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George Will: Hofstra presidential debate ‘immeasurably the best’ in American history
Daily Caller ^ | 3:44 AM 10/17/2012 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 10/17/2012 3:57:18 PM PDT by Red Steel

During ABC’s wrap-up of Tuesday night’s presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Washington Post columnist George Will proclaimed that the debate was “immeasurably the best” in American history.

“[I] think there was a winner in the sense that Barack Obama not only gained ground that he lost, but he cauterized some wounds that he inflicted on himself by seeming too diffident and disengaged,” Will said. “Both men tonight, I think, tip-toed right up to the point of rudeness, but stepped back. It was a very good fight. I have seen every presidential debate in American history since the floor of Nixon and Kennedy in 1960. This was immeasurably the best.”

Like his Washington Post colleague Charles Krauthammer, Will gave the win to Obama.

“I think the president’s tactical victory was on trying to get Mitt Romney to un-ring a bell, which is very hard to do,” Will continued. “First was on self-deportation and immigration. Mitt Romney probably gained some ground with Hispanics by stressing something by which they’re very unhappy — the president’s failure to come up with immigration reform. But the self-deportation phrase that Mitt Romney used during the primary is hard to get out from under.”

Will said he was particularly impressed with the president’s timing when he jabbed Romney for his “47 percent” remarks.

“The president held his fire on the 47 percent until he had the last word in the debate,” Will said. “That is, he used it in his summation in a way that Mitt Romney could not explain or respond to. So, I think as a tactical measure tonight, the president did very well, indeed.”


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: lol
Watch Obama's poll numbers tumble after 'immeasurably the best' debate in American history, and immeasurably, Obama is going to ultimately lose the election.
1 posted on 10/17/2012 3:57:20 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

Really? Sometimes George Will says things and he sounds like he knows what he’s talking about. Other times he says stuff you picture him as a very tiny little man trying to sound big and impressive. Sort of like the Wizard of Oz. This is one of those moments for George.


2 posted on 10/17/2012 4:00:52 PM PDT by x
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To: Red Steel

There are a lot of theoretically “conservative” pundits that have been living inside the beltway for way too long.


3 posted on 10/17/2012 4:01:35 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Red Steel

George Will is a “money” slut. I have despised him for decades.

What about this, George ?

It is SOOO obvious that the Crowley “fact check” was coordinated with Obama in advance.

At: :14 Romney starts he statement about how Obama did not call the attack terrorism.

At :29 Obama smugly tells Romney to proceed.

At :38 Obama tells Crowley “Get the transcript!”

At: :39 (possibly before the word transcript even completely leaves Obama’s mouth) Crowley states “he did infact”


4 posted on 10/17/2012 4:01:47 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Red Steel

That is the reason we do not listen to quislings. Obama lost because he has a bad record and lied covering it. These dopes change no minds, Why? Because they are dopes.


5 posted on 10/17/2012 4:03:01 PM PDT by dforest
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To: x
Really? Sometimes George Will says things and he sounds like he knows what he’s talking about.

You must be an old timer to remember George Will saying anything worth reading.

6 posted on 10/17/2012 4:05:14 PM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: Red Steel

Correct me if I’m wrong, but, I haven’t heard the rest of the media report it as such...maybe because I haven’t been watching the tube today just listening to radio. I believe this is a figment of Will’s imagination!! I’m I right?


7 posted on 10/17/2012 4:05:27 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: Red Steel

Correct me if I’m wrong, but, I haven’t heard the rest of the media report it as such...maybe because I haven’t been watching the tube today just listening to radio. I believe this is a figment of Will’s imagination!! Am I right?


8 posted on 10/17/2012 4:06:25 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: elkfersupper
There are a lot of theoretically “conservative” pundits that have been living inside the beltway for way too long.

They're certainly trying to keep the bar as low as possible.
9 posted on 10/17/2012 4:06:27 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Red Steel

George has much in common with Obama, they both think they are the smartest guys in the room. To them lies told gracefully win debate points. To the hoi polloi they just brand the man telling the lie a liar. BTW, Romney is a couple of sigmas smarter than both of them which is why Romney will be the next POTUS.


10 posted on 10/17/2012 4:07:22 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: stephenjohnbanker

-— At :29 Obama smugly tells Romney to proceed. ——

That’s the tell.

He sucks at poker, too.


11 posted on 10/17/2012 4:09:52 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: Red Steel

In politics, when you are explainin, you are losing. And they are really explainin today.

The more they talk about this the more it shows they are in dire straits. Lie their way in and get caught, and lie their way out and get caught.


12 posted on 10/17/2012 4:11:11 PM PDT by crz
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To: Red Steel
George Will --- hmmmm


13 posted on 10/17/2012 4:12:38 PM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: Red Steel

Step away from the bong, George.


14 posted on 10/17/2012 4:14:18 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: InterceptPoint

The last incident of anything worth quoting from ol’ George, it was not even about politics; it was about the beautiful things that can be made from trees.....from wood, i.e., furniture, pianos, baseball bats, etc.

And El Rushbo quoted him. But the fact that it WAS relative to TREES is an indicator that it was away back when Reagan was President and the tree huggers were riled up. They seemingly only get riled when we have a Republican POTUS.


15 posted on 10/17/2012 4:15:49 PM PDT by Tucker39
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To: Red Steel

So I see Will is bucking for being Crowley’s replacement next time.


16 posted on 10/17/2012 4:16:27 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Red Steel

Mr. Will is delusional.


17 posted on 10/17/2012 4:16:53 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: RightOnline
Step away from the bong, George.

Actually, the bong would probably help George.

