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  • Romney passes final test (This is what we can conclude after the final debate)

    10/23/2012 7:03:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/23/2012 | Rick Moran
    Bret Stephens at the Wall Street Journal: ***** Mitt Romney needed to pass the usual tests for Republican presidential candidates in his debate Monday night with President Obama. There was the Ford test (alternatively known as the Palin/Cain/Perry test): Would Mr. Romney say something so obviously misinformed, so manifestly silly, so revealingly ignorant as to disqualify him from serious consideration as a prospective commander-in-chief? He said nothing of the sort. There was the Goldwater test (unfairly named, but reputations are stubborn things): Did Mr. Romney make pronouncements so belligerent as to make ordinary people fear for their children's safety-or at...
  • Poll: Which candidate did best at the debate?

    10/23/2012 6:55:13 AM PDT · by securityMama · 9 replies
    The Sun Sentinel ^ | October 23, 2012 | N/A
    The eyes of the world were on South Florida on Monday evening as issues of the world; foreign and military policy; took center stage in a presidential campaign that's been dominated, until now, by the economy.
  • Sequestration will not happen, Obama says in final debate

    10/23/2012 5:49:59 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 34 replies
    Federal News Radio ^ | 23 Oct 12 | Michael O'Connell
    Sequestration will not happen. President Barack Obama made this assertion Monday night during the third and final presidential debate in Boca Raton, Fla. "The sequester is not something that I proposed," Obama said, of the $1.2 trillion in automatic budget cuts set to kick in on Jan. 2. "It's something that Congress has proposed. It will not happen. The budget that we're talking about is not reducing our military spending. It's maintaining it." Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney used the debate to outline their different approaches to reducing federal spending. "We're going to cut about 5 percent of the...
  • Last Debate Proves Mitt Way Ahead

    10/23/2012 5:20:30 AM PDT · by C. Edmund Wright · 56 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10-22-2012 | C. Edmund Wright
    If anyone still doubts the Gallup Poll -- and common sense -- showing that Mitt Romney is way ahead in the polls, all they had to do was watch the third presidential debate to have their minds changed. Romney put the game into the "four corners" stall, running out the clock while turning away numerous chances for easy slam-dunks and taking care not to stop the clock. Barack Obama, meanwhile, was pressing, slashing, and committing all kinds of fouls. Referee Bob Schieffer, not wanting to share in Candy Crowley's sordid legacy, let the players play. That's the good news. The...
  • FREEP This Poll - Who Won The Third And Final Debate?

    10/23/2012 5:12:37 AM PDT · by MplsSteve · 11 replies
    Poll: Who won the third and final debate? Barack Obama Mitt Romney Was a draw Watched sports instead
  • The Final Debate (Obama vs the Incumbent)

    10/23/2012 4:50:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/23/2012 | Yuval Levin
    If you knew nothing about Barack Obama and Mitt Romney except what you saw in their final debate, you would have assumed that Romney was the incumbent president, that Obama was the challenger trying to unseat him, that Romney was clearly leading in the polls going in and that he remained there going out. You wouldn’t necessarily think Romney won the debate, but you would think he was winning the race. It was absolutely clear that both candidates understood that this debate was entirely about Mitt Romney. Romney’s only goal was to seem presidential, and Obama’s only goal was to...
  • Krauthammer: Romney Won Unequivocally; Obama's Responses Were Petty

    10/23/2012 4:31:30 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 159 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | 10/23/2012 | Krauthammer
    CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: I think it's unequivocal, Romney won. And he didn't just win tactically, but strategically. Strategically, all he needed to do is basically draw. He needed to continue the momentum he's had since the first debate, and this will continue it. Tactically, he simply had to get up there and show that he's a competent man, somebody who you could trust as commander in chief, a who knows every area of the globe and he gave interesting extra details, like the Haqqani network, which gave the impression he knows what he's talking about. But there is a third level...
  • Libya Is Debate's First Question -- And Question Left Unanswered

