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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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To: jdsteel

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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To: jdsteel

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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To: jdsteel
@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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To: jdsteel

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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To: jdsteel

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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To: jdsteel

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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To: jdsteel

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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To: jdsteel

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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To: jdsteel

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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To: jdsteel

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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To: jdsteel
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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To: jdsteel
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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To: jdsteel

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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To: jdsteel

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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To: jdsteel

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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To: jdsteel

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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To: jdsteel

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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To: jdsteel
" I believe he is trying to set the stage for a knock-out punch to his opponent in the next debate. "

Next debate ?
Obama coming back strong ?

The next debate might be, will be about foreign policy and national security where Obama and this administration has been asleep at the wheel and abysmal at best...
21 posted on 10/04/2012 5:48:43 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: All

He has no material.. all he has is basketball picks and play lists.


22 posted on 10/04/2012 5:48:46 AM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: jdsteel
I can't be the only person thinking this throughout the debate.

Lol, nope. Obama has become a sheltered creature spouting talking points that have less and less to do with reality in an echo chamber of adoration...and Romney hammered his talking points to dust with truth. Obama hated every second of it...his pain and fatigue were real...a beaten man exposed to the world as a fraud.

23 posted on 10/04/2012 5:50:39 AM PDT by AndyTheBear
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To: jdsteel
I believe he purposefully stumbled.

You have got to be kidding! A person with Obozo's ego and arrogance would never purposely come off as badly as he did on a national stage...never! The risk/reward ratio is simply too untenable. There are plenty of pre-debate articles about how Obozo was whining to his political advisers about having to prepare for the debate. It seems pretty obvious to most of last night's observers that he won the argument with his advisers and blew off the requisite prep time.

24 posted on 10/04/2012 5:50:39 AM PDT by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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To: jdsteel

I think you’re right. This sure seems like a set-up


25 posted on 10/04/2012 5:50:46 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Hopey changey low emission unicorns and a crap sandwich)
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To: Dubya-M-Dees

Occam’s Razor: Obama’s just not that good. Reality has finally overtaken the hype.


26 posted on 10/04/2012 5:50:51 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: jdsteel

Well if Obama’s most ardent supporters are saying the election may be over, he may have taken it a little too far.


27 posted on 10/04/2012 5:51:09 AM PDT by gore_sux (Al Franken - Preferred by Minnesota Educated Somali Pirates and Suicide Bombers Everywhere)
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To: newnhdad

............ at one point bumping the microphone............

he thought it was the on switch for the teleprompter.


28 posted on 10/04/2012 5:51:32 AM PDT by Einherjar ( Asking only workman's wages I come looking for a job But I get no offers...)
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To: jdsteel

lol

If it was planned to look like an idiot... it was an AWFUL plan!

People in North Carolina, Wisconsin, New Hampshire, Iowa, Ohio, and Florida are voting RIGHT NOW!

And will be voting for the next TWO WEEKS until the next debate.

Obama may have seriously lost the election last night


29 posted on 10/04/2012 5:52:07 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: jdsteel

Just you


30 posted on 10/04/2012 5:52:41 AM PDT by TonyInOhio (~ It-Is-Later-Than-You-Think ~)
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To: jdsteel

Were I Bibi Netanyahu, I would choose the week of the foreign policy debate to bomb the hell out of Iran. That would put the cherry on top of Obamie’s blazing Middle East policy.


31 posted on 10/04/2012 5:53:07 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: jdsteel

I doubt it. A lot fewer people watch the 2nd debate.


32 posted on 10/04/2012 5:53:42 AM PDT by MNDude (OWS Movement RIP)
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“I can’t be the only person thinking this throughout the debate. “

My thought is that none of the future left wing mods will “let” him look that bad again. They will tilt the questions so that Mitt will never get the chance to out obama him again.


33 posted on 10/04/2012 5:54:06 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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The only thing they will do, and what they can do is SPIN SPIN SPIN SPIN this as some how a win for Obama, that's it.. and try to find some crack in Romney's armor.... but, the big momentum is in Romney's court.

34 posted on 10/04/2012 5:54:13 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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Your right. Obama’s plan was to go into the debates with leads in all the polls...and then purposefully flush the lead down the crapper.

A really ingenious strategy. Not many politicians would have thought of those tactics.

JDSteel...it’s clear that you are really in tune with debate tactics and, I would respectfully disagree with your comment that you “can’t be the only person thinking this throughout the debate.”

You are. The cheese stands alone.


35 posted on 10/04/2012 5:54:17 AM PDT by Herodes
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To: jdsteel

Sometimes, and most of the time ROPE-A-DOPES are over rated...


36 posted on 10/04/2012 5:55:20 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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NO-I don’t think so.

There is too much at stake, too little time left in the campaign, “O” is too desperate and weak... etc.

He wouldn’t risk it EVEN IF he had the stones to try!


37 posted on 10/04/2012 5:55:28 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: jdsteel

I am in a foul mood this morning, so please excuse me.

