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Can Barack Obama Mount a Credible Debate Comeback?
abc ^ | October 16, 2012

Posted on 10/16/2012 11:52:29 AM PDT by Red Steel

Nervous Democrats reeling from President Barack Obama's lackluster debate performance and seemingly sudden change of fortunes in the polls are being comforted by one thought: when it counts, his supporters say, he always pulls though.

"So far every time, he's done it," said one former Obama administration aide. "He's the cat with the nine lives; at the end of the day the fundamental still favor him."

Obama's Democratic allies are hoping that his next debate performance will undo the damage of his first showing, and that once again, Obama will successfully pull out a last-minute victory.

Obama campaign aides have begun using words like "aggressive" and "passionate" to describe the Obama voters will see in the second presidential debate on Tuesday.

"He didn't meet his own expectations," said Obama campaign adviser Robert Gibbs on CNN's State of the Union, Sunday. "He knew when he walked off that stage, and he also knew as he's watched the tape of that debate, that he's got to be more energetic."

According to Bill Galston, senior fellow of governance at the Brookings Institution and former Clinton administration senior advisor, when Obama is down, his competitive instinct kicks in.

"I can only imagine how an intensely competitive person is receiving the negative reviews his debate performance garnered," Galston said. "I've got to believe there's fire in his belly now to go and turn this around in the second debate."

And as New York Times Columnist Maureen Dowd put it in her column following the debate, Obama "performs better when his back is against the wall; he has some subconscious need to put himself in challenging positions."

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Main Stream Media attempting to frame the up coming headlines. They got their pom poms out.
1 posted on 10/16/2012 11:52:31 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel
In debate Romney can knock out Obama by saying:

When Obama said he created 5 million jobs say “ Yes 5 million jobs created in China , zero in the U.S.A “

Also when Obama talks about Romney's 5 trillion $ tax cut say”You're confused, that's the federal debt that you burdened Americans with which is greater than all 11 previous presidents combined. but you say Bush put you in the hole, no its you who put America in a crater”

Help me get these lines to Romney campaign.

2 posted on 10/16/2012 11:54:59 AM PDT by rurgan (Sunset all laws at 4 years.China is destroying U.S. ability to manufacture,makes everything)
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To: Red Steel
One big Democrat propaganda machine masquerading as news coverage.
3 posted on 10/16/2012 11:55:07 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Red Steel
Obama's Democratic allies are hoping that his next debate performance will undo the damage of his first showing

Hope is not a strategy.

4 posted on 10/16/2012 11:55:22 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Red Steel
The comeback meme has already started. The media's goal for tonight—create an illusion of a momentum switch.
5 posted on 10/16/2012 11:55:30 AM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obamar)
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To: Red Steel

The guy is a cornered animal. We must not get cocky here and anticipate any moves he will make. Remember, a cornered animal is a most dangerous one. However, if we win this debate, I think it is almost over.


6 posted on 10/16/2012 11:55:40 AM PDT by Nowhere Man (Whitey, I miss you so much. Take care, pretty girl.)
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To: Red Steel

Policy before Pigment. I have no guilt.


7 posted on 10/16/2012 11:56:15 AM PDT by sanjuanbob
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To: Red Steel

N O


8 posted on 10/16/2012 11:56:36 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: BenLurkin

Battle of the Bulge ? or Gotterdammerung 1945 ?


9 posted on 10/16/2012 11:57:20 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Red Steel
"He's the cat with the nine lives"

Is that based on how his State Senate opponents disappeared off the ballot or on how the Chicago Machine slimed his Republican opponent out of the race in the U.S. Senate bid?

10 posted on 10/16/2012 11:57:20 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Red Steel

Of course he will with your help ABC and the help of ...NYT’s, MSNBC,NBC,CBS, CNN,Big Bird, Supreme Court, Politico, Alexrod,Rice,Clinton,Gibbs,etc.............


11 posted on 10/16/2012 11:57:28 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: Red Steel

I don’t know.

What brilliant, shining, wonderous lie is he going to knock my socks of with?

Nothing.


12 posted on 10/16/2012 11:57:58 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Red Steel

Yep, Tomorrow morning will be Obama, the comeback kid. It won’t be true though. America is onto him.


13 posted on 10/16/2012 11:58:31 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Red Steel
"He didn't meet his own expectations," said Obama campaign adviser Robert Gibbs on CNN's State of the Union, Sunday. "He knew when he walked off that stage,..."