    10/23/2012 4:10:05 AM PDT · by Son House · 21 replies
    FoxNews ^ | October 23, 2012 | FoxNews
    But although moderator Bob Schieffer of CBS News raised the topic of the Sept. 11 attack in Libya in his first question onstage Monday in Boca Raton, Fla., Romney and then Obama instead responded by broadening the topic to Al Qaeda, the Arab Spring and the Middle East. Romney only mentioned Libya once, saying that the attack was carried out "apparently by, I think we know now, by terrorists of some kind against our people there." He went on to “congratulate (Obama) on taking out Usama bin Laden and going after the leadership in Al Qaeda. But we can’t kill...
  • Obama may have won the Boca debate battle but he knows he is losing the election war to Romney

    10/22/2012 11:58:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | October 22, 2012 | Toby Harnden
    If you had been on an extended vacation for the past four years, you would have been forgiven for watching this debate and thinking you were viewing a President Mitt Romney being challenged by a pretender called Barack Obama. It's not that Obama did not have command of foreign policy issues or did not make some telling points against an opponent who was vague at times and occasionally uncertain. But Obama clearly came into the debate believing he had to score points and change the dynamic of the race. In short, Obama started the 90 minutes here in Boca Raton,...
  • Mark Halperin (Time): Romney Did Himself More Good Than Obama

    10/22/2012 11:50:13 PM PDT · by Qbert · 21 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 22 Oct 2012 | JOHN NOLTE
    Time's Mark Halperin is The Narrative and he's scoring the debate a tie -- giving both men a B+. But it's what Halperin writes  that should worry Obama fans.   Obama: Tried all evening to tease out for America the patent contradictions he sees starkly in Romney’s past statements, but could not cast them in sharp enough relief to break through for the non-expert viewer. Efforts to make Romney seem unpresidential and unprepared failed to rattle his opponent, but did produce a series of rhetorical moments that will get television replays. Still haunted by his Denver failure, he stayed hyped...
  • POLL: Who won the final debate?

    10/22/2012 11:26:04 PM PDT · by Overkill_GOP · 25 replies
    Wepolls.com ^ | 10/22/12 | Overkill
    Obama is killing Romney here... let's do something about it.
  • So, About That Debate Thing Tonight...

    10/22/2012 10:41:15 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 74 replies
    Self/Vanity | 10/23/2012 | my favorite headache
    So, the debates are FINALLY over and done. The media is calling it a 3 to 1 win for Obama/Biden although in all reality it is the other way around or a tie with the loss going to Mitt Romney tonight. Judging from friends and a large number of politico's I associate with...most had turned the debate off after the first 30 minutes or were watching the NLCS Game 7 on Fox. The reason? Enough is enough. My most hardcore of Conservative friends and relatives saw Romney for what he truly is deep down inside...a moderate Republican who is a...
  • TRENDING: 'Horses and bayonets' shows Obama's debate strategy

    10/22/2012 10:30:02 PM PDT · by Qbert · 79 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/22/2012 | Kevin Liptak
    (CNN) - Perhaps it only makes sense that a candidate who prepared for a presidential debate near Colonial Williamsburg would choose to slam Mitt Romney's plan for more Navy ships by using the phrase "horses and bayonets." President Barack Obama's quip - meant to make the point that modern warfare doesn't require the type of equipment it did in the past - appeared part of a larger strategy of casting his opponent as stuck in a time warp on important issues. And Republicans, seeing an opening, are making sure shipbuilders just down the road from President Barack Obama's Virginia prep...
  • Freep this poll: Who won the debate?

    10/22/2012 10:16:39 PM PDT · by daniel885 · 29 replies
    RLCSC ^ | 10/22/2012 | RLCSC
    Freep this poll... It's being passed around several left-wing sites and they have Obama with a slight lead on a REPUBLICAN web site!! http://rlcsc.org/2012/10/22/who-won-the-presidential-debate-tonight-10-22-2012/
  • List of debate polls that need attentions

