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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: luvbach1
One of the best lines was when Mitt told Barry that he wasted 90 billion dollars on failed green companies. He could have hired 2 million teachers with that money.

Considering how the libs keep harping on hiring teachers, this got them in the soft spot.

Barry looked visibly angry at that comment.

301 posted on 10/03/2012 8:04:02 PM PDT by Moorings
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To: The_Reader_David
My 16 year old son had to watch and review for his History class. Because he had to be as objective as possible - I left the living room and let him watch by himself - he scored it for Romney 18 - 12.

I guess I've done something right along the way!

302 posted on 10/03/2012 8:04:55 PM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: sickoflibs

does this mean that i dont control the end of the world now ???


303 posted on 10/03/2012 8:04:59 PM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: chessplayer

I agree that Mitt won tonight. But more importantly, he needs to win the _last_ one. Bush was awful in the first debate with Kerry in 2004. But he showed a lot of improvement by the last and won it. Among voters that care about the debates, that’s the one they’ll remember. Mitt needs to maintain his offensive tempo in all the debates and not be too surprised if Obama somehow manages to get his act together for round three.


304 posted on 10/03/2012 8:05:43 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: Jean S

What a little worm 0bammy was tonight. Looked defeated, acted nervous and not confident.


305 posted on 10/03/2012 8:07:06 PM PDT by FishFace222
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To: supremedoctrine
Actually...I thought he was great speaking directing to Hussein.

Made Hussein very uncomfortable...........

306 posted on 10/03/2012 8:07:39 PM PDT by Osage Orange ( Liberalism, ideas so good they have to be mandatory.)
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To: GVnana

This is all new for Obama.

He’s against a Republican who will verbally punch him in the teeth without looking “mean-spirited.”

Last time Obie had no record to defend, and he tried to force McCain to defend the record of GWB, a guy he didn’t even like!

Whole new ballgame this time, and for 90 minutes the media couldn’t bail him out.


307 posted on 10/03/2012 8:07:48 PM PDT by Kingosaurus
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To: KeyLargo
"The gay twerp on the panel with the glasses on MSNBC just said that this was all a plan by Obama to appear soft and cuddly because his base needs to know that he is a likeable man." He looked more like this.
308 posted on 10/03/2012 8:09:39 PM PDT by Morgana (Time to play cowboys and muslims.)
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To: UCANSEE2

Hussein went to Las Vegas where he could “relax” while he prepped for the debate. I think he and his preppers had different modes of relaxing in mind. He had no presence of mind at all, and the worst was him rushing away after the debates were ended so that Romney and family came out to take “curtain calls” all by themselves-looking like a Prediential First Family. Hussein scooted off with his tail tucked between his legs. Probably needs a blunt to calm down from this blunder.


309 posted on 10/03/2012 8:09:42 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: StAnDeliver
The most extraordinary thing I’ve ever seen since Reagan whupped Carter.

It was incredible.

Mr. President, I've known statesmen and presidents, and you Sir, are no statesman or president. ;)

There you go again, Obumbler. LOL!

310 posted on 10/03/2012 8:10:29 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: newheart

The idiots at MSNBC are throwing Lehrer under the bus like he was one of the replacement refs.


311 posted on 10/03/2012 8:11:44 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: BlessingsofLiberty

How many times did Nobama say “you know” ?

Always the sign of an amateur speaker.


312 posted on 10/03/2012 8:11:51 PM PDT by alpo (What would Selco do?)
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To: luv2ski

finally found my password. They are miserable over there. A few are trying to whistle past the graveyard, but my favorite post title was “One of the worst debating performances of a sitting President I’ve ever seen.” Too much fun.


313 posted on 10/03/2012 8:12:00 PM PDT by ScarletRed
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To: Jean S

I knew in first few minutes Romney was winning, and would probably win. He did. I had VERY low expectations for Romney, and he performed VERY well. Missed a few openings, IMO, but looked and sounded well. Obama looked ticked off whenever he wasn’t talking. It also didn’t help when he looked pleadingly for Lehrer to stop Romney. Made him look like a big baby.


