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Romney: Best debate performance in 52 years
wnd.com ^ | Oct. 4, 2012 | Pat Buchanan

Posted on 10/04/2012 4:22:31 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Mitt Romney on Wednesday night turned in the finest debate performance of any candidate of either party in the 52 years since Richard Nixon faced John F. Kennedy, with the possible exception of Ronald Reagan’s demolition of Jimmy Carter in 1980.

But where Reagan won with style and quips – “There you go again” – and his closing line, “Are you better off now than you were four years ago?” Romney crushed Obama on both substance and style.

Mitt was like a contender so keyed up by his title shot that, between rounds, he could not sit on his stool, but stood in his corner to rush out and re-engage the champ the instant the bell sounded for the next round.

Obama was mauled, with facts, figures, anecdotes, arguments, jokes, quips. A smiling Romney was on offense all night. And the president’s performance seems inexplicable.

With the split screen showing his response to Romney’s swarm attacks, he appeared diffident, sullen, pouting, flustered, petulant.

Obama made no serious blunder. Yet, on the split screen, as Romney lectured him with a stern smile, Obama seemed a chastened schoolboy, head down, being instructed by a professor that if he did not get his grades up he would not be back next semester.

The verdict on the Denver encounter – that Romney turned in the performance of his life and one of the most impressive in the history of presidential debates, and that the president underperformed, was outclassed and lost badly – was virtually unanimous.

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1 posted on 10/04/2012 4:22:32 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Agreed.


2 posted on 10/04/2012 4:26:01 PM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
And the president’s performance seems inexplicable.

It seems that way only to people who have been fooled by him. The rest of us knew better.
3 posted on 10/04/2012 4:28:19 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Romney destroyed the communist POS Obama.I saw at least 10 Conservative things that Romney said that shows he is for limiting the federal government and for freedom:

Romney said he would privatize medicare

2. that private sector works better than government
3. won’t raise taxes
4. will repeal Obamacare, that federal government has no right to do this,
5 reduce government regulations on businesses
6. repeal dod frank
7. is for federalism and limiting the federal government , letting states be the labs
8. said he is for freedom and not trickle down government as Obama is

all very conservative positions, and these are just on the top of my head.

You don't say these things so naturally if you don't believe them.

Yet many here say there is no difference between Marxist POS Obama and Romney. The media and some freepers here endlessly savaged Romney. the guy they portrayed is not the guy I saw in that debate. You don't say these things so naturally if you don't believe them.

4 posted on 10/04/2012 4:28:19 PM PDT by Democrat_media (China is destroying all our jobs and manufacturing ability. China makes everything.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I wouldn’t go that far. After all, he couldn’t have done it without Obama’s help.


5 posted on 10/04/2012 4:28:24 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: mongo141

You guys might want to see this. Obama’s final, secret trump card? Perhaps...

http://vladtepesblog.com/?p=54004


6 posted on 10/04/2012 4:28:29 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Free ThinkerNY
A CEO/church denomination area president/Olympics re-organizer/MBA & JD simultaneously from Harvard versus a never held a private sector job/community organizer/choom gang/affirmative action student and machine politician. Who saw that coming?
7 posted on 10/04/2012 4:30:49 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I don’t know about that, however Romney talked to obama as the child he is.......and obama nearly exploded because of it.
But, hey obama was one fire today when he had his teleprompter.


8 posted on 10/04/2012 4:30:51 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: Democrat_media
I saw at least 10 Conservative things that Romney said that...

What Romney says and what Romney does...

9 posted on 10/04/2012 4:31:57 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I totally agree, and said so to my significant other last night...I said, “That was, in my memory, the best debate performance I think I’ve ever seen by a Republican candidate. Ronald Reagan 1980-like.” (1980 was the first debate I watched.)


