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In second debate, Obama faces challenges on key issues
Reuters ^ | October 14, 2012 | By John Whitesides

Posted on 10/14/2012 4:06:30 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

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.

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.

On Sunday, Reuters/Ipsos surveys of likely voters indicated Romney had closed the gap or overtaken Obama in the past two weeks on a range of issues - from who would be better at creating jobs to dealing with taxes and Iran's nuclear ambitions.

Although the U.S. unemployment rate dipped below 8 percent last month for the first time since Obama took office in January 2009, Romney now leads the incumbent by 42.5 percent to 39.2 percent among likely voters on the question of who would be better at creating jobs. That reverses a lead of almost 6 points for Obama on that issue on September 30, before the first debate.

The pressure is now on Obama.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: debate; election2012; failure; socialism
The Kenyan has nothing to run on except failure.
1 posted on 10/14/2012 4:06:36 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

ah..ah...ah..I..I...err...ah...ah....

10/17/12..Romney up by 6


2 posted on 10/14/2012 4:09:06 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Obozo, is like the guy that is driving his car down the road with the fuel minder light on daring the car to run out of gas.


3 posted on 10/14/2012 4:10:54 PM PDT by teletech (Say NO to RINOS!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The Mass Media is going to pull out all the stops to save Obama. I know they are just waiting to write “Obama the come back kid” stories for the next two weeks


4 posted on 10/14/2012 4:11:31 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Video of the 2008 town hall debate.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkBqLBsu-o4

‘Obama: “Well, look, I understand your frustration and your cynicism, because while you’ve been carrying out your responsibilities — most of the people here, you’ve got a family budget. If less money is coming in, you end up making cuts. Maybe you don’t go out to dinner as much. Maybe you put off buying a new car.
That’s not what happens in Washington. And you’re right. There is a lot of blame to go around.
But I think it’s important just to remember a little bit of history. When George Bush came into office, we had surpluses. And now we have half-a-trillion-dollar deficit annually.
When George Bush came into office, our debt — national debt was around $5 trillion. It’s now over $10 trillion. We’ve almost doubled it.
And so while it’s true that nobody’s completely innocent here, we have had over the last eight years the biggest increases in deficit spending and national debt in our history. “ ‘

He knows Romney will just fill in the new higher numbers and cite him.


5 posted on 10/14/2012 4:12:01 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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dupe
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2944809/posts


6 posted on 10/14/2012 4:19:26 PM PDT by WVKayaker (I'm more than happy to be Obama's "enemy of the week" - Sarah Palin)
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