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Mitt's Missed Moment
Debate | October 17, 2012 | None

Posted on 10/16/2012 10:42:44 PM PDT by Jess Kitting

In tonight's debate, Mitt Romney missed a great opportunity to zing Mr. Obama.

Here's the line Obama used, and what Romney could have said (and still can in follow-up speeches, if he chooses to use it):

Obama: We have to dig ourselves out of the recession.

What Romney can say to that is: Mr. President, when you are in a hole and you keep digging, the hole doesn't get smaller; it gets bigger!

Isn't that what you have been doing for the last four years, Mr. President, digging the hole of debt deeper and deeper?

Where I come from, when you're in a deep hole, you stop digging! Mr. President, your policies are digging us so deep into debt that we may never get out of the hole.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012debates; debate; vanity

1 posted on 10/16/2012 10:42:48 PM PDT by Jess Kitting
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To: Jess Kitting

He should have said “the jerk store called and they’re running out of you!”.


2 posted on 10/16/2012 10:45:30 PM PDT by mindburglar (I'm not "The Man" anymore. Stick it to someone else.)
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To: mindburglar

Sounds like kids... “I know you are but what am I”..... Romney did just fine.


3 posted on 10/16/2012 10:48:43 PM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: Jess Kitting

We don’t need your Monday morning quarterbacking. We could all point to things Romney could have said but didn’t. What good does it do now? Is he going to go out tomorrow, like Obama, and say “Well I could have said this.....”?

Waste of bandwidth thread.


4 posted on 10/16/2012 10:51:59 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: Jess Kitting

Hold it. . let me get this down. . .ok. . .first Obama says, we are digging a hole. .and then. . .let’s see. . then Romney says. . you see when you dig a hole. . it only gets bigger and then you have to throw the dirt in the yard, which means you go lower and then there is a mound in the yard. . .this is great stuff. . keep it coming!!


5 posted on 10/16/2012 10:56:17 PM PDT by McBuff
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To: Jess Kitting

I’m glad Romney finally hammered Obama over the bankrupting of GM. I wish he had mentioned how the non-union members of Delphi got screwed out of their pensions.


6 posted on 10/16/2012 10:57:01 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: mindburglar

Sounds like kids... “I know you are but what am I”..... Romney did just fine.


7 posted on 10/16/2012 10:58:04 PM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: Jess Kitting

Sorry but that sounds immature and un-presidential. Romney acted presidential, civil, and knowledgeable on all issues, especially economy.


8 posted on 10/16/2012 10:59:12 PM PDT by entropy12 (Romney/Ryan 2012... Send Obama back to Chicago/Hawaii/Kenya/Indonesia wherever)
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To: McBuff

Is that the hole analogy?


9 posted on 10/16/2012 11:03:09 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Jess Kitting

Here are other missed come backs:

The more I think of you, the less I think of you.

If you stop telling lies about me, I’ll stop telling the truth about you.

I’m not going to get into a battle of wits with you; I never attack anyone who’s unarmed.

Some people bring happiness wherever they go; you bring happiness whenever you go.

I wish your parents had never met.

Was the ground cold when you crawled out this morning?

There’s enough people in this world who hate you, without you working so hard to get another one.

I don’t know what makes you so screwed up, but whatever it is, it works.

You do serve at least one useful purpose in life, as a horrible example.

It’s too bad stupidity isn’t painful.

Don’t say things like that; it just makes you sound stupid. In fact, don’t talk at all. It just makes you sound stupid.

I would probably find you more interesting had I studied psychology.

You’re a person of rare intelligence; it’s rare when you show any.

Hey, I’m sorry, I’m not being rude; it’s just that you don’t matter.

Why do you have to be that way, you seemed normal until I got to know you?

So tell me, as an outsider, what do you think of the human race?

I notice that you never let an idea interrupt the flow of your conversation.

Don’t try so hard, I couldn’t like you any less.

You’re having delusions of competence.


