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Obama camp tips hand on debate, hints president will attack Romney on Bain
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Posted on 10/14/2012 6:58:56 AM PDT by Blue Turtle

As President Obama began to hunker down at a plush resort here for three full days of debate prep, his campaign team signaled the incumbent may steal a page from Vice President Joe Biden and show a more aggressive tone in Tuesday's second face-to-face showdown with Republican Mitt Romney. "Gov. Romney has been making pitches all of his life and he knows how to say what people want to hear whether that was during his time at Bain or during the dozens of town halls he did during the primary," said Obama campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Saturday.

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1 posted on 10/14/2012 6:59:04 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: Blue Turtle

Rehashing old attacks. They are running out of ammo.


2 posted on 10/14/2012 7:01:49 AM PDT by goodolemr
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To: Blue Turtle

The Romney counter attack will get under Obma’s skin and he will blow it big time.


3 posted on 10/14/2012 7:02:00 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: Blue Turtle

obama has been doing things he can’t/won’t talk about all his life.............


4 posted on 10/14/2012 7:03:05 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Blue Turtle

Yes. This line of attack should take Romney by surprise!


5 posted on 10/14/2012 7:03:31 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: Blue Turtle

As the T shirt says. “Apparently, Obama thinks Americans are more concerned with what Mitt Romney does with his money than they are concerned with what Obama does with their money.”


6 posted on 10/14/2012 7:03:44 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Blue Turtle

Another day without discussing the economy, the debt and the fed is a WIN for obama.


7 posted on 10/14/2012 7:03:44 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: Blue Turtle
I hope to God Obama does go "there." Obama thinks he is a business King Midas and the whole time he has been a King LietoUs. Romney gets to talk about the Coal Industry, Gas Prices, Solyndra, GM, the Canada/US pipeline, the 500K jobs a month his "summer of recovery" brought us and a litany of other topics.

This will be playing into Romney's hands if Obi goes there.

8 posted on 10/14/2012 7:03:52 AM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: goodolemr

I’m paranoid. I think it’s red herring.


9 posted on 10/14/2012 7:03:52 AM PDT by madameguinot (Our Father's God to Thee, Author of Liberty)
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To: Blue Turtle

Seriously, these people see the world much differently than we do.
Carney’s view of the VP debate is amazing to me.


10 posted on 10/14/2012 7:04:20 AM PDT by kimchi lover ("I can see November from Wisconsin")
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To: bert

Obama knows he cannot be laidback.
Obama will go in with the intention of being aggressive.

If Romney can get under his skin — and I bet he can — I think Obama might lose it in an effort to be aggressive and strong. He’ll overplay his hand and really turn people off.


11 posted on 10/14/2012 7:05:44 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (ua)
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To: Blue Turtle

Mitt needs to come back with numbers. Such as: At Bain I generated 12 billion for the economy, on which I paid so much in taxes. I employed this many people who were then able to contribute to the overall economy and paid so much in employment taxes and federal taxes. They bought homes and cars and clothes and that money created jobs too.

As short and sweet as possible.


12 posted on 10/14/2012 7:05:51 AM PDT by tiki
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To: bert

Someone emailed a photo of a billboard comparing Romney/Bain with Obama.

The left column:

Bain Capital invested PRIVATE money in:
AMC Entertainment
Burger King
Burlington Coat Factory
Clear Channel Communications
Dominos Pizza
Dunkin’ Donuts
Guitar Center
Sports Authority
Staples
Toys ‘R’ Us
Warner Music Group

The middle column:
Obama invested TAXPAYER money in:
Solyndra – BANKRUPT
Enter 1 - BANKRUPT
Beacon Power - BANKRUPT
Abound Solar - BANKRUPT
Amonix Solar - BANKRUPT
Spectra Watt - BANKRUPT
Eastern Energy - BANKRUPT
General Motors - FAILING

All of these companies’ founders were Obama campaign contributors

The bottom column:
Think about it… Do you want a businessman who has generated billions and provided jobs to thousands of people

or

A President who has wasted trillions of your money to put cash in friends’ pockets and put employees out of work?


13 posted on 10/14/2012 7:06:25 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: Blue Turtle

Romney should respond that he actually ran a successful business and been an executive unlike the community organizer.


14 posted on 10/14/2012 7:06:33 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Blue Turtle

15 posted on 10/14/2012 7:07:11 AM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: Blue Turtle

Probably will focus on the fact that Romney engaged in business to make a profit.

And, he did.

Profit.

The horror....the horror...


16 posted on 10/14/2012 7:07:35 AM PDT by Paisan
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To: Blue Turtle

Obama never mentioned Bain in the first debate. That was big of him.

Well here’s something Romney never mentioned: Fast and Furious


17 posted on 10/14/2012 7:07:35 AM PDT by samtheman (Obama. Mugabe. Chavez. (Obamugavez))
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To: Blue Turtle

Obama is out of ammo .... now he’s trying to shoot with spent shells. He’s a dud.