10 posted on 10/04/2012 4:33:17 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Free ThinkerNY


11 posted on 10/04/2012 4:35:10 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Obamaspeak: An army of pompous phrases marching across the landscape in search of an idea.)
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To: svcw

If a debate turns to social issues, Romney may find himself in trouble. In a debate about social issues, Obama can run as far left as he likes and it won’t make a bit of difference to his supporters. At the same time, Romney will struggle with those issues.


12 posted on 10/04/2012 4:36:13 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: glorgau
That's ridiculous. What we saw last night was 2 people being who they really were without the media filter nor the freeper filter. BS you don't say things so rapidly, so naturally in that manner that He did if they are not a deep part of who you are and what you believe. You Obama supporters don't fool me. I believe my eyes I don't believe your ridiculous,infantile, idiotic spin.
13 posted on 10/04/2012 4:36:47 PM PDT by Democrat_media (China is destroying all our jobs and manufacturing ability. China makes everything.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

You know what really struck me about Romney last nite?

He was sincere. He wasn’t lying, and it was obvious.

I may not agree with him 100%, and he may be more liberal than me, but I do appreciate his honesty and his sincerity.

I think that is why Obama and his zombies are out trying to call Mitt a liar today.


14 posted on 10/04/2012 4:37:11 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY


15 posted on 10/04/2012 4:38:22 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Obamaspeak: An army of pompous phrases marching across the landscape in search of an idea.)
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To: All

The next debate will be “town hall” style. I fully expect some stupid youtube questions along with a few iterations of the fabled “pony-tail boy” in the audience reading their questions off of DNC text messages. The next one will be nonsensical and I expect then to give Obama the questions beforehand.


16 posted on 10/04/2012 4:39:13 PM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: Viennacon

It might also show that Iran is scared of Romney becoming president.


17 posted on 10/04/2012 4:42:11 PM PDT by cruise_missile (')
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To: Democrat_media
Obama seems to miss his tele\a=prompter... HeeHee
18 posted on 10/04/2012 4:42:36 PM PDT by BooBoo1000 ("The plans I have for you are plans to prosper you.,not to harm you, Plans to give you hope)
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To: Viennacon
Even if this happened, I don't think for a minute that it would change anything. Elections just don't work li that. The 1980 Bush DWI thing was very damaging because a) it came on the final weekend, and b) it struck a one of Bush's biggest strengths---his character compared to that of Clinton.

this wouldn't be that kind of news.

19 posted on 10/04/2012 4:43:05 PM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: cripplecreek
Obama can run as far left as he likes and it won’t make a bit of difference to his supporters.

I don't think Romney is going after Obama's supporters. (Egad...there just has to be a joke in that statement) Nothing will ever turn those useful idiots around. All Romney needs to do is keep showing everyone else that he is not Obama. Like he did last night.

20 posted on 10/04/2012 4:44:09 PM PDT by truthluva ("Character is doing the right thing even when no one is looking"..J.C. Watts)
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To: Viennacon

Read the blog’s comments. Not real sure what that would accomplish. Now if they did that and promised not to ever bomb Israel, let Christians worship when and where they pleased, stopped stoning women, let girls attend public school as well as remove their veils and wear regular street clothes and drive, that might be noteworthy.


21 posted on 10/04/2012 4:45:35 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: cripplecreek

On that I agree.
Romney did very well, on the issues discussed last night.
He will do well on foreign policy because obama is a disaster, social issues if brought up will kill him where he stands.


22 posted on 10/04/2012 4:46:11 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: BooBoo1000
I loved seeing that POS socialist Obama and the media humiliated.

I will be even happier if Obama loses the election. I fear for America and freedom if Obama wins. This POS already went around congress many times including when it passed the Dream act Amnesty for a million illegals and the media hides this too. This will be a knockout blow if Romney mentions how this Obama has acted like a dictator and gave Amnesty. I will email Romney

All I want is this Obama monster defeated. I hate that POS and I hate the media.

23 posted on 10/04/2012 4:46:24 PM PDT by Democrat_media (China is destroying all our jobs and manufacturing ability. China makes everything.)
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To: BooBoo1000
I loved seeing that POS socialist Obama and the media humiliated.

