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Presidential Debate - Romney and Obama - starts NOW

Posted on 10/03/2012 6:05:35 PM PDT by Jean S

Jim Lehrer moderating.


TOPICS: Breaking News
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012debates; debate; hotair; lehrer; nellieoleson; notbreakingnews; obama; romney; romneyvsobama; vanity
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To: expat1000

“Lots of ums and ahs”

That’s why he’s Uhbama to me.


201 posted on 10/03/2012 7:23:09 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: virgil
Lehrer looks like he has Post-traumatic stress disorder. He allows "Mr President" an extra minute on each topic while keeping strict time on Romney.

I am no big fan of Mittens. But: Fire. I see fire in his eyes. Mitt is alive. He looks amused and or pitying when he watches Obama sputter and wander verbally.

States rights. 10th amendment. Constitution defends life. God-given rights.

202 posted on 10/03/2012 7:23:42 PM PDT by txnuke (Drip Drip Drip goes the eligibility questions. Vet the candidates.)
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To: pepsi_junkie

Hah hah, DU just turned off access for non-members. Dont want us to see the panic!


203 posted on 10/03/2012 7:23:57 PM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: supremedoctrine
AND Romney needs to stop addressing his responses to Obama,

I disagree. This is a Presidential Debate, and that is exactly what one does during a debate. Look the other person in the eyes, and address them.

It is rude to respond to someone and not look at them. Note that Romney listens to Obama and keeps his eyes on him while Obama talks.

What does Obama do? Well... he's doodling on a piece of paper, eyes down. He's PRETENDING to be taking notes.

204 posted on 10/03/2012 7:24:14 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: Gamecock

Mitt just hit it out of the park!!! Quotes the Constitution= Great job Mitt!


205 posted on 10/03/2012 7:24:20 PM PDT by Pajamajan ( Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Do it today. Don't wait.)
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To: Grandma Pam

“Oh my goodness, Obama is absolutely incoherent! He’s making no sense at all.”

I don’t like Romney, but good grief, he’s powned Obozo. It’s down right painful watching the debate.


206 posted on 10/03/2012 7:25:01 PM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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To: pepsi_junkie

Interesting the DUmmies are so upset — I suppose it’s their inflated belief in Obama’s supposed gift or oratory. I’m moderately pleased. With 10 min to go, unless there’s a horrible gaffe or a knock-out punch in the last 10 minutes, I’ll score it as a narrow win for Romney.


207 posted on 10/03/2012 7:25:10 PM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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To: NJBushcountry
BEST COMMENT OF THE EVENING:

I was listening to the John Batchelor Show tonight. He had as a guest Larry Johnson of www.NoQuarter.com. Larry summed up the debate this way:

"If Barack Obama were a MOP, you could film a floor cleaning product commercial with him!"

ROFLMAO

208 posted on 10/03/2012 7:25:37 PM PDT by EinNYC
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To: lyby

I’ve cringed a couple times at that. Mitt has pointed out at different points that health care and education should be left up to the individual states.

Just said: Romney has no plans to cut education funding... Unfortunately.


209 posted on 10/03/2012 7:25:52 PM PDT by cyn
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Valerie Jarret is going to take Obama to the woodshed tonight.


210 posted on 10/03/2012 7:26:16 PM PDT by newheart (The greatest trick the left ever pulled was convincing the world it was not a religion.)
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To: thefoundersrock
Nice of Jim Lehrer to help Obama out.

Well.... Obama does pay the bills.

211 posted on 10/03/2012 7:26:18 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: KeyLargo

Zero is getting ticked big time.


212 posted on 10/03/2012 7:26:22 PM PDT by Catsrus
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To: txnuke

Finally a GOP candidate is politely but firmly calling a dem on his lies and not letting it sit. I like that Romney is doing that.


213 posted on 10/03/2012 7:26:42 PM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Jean S

“Mr. President, you’re entitled to you own airplane and your own house, but not your own facts”


214 posted on 10/03/2012 7:27:06 PM PDT by illinifan (The Left doesn't want you to be upwardly mobile. They want you to be angry and disaffected)
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To: lyby

I’ve cringed a couple times at that. Mitt has pointed out at different points that health care and education should be left up to the individual states.

Just said: Romney has no plans to cut education funding... Unfortunately.


215 posted on 10/03/2012 7:27:13 PM PDT by cyn
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To: virgil

Yea, my high speed internet connection keeps timing out. BTW, some funny stuff on fox nation from Greg Guttfield.


216 posted on 10/03/2012 7:27:27 PM PDT by kevslisababy
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To: KeyLargo

Mr. Obama’s eyeliner looks ludicrous.

Why didn’t they tell us that tonight’s debate would be broadcast live from the woodshed?


