Skip to comments.Romney’s Final Debate Prep 3 must-mention points may be the difference between a win and a mandate.
Posted on 10/21/2012 7:23:58 PM PDT by Snuph
Mitt Romneys self-confident and commanding performance combined with Barack Obamas virtual no-show at the first presidential debate turned around the race for the White House more than any other debate in the 52-year history of these exercises.
In the second debate, the former Massachusetts governor held his own and then some on substance against two opponents Obama and self-disgracing moderator Candy Crowley while delivering devastating indictments of Obamas stewardship. Team Obama has not stopped the bleeding.
But as well as he did in the first two presidential debates, Romney missed several clear opportunities to make three crucial points. He has only one more chance to make them. If he does, he could turn what is beginning to look like a victory into a mandate.
Perhaps Romney has failed to assert the three important items which follow because he and his advisers have fallen into the everybody knows these things trap. Most people dont know them.
The first: the government, with Obamas eager acquiescence and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid serving as gatekeeper, has not passed a budget since April 9, 2009, over three and one-half years ago.
Its bad enough that this situation has been a major factor in locking in trillion-dollar deficits for four consecutive years. Whats worse is that it has fostered an unaccountable and all too often lawless anything goes environment throughout the government. The latest example: Health and Human Services Secretary Secretary Kathleen Sebelius transparent attempt to avoid hitting Medicare Advantage participants with steep pre-election, Obamacare-driven premium hikes and benefit reductions by creating an $8.3 billion demonstration project which the Government Accountability Office has said cant possibly demonstrate anything. In laymans terms, its a slush fund whose sole purpose is to protect Obamas standing with seniors until after the votes are counted.
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Perhaps Romney’s best strategy would be to focus on what HE would’ve done (Benghazi, etc,) and WILL do instead of the tediousness of picking 0bama apart. Romney doesn’t excel in the latter, but does the former.
He just needs to stay steady at the helm. I thought he came dangerously close to anger or an aggressive stance last debate. I do think that’s what they’re shooting for.
Here’s a zinger: I am not compromised like you are Mr. Obama, my campaign does not willing take donations from foreign countries like yours does!
Here is what Romney should say:
So far, Mister President, we have heard you talk all about the letter ‘B’. Big Bird, Binders, and Bain. Would you mind if we added Benghazi to this episode?