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President Obama Vows 'Determined' Performance at Second Debate [Will "Aggressively Confront" Romney]
ABC News ^ | October 10, 2012 | DEVIN DWYER

Posted on 10/10/2012 5:52:42 PM PDT by Steelfish

President Obama Vows 'Determined' Performance at Second Debate

President Obama on Debate Performance: 'I Had a Bad Night' By DEVIN DWYER WASHINGTON, Oct. 10, 2012 President Obama on Wednesday said in an exclusive interview with ABC News' Diane Sawyer that he plans to more aggressively confront Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney in their second debate next week, trying to allay concerns among supporters that a lackluster first debate performance may have cost him the race.

"Governor Romney had a good night. I had a bad night. It's not the first time," Obama said in his first televised interview since the Denver debate on Oct. 3. Despite Romney's post-debate momentum and surge in the polls, the "fundamentals of what this race is about haven't changed," he said.

"This was one event. We've got four weeks to go. Nobody is going to be fighting harder than I am," Obama told Sawyer, aiming to reassure his base. "What they need is to make sure they tune in on Tuesday next week."

"If you have a bad game you just move on, you look forward to the next one, and it makes you that much more determined," he said, comparing the political face-off to a sports game.

Asked by Sawyer whether it's possible that his poor showing had handed Romney the election, Obama replied, "no."

"You're going to win?" she asked.

"Yes," Obama said.

"You want it more than the first time?" she pressed, noting that some Democrats have questioned whether he remains sufficiently passionate and relentless.

"Absolutely," he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012polls; abcstinks
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1 posted on 10/10/2012 5:52:47 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

I wonder what the ratings will be.


2 posted on 10/10/2012 5:53:25 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: Steelfish

I thought he said he won....(snicker)


3 posted on 10/10/2012 5:55:37 PM PDT by Troublemaker
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To: Steelfish
I I I I I ..AH AH AH AH ERR AH i A...ERR...I have a bracelet too, ...ya know what?, ya know what?...huh huh.....
4 posted on 10/10/2012 5:56:19 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Steelfish

So now he will over do it and look like an ass. I would say, be himself, but who know what that would look like.


5 posted on 10/10/2012 5:56:47 PM PDT by ABQHispConservative
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To: Steelfish
I've never seen anything like this. The media just will not leave the last debate alone until they've beaten it into a victory for Obama.

Its over, a-holes. Move on.

6 posted on 10/10/2012 5:56:47 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Steelfish

Romney is going to give him a worse beating than what he got in the first one.


7 posted on 10/10/2012 5:57:42 PM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: Steelfish
Is he going to be like Al Gore in his first debate?

Will Obama huff, puff, and sigh, while Romney is answering his questions?

Will Obama interrupt Romney during Romney's time in order to try to throw him off message or obscure his message entirely?

Will Obama take 50% more time than the rules allow to give his answers and dare the moderators to stop him, while doing everything he can to get Romney to waste his time?

-PJ

8 posted on 10/10/2012 5:57:42 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too ( It doesn't I naturally when you're not natural born.)
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To: Steelfish
"President Obama on Wednesday said in an exclusive interview with ABC News' Diane Sawyer that he plans to more aggressively confront Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney in their second debate next week"

A past example of his aggressive confrontation:

"Jim, let me just make a point. I've got a bracelet too. From, Sergeant, uh, uh, [looking at bracelet], from the mother of, uh, Sergeant, Ryan David Jopek."

9 posted on 10/10/2012 5:58:15 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Steelfish
Maybe Moochelle can help him get a good mad-on before the debate


10 posted on 10/10/2012 5:58:21 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Steelfish

Mark Levin just came up with a great line..Romney should ask Obama if he can count to 16 trillion..1..1 trillion ah ah ah


11 posted on 10/10/2012 5:58:27 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Steelfish

” “This was one event. We’ve got four weeks to go. Nobody is going to be fighting harder than I am,” Obama told Sawyer,”

Yeah, except it is AGAINST all American interests.

Obama will get aggressive, and blow it once again.


12 posted on 10/10/2012 5:59:32 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Steelfish

Obama will probably overplay his hand badly.

If I were Romney and Obama becomes a truly over-the-top and embarrassing spectacle I would make a nice little speech to the American People and end by saying how ashamed I was of the spectacle they just witnessed...and then I would just up and leave.