314 posted on 10/03/2012 8:12:02 PM PDT by PghBaldy (I am sick of Obama's and Hillary's apologies to muslims, especially after 11 September 2012.)
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To: StAnDeliver
The most extraordinary thing I’ve ever seen since Reagan whupped Carter.

It was incredible.

Mr. President, I've known statesmen and presidents, and you Sir, are no statesman or president. ;)

There you go again, Obumbler. LOL!

315 posted on 10/03/2012 8:12:14 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: StAnDeliver
The most extraordinary thing I’ve ever seen since Reagan whupped Carter.

It was incredible.

Mr. President, I've known statesmen and presidents, and you Sir, are no statesman or president. ;)

There you go again, Obumbler. LOL!

316 posted on 10/03/2012 8:12:24 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: capydick

You did the right thing. My 17 year old asked me to watch it with him. I said the new South Park was on and left the room.


317 posted on 10/03/2012 8:13:22 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz
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To: Mizpah

Amen! The arrogant communist was not able to stick his nose in the air and had to keep his head down for most of the debate.


He expected Romney to be another McCain.


318 posted on 10/03/2012 8:14:44 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Jean S

I quick put on MSNBC (could only handle about one minute there) Ed schultz thinks Obama got screwed on time!

Al Sharpton was screaming the race card with 47% etc.

I saw Rachel Maddow but could not wait to hear her speak-I had to turn it off. I felt so dirty!


319 posted on 10/03/2012 8:14:45 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady ("When injustice becomes law, then resistance becomes duty." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Jean S

I quick put on MSNBC (could only handle about one minute there) Ed schultz thinks Obama got screwed on time!

Al Sharpton was screaming the race card with 47% etc.

I saw Rachel Maddow but could not wait to hear her speak-I had to turn it off. I felt so dirty!


320 posted on 10/03/2012 8:14:46 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady ("When injustice becomes law, then resistance becomes duty." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Jean S

I quick put on MSNBC (could only handle about one minute there) Ed schultz thinks Obama got screwed on time!

Al Sharpton was screaming the race card with 47% etc.

I saw Rachel Maddow but could not wait to hear her speak-I had to turn it off. I felt so dirty!


321 posted on 10/03/2012 8:14:46 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady ("When injustice becomes law, then resistance becomes duty." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: dead

Lehrer tried to give more rebuttals to Obamugabe; but Romney insisted on getting his rights.


322 posted on 10/03/2012 8:14:57 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: The Wizard

Some Dummie at the Dumpster had the cluelessness to say about that-”Well Romney owns his own plane” as if that’s worse than the taxpayers having to pony up for all the vacations and trips Moochelle and Hussein take! I’d like to hear more come out about the grand home the Obamas are supposedly buying in Hawaii now that they’ve used Chicago all they could for political connections.


323 posted on 10/03/2012 8:15:14 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: dead
Unlike some, I thought Jim Leher wasn't bad at all, for a lib. He tried to keep things under control.

AGREE 100%.

Lehrer was likely 10 times better than any of the possible choices. He let them debate (although what Obama was doing wasn't really debating), and did his best to keep them on the subject. WHICH IS A VERY HARD THING TO DO during such a debate.

324 posted on 10/03/2012 8:15:25 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: null and void

Romney talked broad issues and principles with assurance and enthusiasm; Obama looked like a college sophomore trying to impress his professor and failing. While Romney spoke, Obama looked sullen and resentful. We need a man in the White House, not a spoiled kid.


325 posted on 10/03/2012 8:15:48 PM PDT by ArmyTeach (Our liberties, we prize and our rights we will maintain ... USS Iowa BB 61)
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To: Kingosaurus

Mayor Rudy just put Mad Cow in her place. He told her that Romney interpreted his economic plan as he knows it is not what MSM has interpreted to be.

Rudy told her that Obama was not used to being challenged on anything that he said.

Rudy told the gay twerp wearing glasses, “Chris” that he doesn’t want the government to be spending ANY more money.


