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  • Priebus: Hopefuls must hit ‘thresholds’ to join Republican debates

    01/19/2015 5:03:51 PM PST · by PROCON · 50 replies
    thehill.com ^ | Jan. 19, 2015 | Jonathan Easley
    Reince Priebus, Republican National Committee chairman, says that potential presidential contenders will have to poll above certain levels to earn a spot in the GOP debates. In a radio interview on the "Hugh Hewitt Show" Monday, the conservative host asked Priebus how the debates would work if there were 20 candidates vying to be heard. “You can’t,” Priebus said. “You can’t do 20 people. … You have to have certain thresholds in place, so you have to be at 1 percent of the vote in Iowa, and that threshold can move like a slide rule based on the proximity to...
  • Here we go: RNC announces nine official GOP presidential debates, the first to be held August 2015

    01/16/2015 8:06:17 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/16/2015 | AllahPundit
    Fox gets three (two on Fox News, one on Fox Business), CNN gets two, and CBS, NBC, ABC, and CNBC get one apiece. MSNBC gets some magic beans. Of note: The NBC debate will be co-sponsored by Telemundo and will be held in Florida in February 2016, shortly before the primary. If Jeb Bush is still in the race by then, that’s his time to shine. Lotttt of pressure on McConnell and Boehner, meanwhile, to do something on immigration reform by then so that the remaining GOP candidates have something to tout to Latino voters tuning in.If this seems...
  • 2016: RNC Awards Liberal Media Majority of Sanctioned Debates

    01/16/2015 1:17:10 PM PST · by Mozilla · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1-16-15 | Tony Lee
    Liberal media outlets will host six of the nine 2016 GOP presidential debates that the Republican National Committee (RNC) will sanction. On Friday, the RNC announced the nine sanctioned debates from August 2015 through March 1, 2016 with three more that are pending. Though there is a pending “Conservative Media Debate,” conservative new media outlets and talk radio did not receive a sanctioned debate. RNC Communications Director Sean Spicer has previously said that conservative media outlets can often hold Republican candidates more to account than mainstream media outlets. Fox News outlets will host three of the sanctioned debates while CNN,...
  • RNC rolls out 2016 debate schedule [NINE(!) GOP debates]

    01/16/2015 10:54:43 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 33 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/16/2015 | JAMES HOHMANN and ALEX ISENSTADT
    he Republican National Committee will announce Friday that it has sanctioned nine presidential primary debates, starting this August in Ohio and continuing through March 2016, with the potential to add a few more. The schedule will be rolled out at the party’s winter meeting here later this afternoon, but POLITICO obtained a first look at the line-up from insiders. Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/01/rnc-2016-debate-schedule-114329.html#ixzz3P0qSfxLm
  • Trading Places: It's Time to Trim the Debate Moderators' Role

    11/02/2014 9:56:20 AM PST · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 2, 2014 | Clarice Feldman
    As this campaign season draws to an end, doubtless many will comment on what was right and what went wrong for each party. Let me beat the crowd by stating whatever the outcomes of the Congressional and state races the notion of Republicans continuing to allow Democratic operatives posing as newsmen and women to act as moderators in candidate debates is one of the most inexplicably stupid blunders of all. And yet each election it is repeated. Let this be the last time. Here are some names and incidents that should be engraved forever on the RNC steps and in...
  • Travis Childers takes first shot of general election campaign, calls for debates

    06/26/2014 1:13:45 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 26 replies
    Tonight, Travis Childers issued the following statement on the results of the Republican Senate runoff in Mississippi. "One thing is clear tonight: Senator Cochran does not have the confidence of his state, let alone his own party. The majority of Republicans voted for change in Washington. And if we are going to change Washington, we will need to change who we send to Washington."
  • Republicans Tighten Grip on Debates in 2016 Race (establishment GOP purging conservatives)

    05/10/2014 8:55:09 AM PDT · by UnwashedPeasant · 25 replies
    NY Times ^ | 5/9/2014 | Jonathan Martin
    <p>The Republican National Committee moved Friday to seize control of the presidential primary debates in 2016, another step in a coordinated effort by the party establishment to reshape the nominating process.</p> <p>Committee members overwhelmingly passed a measure that would penalize any presidential candidate who participated in a debate not sanctioned by the national party, by limiting their participation in subsequent committee-sanctioned forums.</p>
  • GOP taking another step toward regulating presidential debates

