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A dereliction of debating (Obama)
Chicago Tribune ^ | October 9, 2012 | Dennis Byrne

Posted on 10/12/2012 11:30:58 PM PDT by neverdem

Watching liberals unravel after last week's presidential debate has been almost as entertaining as witnessing the thumping that Republican candidate Mitt Romney applied to the Democratic incumbent Barack Obama.

Spinning into orbit, liberals have concocted every known excuse for the trouncing: Obama was out of practice; he expected a different Romney to show up; he experienced incumbents' "opening debate syndrome" (that's a new one); he tried to look too presidential and above the fray; he inexplicably failed to exploit Romney's fallibilities (e.g. his reference to the 47 percent of Americans who don't pay federal income tax). And so on.

Most amusing was Al Gore's explanation that Obama choked because the debate was in Denver, the Mile High City. Being an expert on global warming, Gore probably knows what he is talking about when it comes to being lightheaded in thin air.

At least no one blamed former President George W. Bush for Obama's dismal performance. At least no one that I know of.

The explanations are all a function of today's popular liberal narrative: Romney didn't win the debate; Obama lost it. It's a way of minimizing Romney's victory. It's like saying the Cubs lost 100 games because they're terrible, rather than conceding that the opposition just may have been better. It's a difference without meaning.

Romney won because of what I would call the Karate Kid factor. Watching the interaction between Romney and Obama was like watching karate master Mr. Miyagi explaining the realities of life to the kid, Daniel LaRusso. Wipe on, wipe off. Romney clearly was the mentor, Obama was a sheepish protege who was being delivered a lesson. Sitting there if not in silence, in confusion and without a clear, intelligent, unrehearsed response.

It shows Obama's fatal flaw is not just...

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: obama; romney

1 posted on 10/12/2012 11:31:05 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

Godd aricle, whaft I could read of it. Went to link to finish and have to sign up to read it. Too much bother. What are they thinking?


2 posted on 10/13/2012 12:08:39 AM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: neverdem

Look, Clint Eastwood nailed Obama and Biden at the RNC. Obama is an empty chair at briefings and average intellect at best. Biden is the crazy Uncle who drops his teeth in the water glass at Thanksgiving dinner and laughs his ass off at it. Eastwood had it absolutely on point. Not bad for an 80 year old guy. Still sharp as a tack.


3 posted on 10/13/2012 12:21:48 AM PDT by jwalsh07
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Biden is the crazy Uncle who drops his teeth in the water glass at Thanksgiving dinner and laughs his ass off at it

Laughing at such a time would be too normal a thing for a guy like Biden. He would more likely get pissed and throw the glass at the wall, then laugh.

4 posted on 10/13/2012 4:00:44 AM 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: gunsequalfreedom
Went to link to finish and have to sign up to read it

You might want to try it again. I had no such problem. Plus, I was surprised a Chicago paper would allow this to be published about the "Anointed Won".

5 posted on 10/13/2012 5:55:55 AM PDT by radioone ( Main Stream Media. The Government built that.)
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