    10/22/2012 10:03:35 PM PDT · by FunkyZero · 9 replies
    10/22/2012 | various
    List of polls regarding tonights debate that could really use a freep-bombing. http://www.therightscoop.com/poll-who-won-the-3rd-and-final-presidential-debate-tonight-between-mitt-romney-and-president-obama/http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlepolitics/2012/10/22/poll-who-won-presidential-debatehttp://foxnewsinsider.com/2012/10/22/vote-who-won-the-third-presidential-debatehttp://wtvr.com/2012/10/22/take-our-poll-on-who-won-final-presidential-debate-and-get-a-recaphttp://www.mercurynews.com/presidentelect/ci_21831402/poll-who-won-third-presidential-debatehttp://www.cafemom.com/group/115890/forums/read/17512355/Who_WON_the_3rd_Presidential_debate_PollResultshttp://news.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/2012/10/poll-obama-or-romney-who-won-the-3rd-presidential-debate.htmlhttp://k99.com/who-won-the-presidential-debate-last-night-poll/http://www.ktnv.com/polls/175341151.htmlhttp://wbsm.com/who-won-the-third-and-final-presidential-debate-barack-obama-or-mitt-romney-poll/http://keyj.com/who-won-the-3rd-and-final-presidential-debate-president-barack-obama-or-governor-mitt-romney-poll/http://www.coloradoconnection.com/news/story.aspx?id=816044#.UIYTocXA-Qwhttp://www.freep.com/article/20121017/NEWS15/310170183/Who-won-Tuesday-s-presidential-debate-http://communities.washingtontimes.com/polls/2012/oct/16/who-will-win-tonights-debate/
  • Correcting Obama's Debate Comments on the United States Navy

    10/22/2012 9:41:46 PM PDT · by kevinaw2 · 33 replies
    Ward World ^ | 10/23/2012 | Ward World
    Earlier this evening in the Third Presidential Debate Mitt Romney raised legitimate concerns about the current and shrinking size of the United States Navy. The President responded snarkily by saying that size does not matter because we have these these "things" called Carriers that "planes can land on" and these "things" that go underwater. This pathetic attempt at rebuttal by Obama is quite simple. The first submarine commissioned by the United States Navy was "USS Holland (SS-1)" on October 12, 1900. The first Aircraft Carrier commissioned by the United States Navy was the USS Langley (CV-1) on March 20, 1922. ...
  • R/e 3rd Debate: Pundits Proclaim: Romney Passes 'Commander-in-Chief Test'

    10/22/2012 9:29:20 PM PDT · by annajones · 23 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 10-22-2012
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney may have exchanged a tactical defeat for a strategic victory in Monday’s foreign policy debate, losing on points to the president by most accounts but scoring a solid performance that left major pundits declaring he had passed “the commander in chief test” in resounding fashion. Similarly, Fox News commentator and Newsmax contributor Doug Schoen, a Democratic pollster, told Newsmax shortly after the debate that Romney succeeded in demonstrating he is presidential “and on an equal footing with President Obama” in the foreign-policy arena. Overall, Romney avoided making any major blunders and repeatedly turned the discussion...
  • Romney Won All Three Pre-Debate Coin Tosses!

    10/22/2012 8:50:38 PM PDT · by zencycler · 12 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | 10/22/2012 | Debate Blog
    ROMNEY WINS THIRD COIN TOSS IN A ROW: Romney therefore gets first question and last closing statement in tonight’s debate. Odds of winning all three coin tosses: 12.5%.
  • Who Won the Presidential Debate: Romney Won, and Will Win the Presidency

    10/22/2012 8:32:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    PolicyMic ^ | October 22, 2012 | Amy Sterling Casil
    Covering a lot of ground, from Libya and Syria to Iran, Afghanistan, and Iraq, the third presidential debate was alternately frustrating, boring, and repetitive. Mitt Romney grew stronger throughout the debate, while the President grew weaker. Romney's closing statement struck the exact right note of working in a bi-partisan manner to "carry the torch" of freedom back to America in the future. Romney also did something the President neglected to do: He asked for the job. The President may have hurt himself with a few snarky comments early in the debate with comments like, "I'm glad you recognize Al Qaeda...
  • Freep this poll: Who won the debate?

    10/22/2012 7:47:58 PM PDT · by daniel885 · 24 replies
    RLCSC ^ | 10/22/2012 | RLCSC
    Who won the debate? http://rlcsc.org/2012/10/22/who-won-the-presidential-debate-tonight-10-22-2012/
  • Freep this poll: Who is winning the debate?