    05/07/2014 11:11:42 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 45 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 7 2014 | David M. Drucker
    The Republican Party is set this week to take another step in its bid to take control of the 2016 presidential primary debate calendar and prevent what GOP officials have referred to as another “circus” that damages the nominee's general election prospects. Republicans want to head off a repeat of the 2012 primary, which featured about 20 debates spread over nearly a year that provided hours of free television exposure to second-tier candidates who were underfunded and had minimal support. The process helped to artificially extend the GOP primary campaign and diminished Mitt Romney's ability to defeat President Obama later...
  • Never Accept the Premise of Your Opponent’s Argument

    04/12/2014 12:10:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 12, 2014 | Steve Deace
    “Premise” is a word many Americans are not familiar with, and neither do they use it in their everyday speech. However, the premise is one of the most powerful weapons in political warfare. Master the art of the premise, and you will master your opponent. A premise is the assumption of an argument that is meant to justify the conclusion the one making the argument is hoping you’ll come to. If one fails to establish the premise to his argument, one almost always fails to convince others of his conclusion. On the other hand, if one establishes a premise one...
  • Center for the Study of Individual Rights

    12/19/2013 9:32:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 19, 2013 | Mike Adams
    Dear UNC Board of Governors: I appreciate very much the interest you have shown in meeting with me after my current case against UNC Wilmington heads to court in just a few months. I also appreciate the efforts of key members of the Senate to set up such a meeting now that Republicans control the NC Senate, State General Assembly, and the Governor's mansion. When we meet in the spring, I am going to present you with a specific proposal which will help start to reform the UNC system in three important ways: 1) It will cut administrative overhead. 2)...
  • RNC Formally Drops NBC, CNN from 2016 Debates

    08/16/2013 9:09:05 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 53 replies
    RNC Formally Drops NBC, CNN from 2016 Debates by Mike Flynn 16 Aug 2013, 8:32 AM PDT post a comment At its Summer meeting in Boston on Friday, the RNC formally adopted a resolution excluding NBC and CNN from hosting or moderating Republican primary debates during the 2016 Presidential campaign. The vote comes after RNC Chair Reince Priebus urged the networks to cancel their plans to air films celebrating the life of Hillary Clinton. Clinton is widely expected to run for President. "Your credibility as a supposedly unbiased news network will most certainly be jeopardized by the decision to show...
  • RNC Ultimatum Welcome But Not Enough

    08/07/2013 7:33:34 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/7/2013 | C. Edmund Wright
    Reince Preibus’ ultimatum to NBC and CNN regarding what appear to be Hillary Clinton infomercials is certainly refreshing evidence of some testosterone within the halls of the GOP establishment, indicating that perhaps there is more than just the starch in their button down shirts -- there may even be some courage. Having said that, this ultimatum is at least one election cycle and one "War on Women" too late, and begs the question: why in the world did the Republican Party ever think it was a good idea to have liberal Democrats moderate – and dominate – GOP primary season...
  • David Cameron spent Ł66,000 on TV coaching by Obama's...

    01/04/2011 12:51:18 AM PST · by bronxville · 8 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3rd December, 2010 | Jason Groves and Tamara Cohen
    Full Headline - "David Cameron spent Ł66,000 on TV coaching by Obama's body language expert during election campaign": - "David Cameron spent more than Ł66,000 flying in Barack Obama’s body language expert to help prepare for the televised election debates, it emerged yesterday." "Detailed receipts show the Tories spent Ł66,333 hiring the Washington firm SKDKnickerbocker to prepare Mr Cameron for the debates, in which he was widely considered to have been bested by Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg." "Consultant Anita Dunn, who advised President Obama on body language, was part of the team flown to London four times to prepare...
  • The Republican Presidential Debates for 2016 Need to be Better.

