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York: Obama-Romney II: Prez needs to win by knockout
Washington Examiner ^ | 10/15/12 | byron york

Posted on 10/15/2012 6:27:53 PM PDT by cdchik123

Judging by word coming from the Obama campaign, Tuesday night's second presidential debate at Hofstra University could be the greatest do-over in history. The president has been scrutinizing Mitt Romney's every word from the first debate in Denver, and now, nearly two weeks later, he has his answers ready to go.

Early Monday morning, on the eve of Debate Two, Obama campaign manager Jim Messina sent out a long memo to reporters headlined "The Real Romney, Translated." The memo focused on nine statements Romney made during the first debate, plus a few from running mate Paul Ryan in the vice presidential debate. After each statement, Messina offered "translations" explaining what the GOP candidates really meant.

For example, quoting Romney's vow that he "will not, under any circumstances, raise taxes on middle-income families," Messina made the case that Romney will simply have to do so to pay for his tax-cut proposal. Quoting Romney's promise to "bring people together and get the job done," Messina argued Romney never did that as governor of Massachusetts. And quoting Romney's statement that "I love great schools," Messina attacked Romney's education proposals.

The memo was, in other words, a 2,800-word manifesto of what Barack Obama should have said at the first debate.

Besides his coulda-woulda-shoulda strategy, the president also plans, apparently, to attack Romney for appearing moderate at the first debate. "Mitt Romney will say and do anything, regardless of whether it's true, to become president," Obama campaign spokesman Jen Psaki told reporters Monday morning. "And no doubt over the last couple of days while he's been practicing and preparing for the debate, he spent time memorizing deceptions and ways to hide from his 'severely conservative' positions." The president, Psaki said, will call Romney on it.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012debates; bho2012; byronyork; debates
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1 posted on 10/15/2012 6:27:56 PM PDT by cdchik123
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To: cdchik123

Risky strategy, IMHO.

Going nuclear on Mitt risks retaliation in kind.

And I know in my dead certain gut that if Obama reaches for a nuke, Mitt has a bigger one.


2 posted on 10/15/2012 6:32:35 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: Ronin

Obama is confused, and they want to make it more complicated?


3 posted on 10/15/2012 6:35:37 PM PDT by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: cdchik123

“And no doubt over the last couple of days while Obama’s been practicing and preparing for the debate, he spent time memorizing deceptions and ways to hide from his ‘severely Liberal’ positions.” “Romney, Psaki said, will call
Obama on it”.

There fixed it.


4 posted on 10/15/2012 6:41:13 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Ronin

I hate to say it, but I think if 0bama pulls that street punk sh*t I would be surprised if Romney retaliated.


5 posted on 10/15/2012 6:41:41 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Get that evil, foreign, muslim, usurping, gay commie bastard out of MY White House!" FUBO!)
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To: Big Horn

“Obama is confused, and they want to make it more complicated?”

My reaction too....he has so much stuffed into his head as to what he is supposed to say to counter something that he will not be able to process it and freeze? I’ve seen it a few times, and have even experienced it myself.


6 posted on 10/15/2012 6:42:42 PM PDT by kevslisababy
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To: Ronin

“Risky strategy, IMHO.”

It sure is.

And the Dems would have to be colossally stupid to think Mitt doesn’t have answers for the charges they might hit him with.
Mitt’s preparing too — he’s not just going to show up and hope for the best.

Also, you’re answering town hall questions here. It’s tough to vociferously attack your opponent when you’re supposed to be talking to the person who asked the question. How much are Romney and Obama actually going to talk directly TO each other? My guess is not much, just because of the format. Ignoring the questioner and talking to your opponent instead makes you look bad. The format is going to automatically blunt the effecta of some attacks anyway.


7 posted on 10/15/2012 6:44:47 PM PDT by Kingosaurus
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To: cdchik123
I expect some overreaching. Obama could have a good strategy if his flunkies thought about it for a bit, but this ain't it. These guys may have parsed through reams of transcript to isolate inconsistencies they will then call lies, but the average listener will not know what is true and what isn't, and mostly won't follow Obama's poorly articulated arguments. Scoring miniscule pundit points won't win this election in ninety minutes, especially as an alert and rational Romney is calmly batting them away.
8 posted on 10/15/2012 6:50:31 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: cdchik123

Mitt needs to laugh loudly and appropriately unlike the grinning baboon.


9 posted on 10/15/2012 6:53:56 PM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: cdchik123
.. knockout


LMAØ

10 posted on 10/15/2012 6:54:21 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: cdchik123

Will they unleash the angry black man?


11 posted on 10/15/2012 7:01:14 PM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: tomkat

R&R are 2-0 in the debates. They have a strategy and a brilliant preparation team and process. I just read the article on how Ryan and Olsen practiced for a week for Biden’s over the top mannerisms. I suspect they have several scenarios planned, not knowing how Obama will go about things.

I am very confident. The race has had the first major shift and it is R&R’s direction.


12 posted on 10/15/2012 7:01:29 PM PDT by gswilder
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To: Big Horn

LoL, that is exactly right.

That boy is in way over his head as it is, stop pouring water into the pool.


13 posted on 10/15/2012 7:03:52 PM PDT by arrogantsob (The Disaster MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: The Sons of Liberty
Romney will hit back hard!
14 posted on 10/15/2012 7:04:46 PM PDT by Morris70
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To: cdchik123
Romney should just slip every Bammy gaffe from the last 5 years or so into his debate answers. "Corpseman", "57 states", etc. Don't point them out, just say them in context of an answer.

And see how the dumbass responds.

15 posted on 10/15/2012 7:07:40 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Dumb or Dumber? Biden or Obama?)
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To: Kingosaurus

Good points and in that format Romney has the advantage. He LOOKS secure whereas The Disaster looks like a shifty crook.

When people ask themselves which one do I believe? It ain’t going to be Shifty.


16 posted on 10/15/2012 7:08:00 PM PDT by arrogantsob (The Disaster MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: cdchik123

“Mr. President, please stop putting words in my mouth — perhaps you should take some etiquette lessons from your vice president.”


17 posted on 10/15/2012 7:08:14 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (ua)
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To: gswilder
It'll be sissy bøy gets 'his' treasonous clock cleaned, pt II

What will be a surprise is if FR doesn't grind itself to another relative standstill   :-\

18 posted on 10/15/2012 7:09:11 PM PDT by tomkat
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he already won, there is no reason to even debate, the media just needs to report what the regime wants..


19 posted on 10/15/2012 7:09:26 PM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: cdchik123

byron loves him some obamafag.

LLS


20 posted on 10/15/2012 7:09:37 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (OUR GOVERNMENT AND PRESS ARE NO LONGER TRUSTWORTHY OR DESERVING OF RESPECT!)
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