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Why Obama Will Lose All Three Debates
AmericanThinker.com ^ | 10/8/2012 | Monty Pelerin

Posted on 10/08/2012 6:02:09 AM PDT by RoosterRedux

President Obama had a terrible debate last week. Supporters and opponents were shocked that he could be so off his game. They shouldn't have been. That they were indicates that they don't understand Obama's serious, likely insurmountable re-election problem.

Obama supporters and detractors expect the old Obama to show better form in the next debate. But that is not going to happen! It cannot, because Obama's critical problem is not correctable.

Obama's Real Problem

The media seemed more surprised by Obama's performance than Romney's. It was Romney who was the surprise and exposed Obama's Achilles heel. Daniel Henninger observed (my emphasis added):

... no one expected or predicted that Barack Obama could be so pushed off his game or look so flustered in a contest of articulating ideas.
Obama's problem, to put it politely, is his looseness with facts. He is the quintessential "sound-bite" president. Truth for him is whatever he chooses it to be, whatever is necessary to turn things in his favor. His self-aggrandizement and arrogance, coupled with a hero-worshiping media, has enabled him to such an extent that it is possible that he no longer believes there is truth other than what he wants it to be. That is his problem, and it has been reinforced for most of his life.

Obama created his own fantasy bubble. He began by inventing history in two so-called autobiographies. Challenging anything in his self-created Alice in Wonderland world brought automatic charges of racism and other attacks from his defenders. After years of living in his bubble, one wonders whether Mr. Obama even knows objectivity or truth. This psychopathology was reinforced by admirers to the extent that Obama has made it a key tool in his political arsenal.

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To: Don Corleone; Doc Savage
If you recall, Hitler was kept going by large injections of vitamins and other drugs concocted by his personal physician. He was on them to the end.

And he was issuing orders to divisions that no longer existed.

Nuvigil's side effects include "frenzied, abnormally excited mood; hallucinating (seeing things or hearing voices that do not exist); anxiety; depression; thinking about killing or harming yourself". Oh, yes, Obama on Nuvigil in a stressful situation would potentially be FUN to watch!

51 posted on 10/08/2012 7:14:36 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Charlie Daniels - Payback Time http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWwTJj_nosI)
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To: blueyon; RoosterRedux

remember the next debate is in NY (I think) and Gallop (I believe) will “PICK” the undecided voters to ask question.....as the whole debate will be questions from people.....I smell a set up here..........


One of the most important things we can do here in the Heartland is to watch and record these upcoming debates. Especially we must identify the persons asking questions in the Town Hall format. As we have seen in the past few years the Democrats are not at all shy about putting their own people in to ask embarrassing questions. We on the other hand can turn that around on them and identify any party hacks that get infiltrated and set up as “unbiased” questioners.


52 posted on 10/08/2012 7:15:46 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: Doc Savage

Basically, what you’re saying is that Obama won’t say anything intelligent, but he’ll say it a lot faster.


53 posted on 10/08/2012 7:16:13 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: skeeter
"Obama's appeal was in his ambiguity."

Thats gone now.

ZZZactly. Perceptive Post of the Day. His campaign won't blow up, but it is already doing through serious deflation.

54 posted on 10/08/2012 7:16:58 AM PDT by cookcounty (Kagan and Sotomayor side with Joe Wilson: -------Obama DID lie!)
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To: RoosterRedux

I wish I had an old suit to sit out in my empty chair to show how Obama is an empty suit. All academic verbage and hypothicals that he wants to apply to reality because true substance means people actually have to work and save rather then have things hand by an overlord government which is how Obama came to be who and what he is.


55 posted on 10/08/2012 7:20:09 AM PDT by This I Wonder32460
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To: This I Wonder32460

After he loses the next two debates. Unemployment will be down to 4%.


56 posted on 10/08/2012 7:22:15 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: This I Wonder32460

After he loses the next two debates. Unemployment will be down to 4%.


57 posted on 10/08/2012 7:23:54 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: This I Wonder32460
This is what I would like to hear Romney say...Thanks to Mr Obama you are inheriting a debt of epic proportions. He has already allowed the credit rating of the United States to be downgraded. Bad credit and enormous debt, that's the Obama legacy.

