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Obama's Rope-a-Dope?
Original Content | 10/04/12 | Jdsteel

Posted on 10/04/2012 5:40:14 AM PDT by jdsteel

President Obama may not be as skilled an orator as he is thought to be by the media, but he is not as inept as he came across in the first debate. I believe he purposefully stumbled. The stammering, the lack of focus, at one point bumping the microphone were in my opinion a carefully constructed act. I believe he is trying to set the stage for a knock-out punch to his opponent in the next debate. From now until then the media will focus on Obama and his need to have a strong showing. If I am right the question is will Romney be prepared?


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I can't be the only person thinking this throughout the debate.
1 posted on 10/04/2012 5:40:21 AM PDT by jdsteel
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Nobody’s that smart.

Mr. Obama stunk the place out last night.

He’ll be better next time, but that wouldn’t be difficult.

He’s got nothing to point to.


2 posted on 10/04/2012 5:42:41 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Loves To Spend My $$$$$$$$$$$$)
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Or perhaps he really IS a bumbling idiot... just a thought.


3 posted on 10/04/2012 5:42:52 AM PDT by Dubya-M-Dees (Little HOPE... No CHANGE)
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@IngrahamAngle I think we now know why Pres Obama never released his grades. He didn't study then. He doesn't study now.
4 posted on 10/04/2012 5:42:56 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Obama at the UN: The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.)
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No I really think he intended to just stand there and dole out talking points all night. I do agree however that the media is going to try and set up a “come-back kid” story for the next debate.


5 posted on 10/04/2012 5:43:13 AM PDT by redk
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Uhmmm...actually you are.


6 posted on 10/04/2012 5:43:14 AM PDT by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin, the only cure for the RINO virus.)
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Nuts! He’s an idiot, in way over his head.


7 posted on 10/04/2012 5:43:45 AM PDT by rashley (Rashley)
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He’s debating foreign policy next, you know his policies of destroying our allies, showing weakness to our enemies and arming/fighting FOR terrorists to get them in power. What could go wrong for him? Get a grip.


8 posted on 10/04/2012 5:43:59 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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I think the rope-a-dope was being played by Romney. Up till last night he had been running a lousy campaign and been virtually invisible. Not only did he perform very well, but after going weeks with seeing nary a yard sign nor a bumper sticker, overnight they have magically sprung-up like wildflowers. The result of deliberate timing I think.

This is part of some brilliantly well-executed marketing strategy. Four weeks of shock-and-awe lie ahead I think.


9 posted on 10/04/2012 5:44:25 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: RexBeach

Yeah, too many of us are falling for the “160 IQ” BS that the left is putting out.

Obama’s probably nearer to half that.


10 posted on 10/04/2012 5:44:52 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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You are seriously over-thinking. Looking for some great political strategy to Obama looking like an idiot.

He had nothing to gain by blowing it when he had the entire press on his side all but saying he won the election. If he had done a decent job, the press would have wet themselves with joy.

Should Romney’s people be aware that when you strike at a wild boar, they will try to strike back harder and be smarter? Yes.

Should they act like this win was some fluke? Nope!


11 posted on 10/04/2012 5:45:18 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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No, you and about 3 others currenly confined to a rubber room were as well. Please, enough of the conspiracy garbage. Obama has been exposed without his media suck-ups as the fiter. Its that plain to see.


12 posted on 10/04/2012 5:45:37 AM PDT by frogjerk (OBAMA NOV 2012 = HORSEMEAT)
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The assumption is Obama is always in control. I disagree. I think last night demonstrated to him and his supporters he was not the smartest guy in the room.
13 posted on 10/04/2012 5:45:52 AM PDT by JIM O
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He's been like this for years ~ he never got better. Why should we imagine he could improve.

Just does not compute.

14 posted on 10/04/2012 5:46:08 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Safetgiver

You forgot to mention Obama’s number one diplomacy tactic - apologies all over the Muslin world


15 posted on 10/04/2012 5:46:09 AM PDT by Gumdrop
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So he is wearing Romney down by letting him punch him in the face over and over? Brilliant plan... for an idiot. This isn’t a Rocky movie.


16 posted on 10/04/2012 5:46:13 AM PDT by DocRock (All they that TAKE the sword shall perish with the sword. Matthew 26:52 Gun grabbers beware.)
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He isn’t a great orator, he just practiced and had fire in his belly in 2008 and McCain didn’t even try in the debates.

He now has no one to blame but himself and he can’t defend what he has done.


17 posted on 10/04/2012 5:46:54 AM PDT by tiki
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He may have been off his game, but I doubt that even if he comes back with a good performance that Romney will be taken off guard.


18 posted on 10/04/2012 5:47:37 AM PDT by woweeitsme
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maybe 0 took a dive because, despite the perks, he doesn’t want to be president next year when the economy crashes.


19 posted on 10/04/2012 5:47:48 AM PDT by Perdogg
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What you saw from Obama was simply a reaction to one of the best debate performances by any candidate in the last 50 years. Forget the idea that Barry had some grand plan he was simply an unwilling participant in what turned out to be an Obama roast witnessed by 60 some million people.


20 posted on 10/04/2012 5:48:12 AM PDT by tatown ( FUMD, FUAC, and FUGB)
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