18 posted on 10/14/2012 7:09:00 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: Blue Turtle
Bring it on.

Romney will have no problem contrasting his record at Bain with Obama's record as Pres..ent.

19 posted on 10/14/2012 7:09:50 AM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: Blue Turtle

“That man...in the last debate? That was not the real Mitt Romney. Now excuse me while I go figure out what kind of Obama needs to show up for the next debate. I’ve only got a few days left to practice.”


20 posted on 10/14/2012 7:10:13 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom (Obama will fight for Big Bird with one hand and flip the bird to America with the other.)
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To: Blue Turtle

Seriously, these people see the world much differently than we do.
Carney’s view of the VP debate is amazing to me.


21 posted on 10/14/2012 7:10:35 AM PDT by kimchi lover ("I can see November from Wisconsin")
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To: Blue Turtle

Don’t think very many people really care about Bain. Just brush it off and stick him.


22 posted on 10/14/2012 7:12:06 AM PDT by Tuanedge (Warriors victorious in a hundred battles, flee when a tiger enters their tent.)
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To: Blue Turtle
"....he knows how to say what people want to hear..."

So says Mr. Hope and Change.

23 posted on 10/14/2012 7:12:09 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Blue Turtle

This will be different from the millions barry spent on this issue already?(lol). Now Romney has a chance to talk to America about it without the media filter


24 posted on 10/14/2012 7:12:17 AM PDT by italianquaker (The 47 pct need to pay their fair share)
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To: Blue Turtle

“Obama camp tips hand on debate, hints president will attack Romney on Bain”

In other words, they will once again hardly touch the subject. It’s just meant to be a distraction to disrupt Romney’s preparation.


25 posted on 10/14/2012 7:12:20 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: Blue Turtle

Romney will do very well IF Candy Crowley lets him talk. Obozo will interrupt Romney all the time and Crowley will let him do it. They will tag-team Romney just like Radditz and Biteme did to Ryan. I missed the first hour of the VP debate but listened to the last half hour on the radio. I was shocked at the laughing, the interrupting (by both Biteme and Radditz), and the way Radditz challenged Ryan on his points but never challenged Biteme. Romney is a good debater. I hope he is able to get his points across and be given the time to refute Obozo’s lies. PS-I hope Crowley is more concerned about appearing unbiased than Radditz was.


26 posted on 10/14/2012 7:14:22 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: Blue Turtle

27 posted on 10/14/2012 7:14:32 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Blue Turtle
Bring it on!

Just watched this Video: Bain vs Solyndra: FACT vs FICTION.

This week's top conservative ads

28 posted on 10/14/2012 7:15:30 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: Blue Turtle

This was posted on another FReeper thread this morning.

http://www.soopermexican.com/2012/10/14/obama-owns-shares-of-sensata-personally-benefits-by-outsourcing-jobs-to-china/


29 posted on 10/14/2012 7:15:51 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Blue Turtle
This is a town-hall Q & A debate. Audience member asks a question, each candidate has 2 minutes to answer with no interruptions from other candidate. If Obama spends all his time talking about Bain instead of answering questions, better for Romney.
30 posted on 10/14/2012 7:16:23 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: Blue Turtle

Why the hell does Barry have to be at a “plush resort” to prepare for the debate? The White House isn’t plush enough for his taste?


31 posted on 10/14/2012 7:16:37 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (If Obama is an empty chair, then Biden is the whoopee cushion.)
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To: Blue Turtle

“MISTER Obama...or whatever your real name is...are you willing to submit to an independent lie detector examination to prove you are NOT an agent of a foreign power on a mission to destroy this country?”


32 posted on 10/14/2012 7:16:37 AM PDT by Tuanedge (Warriors victorious in a hundred battles, flee when a tiger enters their tent.)
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To: BlueStateRightist

lol I know, right?

And in a townhall style debate I don’t think it will play well.


33 posted on 10/14/2012 7:17:49 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: Brandonmark

Agree. Lucky Romney is a Boy Scout. I wonder what they will put forth next about his history. Could it be as bad as participating on a high school hazing? Maybe Romney can find a way to bring up the Born Alive Infant Protection Act that Obama voted against 3 times when he was an Illinois State Senator. Now THAT is unconscionable!


34 posted on 10/14/2012 7:20:17 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: Blue Turtle

The attacks on Bain are so easily refuted it’s not even funny.

“Yes, I had to make a tough decision to let go of some people. It’s not something I take lightly. I did it so that the rest of the company - the rest of the employees - would still have jobs in the morning. It’s a difficult thing to make those calls but the companies Bain took over were failing. We invested our own money to try and save them. In the end, I believe it was better for Bain to make those investments which resulted in a majority of people to keeping their jobs than for Bain to have remained uninvolved and watch everyone to lose them.”


35 posted on 10/14/2012 7:20:23 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (The Left blaming Jim Lehrer for the debate is like blaming Liencoln's assassination on the play.i of)
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To: madameguinot
MI’m paranoid. I think it’s red herring.