18 posted on 10/17/2012 4:17:52 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Red Steel
Hofstra presidential debate ‘immeasurably the best’ in American history

I guess if you ignore the fat lady, Crowley's deliberate interference, and Obambi's constant lying, and the cleaning up of the questions for Obambozo, and the interruptions of Romney, and the big fatso smiling at Obambozo after it was over . . . then I guess George Will would get a tingle up his leg.

19 posted on 10/17/2012 4:18:00 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: Red Steel

Will is actually right on this, in that be describes Obama as winning a tactical victory.

What he fails to do is talk about how it was a massive strategic defeat for Obama. His writing indicates that he’s too close to the subject matter and wrapped up in the sparring and isn’t seek g the bigger picture.


20 posted on 10/17/2012 4:20:50 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: laweeks

Obama had a Candyprompter for the debate.


21 posted on 10/17/2012 4:22:19 PM PDT by Freee-dame
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To: Red Steel

Sounds like Will is head-over-heels impressed with Obama. Did he blather on about the crease in his pants too?

Not one point of fault with Obama`s performance? Not one?


22 posted on 10/17/2012 4:24:04 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Record high turnout is our hope for sending 0bama home. Pray hard!!!)
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To: Red Steel
It doesn't really matter what George Will thinks. He has the beltway "points" mentality. Most people will respond impressionistically if at all. Let's see what the polls say, and go from there.
23 posted on 10/17/2012 4:24:29 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Red Steel
 
 
The insufferable enemedia has been doing a victory lap all day long, spewing all sorts of nonsense about a Zippy "win" - the comical part is that I haven't seen a detailed, plausible explanation as to the HOW he "won". I noticed immediately at the end of the debate the commentators were stuttering around trying to explain the debate and always fumbled their way into criticizing Romney. No reporting the news, they have to manufacture it and it's blatant. Traitors all.
 
 

24 posted on 10/17/2012 4:28:31 PM PDT by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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To: Red Steel

So how does one win a debate when almost every point is made on lies? Fast & furious AND the Libyian debacle will be brought up again at the next debate.


25 posted on 10/17/2012 4:28:31 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: elkfersupper

Even Krauthammer is a little off. It’s not a game like adding up points for jabs and soft punches. It’s who landed the biggest punches. That would have been Romney. Romney landed a huge right cross about Obama’s disastrous economy. Obama had no answer.


26 posted on 10/17/2012 4:31:51 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: Red Steel

George WIll. The NY Slimes house “conservative”. Or whatever they consider him

I consider him a vapid dooooooshbag


27 posted on 10/17/2012 4:32:56 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Red Steel

George Will...isn’t he as dead as Al Hunt???


28 posted on 10/17/2012 4:35:59 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Cyber Liberty

Will wants Gergen’s gig.


29 posted on 10/17/2012 4:38:00 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: Red Steel

Can you trust anything from someone who makes a statement like this? I realize he has been losing it over the years, but this is the icing on the cake.


30 posted on 10/17/2012 4:39:34 PM PDT by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: x

Will should stick to writing about baseball. He sometimes writes a pretty good column on that subject.


31 posted on 10/17/2012 4:43:19 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Shery
Nowadays, everything is either the best or the worst ever.

I guess Will had this notion. Maybe he tried to check it by thinking of a debate that was better. He couldn't think of one and went with his hunch.

I think it's ridiculous and he's wrong. But let's follow up with the exercise: which was the best presidential debate ever?

Maybe the problem is that people only remember the great failures. A successful debate performance doesn't really attract attention.

32 posted on 10/17/2012 4:47:15 PM PDT by x
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To: x

George Will is the worst kind of Republican, that being the culturally accepted kind.

He feels that he must go out of his way to be deferential to Dems and bad mouth conservatives, so that he will continue to get the invites and be treated as the “reasonable Republican”.

Other people just call them sell outs.


33 posted on 10/17/2012 4:47:28 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Red Steel

George, I swear to Gawd your meds aren’t working anymore.

You need to throw in the towel. Seriously, you are embarrassing yourself and I pity seeing someone who still believes his words have relevance, without realizing time has passed him by.


34 posted on 10/17/2012 4:57:04 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Red Steel
Question for ya, Georgie-boy: If something is immeasureable, how would you know if it were the best, hmmmm?

(idiot)

35 posted on 10/17/2012 4:59:56 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: Red Steel

George Will just cares about his job working for liberals and being invited to liberal parties.. and being treated as smart by liberal swags.. Which if they had any sense they wouldn’t even be liberals..

Will is not very smart.. or has many “values”..
He is the republican Eddie Haskell.. i.e. Wally’s friend..
The sneaky con man.. snake.. shill.. phoney..


36 posted on 10/17/2012 5:09:48 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: x

George has become a gasbag.


37 posted on 10/17/2012 5:36:21 PM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: Red Steel

From the same guy who shilled for John Roberts shameful
Obamacare ruling.


38 posted on 10/17/2012 5:40:07 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Ken H

I mean George Will, of course, not the author of this article.


39 posted on 10/17/2012 5:42:31 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Red Steel

This guy should be in a straight jacket. He is not a conservative... not a real man and NOT heterosexual... no way.

LLS


40 posted on 10/17/2012 5:44:37 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (OUR GOVERNMENT AND PRESS ARE NO LONGER TRUSTWORTHY OR DESERVING OF RESPECT!)
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To: elkfersupper

George Will isn’t a conservative, and never has been. He’s not a hardcore lefty by any stretch, but he is left of center.

At times his prose is admirable, and he can turn a glib phrase. But he needs to stick with “waxing elegant” about baseball.


41 posted on 10/17/2012 5:46:57 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Red Steel
George Will has been swimming with these fish:

George Will lost his to these

42 posted on 10/17/2012 6:10:23 PM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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