Are these people even capable of telling the truth?? There were frequent reports that immediately after the debate Obama thought he had won.

14 posted on 10/16/2012 11:58:43 AM PDT by Obadiah (The corrupt MSM is the enemy of the American people.)
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To: Red Steel
HTH would MoDo the dodo know how Obie responds with his back against the wall. He has NEVER been in this position before.
15 posted on 10/16/2012 11:58:43 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (ObamaCare is an assault on the unborn, infirmed and elderly. GOP, repeat this as necessary...)
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To: Red Steel

NO, so far he has NEVER DONE IT (pulled it out of the fire) If anything the honest person can only say the MEDIA has DECLARED he has done it.

Big difference!

The left may as well get used to 8 years of Romney and if God is resotring us 8 more of Ryan.


16 posted on 10/16/2012 11:58:46 AM PDT by ICE-FLYER (God bless and keep the United States of America)
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To: rurgan
Romney, "Obama, the only President to buy a car company (GM) & Insurance company(AIG) with taxpayer back credit card!"

( While the Treasury was universally expected to sell stock this month(Sept), the magnitude of the planned $18 billion offering was a surprise that will take the government stake in what had been the world's largest insurer to around 20 percent from 53 percent currently. )

17 posted on 10/16/2012 12:00:21 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Red Steel
“Can Barack Obama Pull Of A Last Minute Comeback?”

Not without a Rabbi and a live chicken!!

18 posted on 10/16/2012 12:00:29 PM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: KansasGirl

“The comeback meme has already started. The media’s goal for tonight—create an illusion of a momentum switch.”

Yup.

It’ll be more of a hussein cheerleading rally than the last debate. The leftist that is moderating it has as much said that she won’t follow the debate rules, and hussein will have rehearsed axelrod’s lines better this time.


19 posted on 10/16/2012 12:00:50 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Leftists are the small hive beetles of the American hive)
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To: Red Steel

...and as per everyone’s predictions, they’ve set up the Comeback Kid storyline.

Hopefully the high expectations they’re putting on him will backfire. Harder to meet high expectations than low ones.

I hope Romney absolutely slits Obama’s throat tonight. If he does so it’ll put a huge dent in Dem morale. They’re putting an awful lot of hope and energy into this debate, and they haven’t shown any attempts to set up contingency spin in case of an Obama failure.


20 posted on 10/16/2012 12:00:59 PM PDT by verum ago (Some people must truly be in love, for only love can be so blind.)
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To: Red Steel

Oops, in the title Of = Off

;^)


21 posted on 10/16/2012 12:00:59 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

I predict he is going to trip up big time, tonight. He’s going to say something glaringly stupid and/or his demeanor is going to be very ugly.


22 posted on 10/16/2012 12:01:13 PM PDT by ryan71
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To: Red Steel

It’s a rematch of the RoadRunner and Wiley Coyote ,, another
ACME Production. meeep meeeep


23 posted on 10/16/2012 12:01:39 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Red Steel

             

24 posted on 10/16/2012 12:02:39 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Red Steel

The expectations are so low for Barry that if he just doesn’t fall down and drool on himself they will declare him the winner. Candy Crowley’s job is to help him stutter through it. She will be the 3rd debater like Radditz.


25 posted on 10/16/2012 12:02:47 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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Keyword Submittal for drink game - Benghazi or ‘Hillary did it!’


26 posted on 10/16/2012 12:03:51 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Red Steel
Can Barack Obama Pull Off A Last Minute Comeback the big lies one more time?
27 posted on 10/16/2012 12:04:05 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Red Steel

Lord, I’m sick of this silly game. Over the course of a month it went from it’s all over, Mitt should pack it in now to Mitt shocks the world, Obama has no hope to Obama’s the comeback kid, Mitt never had a shot. All of it utterly made up. They want it to like a football game, with momentum shifting back and forth, basically so they have something to talk about.

I think we all know solid chunks vote Pub or Dem no matter what, and the rest, the ones everone’s always fighting over, make up their minds in the booth.


28 posted on 10/16/2012 12:04:13 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: American Constitutionalist

Who ate the commies in that scenario? Because Germany wasosing on the east all along no matter what happened on the other side.


29 posted on 10/16/2012 12:06:29 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: American Constitutionalist

Who are the commies in that scenario? Because Germany was losing in the east all along no matter what happened on the other side.


30 posted on 10/16/2012 12:06:57 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Red Steel

No, but I’m sure he’ll be pulling on something.


