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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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To: eyedigress

“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.”

Stop dreamin’….

The ‘rats will filibuster EVERYTHING.

Expect to see “Wisconsin-style” tactics migrate to Washington.

There will be no honeymoon, even if the Republicans win the presidency, Senate, and hold the House. It will be a struggle from January 1st.


51 posted on 10/04/2012 5:42:38 PM PDT by Road Glide
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To: Viennacon
You guys might want to see this. Obama’s final, secret trump card? Perhaps...

This bit of news, if real, might be just what pushes Bibi's GO button.

52 posted on 10/04/2012 5:46:14 PM PDT by lwoodham (I am Andrew Breitbart. Don't doubt me on this.)
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To: Uncle Miltie
Obama used the same line( “argument” ) that you just did that Romney care and Obamacare are the same. And Romney rejected that and slapped that commie Obama down. Romney said that the federal government doesn't have the right to control our healthcare and limit our choices, it's for the states to take care of healtchare if they want to not for the federal government so Romney said he would repeal Obamacare. That's called federalism and a limited federal government. Did you even watch the debate?
53 posted on 10/04/2012 5:49:43 PM PDT by Democrat_media (China is destroying all our jobs and manufacturing ability. China makes everything.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

My favorite part was ‘trickle down govt’.

I have never understood why this isn’t a bigger part of conservative vernacular, and use it every time they talk about trickle down economics.


54 posted on 10/04/2012 5:55:11 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Election 2012 - America stands or falls. No more excuses. Get involved.)
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To: Democrat_media
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.

You are exactly right. As a long-time Freeper (since 99 lurking) and one who supported Gingrich but feared he'd lose, I've been shaking my head for months at the savaging of Romney in this forum. Not that they didn't have a few points, but I kept feeling that we better get real. If he's all we've got, he's all we've got. We'd rather have a successful communist dictatorship?

And I think Romney proved us both to be wise last night. It's nice to be wise once in a while.

Spoken by one who .... well, .. that's all I ever manage.

55 posted on 10/04/2012 5:58:52 PM PDT by CatDancer (Where the spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty. 2 Cor.3:17)
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To: svcw

they will be opinion questions, not based on facts which is Obama’s weakness. Over the past five years we’ve come to understand that the retention and recitation of facts is not one of his skill sets.


56 posted on 10/04/2012 6:02:44 PM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
It's good that he said this, because Romney's "I'm sorry..." to the Arab-Kenyan was disgusting!
57 posted on 10/04/2012 6:04:27 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple. Fight ... or Die !)
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To: Road Glide

I’m not dreaming. Dingy Harry set the “new” rule. The Senate is bound by these rules. Reconciliation will bite that whore-house rat to the wall.


58 posted on 10/04/2012 6:12:11 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: Democrat_media

Your so tired with you nonsense. All I said is that I saved your stupid posts and will use them to shove them up you butt in the future. You think you know it all....you are a joke!!!!


59 posted on 10/04/2012 6:25:01 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: cripplecreek
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.

Agreed. Romney needs to prepare. If it's the 47%, he needs to ATTACK. The marriage/family/abortion stuff? Be UNAPOLOGETIC. He can't let "holier than thou," political correctness crap get to him.

60 posted on 10/04/2012 6:42:34 PM PDT by PLK
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To: napscoordinator

Whatever, you don’t even know what any of those terms are and all you can do is call names and insult. Go vote for your Obama.You are on ignore. This sites need an ignore button.


61 posted on 10/04/2012 6:43:09 PM PDT by Democrat_media (China is destroying all our jobs and manufacturing ability. China makes everything.)
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To: Democrat_media
...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.

Your naivete' is criminal.

62 posted on 10/04/2012 7:01:41 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: cripplecreek
Why would social issues even come up? Last night was to be strictly on the economy and because it was, O’Bumbler was shown to be lacking. The next debate is to be strictly on Foreign policy. This is hardly a great point for O’Bumbler.

Beyond Bin Laden is dead, what does he have? An Egypt lead by the Muslim Brotherhood and threatening to rip up the Peace Treaty with Israel, a refusal to help the Iranian people, while simultaneously stabbing a ally of thirty + years in the back. Fomenting revolution and islamism in the middle east and North Africa. AND one dead ambassador and hundreds of dead Mexicans.

Romney could make O’Bumbler look even worse that he did last night.

63 posted on 10/04/2012 7:27:16 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Talisker
Did any of you bashing Romney see the debate? In the debate ,here is just some of what Romney said about healthcare:
Romney: And what we did in Massachusetts is a model for the nation, state by state. And I said that at that time. The federal government taking over health care for the entire nation and whisking aside the 10th Amendment, which gives states the rights for these kinds of things, is not the course for America to have a stronger, more vibrant economy. But the right answer is not to have the federal government take over health care and start mandating to the providers across America, telling a patient and a doctor what kind of treatment they can have. That's the wrong way to go. The private market and individual responsibility always work best. And by the way, if the government can be as efficient as the private sector and offer premiums that are as low as the private sector, people will be happy to get traditional Medicare. Or they'll be able to get a private plan. I know my own view is I'd rather have a private plan. I know I’d just as soon not have the government telling me what kind of health care I get. I’d rather be able to have an insurance company. If I don't like them, I can get rid of them and find a different insurance company. Let people make their own choice.