I will be even happier if Obama loses the election. I fear for America and freedom if Obama wins. This POS Obama already went around congress many times including when it passed the Dream act Amnesty for a million illegals and the media hides this too. This will be a knockout blow if Romney mentions how this Obama has acted like a dictator and gave Amnesty without even consulting congress = an unlawful act. I will email Romney

All I want is this Obama monster defeated. I hate that POS and I hate the media.

24 posted on 10/04/2012 4:47:51 PM PDT by Democrat_media (China is destroying all our jobs and manufacturing ability. China makes everything.)
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To: svcw
Romney did very well, on the issues discussed last night.

It was impressive.
25 posted on 10/04/2012 4:49:14 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Democrat_media
I will put this in my favorites so that we will see what reality is with President Romney. I think you are mistaking campaigning with telling the truth. He has been practicing the debate for months. I still think that Romney is liberal. However, he is one of those character types that goes the way the wind blows so who know. He definitely doesn't have a core, that is for sure. I do want him to win to rid ourselves of Obama, but don't fool yourself too much.
26 posted on 10/04/2012 4:50:58 PM PDT by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: truthluva

Trust me. Romney wants to stay as far away from social issues as possible not because he’s worried about Obama supporters but because he isn’t exactly loved by conservatives as it is.


27 posted on 10/04/2012 4:51:47 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Democrat_media

...why does Obama’s trickle down government sound a lot like being pissed on?


28 posted on 10/04/2012 4:54:06 PM PDT by ptsal (E)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I think Pat’s nearly right.

I remember the night I listened to Ike’s second term win on the radio with my grandfather and uncle. Talk about thrilled!

I believe Romney’s performance beats anything in my lifetime!

This from a guy who was a Newt supporter!


29 posted on 10/04/2012 4:54:21 PM PDT by cpa4you (CPA4YOU)
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To: napscoordinator

That’s ridiculous. What we saw last night was 2 people being who they really were without the media filter nor the freeper filter. BS you don’t say things so rapidly, so naturally in that manner that he did if they are not a deep part of who you are and what you believe. You Obama supporters don’t fool me. I believe my eyes I don’t believe your ridiculous,infantile, idiotic spin.

And if he just wanted to lie as you say he is Romney would have just spewed classic conservative slogans not the innovative, plan that he proposed which is his own and which none of you understand nor can name.


30 posted on 10/04/2012 4:54:55 PM PDT by Democrat_media (China is destroying all our jobs and manufacturing ability. China makes everything.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Romney would be 20 points ahead if the MSM didn’t pull Obama out of the ditch everytime he gets stuck. The MSM is lazy and inept.


31 posted on 10/04/2012 4:56:08 PM PDT by FreedBird
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To: svcw

I figure the “townhall” will have a few muslims, some homos and some women fearful of losing their “right” to “healthcare”..


32 posted on 10/04/2012 5:00:32 PM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: Viennacon

Horse crap, nobody would believe it. We know they know they want Odumbo re-elected.


33 posted on 10/04/2012 5:00:50 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Viennacon

A temporary halt means nothing to Iran. They could start it all back up the day after the election, promises or not.


34 posted on 10/04/2012 5:01:13 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: napscoordinator

If Romney carries the election, so do the House and Senate. America will be restored with bills originating in the House and being passed in the Senate. Romney will sign them.

I wonder which one comes first.........


35 posted on 10/04/2012 5:02:07 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: svcw

Social issues will not kill Romney because there is nobody farther left on social issues than Obama.

People have 2 choices this time. They will take their chances with Romney.


36 posted on 10/04/2012 5:04:39 PM PDT by dforest
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To: eyedigress
If Obama wins , bills will originate with Obama as it did in passing the Dream act Amnesty on it's own. So Obama is unlawfully violating the constitution and becoming a tyrannical dictator, and the media hides this.
37 posted on 10/04/2012 5:04:39 PM PDT by Democrat_media (China is destroying all our jobs and manufacturing ability. China makes everything.)
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To: Viennacon
ran could announce a temporary halt to uranium enrichment before next month’s U.S. election in a move to save Barack Obama’s presidency, a source affiliated with high Iranian officials said today.

