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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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To: jdsteel
You got the "dope" part right.

Obama is just not that smart. He has never before been challenged on a national stage by well-prepared, knowledgeable and capable opponent.

Now, Obama will likely be more comfortable in the "town hall" debate. But he will still face a challenger who is clearly not as listless and uninspiring as John McCain was four years ago.

101 posted on 10/04/2012 6:20:12 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (Cogito, ergo armatum sum: "I think, therefore I am armed".)
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To: Safetgiver
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?

LOL. What could possibly go wrong?

I think he may prepare better, but claiming this is a rope a dope to showcase his great accomplishments foreign policy while he has been helping the muzzie world burn, rage, pillage, and kill is slightly deranged.

102 posted on 10/04/2012 6:20:12 AM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt; the alternative is unthinkable)
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To: nevergore

Occam’s razor.


103 posted on 10/04/2012 6:20:38 AM PDT by CityCenter
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To: American Constitutionalist

Wow!
it would seem that some here are slightly under a spell.
A little kool-aid can’t hurt, can it?

Heard a radio talk show host here in knoxville saying that this was all part of the obama plan also....what is wrong with these people.


104 posted on 10/04/2012 6:22:26 AM PDT by wwcj
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To: Dubya-M-Dees
Or perhaps he really IS a bumbling idiot... just a thought.

And he always has been.

105 posted on 10/04/2012 6:22:26 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: A Navy Vet
I am looking forward to Paul Ryan's debate.

The humor and irony will likely last for a month.......

106 posted on 10/04/2012 6:22:26 AM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt; the alternative is unthinkable)
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To: jdsteel
If I am right the question is will Romney be prepared?

Mitt Romney has worked toward this goal for most of his lifetime.
107 posted on 10/04/2012 6:22:28 AM PDT by novemberslady
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To: New Jersey Realist

But he DID get it, didn’t he? Look how much money he has made for, and given to, these people. And all he had to do for it was to give a few speeches and tout his blackness.
For four years he has lived like a king inside a prison, watched every minute. He’s ready to go.


108 posted on 10/04/2012 6:23:15 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and none dare call it treason.)
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To: RochesterNYconservative

I think you’ve nailed it. Bammy’s not worried because he knows the outcome - dirty tricks and criminal action - will give him a second term. Bummer has never run a dirt-free campaign and he’s not about to start.

I truly believe that the ONLY way for Mitt to beat him is for republicans and conservatives to come out in huge numbers to offset the cheating that will occur by the rats.


109 posted on 10/04/2012 6:24:02 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: Col Frank Slade
Romney better be ready, next time Obama will attack and throw the kitchen sink at Romney.

It's plain that Obama is lost without his teleprompter's help. The only way he'll do well next time is if he's allowed a teleprompter, an ear piece or even que-cards. He is not his own man and needs his controllers to put words in his mouth.

110 posted on 10/04/2012 6:24:36 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,)
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To: MNGal

Newt said if he was the nominee, he would have allowed Bathhouse Barry to use TOTUS...just to make it fair.


111 posted on 10/04/2012 6:24:46 AM PDT by twister881
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To: jdsteel

No, Obama is just that bad.


112 posted on 10/04/2012 6:25:58 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: jdsteel

I’d be willing to bet that there will be a “crisis” soon that will preclude any more debates.


113 posted on 10/04/2012 6:25:58 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: American Constitutionalist

But, but, he killed Osama, remember?


114 posted on 10/04/2012 6:26:02 AM PDT by jennings2004 (Dear Leader's new math: 1(brutalized, dead Ambassador)+2(dead seals)+...= 1(bump in the road))
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To: newnhdad

But, but, he knows how to spell Syracuse now...:))


115 posted on 10/04/2012 6:27:59 AM PDT by jennings2004 (Dear Leader's new math: 1(brutalized, dead Ambassador)+2(dead seals)+...= 1(bump in the road))
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To: jdsteel

He brought his best game to the debate and came off like the buzzed stoner he truly is.


116 posted on 10/04/2012 6:28:02 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: MNDude

Viewing goes down for next debate.

Plus, his foreign policy record is WORSE.

Biden will get destroyed as well.

There’s no conspiracy or plan here; there’s massive incompetence.

Even the MSM can’t put Obama Dumpy back together again.


117 posted on 10/04/2012 6:28:07 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: gspurlock

He’s playing Sonny Liston to Romney’s Cassius Clay.

Nothing like leaning int a right cross. Spoils your whole day.


118 posted on 10/04/2012 6:28:29 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Loves To Spend My $$$$$$$$$$$$)
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To: jdsteel

If so, it’s a very ill-advised strategy since Obama had momentum and the last thing he needed was to not only give up his momentum but also appear weak and make himself the subject of mockery. Romney’s dominance will likely garner him a much needed bump in the polls, as well as a sizable spike in campaign donations.

In the end, my guess is that Romney is simply a better debater and on top of that this is the first time that Obama has had to defend his record in a debate. Before, he was virtually a blank slate and thus could easily go on the offensive while making lofty promises about all the things he could do if elected.