    12/14/2012 12:21:40 PM PST · by DanMiller · 18 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | December 14, 2012 | Dan Miller
    The 2011 - 2012 debates were a disaster. This is a modest proposal for changes "we can believe in." They are needed if Republicans are to win the presidency in 2016. For reasons which need not detain us except to note that they seemed initially to have had nothing to do with debates among political hopefuls, I tried to watch a The Voice segment on YouTube. Alas, it is unavailable in my viewing area. An alternative was to consult Wikipedia, according to which The Voice is a "reality" talent competition. The series consists of three phases: a blind audition, a...
  • Mitt's Royal Slam (If you only read one political editorial today, make it this one)

    10/30/2012 1:50:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 111 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 30, 2012 | J.R. Dunn
    What's the explanation for Mitt Romney's unparalleled breakout? A few weeks ago, the Romney campaign was regarded as dead in the water. The polls (with the exception of Rasmussen) had the campaign uniformly down, giving Obama up to half a dozen points. Voter interest was phlegmatic at best. A combined Chicago-media offensive appeared to have put Romney on the ropes. The consensus was that Obama would cruise to another victory, one paralleling and perhaps even exceeding his triumph over John McCain four years ago. Today, little more than an electoral-cycle heartbeat later, the situation is utterly reversed. The big mo...
  • Romney's on a roll: Watch for a cascade of support that sweeps away the Obama regime

    10/27/2012 9:40:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | October 28, 2012 | Jack Kelly
    The Navy needs more ships, Mitt Romney said in Monday's debate. It has fewer now than in 1916. President Barack Obama pounced. "Well, governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets, because the nature of our military's changed," he said, his voice dripping with sarcasm. "We have these things called aircraft carriers where planes land on them ... " In the spin room, some journalists laughed and applauded. Liberals imagine themselves to be intellectually and morally superior to conservatives. They love to put them down. But "sarcasm and condescension only work if the speaker's presumption of lofty superior knowledge is...
  • The intriguing Fil-Am vote on Balitang America’s Poll: Who won the debates?

    10/27/2012 8:43:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Asian Journal ^ | October 26, 2012 | Gel Santos Relos
    DEBATE season is over and there are only eight days left before the US Presidential Election. As the Filipino Channel’s daily newscast “Balitang America” reports on each debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney, we also engage our viewers by asking their opinion about the candidates’ performances in presenting the policies and platform of their respective parties. The first debate was reported to belong to Romney, as indicated by almost all mainstream media polls -- primarily because of Obama’s “lackluster” and “flaccid” performance in this first face-off. Our ISYU NGAYON daily online poll of “Balitang America” also showed...
  • Peggy Noonan’s Wrong Some More. Must be Friday.

    10/26/2012 4:03:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    HillBuzz ^ | October 26, 2012 | Kevin DuJan
    [ Click above to embiggen: Didn't you think it was STRANGE that Michelle Obama raced up onto the stage and practically dragged her husband away after he acted like he was on drugs during the Denver presidential debate? That's because he was on drugs at the Denver presidential debate. The simplest answers are often the best ones...and Michelle's outfit that night was recycled from a McDonald's "Grimace" costume. Stating the obvious is fun. ] Peggy Noonan wrote another of her “articles” today, in her coloring book, or the Wall Street Journal, or her litter box or wherever. This one’s about...
  • Why I Think Obama Is Toast

    10/26/2012 2:17:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Red State ^ | October 26, 2012 | Dan McLaughlin
    Barack Obama is toast. This is not something I say lightly. I generally try to remain cautious about predictions, because the prediction business is a humbling one. I have never been especially bullish on Mitt Romney, and I spent most of the summer and early fall arguing that this was basically a neck-and-neck race that would go down to the wire. But in the end, two things stand out: One, Mitt Romney has a consistent, significant lead among independent voters, which increasingly looks like a double-digit lead. This is especially clear in national polls, but can also be seen in...
  • The 20 Best Quotes From Romney and Ryan In The 2012 Debates

    10/26/2012 4:39:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 26, 2012 | John Hawkins
    20) I can tell you that if you were to elect President Obama, you know what you’re going to get. You’re going to get a repeat of the last four years. We just can’t afford four more years like the last four years. -- Mitt Romney 19) We don’t have to settle for what we’re going through. We don’t have to settle for gasoline at four bucks. We don’t have to settle for unemployment at a chronically high level. We don’t have to settle for 47 million people on food stamps. We don’t have to settle for 50 percent of...
  • Obama's 'Battleship' Argument Has Holes in its Hull

