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In second debate,Obama faces challenges on key issues(ya think?)
reuters ^ | Oct 14, 2012 | John Whitesides

Posted on 10/14/2012 3:58:55 PM PDT by mdittmar

(Reuters) - Losing ground to Republican Mitt Romney on a host of issues, President Barack Obama faces a serious challenge to put his re-election bid back on track when the two men face off on Tuesday in their second debate.

Obama's passive performance in their first debate two weeks ago and Romney's subsequent surge have raised expectations for a more fiery encounter at New York's Hofstra University.

The Democratic president's team has been encouraged by the feisty performance of Vice President Joe Biden last week in his debate against Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan.

Now, with Romney having virtually erased Obama's lead in national polls just three weeks before the November 6 election, Obama is hoping to take advantage of the town hall-style format in Tuesday's debate to make a direct pitch to voters.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012debates
Brilliant reporting by reuters;)
1 posted on 10/14/2012 3:58:59 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

After Joey Buffoon’s laughfest the other night, I’m looking for a lot of cheap shots from Barry. Smartass stuff.


2 posted on 10/14/2012 4:00:55 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Obama "foam"?)
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To: mdittmar

“The Democratic president’s team has been encouraged by the feisty performance of Vice President Joe Biden”

Please, Obama, copy Biden. And Gore!

I cannot imagine The One laughing like a loon and constantly interrupting. I might even watch. Maybe he’ll try to invade Mitt’s personal space!


3 posted on 10/14/2012 4:02:38 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: FlingWingFlyer
I might essay this, but this is what we can expect from Obama:

1) Numerous interruptions and breaking of debate rules.

2) An attempt by Obana to overwhelm Mitt with accusations, many brand new, and all ABSOLUTELY false.

3) A return of the infamous middle finger along the jaw (the F*** YOU gesture).

4) Answering any charge made by Mitt Romney, not with an answer, but an ignoring of the question and five counter-charges.

4 posted on 10/14/2012 4:06:22 PM PDT by Lazamataz (WAAAAAAAAAHHHhhhhh.....)
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To: mdittmar

Expect a million interruptions by ZERO, exceeding his alloted time EVERY time, and calling Romney a “Honkie” everytime Romney opens his mouth!!!


5 posted on 10/14/2012 4:08:31 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: FlingWingFlyer

after interviewing rats, commies and psycho’s, biden was declared the winner of the debate, but even the psycho’s had problems with the blowhard’s antics.

sheeesh............

blessings,bobo


6 posted on 10/14/2012 4:09:54 PM PDT by bobo1
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To: Lazamataz

bttt - good list


7 posted on 10/14/2012 4:10:22 PM PDT by TEXOKIE (Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little. EdmondBurke)
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To: Lazamataz

I’ll bet you’re right. He watched Joey Buffoon get away with all of the interruptions. He’ll use the same tactic Tuesday night. Like Joey, he’ll take control of the debate as quickly as he can and the moderator won’t do anything about it. I think the “debate commission” could have done a little better job picking the moderators.


8 posted on 10/14/2012 4:22:07 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Obama "foam"?)
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To: mdittmar

"We didn't land on Plymouth Rock..."

9 posted on 10/14/2012 4:24:25 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: mdittmar

1) More good ‘ol Saul Alinsky, nothing much more.
2) Insistence that Romney has zero experience at foreign policy
3) Insistence that Romney’s ideas on foreign policy (i.e. graduated intimidation on Iran) won’t work
4) Insistence that Romney is a mass murderer like Bush.
5) Insistence that Bain Capital victimizes businesses

Obama has plenty of attacks, but Romney knows enough about himself to pretty much turn it into a question for Obama to answer. (remember how Obama wasted bailout money which he could have paid the salaries of two million teachers?)

Romney’s also not done unloading his bailout info either, prepare to hear some more of that.


10 posted on 10/14/2012 4:25:08 PM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: mdittmar
Fewer people will watch this debate than watched the VP debate. The only undecideds are people who are not going to vote. Everyone else has decided and nothing will change their mind about their choice.
11 posted on 10/14/2012 4:25:13 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: mdittmar
Since this a Townhall format, all Obama needs to do is fill the audience with liberals that will throw him squishy softball questions.

Will Romney get questions designed to make him look bad? I don't think that is possible when you contrast Romney against Obama. I believe Romney will come out on top.

12 posted on 10/14/2012 4:27:36 PM PDT by teletech (Say NO to RINOS!)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Still fun to watch,not often ya get to see a debate with a socialist.


13 posted on 10/14/2012 4:29:28 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

Kind of a stunning headline, you know? How long ago would it have automatically been “In second debate, ROMNEY faces challenges on key issues” ?


14 posted on 10/14/2012 4:32:28 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: TornadoAlley3
There will be NO undecideds asking the questions. All of them will be hand-picked and groomed by Gallup to axe "the right things."