It doesn't matter. I'm sure Romney is prepared for anything that is thrown at him by this dunce in the Whitehouse.
36 posted on 10/14/2012 7:20:47 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature

I think Romney should take any mention of his time at Bain and use it to explain how his true expertise is in FIXING THINGS. He can back that up with the Olympics and anything from his time in Mass. that fits in.

That’s how I would frame it, anyway.

And he seems to have a sharp mind for facts & figures, so I’m sure he could reel off example after example.

And if anyone should raise off-shore bank accounts and/or tax returns I hope he will not hesitate to point out things like: Harry Reid has NEVER released his tax returns, Nancy Pelosi banks in the Caymans, etc. I don’t know what of these might apply to Obama, but there’s always the sealed college records - which I’ve always thought was just stupid, stupid enough to look suspicious.


37 posted on 10/14/2012 7:21:54 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: Blue Turtle

All Romney has to do is turn to the camera after Øbama has attacked him on Bain and say...”Folks, this is exactly why America’s economy is failing because we have a President who constantly attacks successful businesses in the name of some failed political ideology.”


38 posted on 10/14/2012 7:21:53 AM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: snarkytart

Mitt will control Candy


39 posted on 10/14/2012 7:22:56 AM PDT by scooby321 (AMS)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Pretty sure you nailed it right there!


40 posted on 10/14/2012 7:23:04 AM PDT by panaxanax
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To: madameguinot

I agree it is probably a ruse. Romney spent countless previous debate minutes defending Bain. He can counter that pointless charge in his sleep.


41 posted on 10/14/2012 7:23:45 AM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: Blue Turtle

wow attacking Romney for making jobs ...thats good


42 posted on 10/14/2012 7:23:45 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: Blue Turtle

Romney: “even though the events the POTUS is trying to blame me for happened after I no longer called the shots, the President’s policies are directly responsible for the death of four Americans and all he can do is just blame anything and anyone else. The future does not belong to those who blame others.”


43 posted on 10/14/2012 7:24:40 AM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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To: originalbuckeye

It would not serve Obama to be like Biden at a townhall style debate, because most of the questions are coming from the audience and if you ask a question I assume you want both men to answer and not one answer then constantly interrupt the other. It’s not a good look. You have to be assertive without being as asshole.


44 posted on 10/14/2012 7:24:41 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: All
Obama gets ready for 2nd debate----debate advisor approves Obama's outfit.

"I'll be great in this outfit----praise Allah we dumped
the debate advisor who told me to be 'polite' to Romney."

45 posted on 10/14/2012 7:24:55 AM PDT by Liz ("Come quickly, I'm tasting the stars." Dom Perignon)
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To: samtheman

You know I always wonder if there is some kind of under the table agreement among POTUS debaters on what is off limits.


46 posted on 10/14/2012 7:26:13 AM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: originalbuckeye

Oh, please bring up Bain Capital.

http://www.factcheck.org/2012/07/bain-still-no-evidence/

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204879004577108500491449164.html


47 posted on 10/14/2012 7:26:18 AM PDT by ibytoohi (What the hell has happened to my country?)
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To: originalbuckeye

I don’t think that it will ever come to having Candy LET Romney talk.

He will take command of the debate immediately and call her out, in a very gentlemanly way,when she tries to cut him off, or doesn’t allow him to finish his response.

Ryan, on the other hand let Joe be Joe in all of his glory, and showed America who should be a heartbeat away from the presidency.

America wants to see a take charge guy, not someone who bows and is ineffectual.Romney knows this and will deliver.


48 posted on 10/14/2012 7:27:55 AM PDT by COUNTrecount (What Clint Said !!!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Blue Turtle. And Romney will be ready. Reagan’s approach in one of his quite successful debates (I think it was against Mondale, a.k.a. Carter Junior) was to quietly and consistently attack in earlier debates, and (as George Will wrote at the time) “pummel with niceness” in the final debate.

Zero looked and acted awful, because he had no prompter, no crib notes, nothin’. And he got pantsed on live TV. He’ll be even worse this time around, talking out of his ass, repeating earlier slanders and libels, and get his ass handed to him. Afterward his poll numbers will slip further.


49 posted on 10/14/2012 7:29:09 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: ibytoohi

Far from “looting,” this is a vital contribution to capitalism and corporate governance. One of the persistent gripes of the left is that too many CEOs make too much money even as their companies flounder. Private-equity firms target such companies or subsidiaries, replace their management, and try to unlock the underlying value in the enterprise.

Private equity helps to promote dynamic capitalism that creates wealth, rather than dinosaur capitalism of the kind that prevails in Europe and futilely tries to prevent failure. Sometimes this means closing parts of the company and laying off employees, but the overriding goal is to create value, not destroy it.


50 posted on 10/14/2012 7:29:30 AM PDT by ibytoohi (What the hell has happened to my country?)
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