64 posted on 10/04/2012 7:51:53 PM PDT by Democrat_media (China is destroying all our jobs and manufacturing ability. China makes everything.)
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To: Democrat_media

“the federal government doesn’t have the right to control our healthcare and limit our choices, it’s for the states to” force you to spend any and all of your money as they see fit.

Got it. They own your income stream. All of it, to dictate as they want, on penalty of prison.

The Romney plan.


65 posted on 10/04/2012 8:13:06 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: Viennacon

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

If I’m seeing it on the web, it’s not secret.

The American people know that the only thing more duplicitous than Obama is Iran.

Obama is a mess. He is now exposed to be the mess that he is. Thank you Romney!!!


66 posted on 10/04/2012 8:27:59 PM PDT by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: Democrat_media

So you agree with RomneyCare that if a Legislature plus Romney require you to spend 100% of your income on broccoli on pain of death, that is a legitimate exercise of governmental power. Correct?

That is the logic of 0bamaRomneyCare. You support it at the state level.

I oppose governments forcing me to buy things on pain of imprisonment at any time, anywhere, at any level of government.

You’re all over FreeRepublic this morning posting everywhere in sight, but are you willing to go on record supporting the most anti-freedom legislation of the modern era, born on Romney’s DESK?


67 posted on 10/05/2012 8:20:20 AM 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 posted to me first you dimwit.


68 posted on 10/05/2012 10:51:11 AM 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: Uncle Miltie
I'm for federalism as is Romney . You anti-Romney bots don't even understand the concept of federalism as written in the constitution. He said it's for the states to do not for the federal government , what about that don't you understand?

WTF? How does it feel you anti-Romney bots to support by proxy the most despicable, most socialist, most liberal, most tyrannical, most incompetent , most anti-American peice of dung EVER = Obama? You bots must be on meltdown after the smartest man ever Romney, a competent CEO and businessman, a conservative destroyed your cockroach marxist called Obama. And that's funny .

You anti-Romney bots make me sick for supporting this peice of dung Obama ( you support him by proxy and you fool no one). And all you do is call names and insult( very nasty behavior, no debate just ridicule, insult name call, what's the point of that?). you all make me sick. This POS Obama is destroying America and you support it by proxy. I definitely want to ignore all of you bots as you all seem the same and don't want to waste my time being called names by you all(I'm sure many others using this site feel the same). So this is my last reply to any of you anti Romney bots( obama supporters by proxy).

69 posted on 10/05/2012 11:55:21 AM PDT by Democrat_media (China is destroying all our jobs and manufacturing ability. China makes everything.)
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To: napscoordinator

I’m for federalism as is Romney . You anti-Romney bots don’t even understand the concept of federalism as written in the constitution. He said it’s for the states to do not for the federal government , what about that don’t you understand?

WTF? How does it feel you anti-Romney bots to support by proxy the most despicable, most socialist, most liberal, most tyrannical, most incompetent , most anti-American peice of dung EVER = Obama? You bots must be on meltdown after the smartest man ever Romney, a competent CEO and businessman, a conservative destroyed your cockroach marxist called Obama. And that’s funny .

You anti-Romney bots make me sick for supporting this peice of dung Obama ( you support him by proxy and you fool no one). And all you do is call names and insult( very nasty behavior, no debate just ridicule, insult name call, what’s the point of that?). you all make me sick. This POS Muslim Obama is destroying America and you support it by proxy. You support the enemy of freedom , the enemy of America who calls itself Obama.I definitely want to ignore all of you bots as you all seem the same and don’t want to waste my time being called names by you all(I’m sure many others using this site feel the same). So this is my last reply to any of you anti Romney bots( obama supporters by proxy).


70 posted on 10/05/2012 12:04:32 PM PDT by Democrat_media (China is destroying all our jobs and manufacturing ability. China makes everything.)
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To: Democrat_media

I am voting for Romney even if he is horrible. Yes I am. So much for free opinions on Free Republic by YOU. Why I have to bow down to Romney is beyond me. It is not my fault he cannot sell himself as a CONSERVATIVE! It is up to HIM to convince me he deserves my vote, not the other way around. It is ashame that we have a weak candidate but that is why people like you wanted so I will break down and vote for him. You should be happy and stop your nonsense. Sure I went overboard with my last post and I apologize but just because somebody disagrees with a candidate for goodness sake does not make they evil, pro-Obama or liberal for that matter. I understand that this is a very important election and everyone is nervous but I believe Romney will prevail and then on to 2016 to put in a real conservative!


71 posted on 10/05/2012 12:16:28 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

So you’re okay with someone holding a gun to your head as long as he’s from the State House, not the White House. Federalist slavery for you! Got it.


72 posted on 10/05/2012 12:22:37 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

The lack of intelligence in your post is only exceeded by your lack of research into my posting history and your misunderstanding of the legitimate conservative critiques of Romney.

Should you choose to educate yourself, we can continue this conversation.


73 posted on 10/05/2012 3:59:30 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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