    10/26/2012 4:25:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 26, 2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    In the third and final debate, Barack Obama scored huge points with the media, college kids and die-hard liberals -- in other words, his base -- when he mocked Mitt Romney's concern about our historically small Navy. "But I think Governor Romney maybe hasn't spent enough time looking at how our military works," the president said. "You -- you mentioned the Navy, for example, and that we have fewer ships than we did in 1916. Well, Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature of our military's changed. We have these things called aircraft carriers where planes...
  • Who Won the Debates? 49% Say Romney, 41% Obama (Rasmussen FOR SUBSCRIBERS ONLY)

    "Among voters who watched the debates, 49% say Romney was the winner. Forty-one percent (41%) think President Obama came out on top. Four years ago, 47% of voters said Obama was the overall winner of the three dates, while 33% thought Republican nominee John McCain had been victorious. Republicans this year are a bit more confident in their nominee’s performance than Democrats are: 84% of GOP voters who watched the debates think Romney was the overall winner, compared to 78% of Democrats who feel Obama was the champ. Among voters not affiliated with either of the major parties, the GOP...
  • What The Debates Taught Us

    10/25/2012 8:32:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 25, 2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The president of the United States in the last debate chose to go on the attack against his challenger, Mitt Romney -- and once again largely failed to convince the American people that he was the more presidential alternative. But how did the once-messianic incumbent find himself in this fix of playing the catch-up role of a bar-room-brawling challenger rather than a calm and confident president? Despite running ahead in the polls for most of the year, Barack Obama has rarely achieved a 50 percent favorability rating, largely because of four years of dismal economic news. Obama himself had warned...
  • Md. opponents confident they can uproot Cardin from Senate

    10/24/2012 5:14:02 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 23, 2012 | David Hill
    The top two challengers in Maryland’s U.S. Senate race are hoping to unseat Democrat Benjamin L. Cardin, but they are spending much of their time battling each another. Republican Dan Bongino and independent Rob Sobhani have taken turns in recent weeks dismissing the other and describing himself as the one true threat to Mr. Cardin, a first-term senator whom political analysts consider a strong favorite to win re-election. Mr. Bongino entered the race a year ago. He churned up grass-roots support throughout the state and defeated nine other Republicans in the primary. Mr. Sobhani — an entrepreneur and author —...
  • Why Romney’s Right: Many Cheap Ships Safer Than Few Expensive Ones

    10/24/2012 2:00:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | October 23, 2012 | Bob Owens
    Barack Obama lost the debate in Boca Raton last night. It must have been the altitude. The president patronized, interrupted, and mocked Republican challenger Mitt Romney throughout the night. In return, Romney acted presidential, and may have put this election away. A key moment of the night in this final policy debate was a set-piece zinger by the president as the candidates discussed military spending: Romney: Our Navy is older — excuse me — our Navy is smaller now than any time since 1917. The Navy said they needed 313 ships to carry out their mission. We’re now down to...
  • Broadening the battlefield: Romney to travel to WI as Obama tries to cling to turf he won in 2008

    10/24/2012 1:32:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | October 23, 2012 | Toby Harnden
    Mitt Romney is to travel to Wisconsin, a state Barack Obama won in a 14-point blowout four years ago, as the Republican candidate's surging campaign seeks to expand the 'chessboard' into previously safe Democratic territory. At the same time, the Romney campaign has bought television advertising in the Boston market, which reaches screens in New Hampshire, a state Obama won by almost 10 points in 2008. Asked whether Romney himself would be visiting Wisconsin in the closing days of the race, Eric Fehrnstrom, a senior Romney adviser, said: 'Yes. Paul Ryan was just in Pittsburgh. We'll be back in Wisconsin,...
  • Obama's Debates: Where Was The Beef?

    10/24/2012 5:04:10 AM PDT · by NewHampshireDuo · 7 replies
    Obama's debates: Where was the beef? EDITORIAL The presidential debates are over and they might well have changed America’s opinion of Barack Obama. What America saw in its President was not a statesman who confidently deflected his challenger’s criticisms with the shield of truth, but a politician who dodged, prevaricated, misled and slung mud — all behaviors this President once said he stood firmly against. In the first debate, Obama was nearly absent save for the plodding, desperate misrepresentations on which he relied. In the second debate, Obama tried sophomorically to enlist Big Bird to do his fighting for him....
  • Romney’s Brilliant Maneuver

