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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

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To: Red Steel

He accuses Romney of being phony... Obama is the one making changes to his performance.. how phony is that?


51 posted on 10/16/2012 12:23:46 PM PDT by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: Deb

0bama is to big government to fail.


52 posted on 10/16/2012 12:24:14 PM PDT by Leep (Forward! to serfdom)
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To: Salamander

Good maybe they can replace Candy at the last minute with Stossell. :)


53 posted on 10/16/2012 12:26:40 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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To: RoosterRedux
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.

Without his trusty crutch, "Mr teleprompter", he is a blathering idiot. Someone else put the speech on the screen, and now he will have to deal with the issues without any help. I predict he will make an @$$ of himself again. He has to defend his record of the past four years.

54 posted on 10/16/2012 12:31:41 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 ("It's better to vote for a Republican you don't know than wind up with a dim you don't like".)
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To: Salamander
Candy's Gone Bad...

... she's got stars in her head.

55 posted on 10/16/2012 12:33:10 PM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: ryan71

I’ll go the demeanor is going to get ugly. “Stupid” is understood.


56 posted on 10/16/2012 12:35:22 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: evets

I just Googles her and Wiki says that she’s a vegetarian. Good Lord, she must graze in the forest all day and snack on tree limbs.


57 posted on 10/16/2012 12:39:49 PM PDT by surrey
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To: Red Steel

NO, He can’t. This will be the biggest landslide since Reagan.


58 posted on 10/16/2012 12:41:51 PM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: surrey

“Wiki says that she’s a vegetarian.”

She must be eating something else besides the fruits and vegetables. Gallons of ice cream perhaps?


59 posted on 10/16/2012 12:50:45 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: All
Okay, you have 'undecided voters' submitting questions to CNN's Candy Crowley who picked the most Obama friendly questions, sent them to Obama and he's spent the last week trying to memorize the answers. What could go wrong?

Hoping to see some narcissistic rage tonight. .

The liberal reporters already have their 'Obama Won' articles ready to send, so I'm posting this early:

Hey Candy, prove us wrong!

60 posted on 10/16/2012 12:52:48 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: Red Steel

The lamestream press would marvel at Obama’s creativity and debate skills if he merely responded to every question with a loud fart and Biden-like laughter...


61 posted on 10/16/2012 12:53:21 PM PDT by Stayfree (Find out how Obama is destroying America at White House Commie.com!!)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Thank you. Exactly my thinking. Obama has NEVER been seriuosly “challenged’ at any time during his political career. The only time it was “close” was during the primaries with Hillary. And she withdrew her claws for some reason. She could have eviscerated him.


62 posted on 10/16/2012 1:04:45 PM PDT by boop (Sorry, folks. Park's closed. The moose out front shoulda told ya.)
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To: Art in Idaho; Red Steel
"Hoping to see some narcissistic rage tonight. ."

Me too. Romney's just got to deftly and subtly savage his ego and "Obama" could melt down on live television.

63 posted on 10/16/2012 1:14:16 PM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome ("Obama": His entire life is Photoshopped.)
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To: Red Steel

Crowley will be riding shot-gun with Great Leader. Romney has to debate them both.


64 posted on 10/16/2012 1:15:07 PM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: Red Steel

He can’t mount a comeback. But by tomorrow the media will have declared him the winner, unless Romney lays the smackdown again.


65 posted on 10/16/2012 1:20:30 PM PDT by erod (This Chicagoan will crawl over broken glass to vote the fake Chicagoan Obama out!)
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To: Red Steel

Obama is busy tweeting.


66 posted on 10/16/2012 1:26:21 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: ICE-FLYER

One would have to believe that this creation of Affirmative Action who always had someone there to turn his C into an A and never had to face a real challenge can somehow belly-up to the task on a national stage in front of 70 million people with all the marbles riding.

A bridge too far methinks.


67 posted on 10/16/2012 1:39:13 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Red Steel
"I've got to believe there's fire in his belly now to go and turn this around in the second debate."


