: ladyjane

Barely.


7 posted on 10/07/2012 5:48:28 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Kaslin

No problem. He can just lose the demeanor.

What demeanor should he replace it with? Or maybe he can beat Romney with no demeanor.

“I’m demeanor, Romney’s demeanist.”


8 posted on 10/07/2012 5:49:17 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: Kaslin

“raging bull, Mitt Romney”

Really Sam, really??


9 posted on 10/07/2012 5:49:17 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Kaslin

I have had a theory about Obama for a couple of months now. Wait... gotta straighten out that tinfoil hat.
Anyway, my theory seemed even more plausible (to me) after the first debate.

I think that it is possible that OB does not want to win. I’m not going to explain it right now, but let’s just watch and see if maybe I’m right.


10 posted on 10/07/2012 5:50:20 PM PDT by EggsAckley ("There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply!")
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11 posted on 10/07/2012 5:52:40 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: Kaslin

Really Sam? Wow, you’re really willing to lay it out there aren’t you...


12 posted on 10/07/2012 5:54:57 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Kaslin

13 posted on 10/07/2012 5:55:24 PM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: Kaslin

Bambi’s demeanor may change but it won’t change the result of the debate.

Obama asking for another 4 years is like me, a businessman, trying to renew a 4 year contract with a customer who has been badly burned by an agreement with my company. He never recouped any of his investment and in fact lost a ton of $$ trying to successfully execute the contract. So I say..... “Ah, well, uh, you’ve lost, uh, a lot of $$ during the initial term of the,uh contract, but, but, I swear if you renew for another, uh, four years say, you’ll make all that back and more! Why? Because I, uh, said so.”

Yeah right. Debate over.


14 posted on 10/07/2012 5:55:33 PM PDT by RacerX1128 (Cornered in CA)
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To: EggsAckley
I think that it is possible that OB does not want to win. I’m not going to explain it right now, but let’s just watch and see if maybe I’m right.

I have had the same gut feeling, but unlike you, don't have a reason for it.

15 posted on 10/07/2012 5:56:28 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: Kaslin

The posture of these two is interesting to me. He (Michelle) appears to be seething, and she (Barry) appears to be in auto-babble mode.

I recall when watching the debate that I could hardly follow Barry's line of thought, he was not cohesive at all.

16 posted on 10/07/2012 5:56:40 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Kaslin

Raging Bull - Romney

Rowdy Rowdy Piper - Bob Dole

The Undertaker - Gerald Ford

WHAT PLANET ARE THEY LIVING ON......??


17 posted on 10/07/2012 5:56:45 PM PDT by gaijin (Er)
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To: Kaslin

Isn’t the second ‘99 debate between GW and AlGore the one where AlGore tried being more “forceful” by walking right up to Bush at the beginning handshake and getting in his face? I remember how phony it looked. I also remember GW’s somewhat amused reaction to it.

Maybe Obama will try some similar phony tactic.


18 posted on 10/07/2012 5:57:30 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm not voting for Obama, so therefore I must be helping Romney!)
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To: berdie

Mitt....the Vanilla Thrilla!


19 posted on 10/07/2012 6:00:01 PM PDT by COUNTrecount (What Clint Said !!!)
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To: EggsAckley
I was thinking that also. They will get a free house in Hawaii, keep all the money he has made campaigning and then he and Michelle can seperate like Bill and Hill did. Michelle will travel and Odingo will play golf all day and live a long life with no heath problems.
20 posted on 10/07/2012 6:00:37 PM PDT by angcat (ROMNEY/RYAN 2012 & NY YANKEES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Kaslin

Romney will be set up to lose because of the townhall agenda with moderators spiking Romney and promoting Obama..

The audience will be chosen carefully and trained...
and choreographed with the moderators.. probably rehearsals going on as we speak..

Obama will obliterate Romney.. Romney will able to do nothing about it..
And when republicans cry foul.. the democrats will claim “sour grapes”..
The republicans can dish it out but can’t “take it”..

Its so obvious like a B-movie.. Republicans agreed to this agenda.. KNOWING outcome..
Their man will get a colonoscopy.. and prostate exam..
Obama will not have a hair of his hear disheveled...
OR one of his outrageous lies challenged.. AS A LIE...

Only question in my mind is.. is Romney in on it..
Is it a choreographed “DIVE”... Which is of course it is..
Nothing happens accidentally in Washington D.C.


21 posted on 10/07/2012 6:03:16 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Kaslin

The Lame Stream Media will attempt to drag Barry’s sorry ass over the line by hook or by crook.


22 posted on 10/07/2012 6:04:49 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: Kaslin

Obama’s problem is not the performance in his last debate, it’s his last 4 years.


23 posted on 10/07/2012 6:05:19 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: Kaslin

Psst,Sam...it ain’t the demeanor.It’s the substance.You’re guy always has been,and always will be,an empty suit.Unaware of that in ‘08 the voters have come to realize it in the last 3.75 years.


24 posted on 10/07/2012 6:06:49 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: EggsAckley

I read, I think it was on this website, that O’bummer just bought a multi-million dollar estate in Hawaii. Maybe that’s where he really wants to be, -sitting under a palm tree smoking Hawaiin weed.
As Chris Mathews said; ‘Here I spent $1 million dollars on O’bummer’s campaign and he spent it all on grass ####!
Oh well, I hope Romney gives him hell two more times. Can’t wait for the Ryan/Bidden debate, -we got to have a twosome going on here, which should be easy, -Ryan vs. a brain full of pea soup.


25 posted on 10/07/2012 6:08:22 PM PDT by Vinylly
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To: Kaslin; All

Brit said today he wasn’t sure why people thought Obama wasn’t there, that this is the same Obama he’s seen for years.