    10/22/2012 7:11:34 PM PDT · by daniel885 · 16 replies
    RLCSC ^ | 10/22/2012 | RLCSC
    Who is winning the debate? http://rlcsc.org/2012/10/22/who-is-winning-the-third-presidential-debate/
  • Mitt Romney goes into the "Prevent Defense"

    10/22/2012 7:10:09 PM PDT · by publius321 · 48 replies
    http://www.TableOfWisdom.com ^ | 10/22/2012 | Scott Ryan
    It is unbelievable that Mitt Romney did not answer a direct question teed up for him by the moderator Bob Schieffer - regarding the question of whether Obama mislead the American people over the unmitigated debacle and possible treason that was Benghazi. He gave Romney an open end question, inviting him to address the Libya debacle. Romney chose to ignore the question and instead recite a monologue that sounded like a canned political speech. Romney then allowed Obama to interrupt him and take over the question that was actually posed to himself - not Obama. It became evident six minutes...
  • R/e 3rd Debate: Pray for Mitt Romney

    10/22/2012 5:40:02 PM PDT · by annajones · 16 replies
    none | 10-22-2012 | annajones
    Pray for Mitt Romney. He has sacrificed for us when he really doesn't need to. We are lucky to have him. I hope that he be treated fairly and that his message to America is delivered.
  • Before the last debate tonight...(email from Moochelle Obama)

    10/22/2012 4:07:36 PM PDT · by matt04 · 6 replies
    Obama Campaign
    Tonight is Barack's last debate in his last election. It's also the last major milestone of this campaign before Election Day. This is it -- and your support in these final days means everything. Can you chip in $5 or more right now? I know Barack is ready to get out there tonight and fight for supporters like you -- but he needs you to fight for him, too. As soon as he leaves the stage, I know he'll be thinking about tomorrow, and all the work we need to do to win in these last two weeks. If you're...
  • Ten Things That Should Happen in Tonight’s Debate Between President Romney & Bathhouse Barry

    10/22/2012 2:31:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    HillBuzz ^ | October 22, 2012 | Kevin DuJan
    I was a political science/international studies major in college and participated in the Model UN team my school fielded to different competitions around the country; we traveled to Boston, Akron, San Francisco, and Washington at different points representing France, Nigeria, Iceland, and other countries and, of course, my professors always pushed that “we are global citizens” garbage of which the Left is so perpetually fond. I still think it would have been hilarious if a prankster mailing out the assignment packets to these Model UN things would give some random school “The Klingon Empire” and have Michelle Obama’s home world...
  • Will tonight’s debate matter? Or has the key test already been met?

    10/22/2012 2:17:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/22/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Tonight is the third and final debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, one that Democrats initially thought might close the deal with voters --- but now looks more like a minefield than ever. They may not need to worry --- or for that matter, hope --- because while the news has focused on the topic of tonight's event, foreign policy, voters appear more focused than ever on the economy and jobs. Furthermore, there's probably not a lot of upside for either candidate.Greg Sargent outlines the strategy as he sees it from the Left: Throughout this campaign, Obama has frequently...
  • Live Thread For The Debate

    10/22/2012 2:06:40 PM PDT · by Bushbacker1 · 30 replies
    Self | 10/22/12 | Bushbacker1
    For whomever is going to start a "live thread" for tonight's debate, please ask the moderator to feed the squirrels prior to starting the thread. We're on our fourth debate and it's been impossible to follow or post. Site begins locking up at the first mention of "gentlemen, start your engines!". The squirrels take that as a time to go on break until the debate is over. Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi!
  • Romney Leading in Nationwide Polls Ahead of Third Debate

    10/22/2012 1:53:54 PM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    Life Site News ^ | October 22, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    Mitt Romney has pulled into a lead in a number of polls ahead of tonight’s third and final debate with pro-abortion President Barack Obama.The new POLITICO/George Washington University Battleground Tracking Poll of 1,000 likely voters shows Romney ahead of Obama by two points, 49 to 47 percent, which is a three percentage point swing in Romney’s direction since the previous poll.As Politico reports on the results: Romney has not led in the poll since the beginning of May. Across the 10 states identified by POLITICO as competitive, Romney leads 50 to 48 percent.Seventy-two percent of those who support Obama say...
  • Foreign policy Obama's 'sweet spot' or vulnerability?