31 posted on 10/16/2012 12:07:21 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (To bid on this tagline space: www.jeffchandlerstaglinespace.com)
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To: rurgan
When Obama says he saved jobs, Romney can ask Obama why they had to lower the total number of jobs in order to bring the unemployment rate down? How can Obama save jobs and reduce the job count at the same time?

-PJ

32 posted on 10/16/2012 12:07:32 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too ( It doesn't I naturally when you're not natural born.)
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To: Red Steel

No.

1) Obama’s record is miserable and undefendable.

2) Obama is not good at being challenged.

3) Romney is an experienced business leader who has had to take over strugling companies and make them profitable. Romney was the governor of a whole state of moonbats. To Romney, Obama is a lightweight.

4) Romney is naturally amiable. Obama is going to have to manufacture a persona for tonight’s debate.

5) Romney has had a year’s worth of real practice in the primaries with the likes of Newt Gingrich.

6) Obama has never had a tough debate opponent before Romney. Never.


33 posted on 10/16/2012 12:08:19 PM PDT by kidd
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To: Red Steel

Black Knight [Media]: “It’s only a flesh wound.”


34 posted on 10/16/2012 12:09:49 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: Red Steel
I have racked my brain trying to remember when he has even done well without a teleprompter or in debate before and I can't recall a single instance.

On top of this, he has had nothing but softball interviews for the last 3 and 1/2 years and rarely takes tough questions in his even rarer press conferences.

If he does pull off a surprise victory, it will be totally out of character and something not predictable from experience.

35 posted on 10/16/2012 12:09:52 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.")
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To: Red Steel

JUST STOP IT YOU DOUCHES AT ABC. OBAMA IS NOT THE UNDERDOG!!!

(though he might eat one later)


36 posted on 10/16/2012 12:10:01 PM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: Red Steel

No. Tonight we will see an angry black man. All he can do is lie and talk louder than his opponent.


37 posted on 10/16/2012 12:10:05 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: Red Steel

Comeback? I thought Obama was ahead—at least that is what the pollsters and pundits told us.


38 posted on 10/16/2012 12:12:25 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Red Steel
He knew when he walked off that stage

LOL. Keep your stories straight, guys. Before we heard that he left the stage thinking that he won and was surprised when everyone told him he bombed.

39 posted on 10/16/2012 12:12:31 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: BenLurkin; Red Steel
“He's the cat with the nine lives”

Busy burying his mistakes in the ‘too full’ litter box.

40 posted on 10/16/2012 12:13:57 PM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Red Steel

What a egotistic JERK!

EYE CANDY MY BEHIND!

41 posted on 10/16/2012 12:14:10 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

The “Won” is the won. Hehee.


42 posted on 10/16/2012 12:15:01 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

No matter what Obama is asked, he will reformat it into a different question....and answer his own question. Listen very carefully.


43 posted on 10/16/2012 12:15:49 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: Red Steel

The state run media knows it made a mistake questioning zero’s performance during the first debate. That will not happen again. He can do no wrong. And when they report tonight that zero won “BigTime”, the polls will shift back to a Zero lead. The American people are to stupid to think for themselves.
Wait and see, it will happen.


44 posted on 10/16/2012 12:18:58 PM PDT by CapnJack
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To: Red Steel

He will thrill the obamedia but not the voting public.

Pray for America


45 posted on 10/16/2012 12:19:44 PM PDT by bray (Islam- A billion medieval savages can't be wrong!)
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To: Red Steel

I’m more concerned about the extraordinary damage that he will do until he leaves, on January 20, 2013.


46 posted on 10/16/2012 12:20:27 PM PDT by COUNTrecount (What Clint Said !!!)
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To: Red Steel
Here is a won

I think its worth about 90 cents right now

47 posted on 10/16/2012 12:20:27 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Shep just mentioned some kind of shakeup regarding Crowley and ‘concerns’ about her in the debate.

Staying tuned.


48 posted on 10/16/2012 12:21:07 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep. Clowns will eat me.)
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To: Red Steel

It doesn’t matter what Obama does, the media is primed and ready to declare him “The Comeback Kid”. They will not allow him to fail.


49 posted on 10/16/2012 12:21:32 PM PDT by Deb (If you wanna laugh everyday, follow Deepak Chopra on Twitter)
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To: Red Steel

Not unless Romney calls him the “n” word during tonights debate.


50 posted on 10/16/2012 12:22:42 PM PDT by Leep (Forward! to serfdom)
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