That said, I'm pretty confident that Romney is prepared and ready for it.

15 posted on 10/14/2012 4:35:19 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: mdittmar

1365 days AFTER INAUGURATION, in the second Debate of the 2012 Election, “Obama faces challenges on key issues”...


16 posted on 10/14/2012 4:41:45 PM PDT by mikrofon (About Time?)
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To: mdittmar

             

17 posted on 10/14/2012 4:43:30 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: mdittmar

How about his HORRIBLE record on the economy?

http://confoundedinterest.wordpress.com/2012/10/14/the-stagnant-housing-recovery-and-the-slowest-economic-recovery-since-1882/


18 posted on 10/14/2012 4:50:00 PM PDT by whitedog57
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To: Morpheus2009
On foreign diplomacy. Romney is friends with Benjamin Netanyahu. And Romney speaks French which was at one time the international language of diplomacy. It would be interesting to know who was the last president that could speak French. John Quincy Adams?

Bush spoke some Spanish. Bill Clinton could “French”.

Also, from all of that “outsourcing” Romney did. That would give him plenty of international experience. /sarc

19 posted on 10/14/2012 4:51:29 PM PDT by cruise_missile (')
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To: mdittmar

Challenging questions like what is his golf handicap?


20 posted on 10/14/2012 4:54:03 PM PDT by DYngbld (I have read the back of the Book and we WIN!!!!)
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To: DBrow

We should all be Tweeting to @BarackObama things like:

@BarackObama needs to get in Mitt Romney’s face

@BarackObama needs to show the country that he is the smartest man in the room by laughing at Romney and the people in the audience asking the questions.

@BarackObama needs to do a lot of yelling


21 posted on 10/14/2012 5:00:06 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: workerbee

It’s encouraging that the left still thinks Biden did well. Obama will try some of the same and only then will he learn what the rest of the country thinks of it. It a week MSM will be complaining about teflon Romney.


22 posted on 10/14/2012 5:00:32 PM PDT by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: Lazamataz

I expect Obama to “wow” the newly un-blinded debate watchers with facts and figures about his myriad of new projects and policies he has planned for the second half of his “hard-fought” recovery. If only the obstructionist Grand Old Party will get out of the way.

These will be buoyed by well-placed people and questions, miraculously answered by Obama’s forward thinking plans.

Mitt’s questions will equally be well-placed to highlight his perceived detachment with the plight of the common man.
23 posted on 10/14/2012 5:14:34 PM PDT by John 3_19-21 (Desperation leads to curious events)
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To: tsowellfan

@BarackObama I will vote for him if he drops an F bomb on Romney

ubetcha!


24 posted on 10/14/2012 5:57:43 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: TornadoAlley3

You may be right. This debate will probably not get as many viewers like the first one.


25 posted on 10/14/2012 6:04:45 PM PDT by dforest
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To: mdittmar
In second debate,Obama faces challenges on key issues(ya think?)

Considering the audience and questions will be pre-screened...NO, I do NOT think Zer0 will be challenged.

26 posted on 10/14/2012 6:13:21 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: Roccus
Gallup will pick the "undecided" voters who will ask the quetions...and Axelrod has Gallup where he wants them.

Maybe Obama will get penetrating questions about his favorite color, what he likes for breakfast, what is his favorite animal, etc.

27 posted on 10/14/2012 7:18:50 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: mdittmar

Terrible format ...The moderator will be forwarding and commenting on questions from the sudience...


28 posted on 10/14/2012 7:27:02 PM PDT by mosesdapoet (The best way to punish a - country is let professors run it. Fredrick the Great para/p)
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To: Verginius Rufus

“Boxers or briefs?”


29 posted on 10/14/2012 7:30:43 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: mdittmar

Anyone want to speculate on what horror story about Obama Drudge is going to post tomorrow night to try and spook Obama before the debate? Like he did for Newt, Rick, Obama and Biden before...


30 posted on 10/14/2012 7:43:16 PM PDT by JediJones (ROMNEY/RYAN: TURNAROUND ARTISTS ***** OBAMA/BIDEN: BULL $HIT ARTISTS)
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To: mdittmar
Obama and his team - moderator, camera crew and production staff have this 'debate' under control.

Out of a hundred questions offered by citizens and audience and professionals, they'll chose the 6 or 7 questions they ( liberal members of the press) would have asked anyhow. The only difference is the questions will have a 'folksy' feel to them. But they'll deal with abortion - something the public puts at the bottom of their lists - but an issue dem operatives put at he top of their lists...

Which way will the moderator jump? Oh God I wish we could place bets on the MSM... after much thought and soul searching - they they they choose to help the dem. What a hoot. They could save time dropping the pretense of all that soul searching and just jump to where they always land... biased favoring dems.

31 posted on 10/14/2012 8:12:57 PM PDT by GOPJ (You only establish a feel for the line by having crossed it. - - Freeper One Name)
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