326 posted on 10/03/2012 8:18:07 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: cyn

So.. DU has gone on lockdown. haha. Panic Mode.


327 posted on 10/03/2012 8:19:02 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: UCANSEE2

Another poster said the same thing to me as you, and I thought about it, and think you’re both absolutely RIGHT!
I love that about myself!
It was the fact that Obama didn’t do the same thing, look Romney in the eye, that for awhile seemed to make Romney look almost desperate, due to not getting a like response, that starting getting me really miffed. But Romney did the right thing!
And at this moment, everyone is talking about it.


328 posted on 10/03/2012 8:19:28 PM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: Salamander

For all his narcississm, Hussein can’t be that stupid as not to know that he’d never have been more than a “community organiser” without affirmative-action style propping him all the way to the White House. Therefore, when faced with a man who has intrinsic self-confidence, he knows it and shrinks before it. He and his supporters will put it down to the arrogance of white privilege, LOL.


329 posted on 10/03/2012 8:20:20 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Kingosaurus; shibumi
"He’s against a Republican who will verbally punch him in the teeth without looking “mean-spirited.”

"Hurts like a bitch, don't it?"

330 posted on 10/03/2012 8:20:34 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a mad man's face, his reason tends to fly away.)
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To: Sans-Culotte

MSNBC said that Obama got four minutes more time from Lerher than Romney.


331 posted on 10/03/2012 8:21:02 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: ScarletRed

I am in Denver and heard an interview just before the debate on KNUS. Steve Kelley got 10 min with Romney yesterday. Listening to Romney in the car, I got more and more confident. Steve Kelley asked him “how much pressure is on you for this debate?” and also “how nervous are you?” Romney answered both that he was really excited to get the chance to talk to the American people directly. He said “I can’t wait for it!”.
I got home and turned it on and the rest is history!!


332 posted on 10/03/2012 8:23:22 PM PDT by luv2ski
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

I thought the same thing about 0bammy—couldn’t understand or follow him. I suppose I’m not smart enough to understandnd it. Of course if Romney had done that, media would say he was rambling and incoherent.


333 posted on 10/03/2012 8:23:57 PM PDT by FishFace222
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To: machogirl

“They (MSM) will declare Barry was “thoughtful”. (what all the ummms mean)”

That’s exactly what some of the PMSNBC pundits are saying tonite, that Obama is just reserved and thoughtful, LOL. I’ve never seen such long faces as there are tonite over on PMSNBC. A joy to watch.


334 posted on 10/03/2012 8:25:00 PM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: cyn

I think he was talking about big banks, and an orderly process to unwind them (which would still collapse the financial system, IMO).


335 posted on 10/03/2012 8:25:16 PM PDT by PghBaldy (I am sick of Obama's and Hillary's apologies to muslims, especially after 11 September 2012.)
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To: Moorings

I like how he compared that to oil company subsidies - 50 years worth of oil subsidies. That really is going to hit people who are paying record levels for gasoline.


336 posted on 10/03/2012 8:25:51 PM PDT by gotribe (WTF?)
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To: Fiji Hill

The mainstream media don’t control the narrative the way they did in 1992.


337 posted on 10/03/2012 8:26:42 PM PDT by oblomov
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To: mrsmel

*Never* underestimate the arrogance of a Leo.

I know.

I am one.

And yes, we can be “that stupid” unless we’re ‘noble Leos’ who reign with humility.

There’s no chance in hell I’d ever debate Romney.

I know when I’m out of my league.

Obeyme probably does now, too.

:)


338 posted on 10/03/2012 8:26:43 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a mad man's face, his reason tends to fly away.)
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To: chessplayer
CNN saying Leher gave obama 4 extra minutes,,,and saying he lost.

It really doesn't even matter. Obama could have had 20 extra minutes, and it still wouldn't matter.

All Obama did was regurgitate failed campaign promises, and wandered all about a subject using key phrases, with no actual conclusions at the end. His 'math' consisted of "A" followed by "2". (He actually said that, I'm not joking)

339 posted on 10/03/2012 8:28:29 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: Jean S

I feel bad for obama. Manchelle’s gonna whup his friggin’ ass.


