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Why Romney Won the First Debate

clb2012now Wrote: Oct 07, 2012 12:10 AM
What I did NOT hear in the debate was what Obama is going to do with his next term and his "flexibility" He already goes around Congress so that is no deterrent. He refused to help other Democrats with their elections so that is no deterrent. What is he going to do? What plans? How does he expect to accomplish them? >
charles_v Wrote: Oct 07, 2012 4:50 AM
It does not matter what Obama promises or implys. He will not keep his promises. Obama has a disadvantage in that he HAS to run on his record. It has been about 4 years, he cannot blame bush any longer. I believe what Obama was saying in the open MIKE incident and that worries me.
During the debate Obama was looking like a teenager being bawled out by his dad. After the next three debates the only thing supporting Obama will be people on welfare with free Obamaphones,
Kepha Wrote: Oct 07, 2012 8:56 AM
These things scare me about Obama:

The open mike incident with Putin.

His naming Anita Dunn, an admirer of Mao, as press sec., his support of Van Jones, a Troofer, as green jobs czar, and now his naming Salam al-Maryati, who wanted to blame Israel for 9/11, to represent the US at a human rights conference.

His SecState took her time to talking about the First Amendment after the Benghazi riot and killing of our ambassador, and when she finally did mention it, she sounded as if she were making a speech in a poorly-mastered second language.

It speaks ill of our country that, should Romney win, it will be by a narrow margin.
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.