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A studentís view: Bidenís debate skills rekindle Democratic base
Houston Chronicls ^ | October 12, 2012 | by Neeraj Salhotra

Posted on 10/12/2012 11:45:01 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

... Throughout the debate the vice president explained to the American people what all the president has accomplished and, in the process, inspired Democrats to recall the president’s success and remember that although Obama may have had one bad day of debating, he has had an amazing four years of leading.

This powerful closing statement, coupled with Biden’s statements during the debate, exemplified the fundamental differences between Obama and Romney, between a “We are in this together” mentality and “You are on your own” mindset. More importantly, Biden repositioned the theme of this election to the singular challenges facing America — rising income inequality and falling social mobility. These hurdles threaten the American dream, leave many Americans struggling to give their children an opportunity to succeed, and trap millions in an inescapable cycle of poverty. By transforming the narrative, outlining the president’s accomplishments, and contrasting the Obama-Biden vision with that of Romney-Ryan, Biden energized Democrats and refocused this election on the insidious inequality that excludes numerous Americans from reaching their dreams.

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.chron.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: biteme; debate; plugs; whistlepastgraveyard
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Neeraj Salhotra, a Rice University senior majoring in classical studies, policy studies and economics, is interested in public policy and global affairs in general, and energy policy and economic policy in particular.
1 posted on 10/12/2012 11:45:08 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Interrupting 82 times in a 90 minute debate is NOT a skill.


2 posted on 10/12/2012 11:47:33 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Poll taken in California-

Of those switching their vote because of last night’s debate:

59% are going with Romney.


3 posted on 10/12/2012 11:47:50 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This is wishful thinking from a foreigner that is trying to be relevant in the national question of “why in the hell would anyone in their right mind vote again for this crew”...

My guess is he’s looking for his green card to be finalized or some crap like that. He certainly isn’t here for a legitimate H1-B visa thing....his major is pure trash.


4 posted on 10/12/2012 11:49:01 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“More importantly, Biden repositioned the theme of this election to the singular challenges facing America — rising income inequality and falling social mobility”

...this little commie idiot outta go back to where she came from. She doesn’t have the 1st clue as to how a free market works and she studies “economics”?!


5 posted on 10/12/2012 11:50:17 AM PDT by albie ("Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow." Benjamin Frankli)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

If your base needs “rekindling” 3 weeks before the election, you are toast. These debates are really to convince the unconvinced “independents” which way to go and Ryan aimed at this group and I’d say hit the target while Uncle Joe did not appeal to them, especially women.


6 posted on 10/12/2012 11:50:56 AM PDT by dblshot (Insanity: electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Another Ozombie .... the kool-aid is dribbling out of every orifice.


7 posted on 10/12/2012 11:51:04 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Fired up the base, pissed off the other 2/3rds of American Voters. NOT a winning electoral stategy for team Obama


8 posted on 10/12/2012 11:51:52 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

BS. The VP debate ratings were way down from 2008. Most of the Donkey base was watching baseball.


9 posted on 10/12/2012 11:52:11 AM PDT by rfp1234
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

” rising income inequality and falling social mobility”

Couldn’t be because of the last four years? Nahhh!


10 posted on 10/12/2012 11:53:50 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: rfp1234

This is a dumb article written by a dumb student. Not a word of this has any basis in reality.


11 posted on 10/12/2012 11:54:36 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
“We are in this together” mentality and “You are on your own” mindset

I'm not in anything together with the cell phone lady - nor with most of those who are rooting for zero.

12 posted on 10/12/2012 11:55:44 AM PDT by Aria ( 2008 wasn't an election - it was a coup d'etat.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

““We are in this together” mentality “

Liberalspeak for “we will fleece anyone who succeeds, and redistribute the proceeds to the worthless 47%.
It’s always about “other peoples money”.


13 posted on 10/12/2012 11:56:02 AM PDT by Fireone (Impeach and imprison, NOW!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

BFD... satanists will vote for satan’s boy. These people can all FOAD.

LLS


14 posted on 10/12/2012 11:56:02 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (OUR GOVERNMENT AND PRESS ARE NO LONGER TRUSTWORTHY OR DESERVING OF RESPECT!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I wonder how many GPA points young Neeraj is willing to share with one of his underprivileged classmates.


15 posted on 10/12/2012 11:57:05 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The bulk of this Op-Ed was probably written before the debate took place.
16 posted on 10/12/2012 11:57:44 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
I would be kind. Let us assume that the exotic name is purely coincidence--that Mr. Salhotra is a dedicated, well-intentioned American. That assumed for the sake of argument, what have we got?

A student, absolutely clueless as to the fundamental principals of the people, whose interests, he claims to be promoting!

America was never intended to be some form of Marxist Collective; was never dedicated to egalitarian idiocy; was never focused to seek collectivist solutions to individual problems. Rather, we were a settler people, dedicated to limited governmental intrusions into our lives, and unlimited individual possibilities, premised upon maximum individual responsibility.

See America--Grounded On Experience & Reason. If Mr. Salhotra really believes that what Mr. Biden offers is consistent with American principles, he should demand his tuition at Rice be returned. He is not getting educated; only indoctrinated in fallacy.

William Flax

17 posted on 10/12/2012 11:59:30 AM PDT by Ohioan
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rising income inequality and falling social mobility

What a dumbass! Is the writer even aware who has been in charge for the last four years?

18 posted on 10/12/2012 11:59:50 AM PDT by kevao (Is your ocean any lower than it was four years ago?)
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To: rfp1234

“BS. The VP debate ratings were way down from 2008. Most of the Donkey base was watching baseball.”

Most of the donkey base were watching gay porn.

LLS


19 posted on 10/12/2012 12:00:04 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (OUR GOVERNMENT AND PRESS ARE NO LONGER TRUSTWORTHY OR DESERVING OF RESPECT!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Komrade Biden shows Running Dogs of Amerikan Imperialism Glorious Future Under Bright Shining Obama Sun. Comrades B. Hussein Obama and Joe Biden are a great sun for the people. “They are indeed the sun; if you go too close you burn to death and freeze if you go too far away. “Though the road ahead may be perilous, let’s travel it laughing, with Glorious Clown for Proletariat People Komrade Biden.


20 posted on 10/12/2012 12:00:37 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Obama does not have the work ethic to be Anti-Christ.)
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