10 posted on 10/16/2012 11:04:07 PM PDT by garjog (We do not want another four more years of the last four years.)
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To: Jess Kitting

There were several times when Romney should have punched Obama in the face, but he didn’t. :-)


11 posted on 10/16/2012 11:04:20 PM PDT by Rightwing Conspiratr1
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To: entropy12
According to the Luntz focus group the majority said Obama was aggressive and confrontational and they did not like that and they said Romney was sincere and Presidential.
Obama acted like the dick that he is a mini me to the crude union bosses and that does not play well except to Obamas commie base.
12 posted on 10/16/2012 11:04:47 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Jess Kitting

Romney did just fine. Obama as usual was only trying to make his appearance important.


13 posted on 10/16/2012 11:05:20 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Jess Kitting

Chrissy Tingle Legs said the women won’t like Romney interupting obama. I swear that’s what he said. It’s amazing how their bias affects their thinking.


14 posted on 10/16/2012 11:08:20 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: Jess Kitting

He should have said “Shut your gob, you tit!”.


15 posted on 10/16/2012 11:08:56 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Semper Fi)
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To: funfan

That’s interesting. I predicted that he might come off that way but I didn’t get that impression myself from watching it. I guess I expected him to be an even bigger dick than he was. lol


16 posted on 10/16/2012 11:10:28 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Jess Kitting

whew. Glad you weren’t paid for this tidbit.

Romney did miss a few opportunities but overall I think he did well.

In the morning when the fact checking is done Romney will not be found lacking. Oblahblah on the other hand told some verifiable whoppers. From Libya to oil production the lies just kept on coming. He has give the sword that will cut off his political future to his opponent tonight. The building Romney TIDAL WAVE of support will continue to rise.

From here on out when you speak of Romney remember he is the next POTUS.Finally our long national nightmare that is Obama/Biden is about to end and the grownups are returning to the Peoples House.


17 posted on 10/16/2012 11:12:41 PM PDT by ping jockey (Candy Crowley IS A DUMBASS)
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To: ping jockey

I’ve come to the conclusion that the GOPe selected Romney because he’s as clean as a Mormon Temple and filthy rich. That means the Chi-town mob can’t kick him around or blackmail him and they can’t buy him off.


18 posted on 10/16/2012 11:18:44 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: Jess Kitting

Don’t quit your day job.


19 posted on 10/16/2012 11:22:56 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Jess Kitting
And we're suppose to support this "Establishment Republican" ?
What an idiot!
He missed so many chances to cut the ILLEGAL ALIEN IN CHIEF to pieces. He's pathetic !
And he agreed to accept these rules and these liberal moderators because he's got no guts!
We deserve to lose, with candidates this bad.
20 posted on 10/16/2012 11:28:50 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple. Fight ... or Die !)
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To: P-Marlowe

Hey, yeah Romney didn’t say everything he could have, but it’s important to not use up all the attacks/criticisms in one debate, keep it going for whatever is left.


21 posted on 10/16/2012 11:33:56 PM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: Terry Mross

Don’t forget he’s simply a juggernaut: he in pretty much undated by media insults.


22 posted on 10/16/2012 11:37:22 PM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: Yosemitest
R did fine. Plus there's this little gem hanging out there (quoting from another FReeper):

"The question that cannot be ignored for the next debate will be... Why did they continue to use the red herring about the video if they knew it was an act of terrorism the next day?"

I don't see a way around that for O. He's hosed either way.

23 posted on 10/16/2012 11:48:33 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Yosemitest

You ‘re a real piece of work, Yosemitest.
Here’s what I wanted to see: Obama calls that rascally Romney a “capitalist establishment GOP” and so forth and so on, and Romney retorts, “Well, I’m rubber and you’re glue, whatever you say bounces off me and sticks to you!”
So Zero replies, “Grow up!” And Mitt fires back, “I don’t grow up—I throw up, and your mother laps it up.”
This leaves Zero speechless, so Mitt clasps his hands over his head and yells, “I win!”
I can’t believe I’m pecking all this down on a Kindle. And that I could be on the testicle-chomping fish thread.
Stay cool, goodnight and go Mitt, you wild and crazy Mormon you!


24 posted on 10/16/2012 11:55:03 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Ken H
I don't share your confidence.

On another thread, WhiskeyX's analysis is very good on
RUSH: Santorum Was Right About Romneycare
Read this article.