Obama is like the backup quarterback who all the fans were clamoring for but now that he’s had his shot he no longer looks near as good as he did while standing on the sideline. He’s thrown incompletion after incompletion. And yet with much help from the referees, he still managed to on the verge of scoring the winning touchdown when instead Romney finally broke through the big guys up front protecting Obama (ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC — who also double as the aforementioned referees) and sacked him for a huge loss.

Can the big guys regroup in time to carry Obama across the goal line once again? We’ll see. But things just got a whole lot harder for them and their guy.


119 posted on 10/04/2012 6:28:42 AM PDT by Humbug
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To: justlurking
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.

+1

120 posted on 10/04/2012 6:29:44 AM PDT by Ramcat (Thank You American Veterans)
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To: jdsteel

Put down the crack pipe and step away from the keyboard.

Why on earth would you strain to come up with some fantasy reason why last night was not exactly what it appeared to be, i.e. a man of real accomplishment schooling an affirmative action puppet?


121 posted on 10/04/2012 6:29:57 AM PDT by MrDem (Founder: Democrats for Cheney/Palin 2012)
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To: jdsteel
Winning is winning, losing is losing.

A rope a dope strategy does not involve taking solid blows to the face to fluff up your opponent's confidence. Would you coach a football team to allow the opposition to easily score a couple touchdowns, so that they will be over confident? No.

The truth is that Obama is that bad. He is lazy, arrogant, and unintelligent. He has had HIS ego fluffed up his entire life, HE is the one that was overconfident

Outcome? The entire country watched while Romney ate his lunch. What is he going to throw out on foreign policy, "The SEALS got Bin Laden"? He can only say that once without sounding like a 5-year-old, and knowing Obama, he will first say it within the first 20 seconds.

122 posted on 10/04/2012 6:30:04 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: mom.mom
What America got last night was a front-row look at exactly what a successful CEO is...in total command of a multiple of topics with the research and facts to back up his positions and the confidence of character to deliver. Add the smiling face while driving the knife deeper and you get the accurate CEO portrait.

The over-whelming majority of Americans, freepers included, never have the chance to see this type of individual in action. Last night they got a glimpse of what this type of person can do and why they are so valuable.

123 posted on 10/04/2012 6:30:04 AM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: jdsteel
Summarizing Obama's known intellect over the last few years.

...In 2007 Obama was an idiot.

In 2008 Obama was an idiot.

In 2009 Obama was an idiot.

In 2010 Obama was an idiot.

In 2011 Obama was an idiot.

In 2012 Obama still is an idiot.


"Obama is an idiot" "Jim Robinson" site:freerepublic.com [Google - "About 1,650 results"]

124 posted on 10/04/2012 6:32:28 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Dubya-M-Dees

Between affirmative action, an IQ I’m guessing is below 110, and his HIV cocktail of meds, I agree with your assessment.


125 posted on 10/04/2012 6:32:53 AM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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To: Portcall24
I do believe that Romney's handlers are under no illusions that they should underestimated the tricks that they could play or pull on Romney or the Republicans, no one here thinks that... we would not put anything passed them.
That is not the discussion here, his performance in the debate, and his D.N.C. speech could be seen as the same thing.
Things that happened in Benghazi and the aftermath, and all the lies to the American people that this Administration told does not bode well for them and the news of Congressional hearings are coming up this week or next week.
Richard Nixon didn't rope-A-dope his way out of Watergate, rather he was forced to resign from office.
126 posted on 10/04/2012 6:33:06 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: TexasFreeper2009
People in North Carolina, Wisconsin, New Hampshire, Iowa, Ohio, and Florida are voting RIGHT NOW!

Then maybe they'll all finally learn the lesson that early voting is a HORRIBLE IDEA! One of these years we're gonna have a major scandal break or a candidate die after early voting is underway. Then what?


127 posted on 10/04/2012 6:33:54 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: jdsteel
OK, I've had some coffee and mellowed out a bit. Sorry for being so harsh.

But, I realized it can all be summed up easily:

There is no rope. Just a dope.


128 posted on 10/04/2012 6:35:31 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: jdsteel

There is a major difference between “oratory” (at which Obama “is” excellent), and “debate”, where Romney is superior. The latter requires the ability to marshall facts,”think fast on your feet”, and not “lose your cool” under attack. Qualities Obaama lacks.


129 posted on 10/04/2012 6:38:04 AM PDT by Wonder Warthog
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To: wtc911

That is a great comment.


130 posted on 10/04/2012 6:38:58 AM PDT by mickie (My grandson is a Marine...God Bless them all!)
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To: jdsteel

Isn’t it also possible that Obama was completely unnerved by Romney’s performance?

Of course, this just means Obama will sharpen his argument for the next debates, that’s all. Doesn’t matter now anyway, In my opinion, first impressions are the most important. There was a lot of hype and lot of expectation for this debate, there won’t be for the next two.

Damage is done. Obama is toast.