217 posted on 10/03/2012 7:27:34 PM PDT by VideoPaul
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To: pepsi_junkie; God luvs America; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; DoughtyOne; Gilbo_3; ...
RE :”For what it’s worth, I walked through the sewer that is DU and for the most part they are not happy with Obama’s performance at all.

I been gettin some grief here for being critical of Mitt but I can tell that he is prepared for this and O isnt.
It must be all that debate experience MR got this year debating while O smiled and joked on the View and Latenight.

The first hour Mittens creamed him. It was refreshing to watch. Loved the joke about O picking all the losers.

Yes, lurking on unhappy DUers is much fun.

218 posted on 10/03/2012 7:28:13 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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To: pepsi_junkie
""Hah hah, DU just turned off access for non-members."

Bolsheviks don't like dissension.

219 posted on 10/03/2012 7:28:18 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik (In a tornado, even turkeys can fly.)
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To: The_Reader_David

Holy shit! Mitt just dropped the hammer — $90 billion to Green Energy = 2 million teachers — 50% of Green companies invested in bankrupt! LMAO!!! Obummer steaming....


220 posted on 10/03/2012 7:28:24 PM PDT by kevao (Is your ocean any lower than it was four years ago?)
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To: mabelkitty

“Sampson who? Man that dude got owned when that chick whacked off his do. An don’ talk to me about Bowles man... been too long since I had my last hit.”


221 posted on 10/03/2012 7:28:35 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: bimboeruption
Lehrer just took 2 minutes to tell us there are only three minutes left.

uh oh. Romney promising to reach across the aisle. McCain is pleased.

222 posted on 10/03/2012 7:28:50 PM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: pepsi_junkie; PJ-Comix; Charles Henrickson
Hah hah, DU just turned off access for non-members. Don't want us to see the panic!

The Site That Must Not Be Named is nurturing a bumper crop of potential DUFU threads.

223 posted on 10/03/2012 7:29:15 PM PDT by ShorelineMike (Constituo, ergo sum.)
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To: pepsi_junkie

A** WHOOOOOOOPIN’ I bet there are some fellow freepers in shock tonite! If this is not a game changer America has lost all world status as THE GREATEST NATION on EARTH!


224 posted on 10/03/2012 7:29:47 PM PDT by Republic Rocker
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To: lyby

You are a very sad, negative person.

You are not cut out for political commentary or blogging, it seems.

There is a HUGE difference between Romney and Obama, and if you can’t see that, you are in a pit of dispare.


225 posted on 10/03/2012 7:29:50 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Will bambi show up for the next debate?


226 posted on 10/03/2012 7:30:09 PM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Romney told Obama regarding coming from the heart that Obama giving $90 millions dollars to Green Energy Corporations could have paid for hiring two million teachers. Ouch!

That hits at the Bamster’s teacher union base.


227 posted on 10/03/2012 7:30:22 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Catsrus

Romney is definitely fired up. From the very start. You can see the fire in his eyes.


228 posted on 10/03/2012 7:30:27 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: KeyLargo

Romney knocked it out of the park tonight! Abama looked like a sinister fool!


229 posted on 10/03/2012 7:30:42 PM PDT by eeriegeno (<p>)
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To: All
Its going to take a landslide to overcome the cheating.

I hope the passion is contagious. The squishy middle wants leadership and maybe Mitt will inspire.

I wish more lies would be called out. "I listen to both Republicans and Democrats", "I worked with Congress", "We got things done." So much nonsense.

230 posted on 10/03/2012 7:30:51 PM PDT by txnuke (Drip Drip Drip goes the eligibility questions. Vet the candidates.)
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To: kevslisababy

Did someone tell Obama that Obamacare was popular because he keeps trying to score points by saying Mitt opposes it and wants to repeal it. I don’t get it.


231 posted on 10/03/2012 7:30:53 PM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Jean S

Obama looks and sounds like he hasn’t slept for 2 days. I only hope and pray he does not improve in the next debates.


232 posted on 10/03/2012 7:30:58 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: pepsi_junkie

Is it just me or does Romney look presidential and 0bama the new Senator running for President? LOL


233 posted on 10/03/2012 7:31:32 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
Romney appears aggressive and confident.

Romney does appear confident, while Obama appears flustered.

234 posted on 10/03/2012 7:32:33 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: newheart

Does Jarrett have her own woodshed, or will she use the same one Romney just whooped his ass in?


235 posted on 10/03/2012 7:33:43 PM PDT by VideoPaul
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To: dragnet2
O's body language reeks of nervousness. Yes,and when he's not talking he looks sullen and irritated.
236 posted on 10/03/2012 7:34:00 PM PDT by ArmyTeach (Our liberties, we prize and our rights we will maintain ... USS Iowa BB 61)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

You tube just cut Romney OFF!!!!! He didn’t get his closing statement !!!!!


237 posted on 10/03/2012 7:34:07 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Not to worry. I kicked my college aged grandson in the hiney tonight and his absentee ballot is now in the mail. He’s a registered Republican and a first time voter.