Yeah, like anybody is going to believe Iran.

38 posted on 10/04/2012 5:06:22 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (Beware the Rip in the Space/Time Continuum)
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To: Democrat_media

I especially liked that he wanted states to figure out their own healthcare plan.


39 posted on 10/04/2012 5:08:25 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: newnhdad

That’s probably true, however Romney is clever and I really think he can handle those questions.....unless they are social.


40 posted on 10/04/2012 5:11:42 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: Democrat_media

Agreed. Our Congress is without the will to exercise it’s power with this jackass holding one third of it. I do despise a coward.


41 posted on 10/04/2012 5:13:15 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: dforest

Ok, I am not sure you realize Romney’s positions on social issues.

They are nearly identical to obamas.

Both:
support abortion
support homosexual adoption
support homosexuals in the military

They do differ on marriage on homosexuals.


42 posted on 10/04/2012 5:15:48 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: Democrat_media

We’ll see Mr. CiNO....you are one of the most CINO people on FR


43 posted on 10/04/2012 5:16:59 PM PDT by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: Democrat_media

RomneyCare is the intellectual basis of ObamaCare, and presumes the Government owns you.

I’m waiting for an apology. Otherwise, Mitt is an opportunist.


44 posted on 10/04/2012 5:19:06 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (You didn't build that. The private sector is doing fine. We tried our plan and it worked.)
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To: Democrat_media
You Obama supporters don't fool me. I believe my eyes I don't believe your ridiculous,infantile, idiotic spin.

Not believing Romney doesn't make an Obama supporter. Obama is by far the worse choice of the two.

45 posted on 10/04/2012 5:22:31 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: napscoordinator
Your handwringing 'concern' has become VERY tiresome.

If you can do better then DO IT .. still plenty of time to get your name in circulation for the 2016 primaries.



46 posted on 10/04/2012 5:31:27 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: rabidralph

I especially liked that he wanted states to figure out their own healthcare plan.

Me too. That’s as the Constitution intended, a limited federal government with the rest of the powers to the states. Yet many here don’t understand that and say Romney is a liberal.


47 posted on 10/04/2012 5:32:10 PM PDT by Democrat_media (China is destroying all our jobs and manufacturing ability. China makes everything.)
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To: glorgau

Just a tip. I wouldn’t waste my keystrokes on that one. It’s a talking machine without an In port or an analyzer.


48 posted on 10/04/2012 5:33:53 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: napscoordinator
I believe what I saw in the debate was the real Romney, the real Obama without the media filter and without the freeper filter. Do you even have the mental capacity to understand federalism, limiting the federal government, or conservatism as Romney explained it ? Lets see you put any of these in your own words . I bet you haven't even read the Constitution nor know what conservatism means and yet you are the expert here telling who is and who isn't. I bet you didn't even watch the debate.

Why do you trust government bureaucrats so much?socialism has never worked, look at the government schools and government projects as examples. They have 12 years to teach kids something as basic as reading, geography, history,economics, basic science etc. and they can't teach even one of those subjects. Go vote for your Obama, you don't fool me.

49 posted on 10/04/2012 5:39:46 PM PDT by Democrat_media (China is destroying all our jobs and manufacturing ability. China makes everything.)
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To: newnhdad
The next debate will be “town hall” style. I fully expect some stupid youtube questions along with a few iterations of the fabled “pony-tail boy” in the audience reading their questions off of DNC text messages. The next one will be nonsensical and I expect then to give Obama the questions beforehand.

Agree 100%

The MSM will do anything to get him re-elected --dumb bleeps don't realize as he is dragging the country down they are going with it
50 posted on 10/04/2012 5:40:09 PM PDT by uncbob
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