    10/22/2012 12:09:15 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 22, 2012
    Four years ago, then-Sen. Barack Obama ran for the White House as the foreign policy novice -- both in the primary against Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden, and the general election against John McCain. That inexperience, it turned out, proved not to be an Achilles' heel. Monday night, as commander in chief, Obama goes toe-to-toe in the third and final debate with Republican challenger Mitt Romney, and takes the stage as the supposed pro -- or as Romney surrogate John Sununu put it, Obama "thinks this is his sweet spot." But a close look at Obama's four years of setting...
  • Bob Schieffer's 2008 Pro-Obama Debate Record

    10/22/2012 8:41:39 AM PDT · by xzins · 22 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 21 Oct 2012 | William Bigelow
    Bob Schieffer, the moderator for the last of the three presidential debates in 2012, needs to be watched carefully; he has a clear partisan agenda that favors Barack Obama that was evident even in 2008. When he moderated the last presidential debate that year, he didn’t flinch from his Democratic Party mission. In 2008, Schieffer asked 9 questions. Look at how he slanted some of the questions and his interjections: 1. “We found out yesterday that this year's deficit will reach an astounding record high $455 billion. Some experts say it could go to $1 trillion next year. Both of...
  • How Romney Can Make It 3-0 In Debates Tonight – Dick Morris TV: Lunch Alert!

    10/22/2012 8:28:02 AM PDT · by Signalman
    Dick Morris ^ | 10/22/2012 | Dick Morris
    Dear Friend, In this video commentary, I discuss what Romney needs to do in tonight’s third debate to sweep the series. Tune in
  • “Bush Lied (NOT) – Romney Lied” – Will it work again?

    10/22/2012 8:14:48 AM PDT · by David-Stansberry
    Author - David Stansberry | 10/22/2012 | David Stansberry
    “Bush Lied" – Romney Lied” – Will it work again? Everyone who spoke with one of their Democratic friends during the 2008 Presidential election surely heard, “Bush Lied!” The Democrat Party claimed that President Bush lied about Saddam Hussein’s “weapons of mass destruction” so he could justify the war in Iraq was their campaign mantra. My Democratic friends believed it with all their heart and it energized their efforts. That Democrat Party mantra did have an effect on the election. Unfortunately, “negative politicking” works…thus when the Democrat Party can’t discuss policy, they attack the person. Now the same tactic is...
  • Politico: Mitt Romney’s toughest debate

    10/21/2012 7:26:42 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 38 replies
    politico ^ | 10/20/12 | Jim Vandelhei & Mike Allen
    Mitt Romney has a clear-eyed and self-aware view of his chances in the final debate Monday, according to top advisers: It will be almost impossible to win, since the debate is focused exclusively on foreign policy, a strength for President Barack Obama. This view isn’t merely about expectations-setting. Romney’s top advisers authentically worry that the swing voters they need to woo care little about foreign affairs right now. And, even if they did, the differences between the two men on many of the highest-profile issues — ending the Afghan war and the bloodshed in Syria — are too slight to...
  • How Romney Should Address the Libya Debate Question

    10/21/2012 5:43:58 PM PDT · by PAR · 47 replies
    Vanity | 10/21/12 | Me
    When Schieffer asks the question (regardless how he puts it or how he might try to frame it in order to help Obama), I think he should start out by saying the following:
  • Obama, Romney allies square off on foreign policy

    10/21/2012 5:25:02 PM PDT · by JustaCowgirl · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 21, 2012 3:38 PM EDT | Josh Lederman and Kasie Hunt
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- On the eve of their final presidential debate, Mitt Romney and Barack Obama - through their allies - squared off Sunday over which candidate would best protect the nation's interests and security abroad with just two weeks left in a race that polls show is increasingly tight. Both candidates stayed largely out of view, preparing vigorously for their Monday face-off focused on foreign policy. Republicans accused Obama of leaking word of possible negotiations with Iran in pursuit of political gain. Democrats shot back, arguing that Romney and his party are the ones playing politics with national security....
  • Mitt Romney likely win in November indicated by latest polls