The "Republican Establishment's" hatred for conservatives is well known.
Jon Bershad wrote about Rush's analysis of their PANIC.


How many times has the "Republican Establishment" treated us to one lecture after the other on the need for “compromise” and “patience.”?
After we elect and RE-elect the "Republican Establishment", they conduct themselves with none of the confidence and enthusiasm with which they expressed themselves on the campaign trail.
It may be worth it for the GOP to lose some elections - if it means that conservatives—and the country—will ultimately win.

If we didn’t know it before, WE ... the Tea Partiers, now knows that accepting short-term loss in exchange for long-term gain is the essence of compromise, the essence of politics.

Ironically, we can thank the "Republican Establishment" for impressing this so indelibly upon us!!!
I'm fresh out of "patience", and I'm not in the mood for "compromise".
"COMPROMISE" to me is a dirty word.
Let the RINO's compromise their values, with the conservatives, for a change.

My dislike for the Democratic Party is second to none.
But my ... LOATHING ... for the "Establishment Republicans" ... is even stronger!
The "Establishment Republicans" can go to hell!

25 posted on 10/17/2012 12:03:22 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple. Fight ... or Die !)
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To: tumblindice
I like your verse, but I question your logic.
Mitt was very milk toast, at best, and way too mild.
He's just another RINO !
26 posted on 10/17/2012 12:14:18 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple. Fight ... or Die !)
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To: Yosemitest

Your democrat talking points don’t fool anyone

I think you are a democrat


27 posted on 10/17/2012 12:14:54 AM PDT by rurgan (Sunset all laws at 4 years.China is destroying U.S. ability to manufacture,makes everything)
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To: rurgan
Not HARDLY !!!
I want a REAL Conservative !
One that makes Rush and Glenn Beck look moderate.
28 posted on 10/17/2012 12:22:48 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple. Fight ... or Die !)
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To: Yosemitest

You are campaigning for Obama, running negative ads against Romney at the height of the election when Obama needs it most. have you no shame campaigning for the most despicable, most socialistic, most evil, most liberal piece of communist crap that ever slithered out form under a rock , Obama. sure you are a democrat.


29 posted on 10/17/2012 12:39:24 AM PDT by rurgan (Sunset all laws at 4 years.China is destroying U.S. ability to manufacture,makes everything)
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To: Yosemitest
You can't handle that your narrative about Romney is falling to pieces.

He's showing to be a strong competitor against Obama with what could be the right message, the right timbre, at the right time.

30 posted on 10/17/2012 1:20:10 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Osama's dead... and so is our ambassador - Coulter.)
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To: Yosemitest
I want a REAL Conservative !

And I'm sure you couldn't find one to suit you in any office in the land. That's just your excuse to avoid responsibility for picking among flawed people putting themselves forward to actually get things done.

31 posted on 10/17/2012 1:31:25 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Osama's dead... and so is our ambassador - Coulter.)
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To: Jess Kitting

When Obama says he created 5 million jobs, I would say that is nice, but we need 23 million more.....in other words, the President’s policies need four more terms to get the job done!


32 posted on 10/17/2012 3:10:24 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: Jess Kitting

Whenever our Dear Leader begins blaming Bush, I’d like to hear Romney say, “You know Mr. President, firefighters inherit fires everyday, but they don’t throw gasoline on ‘em”.

Or

“Yes, the President inherited a mess. And he took that mess and turned it into a national nightmare.”

I believe Obama’s die has been cast. His oh-so-optimistic run in ‘08 has given way to crushing failure. We’ll know in less than three weeks.


33 posted on 10/17/2012 3:15:16 AM PDT by Kharis13 (That noise you hear is our Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: Jess Kitting

Mitt should of said, “Even your own Vice President, Joe Biden, said that the middle class has become “buried” during the last four years!”


34 posted on 10/17/2012 3:52:43 AM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: Jess Kitting
I don't understand your comment. Obama looked inept and was caught in many lies. The questions were not at all friendly to Obama and he was hurt by many. I give this 5 points Romney 2 for Obama and a tie on one. Look at Luntz’s focus group before you read what the media has to say. It was Romney's night again and this is over.
35 posted on 10/17/2012 4:13:44 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: rurgan
You couldn't be MORE WRONG if you tried!
Their "Fabian Fascist" or our LIBERAL "ESTABLISHMENT REPUBLICAN"...
What the hell is wrong with you!
36 posted on 10/18/2012 11:54:22 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple. Fight ... or Die !)
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To: newzjunkey
I'll repeat it, AGAIN !!!
NOW ... Can you get that through your brain-washed skull ???