If you elect me President I will lead us out of this death spiral by unleashing the unstoppable energy of the American Spirit. We will grow our economy and there will be more opportunity for everyone.

Mr Obama is fixated on creating a floor that no one can fall below. I believe the American dream is to live a life where there is no ceiling on how far we can rise.

Do not be prisoner of what you fear might happen. Fear is a great enemy that saps your will. Instead be an activist in the name of your own individual prosperity.

One of the greatest gifts a person can give to their family, to their community and to their nation is the gift of self reliance. By so doing you provide resources for yourself and also those in need. By being self reliant you contribute to the well being of the whole in a quiet yet powerful way.

We must unleash the power of the private sector in order to create opportunity for self reliance. Mr Obama will continue to expand the reach and cost of the public sector government bureaucracies. All well intentioned government programs with nice sounding names.

But the reality is that government can never provide the quality of life that a free man or woman acting in his/her own best interests will provide for themselves. Unless of course you hold one of those government jobs. The unspoken truth is that when it comes right down to it...government does of great job of taking care of government, but a very poor job of taking care of people.

Your choice is to be a servant of government, dependent on a government agency, or will you be an agent of your own destiny, capitalizing on the opportunities available in a free America where you can rise to any height unfettered by a domineering government class that is addicted to the fruits of your labor.

58 posted on 10/08/2012 7:24:58 AM PDT by Awgie (truth is always stranger than fiction)
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To: Honorary Serb

“The REAL problem is that obama is a not-very-bright puppet. His puppet-masters put his speeches on his teleprompter.

Without his teleprompter, obama is toast!!!!”

I don’t recall the 08 campaign as I have blocked that love fest out of my mind. What happened during the debates of the campaign. Was he as bad as this past debate? If so, I don’t think it will matter.


59 posted on 10/08/2012 7:38:38 AM PDT by Bruinator ("For socialism is not merely the labour question, it is before all things an atheistic question")
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To: allendale
his opponent who represents the judgement of history

Man, talk about an opening line that Romney should start with, "Mr President, this election represents the judgement of history, and I am hear to give an accounting of what you have done..."

followed up with a truthful telling of obama's record. He would be so thrown off his game plan, that he wouldn't be able to recover.

60 posted on 10/08/2012 7:50:04 AM PDT by Turbo Pig (...to close with and destroy the enemy...)
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To: RoosterRedux
Why Obama Will Lose All Three Debates

I'm not so sure. 0bama will have advance copies of the questions and will have polished responses to each. That's the advantage of having left moderators.

61 posted on 10/08/2012 7:56:48 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Get that evil, foreign, muslim, usurping, gay bastard out of MY White House!" FUBO!)
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To: RoosterRedux

VERY well said.


62 posted on 10/08/2012 8:03:38 AM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: skeeter

abiguity which allowed the useful idiots of the electorate to project themselves as “just like obama”.

Obama is a failure and nobody wants to self identify with a failure.


63 posted on 10/08/2012 8:08:23 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: PapaBear3625

Depends on the dosage. I haven’t seen any untoward side effects in people taking Nuvigil other than inability to fall asleep. It basically decreases general tiredness. You seem more awake, more alert. I suspect he’ll be on it and it will at the very least help to erase his first performance. I wonder if ANY ‘jour no-lista’ has the balls or ovaries to ask the question and find out if he took any neurological enhancement drug before the debate. Who am I kidding. Those pussies will be cheering the First Fag on to victory!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


64 posted on 10/08/2012 8:12:38 AM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Awgie
Mr Obama is fixated on creating a floor that no one can fall below. I believe the American dream is to live a life where there is no ceiling on how far we can rise.

WOW! Love that line...I hope the Romney speach writers that lurk on FR pick up on it.

65 posted on 10/08/2012 8:16:16 AM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: RoosterRedux

Obama’s failure in the debate was the fault of the news media. Because they have shielded and protected him all during his political career, he has never had to explain anything or defend himself. He only appears on talk shows that throw him softballs. Reporters never ask him probing questions. The debate was the first time he has had to face the real world.


