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Oh My: The Brutal Post-Debate Focus Group

kvr929rr Wrote: Oct 04, 2012 2:37 PM
As disinterested as Oblunder looked one might think that he just wants this all to be over. He's not up to a second term, not physically, not mentally, and certainly not emotionally. He's not really about what's best for the country, never has been. He only cares about himself. He has seen an opportunity to parlay the race issue into financial gain. His handlers know this and they just want to claim their part of the spoils and get out. They know a second term would bring much more scrutiny and could bring them down. Hard. At this point, they want to make it look like a good fight, a losing fight, but perceived as a good one.
kvr929rr Wrote: Oct 04, 2012 2:42 PM
He plays this game only because it makes him wealthy, just like Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and the King family. If he gets defeated then he gets to escape the headaches that he knows he's not up to solving without really having to be accountable. He can then leverage his "prestige" into lucrative speaking dates, another book or two, maybe a position somewhere in the private sector. He can probably see that his plans aren't working and won't work. I'm sure he doesn't enjoy the critical spotlight. If defeated he gets to go do what he wants and spin any kind of fantasy he wants to, all while claiming that he held the position of the msot powerful man on earth, the President of the United States, Leader of the Free World.

The only focus group you really needed to get the gist of how this debate turned out was the circus on MSNBC after it ended.  The anchors ranged from morose to unhinged.  But what about the rest of America?  I flagged a few nuggets from the network's insta-polls last night, but let's circle back, shall we?  First up is CNN, which polled 430 American adults (not likely, or even registered, voters) with a D+4 sample.  So the deck was somewhat stacked to begin with.  And yet:
 

- 67 percent said Romney won the debate, 25 percent...