13 posted on 10/10/2012 5:59:50 PM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: ABQHispConservative

The Obama supporters gave him money to throw in the river. The taxpayers money has been burned up and now faces inflation.


14 posted on 10/10/2012 5:59:50 PM PDT by FreedBird
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To: Steelfish

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Hiding behind Candy Crowley’s skirts he’ll be able to be a lot more assertive LOL!


15 posted on 10/10/2012 5:59:58 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Steelfish

The line vs the squiggle.

The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGh97__-uLA

Romney vs Obama


16 posted on 10/10/2012 6:00:52 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Troublemaker

An angry Obama will be a turn off to independents...which is exactly why I hope Mitt Romney’s team will coach him to needle Obama into self destruction....This piece of human waste (Obama) actually thought he won the first debate...he will fail even more miserably the second time in 4 years he’s had to ad-lib something this important without a teleprompter or media able to protect him with “Whats your favorite color” questions....this will be even better to watch than the 1st!!! ...


17 posted on 10/10/2012 6:01:06 PM PDT by libs_kma (When I see anyone with an Obama 2012 bumper sticker, I recognize them as a threat to the gene pool)
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To: Steelfish

Oh boy!!! He’s going to go in mad. That is a sure recipe for disaster.

Mitt is going to eat his lunch!


18 posted on 10/10/2012 6:01:20 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: Steelfish
Will he lapse into the accent he used in the 2007 tape? That would be awesome!
19 posted on 10/10/2012 6:01:24 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: Steelfish
In other words Obamas entire plan is lie harder than he ever lied before. His big problem without the teleprompter will be to put the lie together in a complete sentence.
20 posted on 10/10/2012 6:01:45 PM PDT by JIM O
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To: Steelfish

21 posted on 10/10/2012 6:01:53 PM PDT by oblomov
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To: skeeter
You're not kidding!

Asked by Sawyer whether it's possible that his poor showing had handed Romney the election, Obama replied, "no."

"You're going to win?" she asked.

"Yes," Obama said.

"You want it more than the first time?" she pressed

"Absolutely," he said.

Good Gawd... it's like a dime store novel. What's next.... does she ask "Tell me what you're going to wear", with a little catch in her voice.

22 posted on 10/10/2012 6:02:00 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: ABQHispConservative

We saw “himself” the first time around .


23 posted on 10/10/2012 6:02:33 PM PDT by katykelly
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To: ABQHispConservative

I hope (no pun intended) that he flails and fails...suits the Won His Royal Fineness King Bozo Obscure to a tee....


24 posted on 10/10/2012 6:04:14 PM PDT by Shady (Hey, King Bozo Osmocote....you can't hide the truth anymore..)
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To: Steelfish

I hope he pushes to hard and comes off like a jerk.


25 posted on 10/10/2012 6:04:32 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Steelfish
"If you have a bad game you just move on, you look forward to the next one, and it makes you that much more determined,"

ESPN soundbites from the sad sack bench warmer. This pansy has never had to fight aggressively for anything in his entire life. He doesn' t know how. This is just a street punk selling wolf tickets. Unless Romney has some long buried surprise divorce records, obama is out of ammunition. Big Bird my ass.

26 posted on 10/10/2012 6:04:38 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Ronin; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows
Mitt is going to eat his lunch!

I thought the debates took place in the evening?!

27 posted on 10/10/2012 6:05:56 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Ronin; All

1) Obama is desperate

2) No teleprompter

3) If he acts angry, he will look like a loser, and turn off indies.

4) When Obama lies, Romney is well versed in FACTS.


28 posted on 10/10/2012 6:06:59 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: mylife
Obama's appeal in 2008 was his cool.

Cool won't work this time, but losing it will be far, far worse for him. Doing so will make him look like the petulant self centered child he truly is.

29 posted on 10/10/2012 6:08:08 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Steelfish

Obama will be more confident for the second debate because in this week’s debate preparation, John Kerry has put up a more convincing performance of losing to Obama than he did during the first debate prep.


30 posted on 10/10/2012 6:09:16 PM PDT by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: Steelfish

In other words, the president’s physicians will be trying to adjust his dosages.


31 posted on 10/10/2012 6:09:35 PM PDT by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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To: Steelfish

“aggressively confront” Romney with what you faggity ass pansy?


32 posted on 10/10/2012 6:09:50 PM PDT by albie ("Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow." Benjamin Frankli)
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To: hinckley buzzard

” This pansy has never had to fight aggressively for anything in his entire life. He doesn’ t know how. “

Correct, and he isn’t running against an aging RINO who doesn’t care if he wins.