    10/21/2012 3:56:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Examiner ^ | October 21, 2012 | Dean Chambers
    If the election were held today Mitt Romney would win 321 electoral votes while Barack Obama would win in states worth 217 electoral votes according to the latest polling data available today. The Rasmussen Reports Presidential Daily Tracking poll released today shows President Obama leading over Mitt Romney by a 49 percent to 47 percent margin. The new Gallup Tracking poll released today shows Romney leading 52 percent to 45 percent. Today's release of the QStarNews Daily Tracking Poll shows a 52 percent to 41 percent lead for Mitt Romney. These are the most accurate and least skewed polls among...
  • Democratic Political Talking Points For Dummies!

    10/21/2012 4:02:21 PM PDT · by Weedle · 6 replies
    You Tube ^ | 10-21-2012 | John T. Douglas
    Democratic Talking Points For Dummies! Breaks down Democratic Talking Points into simple english.
  • ALTERCATION FOR THE NATION!

    10/21/2012 3:57:23 PM PDT · by Weedle
    You Tube ^ | 10-21-2012 | John T. Douglas
    ALTERCATION FOR THE NATION! The Brawl in the Hall! A preview of the debate on Monday night on Foreign Policy.
  • Portman: Iran story looks like “another national security leak from the White House”

    10/21/2012 1:13:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 21, 2012 | ERIKA JOHNSON
    It was only a few months back that there was plenty of hearty suspicion going around concerning the White House’s involvement in a specific string of high-profile national-security leaks to the media, and on MSNBC’s Meet the Press this morning, Ohio Sen. Rob Portman suggested something of the same vein in regards to yesterday’s report on possible negotiations between Iran and the United States, via the NJ: Portman, R-Ohio, said that the fact both countries are denying the story makes it look like another inappropriate leak from the administration rather than a diplomatic breakthrough.It looks like “another national security leak...
  • Romney & Politics of Disrespect: In 2nd debate used losing strategy: belittling the black president

    10/21/2012 11:29:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Root ^ | October 18, 2012 | Monroe Anderson
    It has been a long and tortuous two weeks since the Republicans first began doing the happy dance and attaboying each other after the first presidential debate. Their guy, Mitt Romney, had whipped that other guy like he owned him. The polls were indicating that Big Mo was on their side. And in the process of his punishing performance, Romney had confirmed what Republicans had been telling each other for four years: That fella occupying the White House was the nation's first affirmative action president and, by God, that historical disturbance would soon be over. All that yee-hawing turned into...
  • Nevada Early Voting is Starting and Day One Results Are Out

    10/21/2012 5:22:02 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 18 replies
    Early voting is a new phenomenon that is has great implications on the final election outcome. Despite this, I don’t much enjoy blogging it. The numbers get updated sporadically, there is an inherent uncertainty in what the requests or submissions actually mean and the sample sizes are really small. This makes drawing conclusions not much better than just plain old guess work until a critical mass of votes have accumulated. And by that time someone else has already done a better job analyzing the data than I could so I just leave it to them. One of the only reasons...
  • Saturday Night Live Cold Opening: Town Hall Debate

    10/21/2012 8:03:51 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 36 replies
    Hulu via NBC ^ | 10/21/2012 | Saturday Night Live
    Saturday Night Live Cold Opening: Town Hall Debate
  • Optimal Binders Full of Fail

    10/21/2012 3:31:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 21, 2012 | Derek Hunter
    Progressives are not having a good week. After a debate “victory” for President Obama, which amounted to simply being caffeinated because the bar was set so low after the first debate, his Libya lies are still haunting him. Yes, moderator Candy Crowley saved his bacon in the moment, but she ended up costing him by forcing a reluctant media to continue to cover the story. He may have won the night, but he lost the week because of it. Had the president simply taken responsibility for his administration’s security failures, apologized, said it would haunt him and shape his actions...
  • MSNBC host Chris Matthews claims Romney's criticism of Obama is Unconstitutional