68 posted on 10/16/2012 1:41:15 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: boop

Hillary definitely backed off. Probably for the same reasons McCain never put up a fight.


69 posted on 10/16/2012 1:45:13 PM 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
Barry's been advised to go `old school' tonight. But he may misunderstand. This is not what they meant. But you know s/he will OK, I'll stop. I'm getting it out of my system now. No dissertations or graphics tonight, right? Keep it pithy, as O'Really puts it. Butter his neck-tie, Willard!
70 posted on 10/16/2012 1:54:00 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Red Steel
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71 posted on 10/16/2012 1:59:12 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: surrey

A vegetarian? Maybe a part time Vegan.


72 posted on 10/16/2012 2:09:31 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

Sounds like whistling past the graveyard. In #1, the Messiah showed that he had feet of clay. Romney showed that he wasn’t a monster as he’d been painted by the Obama campaign.


73 posted on 10/16/2012 2:15:12 PM PDT by EDINVA (I)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

Would love to see Obozo get very huffy, lots of stuttering and eye blinking. Nothing says manly confidence like a temper tantrum.

Regardless, I pray all the pundits find a new word. If I see “lackluster” once more I’ll scream.


74 posted on 10/16/2012 2:16:19 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: gov_bean_ counter; boop
Hillary definitely backed off. Probably for the same reasons McCain never put up a fight.

On the issue of Obama's relationship with Bill Ayers, a leader of the communist-revolutionary Weather Underground terror group, she might have backed off a bit because she has her own shady relations with communist terror groups.

1) she helped defend the communist Black Panthers in a murder trial

2) Her husband Bill pardoned members of the Puerto Rican Marxist-revolutionary FALN, and also Weather Underground members Susan Rosenberg and Linda Evans.

From Wiki...

"In an interview with the radio show Democracy Now, Rosenberg said that she was "totally and profoundly influenced by the revolutionary movements of the '60s and '70s." She became active in feminist causes, and worked in support of the Puerto Rican independence movement and the fight against the FBI's COINTELPRO program. [8] [9] She also joined the May 19th Communist Organization, which worked in support of the Black Liberation Army, the Weather Underground and other revolutionary organizations [10].

Rosenberg was charged with a role in the 1983 bombing of the United States Capitol Building, the U.S. Naval War College and the New York Patrolmen's Benevolent Association, but the charges were dropped as part of a plea deal by other members of her group.[4][11][12]...."

"Rosenberg's sentence was commuted by President Bill Clinton on January 20, 2001, his last day in office. Her commutation produced a wave of criticism by police and New York elected officials.[23]..."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susan_Rosenberg

75 posted on 10/16/2012 2:17:18 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: gov_bean_ counter; boop
"In 1985, former Weather Underground members Susan Rosenberg (who also was implicated in the Nyack robbery [Brinks truck robbery/murder]) and Linda Evans were apprehended while transporting 740 pounds of explosives which they both acknowledged were slated for use in additional bombings. Rosenberg was sentenced to 58 years in prison, Evans 40; President Bill Clinton pardoned both women in January 2001."
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=6808
76 posted on 10/16/2012 2:21:12 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: rurgan

Obama may have to get closer to pulling “The Full Biden” than he ever thought he’d have to , both to regain HIS OWN GROUND lost at the first debate, AND continue the new parameters for this second debate with Romney. All the talking points that he clumsily omitted in the first debate, but that were taken up by Biden, will get a second hearing tonight. The question is, can Obama re-invoke them and score points with them, and will that be enough to re-establish some momentum for himself. I kind of doubt it, unless the townhall format somehow is rigged to once again put him in the best light. I tend to think Obama will go down in flames, maybe not so completely as he did the first time, but certainly won’t perform well enough to “win”.Will Obama find the only way to do this is to mimic Biden’s cluelessly off-putting arrogance and disrespect, OR will he
be able to maintain his “cool” and still pull off strong,or at least “strong-sounding” arguments?
Regardless of what happens, the DNC “strategists”, talking heads, and Obama buttboys and buttgirls, will be crowing out a new narrative about how the tide has changed, and Obama has provided a game changer for himself and his ticket. Ultimately, it doesn’t matter what they say-—what matters is election day, and it will be 55%/45% in favor of Romney.