66 posted on 10/08/2012 8:29:07 AM PDT by broadcastdude (Tagline to be announced later.)
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To: austingirl
BO cannot think on his feet and his utter abject ignorance of economics was exposed. No fast fix for that.

Ha...he can't even get his feet straight...let alone his thoughts.

Send him back to Harvard for "walking 101"

67 posted on 10/08/2012 8:32:54 AM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: spokeshave
Notice how Michelle la belle Antoinette is standing in defensive mode between the enemy and her man.
68 posted on 10/08/2012 8:40:43 AM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: hal ogen
Will the combined IQ of the audience be above room temperature?

Sometimes I think that the combined IQ of a group is like resistors combined in parallel.

The more you put in parallel, the lower the IQ. And the resulting IQ is always lower than the lowest of any individual in the group.

69 posted on 10/08/2012 9:39:29 AM PDT by Erasmus (Zwischen des Teufels und des tiefen, blauen Meers)
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To: stanne
The narcissists sysfunctional relationship

I think you just coined a useful word. Mind if I steal it and use it shamelessly?

≤}B^)

70 posted on 10/08/2012 9:45:48 AM PDT by Erasmus (Zwischen des Teufels und des tiefen, blauen Meers)
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To: riri

bkmk


71 posted on 10/08/2012 9:48:52 AM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Erasmus

Oy!

A typo, of course. It did come out as an illiteration, though, didn’t it?


72 posted on 10/08/2012 10:41:58 AM PDT by stanne
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To: BobinIL

My little fantasy of what I would like to see Romney do in the next debate is challenge Obama - ask him point blank if Obama believes he - Romney - is a liar. Ask him “Mr. President, your campaign staff and supporters have come out since the last debate and called me a liar. Do you sir think I am a liar?” If Obama stammers that some of Romney’s position is stretching the truth, Romney should ask him to be specific. Which positions? Put Obama on the defense. Again, just my little fantasy.


73 posted on 10/08/2012 10:54:58 AM PDT by 7thson (I've got a seat at the big conference table! I'm gonna paint my logo on it!)
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To: Little Ray
I remember that!
I swore if I ever met the “pony tail” guy I would kick his “rent seeking” ass from here to Sunday!

Just the thought of him still enrages me!

74 posted on 10/08/2012 11:14:58 AM PDT by Reily (l)
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To: skeeter

The ‘UH’s’ and the ‘Duh’s’ will never go away.

He absolutely NEEDS the teleprompter and can NOT think on his feet or talk intelligently without it.


75 posted on 10/08/2012 11:29:15 AM PDT by dglang
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To: All

This is where the ‘47%’question will come up...and Obama will be ready with his snarky response and part of the crowd will cheer and the press will declare him the winner on that moment...So Romney better be ready for it and have a sharp reply.


76 posted on 10/08/2012 11:39:45 AM PDT by DHerion
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To: RoosterRedux
Obama's slick, not smart. He also has too big of an ego to be bothered with things like studying or any hard work in general.

I expect the next debates to be pretty rigged (advance copy of the questions, a moderator more "in tune" with his way of operating, etc.).

77 posted on 10/08/2012 11:48:59 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: RoosterRedux

A lot of good points in this article.


78 posted on 10/08/2012 11:57:21 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: Dr. Thorne

I think it was liberal vs conservative principles that crumbled obama.


79 posted on 10/08/2012 1:27:12 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: blueyon

You think the first “debate” wasn’t a setup?

With Jim Lehrer coaching Obama moment by moment?


80 posted on 10/08/2012 3:14:41 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Don Corleone

>> “You watch. He’ll be sharper, more awake, no uh’s and duh’s” <<

.
They’re going to replace him with his brother?


81 posted on 10/08/2012 3:18:35 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: skeeter
Obama's appeal was in his ambiguity.

There was no ambiguity. Stupid people just ignored the facts! Everyone now sees
Obama is nothing but a charlatan because the MSM can't cover for his sorry ass!

Those that chose to be willfully blind, but know who this prick is by now are just complete idiots.

82 posted on 10/09/2012 4:43:02 AM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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