    10/20/2012 10:22:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Gather ^ | October 21, 2012 | Robert Flynn
    MSNBC host Chris Matthews demonstrated not only his ignorance of the U.S. Constitution, but also revealed the potential danger of his fanatical loyalty to Barack Obama. In a discussion concerning the recent presidential debate between Mitt Romney and President Obama, Matthews made the completely outrageous statement about Romney: "I don't think he understands the Constitution of the United States... He's the president of the United States. You don't say, "you'll get your chance."' This statement could be one of the most dangerous statements ever made by a member of the press in the history of United States. Matthews is not...
  • The Indian voter is the reason we don’t have political debates (Interesting comparison)

    10/20/2012 9:30:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    FirstPost India ^ | October 21, 2012 | Aakar Patel
    It is with admiration and shame that we must watch the debates between Republican Romney and Democrat Obama. Admiration, because they operate in a society where debate decides the mind of voters. This aspect became more remarkable when we saw that the election turned after the first exchange between Romney and Obama. This means America’s voters have an intellectual engagement with their country’s politics. That they hold judgment on the candidate till they hear from him what his position is, on the things that concern them, and then weigh it against the position of his opponent. This is unthinkable in...
  • It's Actually Obama, Not Romney. Who Missed An Opportunity - to Cap Benghazi Issue Before FP Debate!

    10/20/2012 9:14:53 PM PDT · by zencycler · 27 replies
    self/vanity | 10/20/2012 | self
    Obama thought he was being clever trapping Mitt with his "act of terror" ploy, and critics piled on Romney for missing his opportunity to nail Obama on his poor response in the aftermath of the Benghazi attacks. But actually, it's Obama who missed the opportunity. Obama needed to come up with a coherent defense, even a dubious one, which could plausibly explain his and his administration's statements on Benghazi. That should have been part of his "debate prep", and he and his staff should have taken the time to think up some substantive response. But instead, he opted for a...
  • Obama Called Benghazi an "Act of Terror" on Sept 12? Okay, Then Please Explain ...

    10/20/2012 6:38:35 PM PDT · by zencycler · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/20/2012 | Zencycler
    I posted something like this as a graphic a few days ago, and have now figured out how to make it into a video. Here it is on youtube: Obama Called Benghazi an "Act of Terror" on Sept 12? Okay, Then Please Explain ...
  • What Are Your Predictions for the Monday Debate...?

    10/20/2012 2:45:53 PM PDT · by gaijin · 79 replies
    MyBrain | Oct 21 2012 | Me
    Will Hussein simply perpetuatehis faux outrage, charging partisan point-making while Americans are dead in Bengazi...? What angle do you see him taking? Will it be fair? What should Romney ask? Who will win?
  • Has CNN done the debate word count?

    10/19/2012 10:27:25 PM PDT · by airedale · 44 replies
    vanity | vanity
    CNN executives justified giving Obama more time because he speaks slower and claimed they were doing a word count to justify it. They have been silent as far as I can tell. If Obama had said significantly fewer words they'd probably let us know. If he spoke significantly more words you know they'd never say anything. If it were only a few words different they'd keep quiet and hope it dies. Has anyone run the debate through a word processor like MS Word to get the count? I'm stuck with a stupid tablet rightnow so I cannot.
  • The Jerk Store Called: They’re running out of Obama-Biden

    10/19/2012 7:22:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 19, 2012 | Matthew Continetti
    Remember when President Barack Obama was likable? Once upon a time the public viewed the incumbent more favorably than his challenger by large margins. These days Obama’s favorable and unfavorable ratings are similar to Mitt Romney’s. The televised debates have unveiled the current administration as alternately listless, manic, angry, soporific, rude, bullying, aloof, and thin-skinned. Americans who have just begun to tune into the election are seeing the president unmediated. They no longer are looking at him through the scrim of fawning press, majestic settings, and roaring crowds. And they are discovering that Obama is not so likable at all....