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Why Romney Won the First Debate

Black and White Brian Wrote: Oct 07, 2012 10:41 AM
.... Why Romney Won the First Debate .... In a sentence? Because he exposed the first AADD-suffering naked emperor pretender to the presidency as a dumb cluck so far out of his depth as to have already, through his past at least twenty promotions, retained the title: Perfect Peter Principle Poster Person! Obama has only ever fooled those who are themselves too damned stupid to detect how damned dangerously dullard he is -- and/or who are too damned mean-spirited and/or greedy to care!
loadstar Wrote: Oct 07, 2012 11:29 AM
The ObaMessiah is a VERY well-packaged, clandestine, teleprompted myth!

He CLEARLY cannot deal with an able challenger without Plouffe or Axelrod feeding him answers.

Note how he has stepped in it when he has "gone rogue" off the teleprompter (the Cambridge police acted STUPIDLY!)! They even prompt his answers to RARE, controlled press questions! Notice how he calls out specific reporters even if he does not see them to call on them.
Jim Lehrer was effective in one area as the moderator of the first Presidential Debate of 2012.  That is, he convinced the audience to not be a factor by remaining generally quiet.  While he was not very effective in controlling the candidates, Lehrer’s style seemed to work out well in facilitating his primary goal of drawing out ideological contrasts.