77 posted on 10/16/2012 2:24:28 PM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: gov_bean_ counter; boop
Hillary and the Black Panthers: The Real Story
Richard Poe
Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2003

(snip)

At Yale, Hillary found a new Svengali in the form of left-wing law professor Thomas Emerson, known around campus as "Tommy the Commie." Emerson recruited Hillary and other students to help monitor the trial of the New Haven Nine for civil rights violations. Hillary took charge of the operation, scheduling the students in shifts, so that student monitors would always be present in the courtroom. She befriended and worked closely with Panther lawyer Charles Garry. (5)

Some believe that the enormous pressure exerted by the Left helped ensure light sentences for the New Haven Nine. Whether or not this is true, the punishments were mild.

"Only one of the killers was still in prison in 1977," reports John McCaslin in the Washington Times. "The gunman, Warren Kimbro, got a Harvard scholarship and became an assistant dean at Eastern Connecticut State College. Ericka Huggins, who boiled the water for Mr. Rackley's torture, got elected to a California school board." (6)

Hillary's defenders argue that she played no "significant" role in the New Haven Nine's defense. This is semantic hairsplitting. Obviously, Hillary was less "significant" than Charles Garry or "Tommy the Commie" Emerson. But Hillary served as a trusted lieutenant to these movers and shakers. Moreover, she had a national profile as a campus activist. Hillary was no rank-and-file student protester, as her apologists claim.

Indeed, Hillary's work for the Panthers won her a summer internship at the Berkeley office of attorney Robert Treuhaft in 1972. A hardline Stalinist, Treuhaft had quit the Communist Party in 1958 only because it was losing members and no longer provided a good platform for his activism. (7) "Treuhaft is a man who dedicated his entire legal career to advancing the agenda of the Soviet Communist Party and the KGB," notes historian Stephen Schwartz. (8)

The defense of the New Haven Nine marked Hillary's initiation into the sinister underworld of the hard-core, revolutionary Left. To my knowledge, Hillary has never publicly renounced nor apologized for her role in that movement.

http://www.legaled.com/hillaryatyale.htm

78 posted on 10/16/2012 2:24:39 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: gov_bean_ counter; boop
From the website of the Maoist Internationist Movement:
[1960s/original] Black Panther Party [BPP] Archives
From the article: REVOLUTIONARY HEROES

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Black Panther Party [BPP] Archives

http://web.archive.org/web/20060717050055/http://www.etext.org/Politics/MIM/bpp/index.html

79 posted on 10/16/2012 2:26:05 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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RE: 2008 Hillary-Obama presidential debate

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: And, Senator [OBAMA], if you get the nomination, you'll have to beat back these distractions.

And I want to give Senator Clinton a chance to respond, but first a follow-up on this issue, general theme of patriotism, in your relationships. A gentleman named William Ayers. He was part of the Weather Underground in the 1970s. They bombed the Pentagon, the Capitol, and other buildings. He's never apologized for that.

And, in fact, on 9/11, he was quoted in the New York Times saying, "I don't regret setting bombs. I feel we didn't do enough." An early organizing meeting for your State Senate campaign was held at his house and your campaign has said you are "friendly."

Can you explain that relationship for the voters and explain to Democrats why it won't be a problem?

OBAMA: George, but this is an example of what I'm talking about. This is a guy who lives in my neighborhood, who's a professor of English in Chicago who I know and who I have not received some official endorsement from. He's not somebody who I exchange ideas from on a regular basis.

And the notion that somehow as a consequence of me knowing somebody who engaged in detestable acts 40 years ago, when I was 8 years old, somehow reflects on me and my values doesn't make much sense, George.

The fact is that I'm also friendly with Tom Coburn, one of the most conservative Republicans in the United States Senate, who, during his campaign, once said that it might be appropriate to apply the death penalty to those who carried out abortions.