340 posted on 10/03/2012 8:28:56 PM PDT by gotribe (WTF?)
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To: Jean S

CNN’s scientific “flash” poll just released. 67% Romney won, 25% Obama won. OOOOOOOHHHH MY!!!! Never saw such a lopsided verdict.


341 posted on 10/03/2012 8:29:13 PM PDT by Private_Sector_Does_It_Better (I AM ANDREW BREITBART)
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To: FishFace222

Everything he said was circular, disjointed and vague.

All catch phrases and sound bites.

Apparently, all his neurolinguistic programming tricks failed him tonight.

IMO, his final statement should have simply been

“The dog ate my homework”


342 posted on 10/03/2012 8:29:49 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a mad man's face, his reason tends to fly away.)
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To: FishFace222
I thought the same thing about 0bammy—couldn’t understand or follow him.

You're just dumb. You don't understand nuance.

I don't either, I'm proud to say :)

343 posted on 10/03/2012 8:29:56 PM PDT by kevao (Is your ocean any lower than it was four years ago?)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Romney has fire in his eyes.

BO appears to be wearing some greasy hair product. And what is that — eyeliner???


344 posted on 10/03/2012 8:30:22 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: Jedidah

Obama was having micro sleeps. I know quite well because I get them too sometimes. It’s the body’s way of saying “need. sleep. now.”


345 posted on 10/03/2012 8:30:39 PM PDT by wastedyears (The First Law of Heavy Metal: Not all metal is satanic.)
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To: Jean S
From Ace of Spades:

96 Luntz's Dunces OVERWHELMINGLY Thought Romney won & most are now voting for him & say they won't change, 2 Pillowbiters still liked Obama

Luntz said he has NEVER had a swing this big

Posted by: Evilpens at October 03, 2012 11:17 PM (ck76k)

http://minx.cc/?post=333447

346 posted on 10/03/2012 8:31:07 PM PDT by PghBaldy (I am sick of Obama's and Hillary's apologies to muslims, especially after 11 September 2012.)
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To: ArmyTeach

Difficult for Obama to defend his sorry performance as President..but..even worse he didn’t seem prepared and seemed to meander without his teleprompter. Romney had a stunning performance. I only wish when Obama was going on about how he had enabled more to attend college through expanding student loans, Romney would have noted that 50% of those graduates can’t find employment.

Did Obama say he put 23 million to work? What?????


347 posted on 10/03/2012 8:31:56 PM PDT by alamogal
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To: Salamander

Prediction:

Mr. Obama launches military strike against either Iran or Libya the day of the next presidential debate and uses this as an excuse not to show up for the next debate.

Thoughts?


348 posted on 10/03/2012 8:32:12 PM PDT by VideoPaul
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To: PghBaldy

The really good thing is that Romney and his debate team are smart enough and professional enough to learn something from even a win, where his weaknesses might be, what Hussein (rather his team) might have learned about his weaknesses, and how better to handle biased moderators. Hussein’s team might be as good, but Hussein himself is too disorganised and too egotistical to learn much, because everything is always someone else’s fault. Plus he’s just plumb lazy. He got away with it last time with a deferential McCain, no record he was made to defend, and the media-supported “aura” of phony charisma, and Romney’s not letting him get away with the bullcrap this time, while still being civil.


349 posted on 10/03/2012 8:32:33 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Gilbo_3
RE :”does this mean that i dont control the end of the world now ???

If Mittens wins he will have a nice cell for you down in Guantanamo. And a free Koran. We are taking names of those disloyal to the GOP and Gilb (is that your first or last name ? Is three for the third?) is at the top of the list. WE ARE WATCHING YOU!

LOL, I have one sensitive freeper here get mad at me and followed me around telling me he was going to find me personally by the name SOL in online databases. It was the funniest thing, like he thought SOL was my real name.
Some babies here would have hit abuse, but I laughed and really got a kick out of it.

350 posted on 10/03/2012 8:33:08 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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