    10/23/2012 11:20:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | October 23, 2012 | Keith Koffler
    Gov. Mitt Romney today pulled a bold move in the final debate with President Obama, opting for relatively limited verbal combat with his opponent while instead showcasing his knowledge of foreign affairs, adopting a presidential demeanor, and offering a sense of optimism for the future. This strategy was the political equivalent of the Muhammed Ali Rope-a-Dope against George Foreman in the heavyweight boxing championship in 1974. Everyone expected a war, but Ali laid back on the ropes and let his bigger, stronger opponent pound away until Foreman was exhausted, and Ali knocked him out. And I think Romney may have...
  • Again The Polls; Again The Clueless Pundits

    10/23/2012 10:32:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Hugh Hewitt ^ | October 23, 2012 | Hugh Hewitt
    It would be better for left- and left-leaning pundits to watch future debates in isolation rooms so that they do not produce among themselves the sorts of collective misjudgments that dominated the post-debate commentariat after the second, third and last night's final debate. Indeed, mass herd instinct led to hysteria and derangement after the first debate which took a terrible night for the president and made it a fatal one. Now having proclaimed victory yet again, their followers wil yet again watch polls soldify around Romney (and perhaps even increase in his favor as happened with Rasmussen's tracking poll today)...
  • Joe Scarborough: Mitt Romney wins debate season

    10/23/2012 5:25:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Politico ^ | October 23, 2012 | Joe Scarborough
    Barack Obama won on points last night. But that victory may not have been enough to undo the damage done to the president by this year's debate season. President Obama came into the first debate in Denver as a heavyweight champ circling his battered, over-matched foe. But Obama let the challenger off the mat and deliver enough blows to change the contest's momentum in dramatic fashion. The next debate was a messy tossup round that barely went to Barack, and last night continued that trend. Now the question is whether Big Mo stays with Mitt. But there is no question...
  • Open Letter to Mitt Romney: I apologize for mocking and doubting you and I THANK YOU...

    10/23/2012 12:14:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    HillBuzz ^ | October 23, 2012 | Kevin DuJan
    Dear Governor Romney, I’m writing this letter to you the morning after the last of the presidential debates to apologize to you personally for doing absolutely everything I could think of for four years to stop you from becoming the 2012 Republican nominee. I really didn’t know a thing about you, except that you had a lot of kids, were Governor of Massachusetts, and looked like an old movie star…and that you came in second last time to John McCain and somehow I got it into my head that this should have disqualified you from running again this year (or...
  • Stick with me, <name> (Post-debate Obama email)

    10/23/2012 11:44:56 AM PDT · by matt04 · 7 replies
    Obama Campaign
    I don't want to lose this election. Not because of what losing would mean for me -- Michelle and I will be fine no matter what happens. But because of what it would mean for our country and middle-class families. This race is very close. I'm not willing to watch the progress you and I worked so hard to achieve be undone. Time is running out to make an impact -- please don't wait any longer. Donate $5 or more today: https://donate.barackobama.com/Two-Weeks I believe in you. If you stick with me, and if we fight harder than ever for the...
  • Political Poetry: Obama At The Debates

    10/23/2012 8:50:43 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 5 replies
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 10/23/12 | CaroleL
    With a respectful nod to Ernest Thayer, TalkingSides presents... Obama At The Debates The outlook was quite rosy for the president that day The polls showed just a tiny lead but the media had its say So even though there seemed to be no need to play the game To Denver went the candidates to rumble just the same. As sixty million plus tuned in and Lehrer took his seat The expectation was Barack Obama can't be beat Some thought if Mr. Romney could just hold his own a bit He'd live to fight another day if not, this would...
  • Morning Examiner: How Romney won the debates

    10/23/2012 8:38:47 AM PDT · by Qbert · 3 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 23, 2012 | Conn Carroll
    Mitt Romney went into last night’s debate with one objective in mind and he nailed it. According to a post-debate CNN poll of registered voters, 60 percent of those who watched said they could see Romney as commander in chief. An almost identical 63 percent said the exact same thing about President Obama. That same CNN poll also found that while a plurality of respondents thought Obama won the debate 48 percent to 40 percent, slightly more people (25 percent) said the debate made them more likely to vote for Romney than said the same thing about Obama (24 percent). That...
  • 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,...
  • Horse Soldiers in Afghanistan honored by Monument

    10/22/2012 11:35:12 PM PDT · by Ymani Cricket · 2 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct 6, 2011 | Alex Quade
    Demossville, Kentucky (CNN) -- The U.S. special operations teams that led the American invasion in Afghanistan a decade ago did something that no American military had done since the last century: ride horses into combat.
  • 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...
  • Is Obama beginning to crack?