But, this is just about the lamest post I have seen today. If you hadn’t been around for so long, I would think you we’re a troll.

For the first time in his life, Obama faced a real opponent. He has been skating all his life, and believed all the adoration from all his enablers.

When confronted by a superior that challenged him, Obama lost it.

Obama finally couldn’t hide behind the skirts of the state-run media. And he was shown to be the empty suit that he really is.

Do you remember Milli Vanilli? They turned out to be a couple of guys just lip synching to recordings from professional musicians. And that’s what Obama really is: a mouthpiece for the people that created him.


38 posted on 10/04/2012 5:55:45 AM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: newnhdad
He has no material.. all he has is basketball picks and play lists.

And he can't even get THOSE right.

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39 posted on 10/04/2012 5:55:45 AM PDT by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
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To: jdsteel

I am in a foul mood this morning, so please excuse me.

But, this is just about the lamest post I have seen today. If you hadn’t been around for so long, I would think you we’re a troll.

For the first time in his life, Obama faced a real opponent. He has been skating all his life, and believed all the adoration from all his enablers.

When confronted by a superior that challenged him, Obama lost it.

Obama finally couldn’t hide behind the skirts of the state-run media. And he was shown to be the empty suit that he really is.

Do you remember Milli Vanilli? They turned out to be a couple of guys just lip synching to recordings from professional musicians. And that’s what Obama really is: a mouthpiece for the people that created him.


40 posted on 10/04/2012 5:56:00 AM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: newnhdad

I believe historically TV ratings for the first debate are always highest of the three debates.

This year that might not hold as Americans tune in to see if Obama fails again. Like looking at a car accident.

Romney better be ready, next time Obama will attack and throw the kitchen sink at Romney. Also, the VP debate has potential catastrophe for the Dems with gaffe-o-matic Biden.


41 posted on 10/04/2012 5:56:09 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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hmmm...perhaps he is smart.

However:

-His task was to defend socialist and divisive policies without appearing either socialist or divisive.

-His task was to defend failing policies that have poor results, without a doubt. Trust me - more of the same will yield good results, not the bad results we have achieved so far. That dog won’t hunt.

No matter how smart he is, these points are indefensible.


42 posted on 10/04/2012 5:56:25 AM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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I think that you always bought the argument that Obama is so brilliant. He really isn’t. He just was without his teleprompter.

Think about it, he is never too bright when he has to answer questions off the cuff.

The reason is he is a total ideologue who only sees the world by what he wants to believe rather than the way it really is.


43 posted on 10/04/2012 5:56:37 AM PDT by dforest
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<<...I believe he purposefully stumbled...>>

Rope-a-Dope only works if the fighter using the tactic is a REAL champion with a proven record. Muhammad Ali won Olympic Gold, had a 56-5 record with 37 KO’s, and considered one of the greatest boxers in history because of his performance in the ring.

Obama has no record of success in anything — ever. He’s a catastrophic failure.


44 posted on 10/04/2012 5:57:25 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: jdsteel

You aren’t the only person thinking along those lines. During my years in military I was amazed by the ‘good old hayseeds’ that were underestimated and then out of nowhere delivered a knock out punch to those that differed with their position.

This is no time to let up. We (and especially Mitt) need to give 110% until the final buzzer.


45 posted on 10/04/2012 5:57:35 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: Gumdrop
Showing weakness to our enemies. I got it covered.. By the way I have an Acquaintence in France (Foreign Legion years ago), who said the French laugh at Obama and can't believe America is so stupid to put the jerk in office. I asked about the reports we get of his magnificence in our papers. He sent me news articles from Le Monde, magazines and other sources that verified everything he wrote. He said ‘You have no news reporters in America.”
46 posted on 10/04/2012 5:57:43 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: jdsteel
I think you are wrong. Obama showed his worth against another articulate strong man who took the fight to Obama. The One is not used to that since he has been in office. He may have been more aggressive against McCain, but then look who he was fighting.

No, this first debate on the economy was probably the most important of the 3 debates. Obama got his hat handed to him plain and simple. Of course, his hard core followers will make their excuses for him, but when even the liberal Chris Matthews complains about his lackluster performance, it's clear he was out gunned. He just plain failed when confronting a man of strength. Hopefully, Obama doesn't learn and will seem just as weak in the next 2 debates.

Plus, Paul Ryan will wipe the floor with Joe Biden.

47 posted on 10/04/2012 5:57:43 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: Herodes

Instead of “rope-a-dope”, nobama’s apparent strategy was “I’m a dope”. It worked.


48 posted on 10/04/2012 5:57:56 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: jdsteel
I was thinking the opposite.He did not listen to his advisers and wanted to lose the debate.Tired of being President.
49 posted on 10/04/2012 5:58:15 AM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: jdsteel

Dream on and refill your Librium! Funniest thing I’ve read all week.


50 posted on 10/04/2012 5:58:18 AM PDT by CityCenter
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