Skip to comments.Vanity: List your debate night suggestions for Romney
Posted on 10/03/2012 7:21:37 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
List your ideas:
Blame Bush. It works, it obfuscates polls show people believe it.
How does Romney fight it and make it HUGH and memorable?
Use the Reagan line "There you go again".
If he does this early in the debate he will neuter Obama's blame gme for the whole night and really throw him off. When Obama returns to blame, ROmney uses there you go again and hits a grand slam.
Produce facts and tell blatantly tell the truth.
Here are some good ones here (just posted)
Advice for Romney for Debate: Add Yours
Pound on the economy and pound on foreign policy.
Make sure people know how dangerous the Middle East is since last spring, and that was all Obama.
If Obama takes credit for Bin Laden, then if Bush’s interogation techniques helped to get Bin Laden.
Ask what Obama’s plan is for cutting the deficit. What is his plan for getting more jobs.
"when I move into the White House the new attorney general will initiate a thorough and complete investigation in order to clarify to the American people that Barack Obama was indeed eligible and was the legitimate President of these United States. Such an investigation is only fair to not only President Obama and his legacy but also to the American people. I'm sure that the results of this investigation will provide proof that President Obama was indeed legitimately the President of the United States.
However, if by some chance the accusations turn out to be correct, there is a promise that anybody in Congress whether they be republican or democrat will be legally held accountable and justice will be served for any wrong doing and illegal activity. Let that be a warning to the leaders of Congress who have taken the oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States of America."
“If I’m elected you’ll find me in the White House not on the golf course.”
Smile alot. Talk about his wife. Ask Obama why he is so negative all the time and never seems to take responsibility for his own failures. Attack him, but do it with a smile and somewhat belittling tone. Give specifics about how he will improve the economy.
Why? What’s the point?
Your record is a pathetic failure, no matter how much you and Jim here wish it were otherwise.
“What about Dingel-Norwood”?
Do you really need to create a new post identical to the same one you posted 24 threads down?
If he gets the Blame Bush argument, say: “If I was your supervisor on a job and you screwed up badly but blame it on your supervisor from 4 years ago, should I continue to employ you?”
Be tough as nails but not come across as mean. No easy task.
Reagan was a master at this.
Watch tapes of Reagan, over and over and over again.
If I am elected, I promise to limit the vacations and travel of my family to ... (fill in the blank) so that the taxpayers are not footing the bill for our extravagant lifestyle.
Have Newt stand behind a curtain with the microphone.
Actually, I feel safer when he IS playing golf!
Romney needs to:
1. Congratulate Obama on 20 years of marraige by stating, “20 years ago today, you were married by the Reverand Wright in Chicago, and I congratulate you on that effort.”
2. Point out the fact that there are now MORE people on FOODSTAMPS than people that are getting jobs.
3. Point out the fact that poor people should not be compensated for cellphones
4. Discuss Benghazi. This is a win/win.
5. Ask Obama why he no longer uses the word terrorism.
6. Ask Obama if he is actually proud of what he has done to America.
7. Demand Obama repeal the tax increases that are coming with Obamacare.
8. Bring up the Oil Pipeline, Drilling Offshore, and Coal Plant closures.
9. Bring up the fact that US citizens and Mexican citizens were murdered by guns that his administration sold to felons.
10. Call him a liar at least once.
One I had a friend send me was “Mr. President, if you are reelected who are you going to blame for the last 4 years”?
That’s a winner...
“Boy, Obama wants details but has none of his own.”
Etc Etc. After calling Obumbles boy a few times, he will be reduced to a spitting, stuttering, raving loon, unable to answer anything.
“Mr President, in this 2012 campaign, how many states have you been to?”
First,I’d like to give a shout out to my homies in Provo!
Romney needs to say a prayer. You know Obama will be praying to Mohammed (piss be upon him).
In our dreams:
“My opponent has spent the last 4 years whining about the economy he “inherited” (use finger quotes).
He inherited nothing — he REQUESTED this economy, created by disastrous democrat policies and promised to fix it.
Even with the aiding and abetting of both houses of Congress he has only succeeded in making it much, much worse. This points to a lack of vision, a lack of planning, a lack of leadership.
he spoke of hope and change. He did not tell the American people that WAS his strategy: Hope everything will get better.”
As I said — in our dreams.
“As President I know what I’ll be inheriting, but you won’t hear me blame the previous administration for it.”
Everything is in rubble and collapsing down around him but he doesn't see it.
Then run off a list of Obama's lies.
The private sector is in doing fine.
The terrorist attack was because of a video.
A tax increase on the rich will solve all economic problems.
Present it as if Obama believes his lies are true and he's written off as a nut.
As another poster mentioned on another thread of this theme, it would be unwise for Romney to channel Reagan's witty quip. I can just see Obama's response:
"See? There the REPUBLICANS go again! Regurgitating the ideas of prior Republicans because they have no new ideas, just criticisms. Do we REALLY want to entrust our nation's future to politicians who cannot even come up with their OWN ideas?"