Do I need to apologize for Mr. Coburn's statements? Because I certainly don't agree with those, either.

So this kind of game in which anybody who I know, regardless of how flimsy the relationship is, that somehow their ideas could be attributed to me, I think the American people are smarter than that. They're not going to suggest somehow that that is reflective of my views, because it obviously isn't.

CLINTON: Well, I think that is a fair general statement, but I also believe that Senator Obama served on a board with Mr. Ayers for a period of time, the Woods Foundation, which was a paid directorship position.

And, if I'm not mistaken, that relationship with Mr. Ayers on this board continued after 9/11 and after his reported comments, which were deeply hurtful to people in New York and, I would hope, to every American, because they were published on 9/11, and he said that he was just sorry they hadn't done more.

And what they did was set bombs. And in some instances, people died. So it is -- I think it is, again, an issue that people will be asking about.

And I have no doubt -- I know Senator Obama's a good man and I respect him greatly, but I think that this is an issue that certainly the Republicans will be raising.

http://www.zimbio.com/Barack+Obama/articles/2051/Hillary+Clinton+Questions+Obama+Barack+Bill

80 posted on 10/16/2012 2:27:01 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: evets

Be careful-—from that photo it looks like she may have been put on the Michelle Obama diet, and, even though she’s smiling, she may be PISSED by the time the debate rolls around, and not give Obama and leeway or latitude.


81 posted on 10/16/2012 2:28:41 PM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: supremedoctrine
Obama doesn't have to do a thing. The liberal moderator will talk over, interrupt , accuse , attack,mock , ridicule and demonize Romney. She/he/it ,whatever that fat thing is, will try to do what Couric did to Palin, with gotcha questions etc.Romney will still overcome the whale.
82 posted on 10/16/2012 2:34:13 PM PDT by rurgan (Sunset all laws at 4 years.China is destroying U.S. ability to manufacture,makes everything)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Well said.


83 posted on 10/16/2012 2:38:21 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Sacajaweau
Worth repeating as this is O's MO.

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

What will be interesting is if the Moderator (Candy C) will call him on it and force him to answer the question asked. Popcorn is popping..

84 posted on 10/16/2012 2:52:50 PM PDT by Coffee_drinker (The best defense is a strong preemptive strike.)
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To: Red Steel

when his back is against the wall

I would only have 8 words for him.

” Sorry, no smoking. Would you like a Blindfold?”


85 posted on 10/16/2012 3:00:13 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Red Steel

Romney just has to repeat, “you’ve been the President for the last four years”.

That line is deadly.


86 posted on 10/16/2012 3:06:08 PM PDT by Jim Noble (Diseases desperate grown are by desperate appliance relieved or not at all.)
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To: Red Steel

Romney just has to repeat, “you’ve been the President for the last four years”.

That line is deadly.


87 posted on 10/16/2012 3:06:08 PM PDT by Jim Noble (Diseases desperate grown are by desperate appliance relieved or not at all.)
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To: supremedoctrine

Romney needs to do a preemptive strike against media bias . His opening line should include:”If you Candy Crowly interrupt me or allow Obama to interrupt me , if the questions you picked are gotcha questions against me then you prove the media is biased to the American people” and every time Candy interrupts him , he should call her out for media bias.


88 posted on 10/16/2012 3:12:58 PM PDT by rurgan (Sunset all laws at 4 years.China is destroying U.S. ability to manufacture,makes everything)
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To: workerbee

Debate Live Thread is up:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2945771/posts

It’s been noted that “Obama” seems to only have “fire in the belly” when he’s talking about about issues near an dear to his heart, like class warfare, “social justice” and “spreading the wealth around.”

Here’s hoping he goes full-blown Angry Marxist in front of millions.


89 posted on 10/16/2012 3:19:18 PM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome ("Obama": His entire life is Photoshopped.)
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To: ETL
Is Øbozo giving us "the sign" -- again?
90 posted on 10/16/2012 4:25:35 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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