33 posted on 10/10/2012 6:09:55 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Steelfish

Obama is not an alpha male. It’s in his nature to be deferential. As it’s unnatural for Obama to confront an aggressive attacker, his response is not going to look / sound right. Most likely it’ll come off poorly- like a playground “Oh yeah, well your mom...blah blah blah” rather than the way actual mature adults disagree with each other.

I’m thinking the best adjectives to describe Obama’s “rebukes” will be childish and snarky.


34 posted on 10/10/2012 6:10:12 PM PDT by Personal Responsibility (The Left blaming Jim Lehrer for the debate is like blaming Lincoln's assassination on the play.i of)
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To: Steelfish
Calling it ahead of time:

1. You're a racist!
2. 47%
3. Kick Granny out of her wheelchair.
4. You lied, you racist!
5. You're a rich 1%er not like me.
6. Did you know I personally shot bin Laden?
7. I knew Big Bird, and Mr. Romney, you are no Big Bird!
8. Bush Tax Hikes For The Wealthy.
9. I inherited this mess.
10. Did I mention you're a racist?

It grows tedious. The venue will encourage the usual spate of accusations, evasions, and sudden changes of subject that typifies discourse with the Left. The moderator will do her best to maneuver Romney into a defensive position because otherwise 0bama has to defend his record and he can't do that short of, well, lying. This one is going to be ugly, because the subtext is that 0bama has a right to be angry and Romney doesn't. And no matter what actually transpires, the stories declaring 0bama the winner have already been filed.

35 posted on 10/10/2012 6:10:20 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Steelfish

Bring it.


36 posted on 10/10/2012 6:10:20 PM PDT by Mercat (He was playing Words with Friends.)
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To: albie

LOL!

Fag fit : )


37 posted on 10/10/2012 6:11:23 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Steelfish

He is running on his record, not ‘hope and change’, he is going to fail.


38 posted on 10/10/2012 6:11:49 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Bobalu
Obama will probably overplay his hand badly.

That's exactly what satan always does.

39 posted on 10/10/2012 6:12:20 PM PDT by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: Steelfish

This should be a hoot!


40 posted on 10/10/2012 6:12:48 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Hoodat

Obama is in a trance with his power. He knows the media is paid off and will try to pull him out of a ditch. They never told us the truth from the beginning. The MSM is stuck defending someone who may lose and that means they lose too.


41 posted on 10/10/2012 6:14:27 PM PDT by FreedBird
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To: Billthedrill

11. 1000 points of blight.


42 posted on 10/10/2012 6:15:04 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Steelfish

43 posted on 10/10/2012 6:15:13 PM PDT by Pete (Check out an 11 year old entrepreneur: boodlies.com)
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To: Personal Responsibility

I’m glad Obama just tipped his hand to Romney about his 2nd debate strategy.

What a moron.


44 posted on 10/10/2012 6:16:22 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: Steelfish
[Will "Aggressively Confront" Romney]

...too late...Romney has got Obama's goat...and Obama can't get it back...

...(unless Obama finds some {nice} way to piss Romney off without resorting to calling his momma a whore if you know what I mean).....

...Romney, red faced and mad at Obama for just getting under his skin would not be good.

Romney, reducing Obama into slobbering nonsense on the other hand, would be very good, and deserved.

45 posted on 10/10/2012 6:17:02 PM PDT by B.O. Plenty (Elections have consequences....)
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To: DarthVader
Romney is going to give him a worse beating than what he got in the first one.

Yep. From what I have read this one will be on foreign policy. Now, can you imagine defending Obozo's foreign policy? hee hee hee Now, reality. Remember that the "moderator" is a shill for Obozo, like them all. But it is reported that Obozo attended her wedding and was a classmate at Harvard. But ABC does not find that a conflict of interest.

46 posted on 10/10/2012 6:17:36 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

He has fought against American interests since elected.


47 posted on 10/10/2012 6:18:15 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: Steelfish

This turkey is toast!


48 posted on 10/10/2012 6:19:40 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Steelfish

I wonder if Vegas is taking odds on how quickly he will get that middle finger out to ‘scratch his nose’?


49 posted on 10/10/2012 6:20:49 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: workerbee

Yes sir, those are some hard hitting questions she threw him. How sickening!


50 posted on 10/10/2012 6:21:55 PM PDT by Catsrus
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