"Establishment Republicans" lose everytime they're listened to.
They wouldn't care if they DO lose.
If they can't be in power, they don't want US in power.
It's just that simple.
It's WAR!

"Establishment Republicans" Want to Redefine the Term "Conservative"
DO CONSERVATIVES "ESTABLISHMENT REPUBLICANS" WANT TO WIN IN 2012 OR NOT?

Palin was my first choice, but she dropped out.
Bachmann became my first choice,and she dropped out.
Cain was my second choice, but he dropped out.
Now ... Newt was my second choice, but he challenged Rush.
So now ... Rick Santorum, who use to be my third choice, is now my first choice.

But Romney, ... well at least he's not as bad as McCain was.

Jack Kerwick wrote an article on May 24, 2011 titled The Tea Partier versus The Republican and he expressed some important issues that I agree with.


I'm fresh out of "patience", and I'm not in the mood for "compromise".
"COMPROMISE" to me is a dirty word.
Let the RINO's compromise their values, with the conservatives, for a change.

The "Establishment Republicans" can go to hell!
37 posted on 10/19/2012 12:08:01 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple. Fight ... or Die !)
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To: newzjunkey
I didn't see that.
All I saw in the second debate was a weak Romney, who had the chance, many times he had the chance, to hand Obama his head.
And Romney didn't have the guts to get in Obama's face and PROVE BEYOND A SHADOW OF A DOUBT that Obama is an EVIL man, and is INTENTIONALLY DESTROYING OUR COUNTRY.
Romney is a weakling, not worthy of MY vote!
Newt is who we need, and Romney can't cut it!
38 posted on 10/19/2012 12:18:37 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple. Fight ... or Die !)
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To: Yosemitest

if you do not vote for Romney to out Obama....then you are your own BBQ’s meat and you chose to do it.

wow


39 posted on 10/19/2012 12:25:20 AM PDT by advertising guy (" that lie has it's own sleep number " David Feherty PGA Championship 2012)
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To: advertising guy
You keep supporting liberalism, by voting for Romney, and you'll never have conservatism again.
Wake up!!!
40 posted on 10/19/2012 12:31:40 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple. Fight ... or Die !)
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To: Yosemitest

you are ignorant in your point and your defense of your ignorant point but you have a nice nite


41 posted on 10/19/2012 12:40:35 AM PDT by advertising guy (" that lie has it's own sleep number " David Feherty PGA Championship 2012)
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To: advertising guy
How can I have a nice night with people not defending conservatism, and supporting liberalism?
Liberalism, and Romney IS a big liberal, is destroying us!
42 posted on 10/19/2012 12:43:01 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple. Fight ... or Die !)
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To: advertising guy

My wife and I are voting for Romney, not that it matters here in California. The primaries are over and Romney is our only choice. The eeyores can vote Libertarian, Conservative, or stay home, all of which are effectively the same as giving a vote to Obama. If you want more conservative candidates, fight for them in the primaries; join the Tea Party. No one gets everything they want in any candidate. I have some issues with Romney, but he’s light years better than Obama. Get out and vote for Romney, then work to put more Tea Party candidates into Congress to help keep him pointed in the right direction.


43 posted on 10/19/2012 12:52:06 AM PDT by tony549 (Stuck in SoCal)
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To: Yosemitest

what a mess...


44 posted on 10/19/2012 1:07:25 AM PDT by UltraV (I use the term Leftist not liberal, because a true liberal would not support government censorship.)
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To: tony549

I have a history of your words in my way


45 posted on 10/19/2012 1:23:33 AM PDT by advertising guy (" that lie has it's own sleep number " David Feherty PGA Championship 2012)
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To: UltraV

Welcome to Free Republic.


46 posted on 10/19/2012 8:11:48 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple. Fight ... or Die !)
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