    10/22/2012 2:36:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    wnd ^ | 10/22/12 | Andrew Hodges
    Obama’s first two presidential debates with Romney gave us another look deep into his mind – into a continued confession which he simply cannot stop himself from making. From my experience as a forensic profiler, I know when a guilty person starts to break. Law enforcement describes how guilty suspects show signs of cracking during an interrogation – and they push on those weaknesses. We can view Obama’s poor performance during the first presidential debate with Romney on Oct. 3 in a similar way. The debate – a symbolic interrogation – was the first time Obama had faced tough questions...
  • DEBATE PREDICTIONS? Post 'em up here..! And Your Advice 2 Romney

    10/22/2012 3:35:10 PM PDT · by gaijin · 68 replies
    myBrain ^ | Oct 22, 2012 | me
    How will it go? How forceful will Obama be? How will he handle Bengazi? How will he handle the IRAN weirdness? How should Romney ask him about it? What does Mitt need to watch out for?
  • Monday’s Debate Puts Focus on Foreign Policy Clashes (Must See Drudges Front Page Photos)

    10/22/2012 2:56:38 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 21, 2012, 2:02 pm | DAVID E. SANGER
    GALLUP MONDAY: R 51% O 45%... FOREIGN POLICY
  • 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...
  • Debate Night: Will Liberal Bob Schieffer Be the Next Candy Crowley?

    10/22/2012 8:18:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | October 22, 2012 | Rich Noyes
    When CBS’s longtime Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer sits down in Boca Raton, Florida, tonight to moderate the final 2012 presidential debate, he’ll be following three journalists who became targets for criticism over how they handled their moderating duties. Upset liberals scorned PBS’s Jim Lehrer for taking a hands-off approach in the first debate on October 3, with MSNBC analyst Howard Fineman slamming him as “practically useless” for not jumping into the debate on behalf of President Obama. Such criticism may have encouraged the activist approach taken by ABC’s Martha Raddatz in the vice presidential debate October 11, and...
  • “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...
  • Joe Klein: Benghazi Consulate Controversy 'The October Mirage - It Really Isn't An Issue'

    10/21/2012 4:39:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | October 21, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    The Obama-loving media were out in force Sunday downplaying the significance of the White House's ever-changing position on the attacks on our consulate in Benghazi last month. After New York Times White House correspondent Helene Cooper called the death of four Americans "peripheral to what's going on right now" on Meet the Press, Time magazine's Joe Klein told Face the Nation viewers this matter "has been like the October mirage - it really isn't an issue" (video follows with transcript and commentary):Joe Klein: Benghazi Consulate Attack Controversy 'The October Mirage - It Really Isn't An Issue' JOE KLEIN, TIME MAGAZINE:...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 Romney’s Race to Lose: Here's how the Republican can close the sale...

    10/20/2012 2:08:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 19, 2012 | Rick Moran
    With less than three weeks to go until the election, both camps are on edge, hoping not to make a fatal misstep while praying their opponent stumbles. At this point, gaffe recovery would be problematic and the unfortunate candidate who shoots himself in the foot may think seriously of finishing the job by aiming the gun to his head. You can smell the desperation in the crazy attacks mounted by both campaigns and their thousands of surrogates on the web and social media in the last 72 hours. Romney’s “binder”comment was inexplicably seized upon by Obama and his twitterites and...
  • How Romney can KO Obama in Monday Debate

    10/20/2012 6:30:37 AM PDT · by arthurus · 72 replies
    Right Side news ^ | 19 October 2012 | JB Williams
    The Obama campaign is on the verge of free-fall. The latest Gallup poll shows Romney up 52%-45% over Obama, gaining another point following Obama’s improved debate performance. Immediately following this week’s debate, LIVE pollster Frank Luntz interviewed a group of “undecided” voters, most of whom voted for Obama in 2008. Almost all of them switched to Romney after watching Obama’s more aggressive, but still defenseless performance.Meanwhile, the Internet was raging with threats to assassinate Mitt Romney, all posted by Barack Obama supporters. The Obama campaign was heading into total meltdown. The Secret Service is aware and following the leads on...