131 posted on 10/04/2012 6:39:44 AM PDT by Thorliveshere
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132 posted on 10/04/2012 6:40:25 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: jdsteel
I think we saw the real Obama last night. No wonder we have never seen his college transcripts.
133 posted on 10/04/2012 6:44:20 AM PDT by liberalcide1
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To: wtc911
What America got last night was a front-row look at exactly what a successful CEO is...in total command of a multiple of topics with the research and facts to back up his positions and the confidence of character to deliver. Add the smiling face while driving the knife deeper and you get the accurate CEO portrait.

That about sums it up.

134 posted on 10/04/2012 6:44:36 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: jdsteel
set the stage for a knock-out punch to his opponent in the next debate
Are you willing to bet on that?
135 posted on 10/04/2012 6:48:02 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: jdsteel

You may be the only one.

Rope-a-dope is usually to set up and is followed with a blitz. Nobama just tried to rely on “cool”, except cool does not trump substance, ‘cept in da hood.


136 posted on 10/04/2012 6:49:46 AM PDT by X-spurt (It is truly time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: jdsteel

I think Obama really is that inept without a teleprompter. He doesn’t dare let the real Obama loose in public. Hence his uncertainty.

On your side, though, Obama has lowered the bar significantly for the next debate. If he performs better the Democrats will call it for him.


137 posted on 10/04/2012 6:50:22 AM PDT by Little Ray (AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: jdsteel

Actually barry cannot really do any better. The press has sheltered him and it was obvious yesterday. When was the last time he was challenged. Going on the view and letterman just doesnt cut it. Eye candy for sure


138 posted on 10/04/2012 6:51:02 AM PDT by italianquaker (The 47 pct need to pay their fair share)
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To: RochesterNYconservative
“October surprise” ???

The 3 Stooges do a wag the dog distraction by sending missiles into Libya to take out those who attacked our US Embassy ?
139 posted on 10/04/2012 6:52:16 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: jennings2004

And dont forget the Gulf Oil Leak he fixed...


140 posted on 10/04/2012 6:52:54 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: Einherjar

Dennis Miller said nobama must have thought he had a belt-buckle teleprompter.


141 posted on 10/04/2012 6:54:17 AM PDT by X-spurt (It is truly time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: fella

Absolutely. He is lost without the teleprompter.


142 posted on 10/04/2012 6:55:25 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: ├čudda├čudd

you know I think the poster as well as many of us are stunned and cannot believe what happened last night. It was so fine to see O exposed , something I was afraid would never happen.

It is hard to believe that the army of protectors will allow this to happen and it makes me fear what they will do to resurrect this lame dunce, this mean, small malevolent man.

I feel tons better this morning!


143 posted on 10/04/2012 6:59:04 AM PDT by cajungirl
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To: jdsteel

Obama is an empty suit. We had to rely of Valeri Jerrett to tell us he is the smartest person who has ever been president. Smart people do have to have surrogates go out convince others he is as smart as they want us to believe. He has spent almost 2 years campaigning for reelection so he can pretend to govern. 104 excursions to the golf courses. Hoops, parties, vacations,...he has not governed. He has preteneded.


144 posted on 10/04/2012 6:59:11 AM PDT by Texas Songwriter (,)
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To: jdsteel
The problem with that strategy is that the Romney team already knows that they play dirty and will be ready for it.
Also, it would be plain and obvious to many people what they are up to and they will over play their hand and look bad.
145 posted on 10/04/2012 7:02:19 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: mickie; Red Steel
I was fairly high up the corporate ladder in the nineties and sat in on a good number of meetings with 'C' level execs from various corporations. I've been out of that world for a decade but watching Romney last night brought me back.

I'm fairly bright and proud of my achievements but I was almost always impressed with the way these guys played way above the rim. I used to sit back, keep quiet, listen, watch and learn.

That said, the better I got to know a few of these guys the more I realized that everybody is an expendable tool. The adoption of this attitude is a necessary evil of any complex, results oriented, large organization in business, the military or politics.

146 posted on 10/04/2012 7:04:58 AM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

well in this case its helping us!

because Obama cant do ANYTHING to fix the mess that was last night for TWO WEEKS!

and for that entire 2 weeks people in critical swing states are voting... for ROMNEY!


147 posted on 10/04/2012 7:05:08 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Safetgiver
“Mr. Romney, tell us what you will do to stop the escalating violence caused by Isreal to the poor Palestinians who were thrown out of their homeland. You have 60 seconds.” ......

Romney : " I haven't been elected president ...... yet, that's a question for the current President.... next question ? "
148 posted on 10/04/2012 7:07:09 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: American Constitutionalist; MissNomer

Thanks to you both for insightful comments. It’s starting to feel a little better after four years in the dark forrest but I want to make sure the light ahead is Grandmothers house and not a cave where the big bad wolf is hanging out.


149 posted on 10/04/2012 7:07:35 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: hal ogen

Turns out maybe he really needed those brain cells that have gone missing from TAKING dope. I doubt if he was trying to fail and succeeded at that.


150 posted on 10/04/2012 7:08:20 AM PDT by Anima Mundi (ENVY IS JUST PASSIVE, LAZY GREED)
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