238 posted on 10/03/2012 7:34:20 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: expat1000

“Obama looks and sounds like he hasn’t slept for 2 days. I only hope and pray he does not improve in the next debates.”

The first impression matters the most. Even if Obama looks better in the next two, it’ll be after Ryan wipes the floor with Biden.

I’m satisfied.


239 posted on 10/03/2012 7:35:24 PM PDT by Kingosaurus
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To: Newton; txnuke; Texas Eagle; All
Bravo for Mitt's reference to the founding documents.

Obama:"Social security is structurally sound". He really said that? He should be made to take it back!

Obama has said some whoppers. He said government can provide medicaid more efficiently than private providers. LOL! Canada is debating this with their health care system, which is completely overloaded. Many European countries have dual systems, as Romney coherently suggested for social security.

Lehrer is so in the tank for Obama; Romney was trying to rebut Obama but was cut off, and Obama had this mega-watt smile, of course captured by the camera.

An earlier poster wondered why there were few posts; at this point, I can barely keep up because it takes so long to post. Normally we can post in a reasonable time; now, it keeps timing out; I'm going to have to start taking notes! LOL. I wonder if there's some monkey business going on. Or maybe my kids messed with my computer. :)

240 posted on 10/03/2012 7:36:09 PM PDT by proud American in Canada (Pray for America. She is the world's last best hope for freedom.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

I am not a Romney fan at all, but very well done Mitt!!!


241 posted on 10/03/2012 7:36:15 PM PDT by CCGuy (USAF (Ret.))
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To: pops88; UCANSEE2
UCANSEE2 ~ Note that Romney listens to Obama and keeps his eyes on him while Obama talks.

pops88 ~ I don’t like Romney, but good grief, he’s powned Obozo. It’s down right painful watching the debate.

Not to worry, the NYT will give a glowing report on well Obama did, and how poor a performance Mitt gave, including little snipes at how he glared at Obama...

242 posted on 10/03/2012 7:36:22 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1352 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: chessplayer
chessplayer: "Romney is definitely fired up. From the very start. You can see the fire his eyes."

Good compare and contrast in Romney's closing statement. Thought I could see Obama say to Romney "you won" when they shook hands. That could not be, could it?

243 posted on 10/03/2012 7:36:50 PM PDT by txnuke (Drip Drip Drip goes the eligibility questions. Vet the candidates.)
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To: Fiji Hill

HUGE difference from McCain’s performance 4 years ago.


244 posted on 10/03/2012 7:37:53 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Jean S
Solid win for Romney.

Obama spent too much time uuhhhing and phumphering for the right word. He looked completely unprepared.

Unlike some, I thought Jim Leher wasn't bad at all, for a lib. He tried to keep things under control. He interrupted Romney more, because Romney had more to say. Obama longed for a teleprompter when he ran out of cliches to loft at us.

245 posted on 10/03/2012 7:38:02 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: pepsi_junkie

that’s why I have had an ID for years after getting locked out in 2000. Course, I can’t respond or I get zapped. Maybe I will go take a look.


246 posted on 10/03/2012 7:38:19 PM PDT by ScarletRed
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To: pepsi_junkie; doug from upland

I for one am looking forward to the next DUmmy Funnies, that’s for sure.


247 posted on 10/03/2012 7:38:30 PM PDT by To Hell With Poverty (Ephesians 6:12 becomes more real to me with each news cycle.)
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To: proud American in Canada

Dinner is served.
Obama was cooked.
I think I’ll go out for pizza instead!


248 posted on 10/03/2012 7:38:51 PM PDT by Senormechanico
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To: pepsi_junkie; All
SHALOM!...Ya'ALL...

Barack HUSSEIN Obama...THE - LIAR - IN - CHIEF!

IS BABBLING AND STUTTERING...HIS LIES ARE FAILING HIM!

MITT ROMNEY...NOT only Looks Presidential! He is Speaking Like a Real Servant-Leader!

I Prayed all day long....Please Dear LORD, Give Mitt Romney The Words to Speak and The Words to Get through to those who are UNDECIDED.

IF EVERY CHRISTIAN AND JEW GOT OUT AND VOTED ON NOV. 6th FOR THE ROMNEY/RYAN TICKET THEY WILL WIN!

In My Humble Opinion...Mitt Romney wiped the Libral Smirk Off Of Barack HUSSEIN Obama's LYING FACE!

This is Simcha 7 and I APPROVE This MESSAGE!

249 posted on 10/03/2012 7:39:58 PM PDT by Simcha7 ((The Plumb - Line has been Drawn, T'shuvah/Return for The Kingdom of HaShem is at hand!))
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To: txnuke
>"compare and contrast in Romney's closing statement."

Wish I could.

You TUbe CENSORED Romneys closing!

250 posted on 10/03/2012 7:40:44 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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