26 posted on 10/07/2012 6:10:04 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: hosepipe

The debates are the same every election season.

Rather then seeing them as a massive trap Conservatives should look for it as a test. Does Romney have what it takes to be President?

Showing up at all three debates is one of the tests.


27 posted on 10/07/2012 6:10:19 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: COBOL2Java

“What about Dingwell-Norwood?”


28 posted on 10/07/2012 6:10:46 PM PDT by paglia444
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To: Kaslin
"But I know this: if he comes to the next two debates with the same demeanor, with the same passive resistance, he’s losing."

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$


29 posted on 10/07/2012 6:11:38 PM PDT by Eccl 10:2 (Prov 3:5 --- "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding")
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To: gaijin
Mulatto Castrato - Obama
30 posted on 10/07/2012 6:13:03 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: EggsAckley
Well, no one has beat me to my theory - which is . . .

How long in advance did everyone know that the debate would take place on the anniversary of the arranged marriage between fruity Obama and the young Miss Robinson? Obama, having no record to run on except utter devastation to millions of Americans, thinks that Romney will be easy on him and spends his prep time fellating Reggie Love instead of thinking up Lightbringer pap to spew.

Sam Donaldson, this is Obama's results not Bush's. What's Obama going to say - we're all wrong? - or - its just a dream?

31 posted on 10/07/2012 6:13:56 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.u)
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To: Kaslin

If Mitt Romney wins, Sam Donaldson’s toupee will burst into flame.


32 posted on 10/07/2012 6:14:10 PM PDT by Daniel II (Composite chicks dig me.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike
Obama’s problem is not the performance in his last debate, it’s his last 4 years.

That would make a good line for Romney in the next debate!

33 posted on 10/07/2012 6:14:20 PM PDT by lwoodham (I am Andrew Breitbart. Don't doubt me on this.)
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To: chris37
He (Michelle) appears to be seething, and she (Barry) appears to be in auto-babble mode.

And Romney is off to the side having a good ol' time, isn't he? LOL.

34 posted on 10/07/2012 6:14:47 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: Gay State Conservative

Psst...Sam, it doesn’t matter if he WINS the next two
debates, he is going out on his ass.

OOHA!


35 posted on 10/07/2012 6:16:09 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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36 posted on 10/07/2012 6:18:27 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Alberta's Child

Yes, LOL!

With that sly grin on his face it’s almost like he sees them from the angle of the camera there.


37 posted on 10/07/2012 6:19:23 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: EggsAckley
I think that it is possible that OB does not want to win.

that is not the reason he did so poorly...

38 posted on 10/07/2012 6:22:09 PM PDT by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: Kaslin

I just love that picture. Romney photo bombing Michelle and Obama. See the smirk on Romney’s face?

Look at Michelle, she’s channeling her inner Medusa while looking like a Harpy.


39 posted on 10/07/2012 6:22:42 PM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: hosepipe

I have no doubt you are correct.

The MSM will be trumpeting it as a triumphant recovery and that Romney once again is left with no chance to win.

We can only hope the American people ignore the spin and hand the worst President in the history of our country his walking papers.


40 posted on 10/07/2012 6:25:51 PM PDT by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

His rug is probably mohair. He raises mohair goats, and I think with a govt subsidy.

“Who is the coolest guy
That is what am
Fast talkin’, slow walkin’
Good lookin’ Mohair Sam”

Sorry Charlie!


41 posted on 10/07/2012 6:26:41 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: chris37
The posture of these two is interesting to me. <<

Yeah...me too

It appears Moochel is wearing his pair and is a little uncomfortable trying to carry his for him....

Barry on the other hand is saying...good swap!...Now watch what my finger can do...

42 posted on 10/07/2012 6:26:54 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: Inyo-Mono; EggsAckley

I read a pretty interesting article by Byron York today that went over O’s “work” history.

To summarize..got bored easily, impatient with his ideas not being implemented quickly, always wanted a higher office...and didn’t stay on a job or political position more than 4-5 years.

Looks like his time line may have maxed out. I don’t think he wants the job any longer either.


43 posted on 10/07/2012 6:28:13 PM PDT by berdie
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To: hosepipe
Obama will obliterate Romney.

Oh, please.

44 posted on 10/07/2012 6:28:13 PM PDT by M. Thatcher
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To: COBOL2Java

Watch the following youtube wherein Gore comes up behind a speaking Bush, Bush nods with a bemused look…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAUcyfKESts... Al Gore tries to Intimidate Fight George Bush at Debates Nod

45 posted on 10/07/2012 6:28:46 PM PDT by Stand Watch Listen
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To: angcat

If they separate, who will get the house? Would that mean double security?


46 posted on 10/07/2012 6:28:46 PM PDT by IM2MAD
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To: hosepipe

Its not the softball qustions Obama gets vs. The zingers Romney will. It all matters on how Romney reacts to Obama’s softball answers and nails him to the wall for his lies. Judging on how Romney fared well in the first debate, i’m sure he’ll do fine kicking some tail!


47 posted on 10/07/2012 6:28:55 PM PDT by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: Kaslin; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

Don’t recall journalists being worried about McCain’s first debate performance. I thought he thought they were his friend.


48 posted on 10/07/2012 6:32:24 PM 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: M-cubed

Heh!

You know his posture just appears really weak. Even the position of his feet signal weakness.

There is just no doubt whatsoever as to who wears the testicles in that family.


49 posted on 10/07/2012 6:32:34 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Usagi_yo

I am sure you have heard the saying ‘If looks could kill’


50 posted on 10/07/2012 6:33:36 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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