Sadly enough, the parasitic class would eat that response up, and it would give Zer0 IMMENSE leverage with the lapdog media replaying the sound bite over and over, ad infinitum, for all the world to behold.
I think Romney needs an original line ... the ‘there you go again’ worked for Reagan who was older and got the delivery ‘just right’
I think Romney should be saying repeatedly (and he will have a chance every time Obama opens his mouth): “Mr. President, thanks for sharing that story, but let’s get back to your REAL record” .... I’d actually like to see him say: “Mr. President, thanks for sharing that story, but let’s get back to your nonfictional record” .....but that would probably be perceived as too ‘snarky’.
Obummer is known for very long responses and for going far afield. This clearly says Obummer is not telling the truth, making up stories, obfuscating .... etc., etc. It’s polite ... but it’s the iron fist in the velvet glove approach.
He **MUST** address the issue of being a “rich out of touch guy who only wants to enrich those like him at the expense of the poor and the middle class”. That it’s false is not the question, but it has stuck among a segment of the Obama disenchanteds and it’s costing him in OH.
Attack the media and force them to ask him questions they ignore. How about Fast and Furious for starters? What about Solyndra, Mr. President? Why is going on Letterman more important than meeting with Netanyahu? Just a few zingers.
This is what I would hope he would say:
‘You weren’t elected for a warm up term, you were elected to solve things. You blamed our economy, our wars and our standing in the world on your predecessor. But in your single term our economy, the state of the world, and our standing in the eyes of our allies and enemies has become much worse than the mess you inherited. I can fix things, I can get things done. I have a record of competence and success in the private sector and in the public sector. You offer excuses for why you can’t get things done, I offer solutions to pull us out of this period of national malaise.”
..and the disenchanteds are going to Gary Johnson instead of him ! Those are votes he is not getting.
Nobody has ever confronted Obama with his own words about raising the debt ceiling, and calling increasing the deficit irresponsible and unpatriotic. Romney needs to jam some of Obama’s own words back down his throat.
I think I would take the Newt approach.
In the past week, we have heard about a scandal from Univision on fast and furious, a cover up in Benghazi and a tape released last night clearly showing Obama to be a racist and a liar?
How come the 3 of you on the panel refused to report on any of this and why should the American people trust the media and anything they reported on after covering for Obamas failures for the last 4 years?
Pause.... Then say, take away the teleprompters and the canned 1 minute soundbites and let’s debate what has this president given us over the past 4 years that gives him the right to stand up on this stage and ask for 4 more years.
A lot of good ones here.
In general though, OWN the pace, OWN the discussion, IGNORE the moderators
If Obama asks why not the last 10 years tax returns, answer that it’s specifically not required, and not a single penny of his income EVER was associated with tax payers money. Then I’d ask Obama, how much of his last 10 years income as shown on his returns was made through innovation and contributions to the economy AFTER eliminating ALL tax payer sourced funds.
100% Romney, probably <10% Obama. One’s a contributor to the health of the country, one’s a taker.
Romney: Before we begin this debate, I demand to have an update on the attack on our embassy and the savage murder of four of our countrymen in Libya. What happened? What were we doing there? Why was there no security? Why did it happen? What are we doing about it? Mr. President,, what are you going to do about it?
Put the two together and you have the news media covering up Obama’s mental state.
Shotgun approach. Catch them roosting in a tree and get more than one with a single shot.
Bravo! Best idea on the thread so far.
“It is widely reported that you have over a billion dollars, tax free, in your OFA (pronouonced “OFAY”) fund.
Explain to America why you think you shouldn’t pay taxes on this wealth, and also why you should get a pass for using a vile racial slur for this fund.”
He said: They HATE us and so they can "HATE US FOR FREE". Romney should say that he is opposed to sending our enemy aid, THEY CAN HATE US FOR FREE. We will help AMERICANS first.
That line is quick, to the point and it will be remembered. It could be his Reagan moment.
Then add, he will bring ALL our MILITARY home, ASAP. We are not in the training business any longer. American trains their militaty in boot camps in about 90 days, and those Iraqi's etc., can't be trained in 4/5/6/7/8 years?
(Oh, they are being trained alright, being trained how we do things and then they kill our troops behind their backs, FRIENDLY FIRE????) Thank you Congressman Gowdy.
” Tonight after long and serious thought and observing all the data put forth by the popular news services saying I had no chance to win against President Obama, I was considering conceding tonight!
I will not!
What I will do is stay the course and prove to the world I am the better choice.
I will also prove that the media are wrong now as they were in 2008. Tonight they will lose the “tingles” up their collective legs”
“Tonight, you will hear a litany of excuses for failure - failure on the economy, failure on our mounting debt, failure on creating jobs. The problems we are in are directly attributable to the policies of Barack Obama. If elected, I pledge to take responsibility for my administration, something Barack Obama is unable to do.”
When the abortion issue comes up, ask shouldn’t humans be elevated to at least the status of sea turtles where there are massive fines and possibly jail times for destroying sea turtle eggs.
Also when you flunk fourth grade, should you blame your first grade teacher?