Skip to comments.Last Debate Proves Mitt Way Ahead
Posted on 10/23/2012 5:20:30 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
If anyone still doubts the Gallup Poll -- and common sense -- showing that Mitt Romney is way ahead in the polls, all they had to do was watch the third presidential debate to have their minds changed. Romney put the game into the "four corners" stall, running out the clock while turning away numerous chances for easy slam-dunks and taking care not to stop the clock. Barack Obama, meanwhile, was pressing, slashing, and committing all kinds of fouls. Referee Bob Schieffer, not wanting to share in Candy Crowley's sordid legacy, let the players play. That's the good news. The bad news is that since Mitt is ahead and George W. Bush is the devil, we have to pretend that it was indeed Obama, with Crocodile Dundee's knife clenched between his teeth, who brought Osama bin Laden to justice.
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When Obama said he promoted democracy and women’s rights, and freedom of religious expression. I wanted to gag. The new regime in Egypt has done nothing to stop the slaughter of Coptic Christians, I’ve been on a lot of websites asking the President to help some of these women accused of adultery or abanding Islam and converting to Christianity will die, and HE DOES NOTHING. Absolutely Nothing. The least he could do is send in the French Poodle Hillary Clinton to sweet talk the radicals. He has no fangs...when he confronts.
Mitt Romney is going to be our next President.
The American people want change. What they don’t want is what they’ve been living through the last four years.
Pray for Mitt
Obama snapping, “I am not wrong!” and then going into a snarly rant lost the debate for O. I am surprised no analysts has mentioned this moment.
Romney’s team said that he wanted to avoid the lasting impression of conflict with the president and, instead, look presidential and prepared. I do wish he’d pushed Benghazi. but we all know that Obama would just tell more lies and the truth would not come out, so we must pray that the media and Congress do their best in that.
I think Mitt did look like he knew what he was talking about. You could see that Obama is not any more presidential than we’ve known him to be. He is easily angered and petulant. He hates being challenged and can only play with the set of “facts” he invents. He looked a couple times to be bailed out, but the moderator didn’t. Mitt kept his cool and doled out a couple doozies to Obama and Obama sulked at them.
Obama has been campaigning since 2010 elections were over. He’s played over 400 rounds of golf. He’s taken 17 vacations that we know of. He has appeared on several talk shows and invites people to play basketball with him all the time. He sleeps in till late morning and takes national security briefings about a 1/3 of the time. He & MIchelle spend like there is no tomorrow in an economy that might not have a tomorrow for most of the nation.
He shows callous disregard for the death of an Ambassador and 3 others, for true freedom fighters who are looking for his support, and when our own troops are in harm’s way. He pays tribute to the world’s dictators and terrorists and invites the enemy into the WH. He has filled the ranks of both czars and real cabinet posts with Marxists and cronies who hate America like he does. He talks a big talk to the public about our enemies, but backs away from real action. He blames everybody but himself for all his failures. Can anyone remember one thing he has said was his fault? No, he didn’t really take the blame for Benghazi yet. He said the buck stops with him, but he has not taken responsibility for anything about it yet. I think he is waiting for the lame stream media to bail him on that one...and the LA Times has started to.
Can anyone name ONE presidential thing this guy has done (right)? People earn the right for office on merit. There is none so far. Empty platitudes don’t help someone who’s been in the office for 4 years already and has not made a significant impression that he can handle the job. This guy just wants the benefits that go with the job, not the work entailed. We cannot afford 4 more years of this and his Marxist cronies. We will either be a Marxist nation or an Islamic one. Not sure which would be worse, but I don’t want to find out.
This is rationalization. Mitt should have gone harder.
I can’t stand when he lets lines like, “The failed economic policies of the past” go unanswered. Mitt needs to remind people that the recession of 2008 was due to the housing crisis fostered for 30 years by the Democrats.
Boor Riley says Mitt was being non confrontational to convince the women vote that he was soft and cudly.
One of the comments:
“Ahead by 6 to 7 points today. It’ll be by 14 points when Trump releases the divorce papers Michelle drew up while obama was a senator claiming the Prez was foolin around with the guys. Rumor or fact. Stay tuned wednesday at noon.”
That is the one thing that bothers me most about republicans, in general. President Bush had an unemployment rate hovering around 5.5 percent for most of his presidency. It didn't start ticking up until the rats took over Congress his last two years. After the devastating attack on 9/11 so many jobs were lost - on Wall Street, in the service industry, people afraid to fly, etc. But we came back. I don't understand why repubicans will not give President Bush credit where credit is due. It's like even they blame Bush for what happened the last months of his presidency.
Sadly, most Americans don’t remember history and so what happens you get bogged down in claiming it was the other guys fault.
Well, whether that’s his surprise or not, it’s true.
A friend in Chicago who knows friends of Mooch told me this three years ago.
Mitt was cautious, and it seems to be planned. Those of us who wanted him to bury Obama with the facts didn’t get what we wanted, but we’re voting for him anyway.
Mitt’s performance wasn’t directed toward us, so it’s natural that we might be a bit disappointed.
If it’s true that a lot of men will have been watching the NLCS, or Monday Night Football, then Mitt’s handlers concluded that undecideds and women would be the target audience.
I disagree with this strategy, I think he would have been better served to take a swing at the many balls Obama teed up for him, but maybe the handlers are right.
At any rate, he didn’t lose me, and it’s possible some brain-dead undecideds, and females who had purchased the “crazy Mitt” meme Obama and the media had been selling us, will change their minds.
The media needs to give up trying to convince people Obama is more likable than Mitt. He’s not. In fact, Obama is not likable at all.
The debates are only part of the overall strategy. Romney wanted to look presidential in the debate, but the attacks can still come in ads and in comments by surrogates.
Still, he did seem to be trying to run out the clock, and I am not sure that he is far enough ahead for that strategy to work.
so according to Obama,Mitts job creation plans will collapse the economy. Maybe he needs to explain this.
We got our meal of milquetoast last night.
He won the third debate because, by the end of the night, his and Obamas positions in the narrative arc had switched. Romney now looks like the President and Obama looks like the challenger.
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