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Romney’s Final Debate Prep 3 must-mention points may be the difference between a win and a mandate.
pjmedia ^ | October 21, 2012 | TOM BLUMER

Posted on 10/21/2012 7:23:58 PM PDT by Snuph

Mitt Romney’s self-confident and commanding performance combined with Barack Obama’s 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 Obama’s 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 don’t know them.

The first: the government, with Obama’s 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.

It’s bad enough that this situation has been a major factor in locking in trillion-dollar deficits for four consecutive years. What’s 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 can’t possibly “demonstrate anything.” In layman’s terms, it’s a slush fund whose sole purpose is to protect Obama’s standing with seniors until after the votes are counted.

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1 posted on 10/21/2012 7:24:03 PM PDT by Snuph
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To: Snuph

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.


2 posted on 10/21/2012 7:32:55 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Snuph

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.


3 posted on 10/21/2012 7:39:04 PM PDT by Kenny (<p)
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To: Snuph

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!


4 posted on 10/21/2012 8:56:50 PM PDT by big bad easter bunny (If it weren't for coffee I would still be living with my parents!)
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To: big bad easter bunny

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?


5 posted on 10/21/2012 10:10:04 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008BAL1OK/)
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